2017 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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Nursing Expo April 3 introduces local teens to rewarding career

The annual Nursing Schools Expo at UMass Medical School will be held on Monday, April 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Albert Sherman Center.  

Have extra books? Donate them to the Worcester Public Schools Book Drive

UMass Medical School is once again participating in the “Worcester: The City that Reads Book Drive.” The book drive runs through May 8. For additional information, contact the Office of Community and Government Relations at 508-856-4400.

Pharmacy director elected to Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Board of Directors

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) has elected Paul Jeffrey, PharmD, a pharmacy director in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, to the Board of Directors. Three other medical school pharmacists also hold AMCP leadership positions.

UMass Medical School announces Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship

UMass Medical School announces Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship

UMass Medical School has created the Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship to honor its namesake’s contributions to the field of criminal justice health.

New book by Judson Brewer explores mindfulness in overcoming addiction

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, director of research at the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness, has published The Craving Mind, a new book on addiction.

UMass Medical School innovation chosen for ‘STAT Madness’ contest

UMass Medical School is competing in “STAT Madness,” an online, bracket-style competition run by the Boston Globe Media’s national health and science publication, Stat News, to find the best innovation in science and medicine--specifically, the discovery of the first off-switches for CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing by Erik Sontheimer, PhD.

GSBS student assumes leadership position at Genetics Society of America

The Genetics Society of America has named Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student Sumeet Nayak as co-chair of its communication and scientific outreach subcommittee.

Work Without Limits joins Partners for Youth with Disabilities to mentor community college students with disabilities

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program is partnering with Partners for Youth with Disabilities to offer e-mentoring to Massachusetts community college students with disabilities. 

Temple Grandin to keynote 2017 Work Without Limits conference

Temple Grandin, PhD, an accomplished autism advocate, will deliver the keynote address at the Work Without Limits Raise the Bar Hire! conference Thursday, Oct. 5. UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits is a statewide network of engaged employers and innovative, collaborative partners that aims to increase employment among individuals with disabilities.

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