T&G: UMMS looks to improve health of Worcester with new CDC funding

By Lisa Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

June 17, 2014

The UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center is focused on improving the health of Worcester’s Union Hill neighborhood by promoting healthy eating and exercise, thanks to a new, $4.4 million award from the CDC, according to a June 17 story in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

"The goal is to do something ultimately that the community can own," said Stephenie Lemon, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine and co-director/principal investigator of the UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center.

The innovative public health research center at UMass Medical School targets obesity and health disparities. Milagros Rosal, PhD, professor of medicine in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, is co-director/principal investigator of the center.

Read more in this Worcester Telegram & Gazette story.
$4.4M health grant to help Union Hill improve lifestyles

Related link on UMassMedNow:
UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center awarded $4.4 million from CDC