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UMass Medical School volunteers help bring science to print disabled

UMass Medical School volunteers help bring science to print disabled

For nearly a decade, UMMS volunteers have used the Science Journal to share research and discovery with the visually impaired and physically disabled. 

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

People don’t go to hospital emergency departments to stop smoking. But a new study from UMMS shows the emergency room can be an opportune setting to reach smokers and connect them with resources to quit.

Pediatrician on need for vaccinations: ‘I go home at night and worry about children who are not protected’

Pediatrician on need for vaccinations: ‘I go home at night and worry about children who are not protected’

As a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland continues spreading, a new study in Pediatrics has identified clusters of California communities where high percentages of children are under-immunized. In this Pediatrics Corner video, Richard Moriarty, MD, explains why childhood vaccinations are essential.

UMMS students partner in service with community organizations

UMMS students partner in service with community organizations

The annual tradition of engaging in service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day takes on special significance this year for 17 students from all three schools at UMMS as they receive support to launch programs that will allow them to build semester-long community connections through service. Five projects have been selected for Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service Student Awards.

Laughter and science mix during taping of WBUR’s ‘You’re the Expert’ with Nobel Laureate Craig Mello

Laughter and science mix during taping of WBUR’s ‘You’re the Expert’ with Nobel Laureate Craig Mello

Craig Mello, PhD, and three comedians shared laughs and traded information about RNAi and worm sperm during the taping of WBUR’s “You’re the Expert” Thursday night at the EcoTarium in Worcester.

‘Silver Alert’ registry aids police in search for missing elders with dementia

‘Silver Alert’ registry aids police in search for missing elders with dementia

UMass Medical School helped launch the Silver Alert Community Response Program, a Massachusetts initiative that provides police with key information they need to be able to quickly locate a missing senior citizen with dementia.

UMMS expert weighs in on new study suggesting ADHD drug could treat binge-eating disorder

UMMS expert weighs in on new study suggesting ADHD drug could treat binge-eating disorder

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, talks about a new study that found a drug approved for the treatment of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder may potentially be used to help patients with binge-eating disorder. 

Dr. Sacra: What's next for Liberia

Dr. Sacra: What's next for Liberia

Richard Sacra, MD, and officials from UMass Medical School continue to treat patients and help restore basic medical services in Liberia.

Ebola survivor Rick Sacra, MD, ‘privileged’ to return to Liberia to treat patients

Ebola survivor Rick Sacra, MD, ‘privileged’ to return to Liberia to treat patients

Ebola survivor Richard Sacra, MD, is ready to return to Monrovia, Liberia, where he will spend three and a half weeks at the hospital where he contracted the virus in August while treating patients.

UMMS Ebola relief effort ships $1.7M in protective gear for health care workers in Liberia

UMMS Ebola relief effort ships $1.7M in protective gear for health care workers in Liberia

A critically needed shipment of $1.7 million in personal protective equipment for health care workers was flown to Monrovia, Liberia, yesterday, fulfilling a key component of UMass Medical School’s Ebola relief effort.

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