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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was looking for a preferred flu prediction model for use in its flu-forecasting challenge this season, an influenza-tracking model developed by a team led by Associate Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich at the University of Massachusetts Amherst rose to the top and will be one of its principal prediction tools, Reich says.
Epidemiology students now have a place online to build connections, network with peers and showcase their work thanks to the new social media group titled ‘OUT-BREAKERS, UMass Epidemiology Student Group’ on Facebook.
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