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University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Leontine Alkema

Leontine Alkema recently was awarded a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to explore and analyze family planning indicators such as contraceptive use in 69 countries. The main goal is to develop new methods and tools any country can use to monitor and advance national reproductive health.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Public Health Sciences major Sara Hickey '17

Sara J. Hickey, a senior majoring in public health, legal studies and French, was honored at the State House during the state Department of Higher Education’s “29 Who Shine” ceremony saluting public campus graduates for their civic and academic achievements.

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Communication Disorders students connect with Parkinson's community

Pioneer Valley residents with Parkinson's Disease learn vocal training techniques from UMass Amherst Communication Disorders graduate students, instructed by Clinical Assistant Professor Lisa Sommers.