Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Potter and Clinical Assistant Professor Raeann LeBlanc, College of Nursing, will present their research as part of a human-animal interaction symposium at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting, in Austin, Texas from Nov. 13 through 17.
A 2008 federal parity law succeeded in expanding Medicaid acceptance by treatment facilities for substance use disorders (SUDs), according to a study led by Health Promotion and Policy faculty members Kimberley Geissler and Elizabeth Evans.
The UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health (IGH) in collaboration with the STEM Ambassadors Program will host a symposium titled “Achieving Global Equity through STEM Education: Health, Environment & Policy” on Thursday, November 21, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Old Chapel.
Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is serving as Chair of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop titled “Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation: Exploring New Evidence.”
The Plainridge Park Casino has created job opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed, among other economic benefits, without an increase in problem gambling, according to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study research team led by principal investigator and Research Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier recently wrote an essay titled "Particulate Matter Air Pollution: Here’s Why The Facts Matter" for the Union of Concerned Scientists blog.
This past weekend, I had the good fortune of experiencing my first UMass Amherst homecoming. I met many members of our SPHHS community, from students and alumni to our advisory board members, donors and friends who visited our campus over the course of homecoming weekend.
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.
Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently appeared on a panel titled “Innovations in Nutrition & Health” at the Future of Food Summit held in September in New York City.
Frank Robinson (PhD ’94, Community Health Education) and Cristina Huebner Torres (PhD ’18, Epidemiology), both alumni of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and members of the SPHHS Community Advisory Board, were named 2019 Healthcare Heroes of Western Massachusetts by BusinessWest and Healthcare News.
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