Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy has received a $2.44 million, five-year grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue her research into how embryonic exposure to certain common pollutants may put people at risk for diabetes and other metabolic health conditions later in life.
Environmental and reproductive epidemiologist Carrie Nobles has won a three-year, career development award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to examine the impact of ambient environmental factors on men’s fertility. Nobles will focus on the impacts associated with ambient air pollution, such as traffic and powerplant emissions; and ambient temperature, both hot and cold.
SPHHS researchers and staff members, including professor emeritus David Hosmer, Andrew Lover, and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences), Jennifer Whitehill (Health Promotion and Policy), and the UMass Amherst Biomechanics Lab (Kinesiology) comment in multiple news stories about gun violence; the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; problem gambling; environmental contaminants and male reproductive health; and running shoe design.
Public health students Grace Newfield '22MPH and Vi Pham '23 interview Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier about his work assessing the association of indoor air pollution exposure and acute respiratory infection risk among under-five children in Afghanistan. Their interview is part of the new Global Health Profile series.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alexander Suvorov is among the recipients of a Technology Development Fund award from the UMass President's Office.
Four researchers working in the labs of Environmental Health Sciences faculty members Alexander Suvorov and Alicia Timme-Laragy received Society of Toxicology awards at the organization’s annual meeting held this spring in San Diego, CA. They include doctoral students Olatunbosun Arowolo, Marjorie Marin, and Madeline Tompach, as well as postdoctoral research fellow Emily Marques.
The Center for Research on Families (CRF) at UMass Amherst has selected five SPHHS doctoral students and three undergraduates working in SPHHS labs for its 2022 awards and programs. Four of these students received Dissertation Awards: Abosede Alli, Mira Weil, Jennifer Carroll, and Susan Park. The $1,000 – $5,000 Dissertation Awards are given to PhD students who have demonstrated superior potential in any area of family research.
SPHHS researchers and staff members, including Andrew Lover, Nicholas Reich, and Cassandra Spracklen (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), Airín D. Martínez, PhD student Saharra Dixon, and MPH students Sam Tarplin, Parker Sweet, and Erin Maggiulli and alumna Liz Whynott '09MPH (Health Promotion and Policy), and Brenda Evans (Center for Community Health Equity Research) and Risa Silverman (Office of Public Health Practice and Outreach) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; genetic markers for type 2 diabetes; air pollution; safe injection sites; compulsive hair pulling; and issues of health equity.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences honored a group of over 50 undergraduate and graduate students during its annual Awards Celebration held on April 30, 2022 in the Old Chapel. Award recipients were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community.
Associate Professor Laura Vandenberg talks about the negative health impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals in our cosmetic, beauty and personal care products in the third episode of the HBOMax documentary series Not So Pretty. This large-scale investigative expose takes this unregulated industry to task and reveals the ugly truth behind beauty.
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