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University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg

Researchers led by Epidemiology's Rachel Volberg report that lottery sales have not decreased statewide, or near the Plainridge Park Casino, during the first year after it opened in June 2015. The research is part of the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts study, examining the effects of expanded casino gambling in the state.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology faculty Patty Freedson

Professor of Kinesiology Patty S. Freedson retired at the end of December 2016 after serving as a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the past 35 years, including 9 years in which she served as chair of the department.

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Advocating for Environmental Safety

Award-winning scientist Laura Vandenberg is acclaimed internationally for her dedicated persistence in studying the toxicity of chemicals and plastics in everyday products that can contribute to diseases in later life, including cancer and obesity.