Joseph Hamill, Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology, delivered the President’s Lecture to close the 27th Congress of the International Society for Biomechanics (ISB) held last month in Calgary, Canada. The lecture concludes his two-year term as president of the society.
Nicholas Reich, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, has received an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers to conduct research at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has announced the appointment of Professor Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson as Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy. Bertone-Johnson has served in an interim capacity for the past year.
New findings released from a groundbreaking gambling study led by Research Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg show that out-of-state casino gambling among Massachusetts residents decreased significantly after the Commonwealth’s first slot parlor, Plainridge Park Casino, opened in Plainville in the summer of 2015.
Researchers in the Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory are seeking mothers with children under 5 years old to volunteer for a study on the connection between having children and osteoarthritis.
Elizabeth Evans, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, appeared on WGBY’s Connecting Point to discuss a new pilot program that will study opioid treatment in seven jails in Massachusetts.
I am delighted to be here at UMass Amherst to serve as your dean for the next five years. I am grateful for Dr. Nancy Cohen, who once again, stepped up to serve as interim dean. She did an outstanding job of keeping the School on track.
A new study co-authored by Laura B. Attanasio, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy, finds that women who decline certain medical procedures during childbirth such as cesarean delivery or immediate cord clamping, are more likely to report being treated poorly during their hospital stay.
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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