List of Recent News Articles

  • $1.5 million AHRQ grant aims to decrease the use of antipsychotics in nursing homes

    In an effort to explore how to improve prescribing practices and reduce the use of antipsychotics in the nursing home setting, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the UMass Medical School.

  • $1.7 million in grants will help students enter primary care workforce sooner

    $1.7 million in grants will help students enter primary care workforce sooner2010 10 08Sandra GrayUMass Medical School CommunicationsWith the expansion of the primary care workforce an essential component of national health care reform, two federal grants totaling more than $1.7

  • $12 million suicide-prevention study targets patients in the emergency room

    $12 million suicide prevention study targets patients in the emergency room 2011 01 03Alison DuffyUMass Medical School Communications The Department of Emergency Medicine is conducting a $12 million, multi site study funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health aimed

  • 1,300-space parking garage planned for newly acquired land

    1,300 space parking garage planned for newly acquired land 2011 02 04Mark SheltonUMass Medical School Communications UMass Medical School recently acquired 27 acres of land to construct a 1,300 space parking garage in support of the Sherman Center. 550rightUMass Medical

  • 1.9 million grant to help patients with mental illness receive primary care

    A $1.9 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will focus on getting patients with mental illness the primary care they need to improve their overall health status. 

  • 3D imaging could improve breast cancer detection

    3D imaging could improve breast cancer detection 2011 01 04Jim Fessenden and Bryan GoodchildUMass Medical School Communications UMass Medical School is one of five institutions in the country investigating new techniques for producing three dimensional images of breast cancer tissue

  • A call to arms: Donating blood turns into healthy competition

    Sometimes when you see something that needs doing, you just roll up your sleeves and do it. When medical student Dan Carr ’13 saw a flyer seeking blood donors to ease an unexpected shortage, he quite literally rolled up his sleeves and donated a unit of whole blood at the UMass Memorial Blood Donor Center on A level, downstairs from the hospital’s emergency room on the University campus. While he was in the reclining donation chair, however, Carr learned that not only does the Blood Donor Center experience worrisome periodic shortages, but a great many of his fellow students—all potential donors—are simply unaware of the center and its need.

  • A new model of community research tackles obesity in Worcester County

    A new federally funded research center at UMass Medical School is tackling the issue of obesity in Worcester County, using a community-research model that relies equally on the participation of the community and its partner institutions.

  • A new way of teaching medicine begins with School of Medicine’s entering class

    A new way of teaching medicine begins with School of Medicine’s entering class2010 09 15Kristen K. O'ReillyUMass Medical School CommunicationsnoneWhen Nancy Skehan, MD ’06, started at UMass Medical School in 2002, the structure of the curriculum was not unlike what

  • Adoption 101 workshops to be held on Nov. 3 and 4

    Adoption 101 workshop to be held on Nov. 4 2010 11 01On Thursday, Nov. 4, Commonwealth Medicine’s Office of Foster Care and Adoption (OFCA) will be hosting an Adoption 101 workshop from noon to 1 p.m. in the Amphitheater

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