A cross-disciplinary team of scientists, led by Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Pilsner, will use a three-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to expand research into the impact of phthalate exposure on male fertility. The three-year grant is part of the NIEHS initiative known as ViCTER (Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research). The program aims to stimulate unconventional partnerships among environmental health scientists in an effort to accelerate breakthroughs in research.
Faculty and students from the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences will be presenting their research findings over the course of the American Public Health Association’s 2019 annual meeting being held November 2-6 in Philadelphia, PA.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Peltier, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, was recently interviewed by the Athens and Macedonian News Agency about the public’s understanding of the reality and consequences of climate change.
Five SPHHS faculty members have been promoted or granted tenure over the summer of 2019.
The SPHHS is among the Leading Public Health Programs 2019 featured regionally alongside a Newsweek feature titled “What Can a Degree in Public Health Do For You?”
Laura Vandenberg, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, says some of the chemicals being used as alternatives to bisphenol A in plastics and epoxy resins are not always a safer alternative.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy, a developmental toxicologist with expertise in how early life exposures to pollutants affect health, recently hosted a visit by State Representative John Velis (Westfield) to discuss her ongoing research to identify and understand the health risks of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found in contaminated drinking water.
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