Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, professor of epidemiology, is the editor of a new book titled Cursed? Biologic and Cultural Aspects of the Menstrual Cycle and Menstruation. This collection of essays and original research articles offers a comprehensive perspective of the importance of the menstrual cycle in women's lives.
A field of 11 teams and more than 80 players turned out for the Kinesiology Club’s third annual Charity Dodgeball Tournament held in the Boyden Gym in late April.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently profiled the work of three NIMH-funded collaborative research hubs, including one whose research steering committee is led by Associate Professor of Community Health Education Lisa Wexler. The story describes the work of the hubs in exploring the factors behind the high suicide rates among American Indian and Alaska Native youth and designing and testing approaches to preventing suicide.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology Katherine Reeves is the lead author of a paper recently published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. Titled “Depression, Antidepressant Use, and Breast Cancer Risk in Pre- and Postmenopausal Women: A Prospective Cohort Study,” the article presents findings of the largest prospective study to date to examine whether depression or antidepressant use can be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
Peter L. Pellett, professor emeritus of nutrition whose work focused on relieving child malnutrition worldwide, died May 10.
Graduation week is one of the campus’ busiest and most exciting of the year – the time when thousands of students graduate and their friends, family members, and faculty are on campus to support them. In addition to the university’s undergraduate commencement, each school or college at the university hosts a senior recognition ceremony where students are called up individually to the stage to be recognized for their accomplishments.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences announced that Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Daniel Gerber has been selected as the recipient of the SPHHS Outstanding Online Teacher Award.
The Delta Omega Honor Society Rho Chapter held their annual luncheon in April 2018 and inducted new members into its ranks.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst recognized Jessica Furtado, a Public Health Sciences and biochemistry and molecular biology double major, as one of its 21st Century Leaders during the university’s undergraduate commencement held on May 11, 2018.
UMass Amherst's Center for Research on Families (CRF) recently named Associate Professor of Community Health Education Krishna Poudel a 2018-2019 Family Research Scholar.
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