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Jesse Ortiz
January 14, 2020

Jesse Ortiz, Professor Emeritus of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, died peacefully of natural causes on December 31, 2019 at the age of 86 in Washington, DC.

David Savitz
January 13, 2020

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host “The Public’s Love/Hate Relationship with Epidemiology: The Burden of Being Relevant,” a seminar presented by Brown University faculty member David A. Savitz from 2-4 p.m., January 22, in the Old Chapel Great Hall. The event is free and open to the public; a reception will follow.

Donald Robinson
December 20, 2019

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has named Donald Robinson, adjunct professor in environmental health sciences, as a board member in 2020. 

December 19, 2019

Four undergraduates working in the labs of Environmental Health Sciences faculty members Alexander Suvorov and Alicia Timme-Laragy have received the Pfizer Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT). The awards will support their registration, lodging, ground transportation, food and travel to the society’s annual meeting in March in Anaheim, California. Each of the 21 national winners will present their honors thesis research at the conference.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg
December 17, 2019

Laura Vandenberg, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, commented in a lengthy story published in Environmental Health News about the scientific review of and controversy over the chemical BPA.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
December 16, 2019

Marjorie Aelion, associate vice chancellor for research and engagement and former dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, was part of a delegation from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) invited to the organization’s inaugural Academic Regional Meeting in Asia: Global Conference on Public Health Education in the 21st Century. The ASPPH is the voice of accredited academic public health, representing schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

University of Massachusetts Amherst Environmental Health Sciences faculty Alexander Suvorov
December 13, 2019

Studies have shown that perinatal exposure of rats and mice to common flame retardants found in household items permanently reprograms liver metabolism, often leading later in life to insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Now, research led by Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alexander Suvorov, with co-authors in Moscow, Russia, has identified the likely mechanism responsible for the pollutant’s effect: an altered liver epigenome.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg
December 6, 2019

Laura Vandenberg, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has been recognized for being among the world’s most highly cited researchers in 2019 by London-based Clarivate Analytics, owner of the Web of Science.

University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Health Sciences faculty Alicia Timme-Laragy
November 25, 2019

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy, a developmental toxicologist with expertise in how early life exposures to pollutants affect health, recently hosted a workshop for elected officials and candidates on the health risks associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals. “PFAS 101: Current Research and Health Risks” brought staff representing a number of state representatives and senators, Westfield City Councilors, and staffers from Senator Warren and Senator Markey's office to campus to introduce legislators to the current state of research and raise awareness of the health risks associated with PFAS chemicals.

Environmental Health Sciences doctoral student Monika Roy
November 22, 2019

Environmental Health Sciences doctoral student Monika Roy recently received a three-year, $114,072 F31 Predoctoral Fellowship Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the liver toxicity potential of PCB-11.

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