Stephen T. Earls, MD, clinical associate professor in family medicine & community health, is quoted in an article about proposed regulation which would require tighter control of drugs that include hydrocodone, an opioid found in Vicodin and dozens of other brand-name products.

TIME named UMass Medical School’s Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, to the 2013 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Dr. Luzuriaga, professor of pediatrics and medicine, was part of a team of researchers that last month reported the first case of a so-called “functional cure” in an HIV-infected infant.

A.J. Marian Walhout, PhD, co-director of the program in systems biology and professor of molecular medicine, discusses her new work which shows that the precise composition of a diet can have profound health effects, suggesting that exactly what’s in each mouthful may matter more than anyone anticipated.

Jesse Columbo, School of Medicine class of 2013, learns he’ll spend the next six years training in vascular surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire.



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Research examines brain activity and selfless love

brewer-judsonJudson Brewer, MD, PhD, who recently joined the faculty at UMass Medical School as associate professor of medicine and psychiatry and director of research at the Center for Mindfulness, examines brain activity of trial participants practicing “loving kindness” mediation in his lab at Yale University, according to a new paper on the research published in the journal Brain and Behavior.

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Study: Providers should keep talking about HPV vaccine to reluctant parents

dorell-christinaTo improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates, health care providers should actively address the concerns of parents who initially delay or refuse the vaccine for their adolescent daughters because many may eventually change their minds, according to a study by a UMass Medical School researcher and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control.

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