An IT expert at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has taken his work on improving web access for people with cognitive disabilities to the global stage. John Rochford has joined the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Task Force.
“Am I Covered?” is new tool launched by the UMMS Autism Insurance Resource Center to help families determine whether their health insurance policy covers services under the Massachusetts Autism Insurance Law.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Cares student organization is raising money to donate to non-profit organizations in Nepal to help those affected by the devastating earthquake that struck the country on April 25.
The Sibling Support Program, developed at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, was recognized by Cambridge Health Alliance during its annual fundraiser.
Educator, multicultural advocate and multimedia artist Bayda Asbridge is the Lamar Soutter Library’s next Artist in Residence. Her exhibit of fiber and brush painted works entitled “The Silk Road” will be on display in the library from Friday, May 1, through Tuesday, June 30.
QMass and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are hosting an LGBT health awareness event, “Caring for LGBT Patients,” that will take place Monday, May 4, from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. in the Jacob Hiatt Auditorium.
The Best Buddies chapter at UMass Medical School—launched last year to promote friendships among UMMS students and community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities—is hosting its first Best Buddies Friendship Walk on Sunday, May 17, on the university campus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Advanced practice nurses and nursing administrators interested in learning more about doctoral degree program are invited to attend an information session being hosted by UMass Medical School’s Graduate School of Nursing on Monday, May 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
High school and college students from across the state participated in the 2015 MassAHEC HOSA State Leadership Conference April 11 at UMass Medical School to learn about careers in health care.
On Monday, April 27, the Office of Community and Government Relations is providing opportunities for new and returning volunteers to connect with local agencies that need help. The sixth annual Volunteer Fair will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the main campus in the Medical School lobbies.