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Center for Social Policy to Study Health Impact of Boston’s Living Wage Ordinance

Center for Social Policy | November 12, 2014

Partnering with the Boston Health Commission, CSP researchers will assess current impacts and examine the health consequences of a proposed expansion of the law.

$8.3 Million Awarded to UMass Boston and University of Wisconsin for Urology Research

Anna Pinkert | November 06, 2014

Jill Macoska and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin Madison will investigate causes of urological disease.

Doctoral Students Collaborate on Research Project with Boston Youth Justice Partners

McCormack Graduate School | November 05, 2014

Public Policy practicum course offers students real-world research experience and practical insights into the community in which they live.

UMass Boston Well Represented at National Gerontology Conference

McCormack Graduate School | October 31, 2014

Thirty-five faculty, students, and alumni present their research at the Gerontological Society of America annual meeting.

UMass Boston Study: Smokers Who Use E-Cigarettes Regularly More Likely to Quit Tobacco

Office of Communications | October 30, 2014

Smokers who used e-cigarettes daily for one month were six times more likely to quit, survey finds.

UMass Boston Celebrates Ten Years of IDEAS

Office of Communications | October 29, 2014

UMass Boston celebrated the tenth anniversary of IDEAS UMass Boston, a conference that brings innovators and leading thinkers from the worlds of science, the arts, technology, and business together to showcase the innovation

$2.5M Justice Dept. Grant Will Fund Development of Mentoring for Children of Incarcerated Parents

James G. Mortenson | October 09, 2014

UMass Boston Psychology Professor Jean Rhodes received a grant to increase mentor effectiveness for 2 million children with parents in jail, prison, or on parole.

NIH Funds UMass Boston Led Study of Visualization in Health Education on Highway Pollution

James G. Mortenson | October 02, 2014

Carolyn Wong, a research associate with the Institute for Asian American Studies, has received a $450,000 grant to lead a study, along with researchers at UMass Lowell and Tufts University, of computer visualization in promoting health literacy on the toxic effects of highway pollution in Chinatown.

UMass Boston Professor Named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar

Office of Communications | October 01, 2014

Emily Jones, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is one of just 12 nursing educators from across the country to win a prestigious grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Nurse Faculty Scholars program this year.

UMass Boston Researchers Fight Health Disparities for Children with Autism

Anna Pinkert | September 15, 2014

A $3.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health will support early intervention for underserved children in Boston.