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CRF supports interdisciplinary, scientific collaborations aimed at understanding the diversity, health and well-being of families while discovering solutions to the challenges family face.

Laura Vandenberg (FRS '15-'16) Named One of the World’s Most Highly Cited Scientists

London based Clarivate Analytics, owner of the Web of Science, annually identifies influential researchers with high citation marks all over the world. This year, ten UMass Amherst researchers were recognized for their high citation rates including CRF Family Research Scholar, Laura Vandenberg (2015-16). 

Former CRF Student Scholar Monika Roy Receives NIH Predoctoral Fellowship Award to Examine PCB-11 Toxicity

Monika Roy is a third year doctoral student in UMass Amherst's environmental health sciences program. A former CRF student awardee, Monika will investigate the liver toxicity potential of the environmental chemical 3,3’-dichlorobiphenyl, or PCB-11. PCB-11 is primarily a byproduct of yellow pigment manufacturing, but is also found in sealants, resins, and other consumer products where it can eventually evaporate and be inhaled by humans. The National Institute of Health (NIH) grant is funded through the Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) program, enables promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into productive, independent research scientists, to receive financial support to conduct their own dissertation research.