Recent News

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Apr 16 2013
A panel discussion on “The Engaged Campus: Giving Back to the Commonwealth and Beyond” will be presented Friday, April 26, from 3-4:30 p.m. in W-32 Machmer Hall as part of this year’s Founders Week celebration.
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Apr 12 2013
Eliza Shirazi, an undergraduate public health student, recently appeared on the WWLP show Mass Appeal. Shirazi demonstrated cardio-kickboxing moves to co-hosts Elora Murray and Seth Stutman.
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Apr 08 2013
Aline Gubrium, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education, has co-authored a book titled Participatory Visual and Digital Methods with Krista Harper, an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA).
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Apr 08 2013
Several Public Health majors are featured in the April 2013 issue of the online magazine Student Health 101, including in an interview on "Fit Fundraising" and instructing an equipment-free resistance training video.
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Apr 01 2013
Edward Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, recently gave a talk at the Cato Institute. Titled "A Looming Scientific Revolution in Environmental Regulation?", the speech covers his research into the hormetic dose response model.
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Mar 26 2013
Nicholas Reich is part of a team that recently won a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop and extend statistical and modeling methodologies to correct for biases in surveillance data.
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Mar 22 2013
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) has planned a week’s worth of events from April 1-7, 2013, in honor of National Public Health Week. The theme of this year's week-long celebration of public health is "Public Health Is Return On Investment: Saves Live, Saves Money.” The events highlight the School’s message of education, research, outreach and practice.
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Mar 18 2013
Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, was recently awarded a two-year, $390,000 R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the Office of Research on Women’s Health for a project titled “Premenstrual syndrome and risk of hypertension.” The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of a project’s development.
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Mar 11 2013
The undergraduate Public Health Club hosted a “Professor Panel” on March 11, 2013, in the Campus Center.
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Mar 04 2013
Hunter Parent-Wetmore, an undergraduate public health major, was recently featured in a guest column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette newspaper about higher education funding.
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Mar 04 2013
Tameka L. Gillum, Associate Professor of Public Health, gave expert testimony at a Feb. 11 congressional briefing in support of reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
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Feb 27 2013

The Institute for Computational Biology, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics (ICB3) has launched its inaugural website at www.umass.edu/icb3. The site is one of the first to be developed with University Relations’ new UMass-branded Drupal package.

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Feb 26 2013
Women who reported eating a diet rich in iron were 30 to 40 percent less likely to develop pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) than women who consumed lower amounts, in a study reported this week by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) and Harvard. It is one of the first to evaluate whether dietary mineral intake is associated with PMS development.
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Feb 25 2013
Toby Fisher and Andrea Freeman of the Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) spoke to over 50 students and community health leaders during a visit to the UMass Amherst campus on February 5th.
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Feb 21 2013
Biostatistics doctoral student Xiangdong Gu will present his paper “Study Design in the Presence of Error-prone Self-reported Outcomes” at the International Biometrics Society’s Eastern North American Region (ENAR) Spring 2013 meetings in Orlando, FL on March 10-13.
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Feb 21 2013
Aline Gubrium, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education, was recently profiled by the UMass informational website In the Loop. Gubrium's recent $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation is the topic of the feature...
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Feb 11 2013
Nicholas Reich, Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, is the lead biostatistician for a team of researchers who recently reported results of one of the largest infection prevention trials ever conducted in children. Investigators at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center led the work at five pediatric hospitals.
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Feb 07 2013

Recently, large studies have identified some of the genetic basis for important common diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, but most of the genetic contribution to them remains undiscovered.

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Jan 31 2013
Peltier spoke with WWLP-22News about airborne toxins released as a result of a November 2012 gas explosion in Springfield, MA.
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Jan 30 2013
Lisa Wexler, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education, is quoted in a recent article appearing on the Indian Country Today website. The article focuses on youth suicide prevention efforts in Alaska.

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