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UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Youssef Oulhote
February 19, 2020

Exposure in the womb to phthalates, a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in cosmetics and other common household products, was associated with autistic traits in boys, ages 3 and 4, but not in girls, according to a new study led by assistant professor of epidemiology Youssef Oulhote.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
February 4, 2020

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has awarded a renewable contract to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team to continue their groundbreaking research into the socioeconomic impacts of introducing casino gambling in the state.

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
January 30, 2020

Welcome to the start of a new semester and the beginning of a new decade! I have often found that January is a good time for reflection. The start of a new year provides a natural pause in our hectic calendars. It allows us a moment to look back on the highs and lows of the previous year and be mindful of the journey we have taken.

UMass Amherst SPHHS Associate Dean of Administration and Finance Christopher Greenfield
January 30, 2020

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has announced the appointment of Christopher Greenfield as its new Associate Dean of Administration and Finance. Greenfield brings 16 years of strategic leadership experience to the school, most recently as the Administrative Director of Primary Care at Baystate Health in Springfield.

January 30, 2020

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard E. Peltier was recently interviewed on WGBY’s Connecting Point about air quality in the region and what contributes to various forms of pollution.

January 30, 2020

Kinsiology research professor Stuart Chipkin was quoted in a Reuters article reporting on a new study finding transgender children sense their identities at young ages.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson
January 30, 2020

Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, Professor of Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, was recently quoted in a Newswire article explaining science-based tricks to improving PMS symptoms.

Sarah Poissant
January 29, 2020

Associate Professor Sarah Poissant has been appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders. She assumes the position previously held by Professor Karen Helfer, who stepped down to begin her work in the Chancellor's Leadership Fellow program.

CHAMP study participant
January 29, 2020

Researchers in the muscle biology laboratory in the department of kinesiology are seeking participants for a study of the effects of different resistance training exercise programs on skeletal muscle function in healthy men and women from 65 to 75 years old.

weights
January 29, 2020

Students in the department of kinesiology are in need of clients for free personal training. Individuals with diabetes, cancer, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, post stroke, or that use assistive walking devices are needed for students in a class focusing on exercise programming for individuals with special health needs.

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