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Boston Marathon survivor Heather Abbott to deliver keynote at Work Without Limits conference

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott will deliver a keynote address, Overcoming Adversity, at Raise the Bar Hire! on Oct. 25 in Norwood. The annual conference is hosted by UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits, a statewide network of employers and partners that aims to increase employment among individuals with disabilities.

Kenneth Appelbaum to receive National Commission on Correctional Health Care award

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care has selected Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, director of correctional mental health policy and research at UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research, as the recipient of the prestigious 2016 B. Jaye Anno Award of Excellence in Communications award.

Diversity Campus Read is Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy by David Sheff is the selection for UMass Medical School’s fourth annual Diversity Campus Read. The 2016 Campus Read Event will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1, at noon in the Faculty Conference Room.

Flu shot clinics scheduled at UMMS and UMass Memorial Medical Center sites/locations

The UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center system-wide vaccination program has launched. Students, faculty and staff can get vaccinated at various sites at no cost throughout October and November.

Assistive Technology expo returns to UMass Medical School

The annual Assistive Technology Expo will be held at UMass Medical School on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from noon to 2 p.m. It provides opportunities to learn about technologies that help people with disabilities related to autism, stroke, aging and other conditions, whether temporary or chronic, live full lives.

UMass Medical School employees recognized for outstanding performance

Several UMass Medical School employees are among those being honored by the 2016 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Performance Recognition Program.

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.

‘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.

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