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University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich

Nicholas Reich, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, whose flu forecasting collaborative has produced some of the world’s most accurate models in recent years, will receive up to $3 million in funding over the next five years from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to operate a UMass-based CDC Influenza Forecasting Center of Excellence, one of two in the nation.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg

New findings released from a groundbreaking gambling study led by Research Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg show that out-of-state casino gambling among Massachusetts residents decreased significantly after the Commonwealth’s first slot parlor, Plainridge Park Casino, opened in Plainville in the summer of 2015.

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A Massachusetts Health Policy Forum in collaboration with the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences explored innovative solutions to the opioid crisis in Western Massachusetts. Panels featuring researchers, community leaders and health providers discussed best practices and creative options to confront this public health emergency.