2016 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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Carolyn Langer honored with leadership award in public health practice

Carolyn S. Langer, MD, MPH, JD, director of UMass Medical School’s Office of Clinical Affairs, received the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Leadership Award in Public Health Practice.

United Way Volunteer Fair at UMass Medical School Sept. 29

United Way Volunteer Fair at UMass Medical School Sept. 29

Eighteen Worcester area public service agencies and the UMMS Community Engagement Committee will be on hand at the Volunteer Fair being held Sept. 29 at UMass Medical School. 

‘No Evil Project’ subject of new Artist in Residence exhibit

The work of Troy Thompson will be featured in the next installment of the Lamar Soutter Library’s Artist in Residence series, which runs from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31 on the first floor of the library.

UMMS survey finds community health center physicians mission-driven

A UMass Medical School survey of primary care physicians at Massachusetts community health centers finds a workforce more prepared to practice in a health center through training while also citing concerns of an aging workforce, according to an article in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

UMMS scientists write Oligonucleotide Therapeutic Society Paper of the Year

Research by scientists at UMMS that shows how argonaute proteins rewrite the rules to make oligonucleotides behave like RNA-binding proteins is the topic of a paper selected by the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society as the most impactful paper in the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics for 2015-16.

History of UMass Medical School published online

The Lamar Soutter Library has announced the online publication of The University of Massachusetts Medical School, A History: Integrating Primary Care and Biomedical Research, written by UMMS historian Ellen More, PhD.

Biogen, Ionis report spinal muscular atrophy treatment demonstrated improvement

Biogen and Ionis Pharmaceuticals said their investigational treatment for infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy demonstrated statistically significant improvement in certain motor functions for infants in a clinical trial. The treatment is based on discoveries made at UMass Medical School that used “antisense” technology to increase the availability of a protein crucial for normal neuron function.

MedPage Today: Nwosu explains link between type 2 diabetes in children and liver disease

A new study showing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children is associated with abnormal glucose metabolism is more evidence that a large percentage of patients with type 2 diabetes also have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Benjamin Nwosu, MD, told MedPage Today in an Aug. 2 story.

UMMS LEND program receives $3 million grant from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau has re-funded UMass Medical School’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities  program with a $3.08 million, five-year grant.

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.

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