Epidemiology postdoctoral researcher and recent alumna Serena Houghton PhD ‘16 has received a three-year, $ 187,639 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute to examine central obesity and its relation to breast cancer risk and survival.
Public Health Sciences alumna Anim Aweh ‘11 is the author of a recently published children’s book about a child coping with mental illness.
Public Health Practice alumna Mika Pollack (nee Timika Lightfoot) MPH ‘05 is the creator and host of the new podcast Overprescribed.
The Greenwall Foundation, which promotes bioethics research, has awarded Elizabeth Evans, assistant professor of community health education at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, a two-year, $128,164 grant to support her research, “Exploring shared decision-making as an ethical response to the opioid epidemic.”
Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brian Whitcomb has been elected to the position of President-Elect of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research.
Recent Environmental Health Sciences graduate Durga Kolla MS ’18 and Public Health Sciences alumna Niamh Mulrooney '17 have received Fulbright awards from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. They will study in Denmark and Swaziland, respectively.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier recently authored a piece in The Conversation examining the causes of air pollution and its adverse impact on human health.
Kinesiology postdoctoral researchers Elroy Aguiar and Scott Ducharme, who work in Catrine Tudor-Locke’s Physical Activity and Health Lab, recently held guest spots on UMass Radio’s Lab Talk with Laura.
Ten School of Public Health and Health Sciences students recently won UMass Alumni Association Awards for 2018. Awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service.
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