2017 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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‘Medicinal Flora of Massachusetts’ exhibit at Lamar Soutter Library

The “Medicinal Flora of Massachusetts” exhibit, curated by Tess Grynoch, a library fellow in the Lamar Soutter Library, will feature medicinal plants that are found throughout the state and will highlight both their historical and modern uses as herbal remedies along with their sometimes-deadly side effects.

UMass Medical School receives award for innovative use of technology

UMass Medical School has won national recognition for its use of technology to help connect seniors and people with disabilities with long-term services and supports.

UMMS immigration services director joins immigration colleagues on Capitol Hill for advocacy event

Vanessa Paulman of UMass Medical School joined immigration services colleagues in Washington, D.C., for advocacy events hosted by the Council for Global Immigration.

Farmers market returns to Worcester campus

Beginning Tuesday, June 20, a welcome summer tradition returns to the UMass Medical School Worcester campus—the annual farmers market, every Tuesday through October (except July 4), from noon to 5 p.m.

Rajesh Panigrahi to investigate new approach for Epstein-Barr-Virus-associated cancer prevention

The $100,000 grant comes from the Prevent Cancer Foundation will be used o develop a virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine for prevention of Epstein-Barr Virus-associated cancers.

Joyce Murphy elected Harvard Pilgrim board chair

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of the Commonwealth Medicine division, has been elected chair of the board of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Work Without Limits working to connect college students with disabilities to employers

Work Without Limits, a UMass Medical School initiative, is partnering with the National Organization on Disability to bring college students and employers together in Boston to identify more employment opportunities for students with disabilities. 

Office of Program Development supporting Rhode Island health care transformation project

The state of Rhode Island is working with UMass Medical School’s Office of Program Development on its State Innovation Model project, which aims to transform the Rhode Island health care system to achieve better care, healthier people and smarter spending.

Soni and Fahey honored by Consortium of Universities for Global Health for best student manuscript

MD/PhD student Apurv Soni and pediatrics resident Nisha Fahey, DO, have been honored by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health for submitting the best student manuscript.

Upper Pine Tree Lot to close in May

The upper Pine Tree Lot on the Worcester campus will close for about three months, beginning in May.

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