Recent News

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Oct 28 2013
Anker was one of four panelists at a recent discussion titled “The Ebola Epidemic: How We Got Here, Current Preparedness, and Future Outlook.”
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Oct 25 2013
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has welcomed 11 new full-time tenure and non-tenure track faculty members into its ranks this academic year.
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Oct 25 2013
The candidate in the M.S. in Biostatistics program will be a panelist at the Field of Dreams Conference.
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Oct 24 2013
HPM Ph.D. candidate Jing Hao was recently awarded a scholarship for outstanding work in Public Health Systems Research.
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Oct 18 2013
The SPHHS is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy.
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Oct 09 2013
Krishna Poudel is co-author of an article featured in the October issue of World Biomedical Frontiers.
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Oct 01 2013
The publication recently featured an interview with Public Health alumna Eliza Shirazi, '13.
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Sep 30 2013
Laura Vandenberg recently commented on research examining the night-time regeneration of hormone-disrupting chemicals.
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Sep 26 2013
Lisa Wexler and her tribal partners in Northwest Alaska, Maniilaq Association, recently received a $100,000 award.
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Sep 26 2013
J. Richard Pilsner, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, was recently chosen to participate in the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Early Career Reviewer program for his expertise in environmental epigenetics.
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Sep 25 2013
Her recent $3.2 million grant from the NIH garnered coverage in the Springfield Republican.
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Sep 18 2013
Two environmental health scientists at UMass Amherst have joined an international scientific outcry over a recent editorial in which prominent toxicology journal editors attempt to influence European Union (EU) policy on endocrine-disrupting chemicals regulation using what their critics say is “inaccurate and factually incorrect” information.
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Sep 16 2013
Lisa Wexler recently co-led a meeting in Washington, DC, focused on research about suicide prevention among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.
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Sep 06 2013
Nicholas Reich is co-organizing a series of informal talks for the 5 College community with Smith College faculty member Nick Horton.
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Sep 05 2013
Lisa Chasan-Taber, Professor of Epidemiology, has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases to use individual coaching and support to help Hispanic women in western Massachusetts avoid obesity during pregnancy and to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.
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Sep 04 2013
Laura Vandenberg, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, comments on research that found that 100 percent of young and unborn children have the plastics chemical BPA in their bloodstreams.
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Sep 04 2013
The article reviews prior digital storytelling work as key examples for consideration for ethical practice.
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Aug 16 2013
Natasha Pena, an undergraduate public health major, recently received a Partners for Excellence Award for her work at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Aug 14 2013
In two recent peer-reviewed articles, Edward Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, describes how regulators came to adopt the linear no threshold (LNT) dose-response approach to ionizing radiation exposure in the 1950s, which was later generalized to chemical carcinogen risk assessment.
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Aug 13 2013
Linda Landesman, Instructor in the Online MPH in Public Health Practice program, has co-authored a book titled Case Studies in Public Health Preparedness and Response to Disasters with Isaac Weisfuse.

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