In the Spotlight

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich

Nicholas Reich, one of the leading researchers in the nation developing prediction models for infectious diseases such as influenza and dengue fever, recently received grants totaling more than $2 million to create better prediction methods for infectious disease worldwide.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology faculty John Sirard

Assistant Professor John Sirard and John Staudenmayer, Professor of Math and Statistics, received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop methods for establishing more accurate assessments of physical activity and sedentary behavior in young people.