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Good Morning America: UMMS study tallies tanning beds at or near college campuses

Good Morning America: UMMS study tallies tanning beds at or near college campuses

Nearly half of the nation’s top colleges have tanning beds on campus or in off-campus housing, and some allow students to pay for them with campus cash cards, according to a Good Morning America interview with Sherry Pagoto, PhD, on her new study

UMMS Work Without Limits honors efforts to advance employment of individuals with disabilities

UMMS Work Without Limits honors efforts to advance employment of individuals with disabilities

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits presents three awards for efforts to advance employment of individuals with disabilities at the second annual “Raise the Bar Hire!” conference.

UMMS study: Tanning beds widely available on or near college campuses, despite cancer risk

UMMS study: Tanning beds widely available on or near college campuses, despite cancer risk

Despite a high skin cancer risk, tanning beds are available on campus or in off-campus housing at nearly half of the nation’s top colleges, and access is frequently discounted or entirely free of charge, according to a new study from Sherry Pagoto at UMass Medical School.

Collins to WBUR: ‘For the first time in a long time, there was hope’

Collins to WBUR: ‘For the first time in a long time, there was hope’

In an op-ed for Boston WBUR-FM’s Cognoscenti, Chancellor Michael F. Collins underscores the importance of relief efforts in Ebola-stricken Liberia, including those underway at UMass Medical School. 

UMMS ‘priceless ally’ in the Ebola fight, according to Telegram op-ed

UMMS ‘priceless ally’ in the Ebola fight, according to Telegram op-ed

An editorial in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette lauds Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen for supporting efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic, and UMass Medical School for launching a relief initiative in Liberia, funded by the Allen Foundation.

Commonwealth Medicine number two on list of top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts

Commonwealth Medicine number two on list of top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts

Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting and operations division of UMass Medical School, is number two on the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, announced The Boston Globe Magazine and its partner The Commonwealth Institute. Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, is the chief executive at Commonwealth Medicine.

ProstAtak like ‘self-destruct button’ for prostate cancer, Sokoloff tells WBZ TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall

ProstAtak like ‘self-destruct button’ for prostate cancer, Sokoloff tells WBZ TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall

Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, chair and professor of urology, spoke to WBZ TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall about a new protest cancer vaccine in a phase III clinical trial at UMass Medical School. Prostate cancer is the leading cancer among men and is treatable, but recurrences are common. The novel vaccine is design to reduce those recurrences.

UMMS Ebola Relief effort launched with $7.5M Paul G. Allen Family Foundation grant

UMMS Ebola Relief effort launched with $7.5M Paul G. Allen Family Foundation grant

With a $7.5 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, UMass Medical School will lead a team of academic partners to provide a comprehensive relief effort in Liberia, bringing doctors, nurses and training and medical supplies to the Ebola-stricken country. 

Massachusetts Health Council honors Joyce Murphy

Massachusetts Health Council honors Joyce Murphy

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of Commonwealth Medicine, received the Outstanding Leadership award from the Massachusetts Health Council. Murphy was honored for her work increasing access to health care for high-risk populations.

New ALS-associated gene identified using innovative strategy

New ALS-associated gene identified using innovative strategy

A team of international scientists led by John Landers, PhD, has shown that TUBA4A, the gene encoding the Tubulin Alpha 4A protein, is associated with the familial form of the neurodegenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.   

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