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University of Massachusetts Amherst Environmental Health Sciences faculty Alexander Suvorov

Assistant Professor Alexander Suvorov is leading an international team awarded a grant by the U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program. The $92,610 grant will fund a yearlong project that aims to increase awareness of new toxicology techniques in Russia.

University of Massachusetts Health Policy and Management faculty Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio

Associate Professor Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio and doctoral student Tai Spargo led the analysis of the effectiveness of the 1983 Orphan Drug Act finds that current incentives “are not sufficiently stimulating orphan drug development” by pharmaceutical companies, and patients with rare diseases and conditions still have unmet needs. Further, barriers to ethical and timely access remain.

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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.