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University of Massachusetts Nutrition faculty Lorraine Cordeiro
June 16, 2021

Associate Professor of Nutrition Lorraine Cordeiro has been announced as the new director of the UMass Amherst Center for Research on Families (CRF).

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Kinesiology Richard Van Emmerik
June 11, 2021

Professor of Kinesiology Richard van Emmerik has been named Chair of the Department. He takes over for Professor Jane Kent, who has stepped down to conduct research under the Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management Sarah Goff
June 9, 2021

Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Sarah Goff has received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the impact of accountable care organizations (ACOs) on asthma care for children insured by Medicaid.

CHAMP study participant
June 3, 2021

Researchers in the Muscle Biology Laboratory are seeking older adults for a study of the effects of different exercise programs on skeletal muscle function.

June 3, 2021

The UMass Muscle Physiology Lab is seeking volunteers to participate in a study that examines the cause of muscle fatigue in older adults and determines its impact on mobility. 

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Cassandra Spracklen
June 1, 2021

By ensuring ethnic diversity in a largescale genetic study, an international team of researchers, including genetic epidemiologist Cassandra Spracklen, has identified more regions of the genome linked to type 2 diabetes-related traits.

UMass Amherst Biostatistics and Epidemiology wordmark
May 27, 2021

The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology denounces individual and systemic racism in all its forms. Racism is a public health problem. Racism occurs at many levels: structural, institutional, interpersonal, and internal. Racism has had a particularly negative and oftentimes deadly impact on African American/Black and Native/ Indigenous communities and people...

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
May 26, 2021

Graduation day this year was magnificent! It was so uplifting to see the graduates and their family members celebrating in McGuirk Stadium. Commencement is such an important rite of passage commemorating years’ worth of hardship and sacrifice, and all the more so for this year’s graduates who earned their degrees during the pandemic.

UMass Amherst Epidemiology graduate student Johanna Ravenhurst
May 25, 2021

Johanna Ravenhurst, a doctoral candidate in epidemiology who serves as the lead epidemiological data analyst for the UMass Amherst Public Health Promotion Center, was elected in April to the South Hadley Board of Health. She will serve a one-year term with an opportunity to run again for a three-year term in 2022.

May 25, 2021

Eight students from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently won UMass Amherst Alumni Association scholarship awards for 2021. The awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service.

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