A UMass Amherst cancer epidemiologist has received a $462,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand her research into the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals on the breast density of college-age women. High breast density is a strong risk factor for breast cancer.
Plant ecologist Kristina Stinson, environmental conservation, and her team were recently honored by the U.S. Department of Defense with one of its 2019 Project of the Year Awards for Resource Conservation and Resiliency, given at an annual symposium in Washington, D.C.
Maciej J. Ciesielski, professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate head of the department, has been elected as a 2020 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which is the highest grade of membership in the IEEE.
The Historians of British Art Book Prize Committee have awarded “The Art of Allusion: Illuminators and the Making of English Literature,” by Sonja Drimmer, associate professor of medieval art and architecture, High Commendation for Exemplary Scholarship on the Period before 1600.
The UMass Amherst Libraries have introduced PolicyMap, a map creation tool for visualizing data about communities across the United States, including income, housing, quality of life and even federal guidelines.
The campus community is invited to submit nominations for the 2020 Chancellor’s Citation Award, which honors outstanding work performance by university staff. The deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17.
Brian Whitcomb, associate professor of epidemiology at UMass Amherst, and Ashley Naimi of the University of Pittsburgh, will lead a new section of the “American Journal of Epidemiology” titled the “Methods Corner.”
Access to Adobe Sign, the current platform that powers UMass Amherst's electronic signature service, ends on Thursday, Jan. 23. DocuSign, the new software replacing it, is already live and available for immediate use.
As part of the university’s commitment to changing the campus climate by working to prevent and correct sexual violence, harassment, and assault; and in conjunction with the university’s leadership and membership on the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s (NASEM) Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has created a UMass Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Assault.
Results of a new epidemiological analysis of more than 108,000 women observed a lower risk of early menopause amon gwomen who had at least one pregnancy lasting at least six months and among those who had breastfed their infants. Further, risk was lowest among those who breastfed exclusively. The work is by first author and Ph.D. student Christine Langton, with her advisor Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson at UMass Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences.