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UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brian Whitcomb
January 14, 2020

Brian Whitcomb, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at UMass Amherst, and Ashley Naimi of the University of Pittsburgh, will lead a new section of the American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) titled the “Methods Corner.”

Jesse Ortiz
January 14, 2020

Jesse Ortiz, Professor Emeritus of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, died peacefully of natural causes on December 31, 2019 at the age of 86 in Washington, DC.

David Savitz
January 13, 2020

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences launched its new dean's seminar series on January 22. The inaugural talk, presented by Brown University faculty member David A. Savitz, explored the "Public's Love/Hate Relationship with Epidemiology." 

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Louis Graham
January 13, 2020

Louis Graham, assistant professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy at UMass Amherst from 2013-2018, passed away suddenly on December 29, 2019.

December 20, 2019

Researchers in the department of communication disorders are seeking volunteers aged 50 to 64 with “a little bit” of hearing loss for an NIH-funded research study on personal amplification products.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
December 20, 2019

Gender-tailored methods to address the harmful mental health effects of childhood adversity may help alleviate the current opioid crisis and make treatment more effective, concludes Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Elizabeth Evans in her latest research about opioid use disorder (OUD).

Donald Robinson
December 20, 2019

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has named Donald Robinson, adjunct professor in environmental health sciences, as a board member in 2020. 

December 19, 2019

Four undergraduates working in the labs of Environmental Health Sciences faculty members Alexander Suvorov and Alicia Timme-Laragy have received the Pfizer Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT). The awards will support their registration, lodging, ground transportation, food and travel to the society’s annual meeting in March in Anaheim, California. Each of the 21 national winners will present their honors thesis research at the conference.

December 18, 2019

Three kinesiology students received awards and scholarships during the annual New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) Fall Conference held November 7-8 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Kinesiology Community Days
December 18, 2019

This fall, students enrolled in “KIN 394AI: Applied Kinesiology Concepts to Solve Real World Problems” left the comfort of the classroom and took their training out into the campus community in an effort to improve health and wellness across the university. In the process, they gained valuable hands-on experience in applying a variety of health and fitness concepts they learned over the course of the semester.

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