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University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans

Gender-tailored methods to address the harmful mental health effects of childhood adversity may help alleviate the current opioid crisis and make treatment more effective, concludes Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Elizabeth Evans in her latest research about opioid use disorder (OUD).

From arthritis and heart failure to diabetes and menopause, many conditions are associated with muscle weakness and increased fat deposits. Now a multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Jane Kent, Professor and Chair of Kinesiology, is applying a unique approach to examine the effects of fat tissue on skeletal muscle structure and function in young and older men and women.

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Kinesiology senior Katelyn Pennell is forging her future by taking advantage of all the School of Public Health and Health Sciences has to offer. Through her experience gained from her Athletic Training Internship with the UMass Amherst Football team trainers, she was able to create her own internship focusing on strength and conditioning.