News Archive

January 12, 2018

Kinesiology alumna Brittany Daveau ’13 recently joined Applying Concepts to Real-World Health Challenges as a guest speaker, sharing her real-world experiences with a class of junior kinesiology students.

January 12, 2018

Kinesiology graduate Manny Acheampong ’15 recently detailed his experiences with workplace hostility while treating racially prejudiced patients in a Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
January 11, 2018

Results of a national study led by Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans, with others at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the University of California, Los Angeles, suggest that risk for alcohol and drug use disorders among United States military veterans is increased by childhood adversity, and in ways that are different between women and men and different compared to the civilian population.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
January 10, 2018

The Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team led by Rachel Volberg, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology, has released a report on the first major adult cohort study of gambling conducted in the United States. By surveying the same individuals over time, cohort studies provide information on how gambling and problem gambling develops, progresses, and remits.

January 9, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier recently commented in a story appearing in the online news site CityLab on the long term health effects of intense smoke pollution

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
January 9, 2018

Researchers in the Muscle Biology Laboratory in the Kinesiology Department are seeking participants for a study aimed at quantifying thigh muscle and fat content in healthy adults 65-80 years old who are not exercising heavily.

University of Massachusetts Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
January 9, 2018

Faculty in the Biostatistics program have issued a statement on the program's sexual harassment policy.

January 9, 2018

Public Health alumnus Neil Meltzer '78 recently received an ICON Honors award from The Daily Record for his work in the Maryland area through LifeBridge Health.

January 9, 2018

Kinesiology Research Professor Stuart Chipkin comments in a story about a new European study that finds transgender women who take sex hormones to feminize their bodies may not experience as much breast development as they expect.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich
December 26, 2017

Research teams, including one led by Associate Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich, are participating in a national influenza forecasting challenge to try to predict the onset, progress and peaks of regional flu outbreaks to aid prevention and control. This year, the Reich Lab is leading an effort to improve the forecasting by increasing the collaboration between groups.

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