Department of Medicine Faculty in the News

January 19, 2017 - Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, is mentioned in an article about meditation.
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January 8, 2017 - Jerry Gurwitz, MD, Professor of Medicine, talks about how taking multiple medications can have negative effects and cause more issues.
Read the Washington Post article

December 27, 2016 - Shan Lu, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine received $17.3 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to develop and produce an optimized HIV vaccine.
Read the UMass Med Now Article

December 2, 2016 - Ellen Gravallese, MD, Professor of Medicine was recently honored with two leadership appointements in academic medicine.
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November 30, 2016 - Jennifer Daly, MD, Professor of Medicine discusses HIV positive patients and caregiver challenges.
Read the full Worcester Telegram & Gazette article

November 22, 2016 - Jonathan Kay, MD, Professor of Medicine highlights the 2016 American College of Rheumatology Meeting.
Read the full Medscape article

November 20, 2016 - Jerry Gurwitz, MD, Professor of Medicine questions preventive statins for older adults.
Read the full Worcester Telegram & Gazette article
 

November 11, 2016 - Jennifer Wang, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine comments about treating influenza with nanoparticles.
Read the full nanotechweb article

October 28, 2016 - Jonathan Kay, MD, Professor of Medicine found that the 5-year safety data of 50-mg and 100-mg golimumab remained consistent with its 3-year results. 
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October 9, 2016 - Sherry Pagato, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine speaks on the danger of the accessability of indoor tanning for college students.
Read the full USA Today article

October 7, 2016 - Kathleen Manzor, EdD, conducts study that proves most physicians will not say sorry for making a mistake that puts patients at risk.
Read the full MedPage today article

October 6, 2016 - Kevin Donahue, MD, Professor of Medicine is running two federally funded studies for atrial fibrillation.
Read the full Clinical Leader article

October 6, 2016 - Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD, Professor of Medicine is quoted in article about death by drug overdose and their correlation to organ transplants.
Read the full New York Times article

September 19, 2016 - Sherry Pagato, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine comments on fitness trackers and their use.
Read the full The Verge article

September 17, 2016 - Sarah McGee, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor of Medicine is quoted in a story about a state program that helps familys keep there elderly family at home.
Read the full Telegram and Gazette article

September 15, 2016 - Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine developed a new mobile app that can curb stress eating.
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September 14, 2016 - David McManus, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine has found that drinking can lead to changes in the heart and is linked to atrial fibrillation.
Read the full livescience.com article

September 11, 2016 - Kanishka Bhattacharya, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine talks about treating obesity with diet, exercise and surgery.
Read the full MedCity News artlce

September 8, 2016 - Craig Lilly, MD, Professor of Medicine says telemedicine can help improve care in intensive care units.
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September 4, 2016 - Wenjun Li, PhD, Associate Professor of medicine talks about childhood obesity.
Read the full Telegram & Gazette article

September 3, 2016 - Jerry Gurwitz, MD, Professor of Medicine, talks about how taking too many drugs can cause a cascade effect.
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August 22, 2016 - Sherry Pagato, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine talks about using her smartwatch to monitor her exercise.
Read the full TechTarget article

August 17, 2016 - Sherry Pagato, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine talks about addictions to indoor tanning.
Read the full US News and World Report article

August 2, 2016 - Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, Professor of Medicine has identified a RNA molecule that can prevent inflammtory genes from being used until needed.
Read the full Lupus News Today article

July 25, 2016 - Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine comments on the new trend of standing desks.
Read the full MedPage Today article

July 6, 2016 - Mary Maloney, MD, Professor of Medicine is quoted in an article about a new teledermatology system being developed by 3Derm.
Read the full Worcester Telegram and Gazette article 

July 3, 2016 - Joseph Bouchard, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine comments on the misleading rankings of state doctors.
Read the full Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise article

July 1, 2016 - Mireya Wessolossky, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine is quoted in a story about healthy nonprofit food delivery in the community.
Read the full Worcester Magazine article

June 28, 2016 - Jonathan Kay, MD, Professor of Medicine explains that biobanks that collect samples from patients with various diseases can help with researh for cures.
Read the full Medscape.com article

June 27, 2016 - Anna Marshak-Rothstein, PhD, Professor of Medicine was awarded the 2016 Lupus Insight Prize.
Read the full Lupus News Today article

June 27, 2016 - Sherry Pagato, PhD, Associate Professor or Medicine comments on finding an exercise that is fun and fits your particular personal needs.
Read the full Chicago Tribune article

June 24, 2016 - Joseph Bouchard, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine comments on unfair doctor rankings leading to patients being misled.
Read the full Lowell Sun article

May 31, 2016 - Jonathan Kay, MD, Professor of Medicine explains how the MRI and ultrasound imaging technologies may effect diagnosing and treating rheumatoid arthritis.
Read the full MedPage Today article

May 20, 2016 Ratnesh Chopra, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine speaks about Lupus and its effects.
Read the full Worcester Telegram article

May 17, 2016 - Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine did a study in which she found that being on statin therapy did not significantly reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk in postmenopausal women newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
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May 13, 2016Jonathan Kay, MD, Professor of Medicine is quoted in a story about a new study which found that patients taking a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) for spondyloarthritis (SpA) are not at increased risk for cancer.
Read the full MedPage Today article

May 4, 2016 - Mayra S. Tisminetzky, MPH, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine conducted a study that shows that the proportion of low-risk survivors of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) increased from 2001 to 2011.
Read the full DoctorsLounge.com article here

May 4, 2016 Matilde Castiel, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine talks about the steps being taken locally to reduce fatal opioid-related overdoses.
Read the full Worcester Telegram article here

May 2, 20016 - Mark Klempner, MD, Professor of Medicine explains how scientists at MassBiologics are developing a pre-exposure prophylaxis that prevents tick-transmitted infection of Lyme disease.
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April 29, 2016 - John Harris, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine is mentioned in a story about vitiligo.
Read the full Examiner.com article here

April 26, 2016 - Hardy Kornfeld, MD, Professor of Medicine speaks about the connection between TB and diabetes.
Read the full Helio.com article here

April 25, 2016 - Susan V. George, Clinical Professor of Medicine is 1 of 5 women who will receive the Katharine F. Erskine Award during the Tribute to Women luncheon on May 3 at Mechanics Hall.
Read the Worcester Telegram & Gazette article here

April 7, 2016 - Jonathan Kay, MD, Professor of Medicine is quoted in a story about the biosimilar infliximab.
Read the MedPage Today story here

April 7, 2016 Wenjun Li, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine does a study on youth access to cigars.
Read the full MedicalXPress article here

April 1, 2016 - Mark Klempner, MD, Professor of Medicine explains a new approach to Lyme disease.
Read the full Worcester Business Journal article here

March 31, 2016 - John Keaney Jr., MD, Professor of Medicine comments on a study that shows hormone therapy might reduce the risk for heart attacks in women.
Read the full Philadelphia Inquirer article here

March 29, 2016Wenjun Li, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine conducted study that found Mediterranean diet lowers hip fracture risk.
Read the full examiner.com article here  

March 25, 2016Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine explains how meditation improves lives.
Read the full Men's Journal article here

March 25, 2016Hardy Kornfeld, MD, Professor of Medicine study suggests that TB and diabetes are linked.
Read the full The Hindu article here

March 24, 2016Matilde Castiel, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and a few others from UMass are quoted in an artilce able the efforts to fight back against the opiod epidemic in Massachusetts.
Read the full Worcester Telegram and Gazette article

March 23, 2016Sherry Pagoto, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine talks about standing desks vs. sitting desks and the need for more research.
Read the Boston.com article 

March 13, 2016 Payam Aghassi, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine explains how bronchial thermoplasty can help patients who suffer from asthma but don’t respond to standard treatment.
Read the Worcester Telegram & Gazette article

March 7, 2016 - Laura Gibson, MD and Sharone Green, MD both Associate Professors of Medicine discuss how cytomegalovirus (CMV) can cause microcephaly in babies and how that may help researchers studying Zika.
Read the STAT article here

February 29, 2016 - Steven Hatch, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine talks about his new book Snowball in a Blizzard: A Physician’s Notes on Uncertainty in Medicine.
Read The Atlantic article here

February 25, 2016 - Jonathan Kay, MD, Professor of Medicine speaks on the FDA's approval of CT-P13 which is used to treat inflammatory disease.
Read the full MedScape article 

February 18, 2016 - Sherry Pagato, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine explains how healthy living can be promoted through social media.
Read the full Worcester Magazine article

February 17, 2016 - Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine is mentioned in a study about drinking and its effect on health.
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February 17, 2016 - Jeffrey Rade, MD, Professor of Medicine discusses stem cell therapy to repair scar tissue.
Read the full Worcester Telegram and Gazette article

February 15, 2016 - Cynthia Ennis, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine discusses the risk of cardiovascular disease just in time for Heart Health Month.
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February 11, 2016 - Mary Maloney, MD, Professor of Medicine comments on Johnson & Johnson’s rheumatoid arthritis treatment Remicade.
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February 2, 2016 - Sherry Pagoto, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine explains how excessive tanning could be related to mental illness.
Read the full Huffington Post article

January 29, 2016 - Jun Huh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine finds link between infectious disease and autism.
Read the full Boston Business Journal article

January 27, 2016 - Mary Maloney, MD, Professor of Medcine comments on indoor tanning and melanoma.
Read the full NH Voice article

January 23, 2016 - Yunsheng MA, MD, PhD and Barbara Olendzki, RD, MPH, both Assistant Professors of Medicine at UMass Medical School work with computer scientists at UMass Lowell in an effort to more effectively count caloric intake.
Read the full MedPage Today article

January 15, 2016 - Robert Finberg, MD, Chair and Professor of Medicine has built a team backed by $10 million to predict and build a more effective influenza treatment.
Read the full Worcester Telegram and Gazette article

January 7, 2016 - Sherry Pagoto, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine speaks on nutrition and the new year.
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November 4, 2015 - David McManus, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine develops wearable devices for monitoring of cardiac patients.
Read the full UMassMedNow article 

November 2, 2015Mark Klempner, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor for MassBiologics and Professor of Medicine, explains how scientists at MassBiologics will soon be able to prevent tick-transmitted infection of Lyme disease.
Read the full Boston Globe article

October 27, 2015Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Sherry Pagoto, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine are referenced in an article about a study explaining the health benefits of kiwi.
Read the full NDTV article 

October 24, 2015 - Mark Klempner, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor for MassBiologics and Professor of Medicine, explains how scientists at MassBiologics are developing a pre-exposure prophylaxis that prevents tick-transmitted infection of Lyme disease.
Read the full Worcester Telegram and Gazette article 

October 24, 2015 - Sherry Pagoto, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, talks about her research about tanning beds around college campuses published in JAMA Dermatology.
Read the full Cosmopolitan article 

October 9, 2015 - Sherry Pagoto, PhD, co-authored an editorial about a new study showing that skin cancer rates are higher in gay & bisexual men than in heterosexual men.
Read the full Cancer Network article

October 7, 2015 - Sherry Pagoto, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, suggests ways to address a loved one’s weight issue.
Read the full Yahoo News article

October 1, 2015 Sherry Pagoto, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, is quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about including more exercise into your lifestyle.
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Septemeber 24, 2015 - Jonathan Kay, MD, Professor of Medicine, discusses treatment for various forms of back pain.
Read the full Medscape article 

September 21, 2015 - Laura Alonso, MD, the George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation Term Chair in Diabetes and Associate Professor of Medicine, and Rohit Sharma, PhD, discovered a new pathway that triggers regeneration of beta cells in the pancreas.
Read the full Medical Xpress article

September 20, 2015 Daniel Z. Fisher MD, PhD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, talks about places that train lay people in mental health.
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September 17, 2015 - Jennifer Tjia MD, MSCE, Associate Professor of Medicine and Quantitative Health Sciences, has been named a 2015 Sojourns Scholar by the Cambia Health Foundation.
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September 16, 2015 - Sherry Pagoto, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, is quoted in an article about off-campus college housing facilities that provide students free access to tanning.
Read the full Allure Magazine article

September 11, 2015 - UMass Memorial Medical Center has been nationally recognized as a National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) Center. UMass Memorial Medical Center is the only hospital in Central Massachusetts to receive this prestigious designation. 
Read the full UMassMemorial Health Care press release

September 8, 2015Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, talks meditation and its affects the human brain.
Read the full Yale Daily News article

September 2, 2015 Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, explains mindfulness in this segment of 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper. Also featured, Jon Kabat-Zinn Jean King, PhD.
Watch 60 Minutes Here

August 7, 2015 - Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and founder of the Center for Mindfulness at UMMS is quoted in this article about reducing employee stress.
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August 3, 2015 Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, is quoted in an article about treatments for alcohol-induced liver disease.
Read the full UPI article

August 1, 2015 Jennifer Wang, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, has research featured in this article about using humanized mice as references for drug effects on people.
Read the full The Scientist article 

July 31, 2015 -  Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, explains how to help kick cigarette cravings.
Read the full CNN article 

July 31, 2015Mark S. Klempner, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor for MassBiologics and Professor of Medicine, speaks about PrEP, a preventive approach to fighting Lyme disease.
Read the full Boston Magazine article

July 23, 2015 - Sherry Pagato, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, is working with WPI to develop a mobile app targeting stress eating.
Read the full Yahoo News article 

July 21, 2015Suzana Makowski, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Division Chief for Palliative Medicine, will lead the conversation at the August 4th launch of the ‘Being Mortal’ Diversity Campus Read.
Read the full UMass Med Now article 

July 12, 2015 - Jerry Gurwitz, MD, Professor of Medicine, speaks to the unmonitored use of Coumadin in nursing homes.
Read the full Washington Post article

July 7, 2015 - Neil Aronin, MD, Professor of Medicine, has been honored by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America with its 2015 Research Award for his significant contributions to the understanding of the disease.
Read the full UMass Med Now article

July 7, 2015 - Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, Professor of Medicine, has received a Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Read the full UMass Med Now article

July 1, 2015 -  Lori Pbert, PhD, Professor of Medicine, has recieved tenure along with 7 other Department of Medicine faculty who were recently promoted to Associate Professor or Professor.
Read the full list of promotions in the UMass Med Now article

June 29, 2015 - Laura Alonso, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, along with Drs. Michael Brehm and Rene Maehr have each earned $300,000 grants for work on diabetes under a program aimed at supporting younger scientists.
Read the full Telegram.com article here

June 29, 2015Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, speaks to "12 Ways to Meditate During the Day".
Read the full Mens Journal article here 

June 29, 2015Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, and his research about STATINS is featured in this article.
Read the full The Sunday Leader article

June 24, 2015 - Samir Malkani, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, is quoted in the following article "Healing powers of placenta help prevent limb loss".

Read the full Telegram.com article here

June 11, 2015 - Alan Rosemarin, MD, Professor of Medicine, speaks to the high cost of Medicine for Cancer Patients.
Read the full Telegram.com article here

June 3, 2015 - Among the 18 who graduated from the Junior Faculty Development Program, 6 are from the Department of Medicine.
Find our who graduate from the JFDP in the full UMass Med Now article

 

 

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