After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth’s children and teenagers doubled, according to an investigation led by Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Jennifer Whitehill.
It has been a privilege to serve these past seven months as interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Thanks to the efforts of myriad dedicated faculty, staff and students, we have accomplished much together during this short time.
Business West covers the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team’s public presentation of its findings during the team’s recent Public Research Day held at the UMass Center in Springfield
Anna Mullany, a doctoral candidate in the Community Health Education program, recently published a column in the Brattleboro Reformer addressing opiate-related overdoses and deaths.
The Spokeman-Review reports on a new study from Washington state that finds working teens are more likely use marijuana than those who don’t work. Jennifer Whitehill, Health Promotion and Policy, is one of the co-authors on the study.
In a Daily Hampshire Gazette editorial lauding Northampton City Council’s resolution to eliminate religious exemptions to childhood vaccination requirements, the editorial board quotes Community Health Education’s Gloria DiFulvio.
Graduate students and faculty from the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology attended and presented their research at the 2019 Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past June.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has awarded six Summer PhD Fellowships for 2019. The awards provide support for PhD students in excellent standing to pursue their research and complete their dissertations during the summer months. Students received nominations by their faculty mentors with concurrence from their graduate program directors.
Co-principal investigators Elizabeth Evans, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy in the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and Dr. Peter Friedmann, Associate Dean of Research at the UMass Medical School-Baystate and chief research officer at Baystate Health, have received a $10 million grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to examine a pilot opioid treatment program for jail detainees in seven Massachusetts counties.
Dog owners aged 65 and older may be eligible to participate in a free dog training class as part of a pilot study, Project Rover, by Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Potter.
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