Associate Professor of Epidemiology Susan Sturgeon and breast cancer researcher Kathleen Arcaro, veterinary and animal sciences, will team up on a one-year pilot study of bisphenol A (BPA), phthalate and related compound levels and effects on breast density around the time when a woman is breast-feeding her first child. The study is funded by a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
They say that financial problems were the most commonly reported negative impact of gambling, experienced by 3.8 percent of gamblers and roughly 51.1 percent of problem gamblers.
Researchers led by Epidemiology's Rachel Volberg are reporting that lottery sales have not decreased statewide, nor near the Plainridge Park Casino, during the first year after it opened in June 2015.
Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber was quoted in a recent Daily Hampshire Gazette article profiling one Smith College staff member's use of an office desk treadmill. “The bottom line is the more time you spend being sedentary, the higher your risk for a number of diseases,” she said.
The ranking came about through a survey done by the firm of researchers whose publications are among the most influential in their fields.
The event will be held November 18, 2016 in the UMass Campus Center.
The University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is searching to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor in Health Equity position. Requirements include an active program of research, teaching, professional, and community service in support of an emerging Center for Advancing Community Health Equity, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills with excellent potential for, or a proven track record of, extramural research funding, preferably from federal funding agencies.
The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology is searching to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor position. Requirements include demonstrated potential to develop an extramurally funded research program in biostatistical methods and excellent teaching skills. Successful applicants will be dynamic, collaborative researchers, whose methodological work is inspired by pressing problems in public health.
The event brings alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends from all departments together to celebrate the SPHHS community.
The findings document gambling rates before the opening of casinos in the state.
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