Recent News

Date:
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.
Date:
Mar 11 2013
The undergraduate Public Health Club hosted a “Professor Panel” on March 11, 2013, in the Campus Center.
Date:
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).
Date:
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.
Date:
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.

Date:
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.
Date:
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.
Date:
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...
Date:
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.
Date:
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.
Date:
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.

Date:
Jan 31 2013
Peltier spoke with WWLP-22News about airborne toxins released as a result of a November 2012 gas explosion in Springfield, MA.
Date:
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.
Date:
Jan 17 2013
Aline Gubrium, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education, has just received funding for a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation for a collaborative project titled “Hear Our Stories: Diasporic Youth for Sexual Rights and Justice.”
Date:
Jan 17 2013
Elena T. Carbone, Associate Professor of Nutrition, and Elaine Puleo, Associate Dean for Research, received a two-year grant to assess the impact of new policies implemented as part of the “Live Well Springfield” project.

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