2014 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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Office of Clinical Affairs health policy expert attends White House briefings

Office of Clinical Affairs Associate Medical Director Umbereen S. Nehal, MD, MPH, has been invited to the White House twice in four weeks to attend health policy briefings.

UMass board chair Henry M. Thomas calls UMass Medical School ‘epic success’

In a speech to the Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce on June 18, University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees Chairman Henry M. Thomas III highlighted the importance of UMass Medical School to the success of the regional economy.

SPARC new name for mental health services research unit

The UMass Medical School Department of Psychiatry has announced that Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center, or SPARC, is the new name for what was previously called the Center for Mental Health Services Research.

Scopus and SciVal now available at Lamar Soutter Library

The Lamar Soutter Library has expanded the range of research tools it offers to the UMass Medical School community with subscriptions to Scopus and SciVal, both products of leading science publisher Elsevier. Scopus incorporate disciplines that cross over into the social sciences, while SciVal offers tools for evaluating research impact on an individual and institutional level.

Girard joins UMMS as purchasing director

Brian L. Girard joined UMass Medical School as purchasing director on Monday, June 9.

Science Café Woo for kids coming June 14

Science Café Woo will be among the exhibitors and demonstrators at the TouchTomorrow festival being held at WPI in Worcester on Saturday, June 14.

Joyce Murphy named vice chair of Harvard Pilgrim board of directors

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, has been named vice chair of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care board of directors.

Health needs assessment reveals disparities for individuals with disabilities in Mass.

Individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts are more likely to experience poor physical and mental health, nicotine addiction and sexual violence, according to a report released this week co-authored by UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

UMMS disability program honored for helping individuals with mental illness re-enter workforce

The UMMS Disability Evaluation Services program was honored at the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition’s 15th Annual Employer Awards Celebration for its role in helping people with mental illness re-enter the workforce.

Montages of survivors’ mementos recall Holocaust memories

The series Inheritance: Stories of Memory and Discovery by Leslie Starobin, professor of communication arts at Framingham State University, is on display at the Lamar Soutter Library through June 27, and she will share stories from the Holocaust survivors and their children who made the project possible at a reception in the library’s Rare Book Room on Thursday, April 24.

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