Associate Professor of Nutrition Lorraine Cordeiro has been announced as the new director of the UMass Amherst Center for Research on Families (CRF).
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.
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.
Researchers in the Muscle Biology Laboratory are seeking older adults for a study of the effects of different exercise programs on skeletal muscle function.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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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