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UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky
October 25, 2019

A publication from Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Potter has been selected as an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Editors’ Pick. The article, titled “Dogs as Support and Motivation for Physical Activity,” originally appeared in the July issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports, the official clinical review journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

UMass Amherst Public Health Sciences major Karianne Santiago Ruiz
October 24, 2019

Public Health Sciences major Karianne A. Santiago-Ruiz moderated a panel on "Youth and Millenials" as part of the Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans New England Diaspora Summit held recently at Holyoke Community College.

October 21, 2019

UMass Amherst students Arianna Kazemi, Connor Kennedy and Gabri Silverman, undergraduate winners of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Public Health Data Challenge, and their advisor, Associate Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich, have published an article exploring the differences in the death, arrest and reoffending rates for opioid users in the USA.

University of Massachusetts Health Policy and Management faculty Jennifer Whitehill
October 21, 2019

Jennifer Whitehill, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, recently appeared on WGBY’s Connecting Point program to discuss
her recent study which showed an increase in marijuana-related poison control calls in Massachusetts.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg
October 18, 2019

Laura N. Vandenberg, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has commented in numerous publications on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that it will stop conducting or funding studies that involve testing on animals by 2035. The EPA is doing this in an effort to reduce the use of animals in toxicity testing.

October 18, 2019

Associate Professor Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences) comments on Hampshire County’s “F” grade for air quality as assigned by the American Lung Association in a new report on high ozone days.

October 18, 2019

Richard Peltier, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, is quoted in multiple articles about the concern over the toxicity of ethylene oxide, a carcinogenic gas that has been emitted by a manufacturer in Atlanta, Georgia.

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.

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