The Center for Community Health Equity Research in the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences held a free community forum in celebration of Public Health Month on April 30 at the UMass Center in Springfield. Co-sponsored by the City of Springfield’s Department of Health and Human Services, the event featured presentations about public health and human development research projects being conducted in Springfield.
Environmental Health Sciences graduate students Monika Roy and Klara Matouskova were among the nearly 40 students selected to present artistic representations of their research activities during the second annual Research Art Science Exhibition on display in the university’s Digital Media Lab in late April.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences honored a group of nearly two dozen undergraduate and graduate students during the 2019 SPHHS Awards Celebration. Student award recipients were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its Senior Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Mullins Center on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2019, which this year welcomed nearly 700 graduating seniors into its ranks.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alexander Suvorov published an article in The Conversation in which he discusses how early exposure to a family of chemicals used as flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) could put children at risk for lifelong liver or cardiovascular problems.
Richard E. Peltier, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has written an essay in The Conversation questioning proposed changes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s air pollution regulations that would adopt alternative dose-response models when determining how much pollution causes negative health effects.
Rachel Volberg, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology and principal investigator of the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study, was interviewed by the BBC World Service in London.
Research findings from the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study, led by Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg, have been cited in a Topic article on the potential harm state-lotteries pose to Americans.
Aastha Pokharel ‘19, a Public Health Sciences and Biochemistry double major, is among six undergraduates selected as spring 2019 Rising Researchers. The Rising Researcher program celebrates undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship or creative activity.
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