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November 9, 2018

The dominant messaging in many teen pregnancy prevention campaigns is often framed in a stigmatized context of the negative consequences of young motherhood: a young woman’s promising life squandered by the responsibilities of motherhood; teenage girls acting irresponsibly or making “bad choices”; teen mothers and their children becoming societal burdens; and young mothers perpetuating the cycle of troubled family units. Aline Gubrium, Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy, and Betsy Krause, Professor of Anthropology, aim to work against these negative stereotypes through their “Hear Our Stories” digital storytelling project.

November 7, 2018

A recent pilot study by kinesiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that pedaling while conducting work tasks improved insulin responses to a test meal. Investigators led by Research Professor Stuart Chipkin found that insulin levels following the meal were lower when sedentary workers used a pedal desk compared to a standard desk. In addition, work skills were not decreased in the pedaling condition.

November 7, 2018

Researchers in the kinesiology department are looking male volunteers with knee pain due to osteoarthritis to participate in a research study.

November 7, 2018

Do you have a “little bit” of trouble hearing? Have you been told that you are “not quite ready’ for hearing aids? Are you between 50 and 64 years of age? If so, you are invited to participate in an NIH-funded research study on personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) by researchers from the department of communication disorders.

November 2, 2018

The Department of Communication Disorders has released the inaugural issue of the its alumni newsletter.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
October 30, 2018

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" guides public health promotion and practice around the world. But prevention strategies and programs to promote healthier lifestyles alone are not a solution; one must also consider public health policies and their impacts on accessibility and equity.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management David Chin
October 29, 2018

David L. Chin, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, is quoted in a story appearing in the Daily Hampshire Gazette addressing the "ripple effects of Question 1," a hotly-contested state ballot question to establish nurse-patient staffing ratios. Chin commented that the ballot question probably wouldn't have the intended effect.

October 24, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg is featured in a new video produced by UMass Amherst Research NEXT as part of its “UMass Women in Science” series.

October 24, 2018

Third year Audiology doctoral student Shannon O’Neil recently received a travel award to attend the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention.

October 24, 2018

The CDC’s Office of Scientific Integrity recently invited Community Health Education’s Daniel Goldstein to present a webinar introducing SPHHS’s newest online offering: the Graduate Certificate in Public Health Ethics.

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