2015 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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Artist in Residence Liz Cutler exhibit Moments and Threads: Artscymath in Wax, Glass & Oils

Works ranging from multimedia paintings to pressed glass sculptures exemplify artist Liz Cutler’s wide ranging artistic interests and talents at her latest exhibit; she will be the featured Artist in Residence at Lamar Soutter Library when Moments and Threads: Artscymath in Wax, Glass & Oils opens on Tuesday, Sept. 1. 

UMMS global mental health conference to focus on Chinese perspective

UMMS will host the Global Mental Health: A Chinese Perspective symposium on Wednesday night and Thursday morning and lead discussions exploring the roots of mental health challenges faced by the Chinese population in China, America and the world.

UMMS BenePLAN Program receives five-year Social Security cooperative agreement

UMMS BenePLAN Program receives five-year Social Security cooperative agreement

The U.S. Social Security Administration awarded UMass Medical School’s BenePLAN program a five-year Work Incentives Planning and Assistance cooperative agreement to continue providing services. The cooperative agreement provides annual funding through June 30, 2020.

Diversity Campus Read launches with conversation about palliative care and end-of-life planning

Diversity Campus Read launches with conversation about palliative care and end-of-life planning

The 2015 Diversity Campus Read at UMass Medical School was launched with a conversation about palliative and end-of-life care.

Faculty recognized for promotion, awarded emeritus status

Faculty recognized for promotion, awarded emeritus status

Thirty-four faculty members were recognized recently for having been promoted, along with five who received tenure and five who were awarded emeritus status at UMass Medical School. 

Joyce Murphy signs NAMI Mass ‘CEOs Against Stigma’ pledge

Joyce Murphy signs NAMI Mass ‘CEOs Against Stigma’ pledge

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, is one of the first CEOS in Massachusetts to sign a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) pledge to end the stigma of mental illness in the workplace.

Recipient of first Ernest “Tony” Winsor medical interpreter award announced by UMMS

Carla Fogaren, RN, a registered nurse known nationally as a pioneer in the field of medical interpreting, has been chosen as the recipient of the first Ernest “Tony” Winsor Award. 

BetaBoston: UMass Medical School, MassHealth partnership giving new moms help via texts

BetaBoston: UMass Medical School, MassHealth partnership giving new moms help via texts

A partnership between UMass Medical School and MassHealth aims to help new mothers meet the challenges of infant care and improve their postpartum care through text messages, according to an article published by Boston Globe’s BetaBoston online newspaper June 5.

Farmers Market returns to Worcester campus

Farmers Market returns to Worcester campus

Beginning Tuesday, June 9, a welcome summer tradition returns to the UMass Medical School Worcester campus—the annual farmers market, every Tuesday through October, from noon to 5 p.m.

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