Specialized ADHD Clinic Opens on Campus

This article was originally published in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian on October 18, 2012. Chelsie Field contributed to this report.

A specialized clinic for children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) opened Oct.1 at the University of Massachusetts Psychological Services Center. The clinic aims to provide fast and effective ADHD assessments.

Associate professor of psychology and the clinic’s Director of Assessment Rebecca Ready views the clinic’s opening as

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School of Nursing Receives $900,000 Grant

This article was originally published in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian on October 16, 2012.

The University of Massachusetts’ School of Nursing received an $892,559 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Bureau of Health Professions to help fund a three-year long program to draw in new, underprivileged students from minority backgrounds.

Jean Swinney, a UMass professor and interim director of the School of Nursing, is in charge

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UMass Researcher Seeks To Prevent Diabetes In New Mothers

By making a few simple changes in the year following their baby’s birth, one University of Massachusetts researcher thinks mothers may be able to prevent the onset of chronic diseases like diabetes.

Lisa Chasan-Taber, a UMass epidemiology professor, has been awarded a five-year, $2.56 million grant to assess the influence of targeted interventions after pregnancy on the development of adult onset diabetes among 300 women in western Massachusetts.

The study

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Western Mass Cyclists Ride for the Food Bank

It’s a brisk autumn morning on the west side of the Connecticut River, just 25 minutes from the University of Massachusetts. While most of the Pioneer Valley is still asleep, some dedicated bicyclists are gearing up at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. They’re about to embark on the second annual Will Bike 4 Food event. Alex Simisky, the organization’s communications coordinator, explains the idea is to combine the

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