A new, jail-based opioid use disorder treatment program is intended to decrease the risk of opioid overdose among incarcerated people transitioning from jail to the community. A new study by Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Elizabeth Evans and researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate suggests improvements are needed in at least three critical areas.
Brittany Ranchoff, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, has been invited to participate in the Population Reference Bureau’s U.S. Policy Communication Training Program. The program aims to bridge the gap between research and policy environments, bringing together the research community and policy audiences to learn various ways to communicate findings.
The UMass Amherst Stroke Support Group will host its annual event to raise community awareness for stroke and aphasia on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Northampton Center for the Arts. This year, the group welcomes the Stroke Across America "Journey for Recovery" team, a group of cyclists who have been pedaling their way across America, spreading awareness about stroke, aphasia, and traumatic brain injury, and the long road to physical and emotional recovery and rediscovery of one’s identity.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy has received a $2.44 million, five-year grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue her research into how embryonic exposure to certain common pollutants may put people at risk for diabetes and other metabolic health conditions later in life.
Researchers are currently seeking volunteers aged 30 to 40 years or 70 to 80 years.
Professor and Chair of Biostatistics and Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber has updated her seminal textbook Writing Grant Proposals in Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, and Biostatistics. The book’s 2nd edition is now available from publisher Chapman and Hall.
Environmental and reproductive epidemiologist Carrie Nobles has won a three-year, career development award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to examine the impact of ambient environmental factors on men’s fertility. Nobles will focus on the impacts associated with ambient air pollution, such as traffic and powerplant emissions; and ambient temperature, both hot and cold.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $10 million, five-year award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create the New England Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. Infectious disease epidemiologist Andrew Lover will serve as its deputy director.
I am constantly amazed at our inability as a society to make steady progress in protecting human rights. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson is a giant step backward for women’s reproductive health and constitutional rights.
A team from the Department of Communication Disorders recently participated in the Massachusetts Optimism Walk, raising nearly $2000 to support Parkinson's disease research and awareness.
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