2014 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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New EpiServer user group meets monthly to share CMS tips

Now that UMass Medical School’s IT department has fully implemented EpiServer, the new content management tool for the institution, new EpiServer users are being trained every day. As a way to connect these users to share tips and learn from each other, a user group that meets monthly has been created.

Aroke named 2014 Emerging Scholar by International Society of Nurses in Genetics

Graduate School of Nursing PhD student Edwin Aroke, MSN, CRNA, has been named the International Society of Nurses in Genetics’ 2014 Emerging Scholar for his research abstract “Exploring the pharmacogenetics of ketamine-induced emergence phenomena.”

Paul Odgren image is 2014 FASEB BioArt winner, featured on NIH director’s blog

An image created by Paul Odgren, PhD, research associate professor of cell & developmental biology, was among the winners of the 2014 BioArt competition sponsored by the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology. 

MassBiologics senior director appointed to NIH Council of Councils

Keith Reimann, DVM, professor of medicine and senior director of product discovery at MassBiologics, has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health Council of Councils.

Paulo Martins named recipient of 2015 ASTS Vanguard Prize

Paulo N. Martins, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery, was chosen by the Foundation of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons to receive the 2015 ASTS Vanguard Prize for his paper “Injury of Peribiliary Glands and Vascular Plexus Before Liver Transplantation Predicts Formation of Non-anastomotic Biliary Strictures.”

Federal agreement supports autism services for young children

An agreement between Massachusetts and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that will fund early intervention services for children on the autism spectrum is critical because it provides care at a crucial time in development, said Amy Weinstock, director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center.

Artist in Residence: Two sonographers share a passion for creating art

"The Art of Amanda Donahue and Mary Gemme" is the latest Artist in Residence exhibit at UMass Medical School’s Lamar Soutter Library. Paintings by Gemme and drawings by Donahue will be on display from Thursday, Nov. 6, through Monday, Dec. 29.

Complete an online survey to be eligible for free parking

UMass Medical School is periodically required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to conduct an employee commuter survey. Medical school employees, faculty members and students are encouraged to complete this online survey.

UMMS MOLST program improving end-of-life care according to Boston Globe editorial

The end-of-life care process in Massachusetts is improving through the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment program, according to an editorial in the Sept. 28 Boston Globe. The program is a partnership between UMMS and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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