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.
Associate professors Alicia Timme-Laragy (Environmental Health Sciences) and Brian Whitcomb (Epidemiology) are among the eight UMass Amherst faculty members who have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows.
In a new opinion piece written for Environmental Health News, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg says the president's state of the union message lacked a necessary focus on cancer prevention, and specifically on research to "understand and communicate the role that environmental exposures play in cancer risk."
Western Mass News recently interviewed Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences Timothy Ford on a feature story about the levels of bacteria spread by electric hand-dryers. He says air hand-dryers could transfer bacteria to hands by pulling contaminated air from the surrounding area.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier recently rebuked a study funded by members of the chemical and sterilization industry in a feature story appearing in the Chicago Tribune.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier is among more than 200 scientists who have written a letter expressing concern about the US Environmental Protection Agency’s recent dismissal of its particulate matter review panel, a group of experts who have provided vital input into EPA’s particulate standard updates since they began more than a decade ago.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg recently appeared on Connecting Point, a news show produced by local PBS station WGBY. Vandenberg discussed her research on the health risks of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA).
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg is among five UMass scientists profiled in the latest issue of UMass Magazine for a feature article titled "Target: Breast Cancer." The story examines researchers who are investigating the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier writes an essay in The Conversation about how wildfire smoke is really a national health threat.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier comments in a story about how people in California are coping with smoke from wildfires and the health problems associated with breathing the smoke. “Short-term exposures to intense smoke can lead to lung and cardiovascular problems in some people, especially if they are already susceptible to these diseases,” he says.
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