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University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich
September 19, 2019

Nicholas Reich, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, has received an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers to conduct research at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich.

UMass Amherst Biostatistics and Epidemiology graduate students at SER annual meeting
July 29, 2019

Graduate students and faculty from the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology attended and presented their research at the 2019 Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past June.

June 13, 2019

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Young Alumna Award from the Westover School, an independent high school for girls located in Middlebury, CT. Balzer received the award during Reunion Weekend on May 18.

May 29, 2019

In a story examining the high vaccine exemption rates in western Massachusetts’ Hampshire County schools, the Daily Hampshire Gazette quotes Community Health Education’s Gloria DiFulvio on the safety and validity of vaccinations.

May 28, 2019

Eliza Frechette (Kinesiology) and Chi Hyun Lee (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) are among eight UMass Amherst faculty selected to receive Mutual Mentoring Micro-Grants by the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development.

May 23, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences honored a group of nearly two dozen undergraduate and graduate students during the 2019 SPHHS Awards Celebration. Student award recipients were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community.

May 22, 2019
The Delta Omega Honor Society Rho Chapter inducted new members into its ranks during its annual luncheon in April.
April 2, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its 22nd Annual Research Day on April 2, 2019, in the Campus Center Auditorium. Epidemiology doctoral student Christine Langton took home first prize for her research.

March 27, 2019

The Physical Activity in Pregnancy Lab is seeking healthy pregnant women who are between the ages of 18-40 and in early pregnancy to participate in a study to measure the accuracy of a pregnancy physical activity questionnaire. 

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich
January 15, 2019

In what the authors believe is the first documented comparison of several real-time infectious disease forecasting models by different teams across many seasons, five research groups report this week that a majority of models consistently showed higher accuracy than historical baseline models. Led by Associate Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich, the research teams formed a consortium called the FluSight Network and compared the forecast accuracy of 20 models compared to a historical baseline seasonal average.

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