2016 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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Joyce Murphy clerk of Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare board

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, has been elected clerk of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare Board of Directors.

UMMS researcher receives $300,000 grant from Avon 39 to further breast cancer research

Leslie Shaw, PhD, associate professor of molecular, cell & cancer biology, received a $300,000 grant to examine a mutation in gene IRS-2 to determine impacts on patient outcomes.

Picking up the pace: Open houses offer guidance and support for UMass Medicine Cancer Walk

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk staff members are hosting a series of open houses at several UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center locations to support team leaders and walkers who are raising money for care and research at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence.  

Sokoloff to speak at summit on prostate cancer Sept. 16-18

Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, chair and professor of urology, will serve as a featured speaker at the First Global Summit on Diagnostic Precision for Prostate Cancer, taking place Sept. 16-18 at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston. 

Polakoff to Worcester Business Journal: Team-based primary care crucial to managed care

UMass Medical School experts says a team-based approach to primary care is key to managed care models that have been integrated into primary care, pediatrics and geriatrics, according to an article in the Worcester Business Journal.

Study shows unmet needs, barriers to care for pregnant women with disabilities

A study initiated at UMass Medical School highlights unmet needs and barriers to care for women with physical disabilities during pregnancy and childbirth, including clinicians’ knowledge and attitudes and accessibility to health care facilities and equipment.

Farmers Market returns to Worcester campus

Farmers Market returns to Worcester campus

Beginning Tuesday, June 14, 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.

‘Eclectica’ showcases internationally inspired fiber art and brush painting

Educator, multicultural advocate and multimedia artist Bayda Asbridge is the Lamar Soutter Library’s next Artist in Residence.

CDC reappoints Shriver Center autism expert as Act Early Ambassador

Autism advocate Elaine Gabovitch, MPA, has been reappointed to her fourth term as Act Early Ambassador to Massachusetts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote the early identification of developmental delays.

Autism Insurance Resource Center honors ‘Champions’

The Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center honored four individuals for their dedication and commitment to helping families and individuals in the autism community.

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