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August 27, 2019

Richard Peltier, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has been quoted in multiple publications on recent air testing in three Georgia communities where cancer-causing ethylene oxide has been detected.

August 26, 2019

The Laboratory for Neurophysiology and Biomechanics of Locomotion seeks volunteers for a study on balance and learning in walking gait. Researchers will investigate how challenges to walking balance will lead to learning which will accelerate regaining balance when exposed to novel unstable walking conditions.

UMass Amherst Nutrition alumna Sharmin Hossain
August 26, 2019

Nutrition alumna Sharmin Hossain PhD ‘18 recently participated in the U.S. National Institute on Aging’s Butler-Williams Scholars Program, a weeklong program targeted toward emerging researchers interested in the topic of aging.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
August 21, 2019

In an effort to find ways to improve long-term outcomes for people with opioid use disorder, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Elizabeth Evans set out to study the obstacles to treating this chronic condition with an effective medication, buprenorphine-naloxone. In a newly published paper in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, lead author Evans, along with researchers at UCLA and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, identify factors that inhibit the long-term use of buprenorphine, which was approved in 2002 by the FDA to treat opioid use disorder.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management Sarah Goff
August 20, 2019

More than a dozen researchers from three UMass system campuses met recently for a daylong workshop to develop cross-campus collaborations on research related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Organized by Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Sarah Goff, the tri-campus research collaborative aimed to spark new ideas and proposals to help prevent and mitigate harm from these experiences.

University of Massachusetts Health Policy and Management faculty Jennifer Whitehill
August 16, 2019

After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth’s children and teenagers doubled, according to an investigation led by Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Jennifer Whitehill.

August 15, 2019

Researchers in the department of kinesiology are seeking younger and older volunteers for a study on how fat affects muscle strength. Participants should be between the ages of 25 to 45 or 65 to 75, non-smokers, not pregnant, and free of neurological, pulmonary, cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease. 

UMass Amherst SPHHS Interim Dean Nancy Cohen
July 30, 2019

It has been a privilege to serve these past seven months as interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Thanks to the efforts of myriad dedicated faculty, staff and students, we have accomplished much together during this short time.

UMass Amherst Biostatistics and Epidemiology graduate students at SER annual meeting
July 29, 2019

Graduate students and faculty from the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology attended and presented their research at the 2019 Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past June.

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Gloria DiFulvio
July 29, 2019

In a Daily Hampshire Gazette editorial lauding Northampton City Council’s resolution to eliminate religious exemptions to childhood vaccination requirements, the editorial board quotes Community Health Education’s Gloria DiFulvio.