A new publication from Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy has been selected as an extramural paper of the month by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Assistant professors Raphael E. Arku (Environmental Health Sciences) and Laura Attanasio (Health Promotion and Policy) have been selected as 2021-22 Family Research Scholars by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Research on Families (CRF).
SPHHS researchers, including Nicholas Reich, Andrew Lover, and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), and Laura Vandenberg and Raphael Arku (Environmental Health Sciences), along with Public Health Sciences alumna Ellen Noble '18, comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; problem gambling; health impacts of chemical exposures; environmental justice; and a breast cancer fundraiser.
Environmental Health Sciences alumnus Jose Santiago Roque '18MS is profiled in a story appearing on the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) website.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its 24th Annual Research Day on April 16, 2021, in a virtual format that included both oral presentations delivered live via Zoom and an interactive online poster session utilizing Flipgrid. Altogether, 40 presentations spanning all departments and academic levels – including undergraduate, masters, and doctoral student presenters – served to highlight the depth and breadth of SPHHS student research.
Environmental Health Sciences doctoral student Monika Roy recently won two awards from the Northeast Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (NESOT): 2nd place in the Graduate Student Research Award and the Paper of the Year Award. The awards were announced at the NESOT reception during the Society of Toxicology’s annual meeting held virtually on March 22, 2021.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy received the 2021 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Women in Toxicology Special Interest Group. The award is given annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of toxicology in the early stage of their careers.
SPHHS researchers, including Nicholas Reich and Andrew Lover (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Laura Vandenberg, Richard Peltier, and Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences) and Sarah Goff and Jennifer Whitehill (Health Promotion and Policy), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; effectiveness of masks; health impacts of chemical exposures; mental health challenges facing young people during the pandemic; and an increasing number of calls to poison control centers related to children accidentally ingesting edible cannabis.
Low doses of propylparaben – a chemical preservative found in food, drugs and cosmetics – can alter pregnancy-related changes in the breast in ways that may lessen the protection against breast cancer that pregnancy hormones normally convey, according to research led by Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg and PhD student Joshua Mogus.
Joshua Mogus, a Ph.D. student in the lab of Associate Professor Laura Vandenberg, has been chosen to present his research at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting to be held virtually March 20 through 23.
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