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Bullet Green The Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine is recruiting for a weight loss research study. Groups include diet monitoring, setting weight loss goals, developing a physical activity program, and learning about barriers to weight loss. Each participant will also receive either behavioral counseling OR health education. We are recruiting women ages 21 to 65 who are suffering from depression. Compensation is provided. For more information, call ext. 6-6557, send and e-mail to BAProgram@umassmed.edu or visit www.umassmed.edu/behavmed/research/beactive (IRB docket#: H-12315).

Bullet Green In celebration of Veteran’s Day, “Honoring All Who Served” a presentation by J. Richard Watkins, author of Vietnam: No Regrets, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Faculty Conference Room. The program begins at noon, with doors opening at 11:30 for lunch. A book signing will follow. RSVP to Nellie Toney via global e-mail.

Bullet Green One Day UMass, a series of short lectures on health care, current events, and culture from some of the most prominent and accomplished faculty members from across the UMass system, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods (860 Winter St. in Waltham). The cost is $50 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch and six lectures.For information and to register, visit www.umassevents.com

Bullet Green THIS EVENT IS CANCELED The second annual Trends in Management of GI Disorders: A Nursing Symposium will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, at the UMass Medical School main campus and on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the UMass Medical School South Street campus. The program will provide an update on the latest advancements in GI nursing, including trends in the fundamentals of GI disorders, focusing on nursing implications and various technological advancements. This conference is designed for clinicians interested in providing better care for their patients with gastroenterological disorders. For additional information, visit the conference web site. This program is jointly sponsored by the Division of Gastroenterology at UMass Memorial Medical Center and the UMass Medical School Office of Continuing Education.

Bullet Green Ellen S. More, PhD, head of the Lamar Soutter Library’s Office of Medical History and Archives, professor of psychiatry and author of Personal Stories, Political Change: Women Physicians and the Cultures of Medicine will talk about her work and participate in a book signing on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. in the Rare Boom Room. Dr. More is also the author of Restoring the Balance: Women Physicians and the Profession of Medicine, 1850-1995, which was awarded the Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize from the History of Science Society, and co-editor of The Empathic Practitioner: Empathy, Gender, and Medicine and The People’s Medicine Comes to Massachusetts, a web-based history of family medicine in Massachusetts.

Bullet Green The Lamar Soutter Library Artist in Residence Series presents Celebrating the Life and Works of Tobias McConchie, 1985-2008 through Nov. 25 on the first floor of the library. For information, contact Nancy Harger at ext. 6-3334 or via global e-mail.

Bullet Green Don't miss it! Tuesday, Oct. 27 is the last day the Greater Worcester Farmer’s Market will be on the University Campus this year. Hosted by UMMS and UMass Memorial Health Care and located on the plaza in front of the Medical School Lobby, the market is here from 1 to 5 p.m. Participating merchants will be selling fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, baked goods and gift certificates. For information about the farmer’s market, visit www.greaterworcesterfarmersmarket.com.

Bullet Green Save the date! Teaching Clinical Expertise in Family Medicine: Faculty Development Workshop will be offered Dec. 4–5 at the UMass Medical School main campus.