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May 23, 2018

Biostatistics doctoral student Stephen Lauer is the lead author of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Titled “Prospective forecasts of annual dengue hemorrhagic fever incidence in Thailand, 2010-2014,” the article presents findings on dengue hemorrhagic fever prediction forecasting models tested over the course of a five-year period.

May 23, 2018

The Delta Omega Honor Society Rho Chapter held their annual luncheon in April 2018 and inducted new members into its ranks.

May 22, 2018

A group of more than two dozen undergraduate and graduate students attended this year’s SPHHS Awards Celebration, where they were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community. The SPHHS Awards Celebration was held in the Old Chapel on April 28, 2018.

April 4, 2018

The SPHHS is pleased to announce the 2018 SPHHS Research Day award winners: Aastha Pokharel (1st place), Stephanie Hung (2nd place), Carl Jewell (3rd place), and Joshua Freeman and CHristine Langton (Honorable Mentions). Haydee Jacobs was named the Delta Omega abstract winner.

University of Massachusetts Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
March 14, 2018

The departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are co-hosting the 32nd annual New England Statistics Symposium in the UMass Amherst Campus Center on April 13-14. The symposium brings together statisticians from across New England to share research, discuss emerging issues in the field, and network with colleagues.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich
March 9, 2018

Nicholas Reich, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, recently announced the creation of a new “global forum for disease forecasting and surveillance research” available through the Open Access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS).

UMass Amherst biostatistician Valerie Evans
March 6, 2018

India has one of the highest rates of type 2 diabetes in the world, and there is now “growing national and international concern” about the drug regulatory system there, which allows use of a drug treatment that has not been shown effective or safe, say researchers at UMass Amherst and the U.K.’s Newcastle University in a paper recently published in the British Medical Journal.

University of Massachusetts Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
January 9, 2018

Faculty in the Biostatistics program have issued a statement on the program's sexual harassment policy.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich
December 26, 2017

Research teams, including one led by Associate Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich, are participating in a national influenza forecasting challenge to try to predict the onset, progress and peaks of regional flu outbreaks to aid prevention and control. This year, the Reich Lab is leading an effort to improve the forecasting by increasing the collaboration between groups.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Leontine Alkema
December 5, 2017

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Leontine Alkema, with postdoctoral researcher Niamh Cahill and doctoral student Chuchu Wei in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and others, released new estimates and projections of modern contraceptive prevalence (mCPR) and other family planning outcomes for the 69 poorest countries of the world.

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