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UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Wouter Hoogkamer
October 10, 2019

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Wouter Hoogkamer predicts Kenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge will break the fabled 2-hour marathon barrier. His confidence is rooted in years of research, including a recent study he co-authored that mathematically assessed the course Kipchoge will be running in Vienna.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich
October 8, 2019

Nicholas Reich, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, whose flu forecasting collaborative has produced some of the world’s most accurate models in recent years, will receive up to $3 million in funding over the next five years from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to operate a UMass-based CDC Influenza Forecasting Center of Excellence, one of two in the nation.

Fruit and Veggies
October 8, 2019

The University of Massachusetts Amherst-based New Moms Wellness Study is recruiting pregnant women and new, breastfeeding moms for groundbreaking research into the impact of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables on breast cancer risk.

October 7, 2019

Researchers in the department of communication disorders are seeking volunteers aged 50 to 64 with “a little bit” of hearing loss for an NIH-funded research study on personal amplification products.

October 7, 2019

The University requires Department Chairs to be evaluated every three years, and Professor Ford of the Environmental Health Sciences Department is currently undergoing evaluation. Student input is an important part of this review, and we encourage you to complete a short survey, linked here.

UMass Amherst Public Health Sciences major Jasmine Inim
September 26, 2019

Public Health Sciences major Jasmine Inim was the student speaker at the annual Community Breakfast held on August 27 in the Campus Center Auditorium.

September 25, 2019

Richard Peltier, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, was recently interviewed by the Athens and Macedonian News Agency about the public’s understanding of the reality and consequences of climate change.

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
September 25, 2019

When I accepted the position of dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, I did so with the knowledge that this was a school with a solid foundation and on the rise. Our school’s sharp upward trajectory could be seen in many academic indicators from student growth and success rates to the increase in our tenure track faculty numbers. But nowhere, perhaps, is our growth more apparent than in our faculty research productivity.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management Airin Denise Martinez
September 25, 2019

Airín D. Martínez, an expert in the social determinants of chronic disease disparities among Latinx immigrants and their children, has co-edited a new book, New and Emerging Issues in Latinx Health (Springer).

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Evans Delivers Remarks at Opioid Crisis Forum
September 25, 2019

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, in collaboration with the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, presented a new report examining the disproportionate impacts of opioid use disorder on the small, rural communities of Western Massachusetts during a forum addressing the crisis.

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