2015 COMMUNITY

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UMMS joins other local organizations to support Working for Worcester

UMMS joins other local organizations to support Working for Worcester

UMass Medical School is joining other local institutions in supporting Working for Worcester (W4W), a one-day volunteer initiative organized and led by students from Worcester’s colleges and universities to make a lasting impact on Worcester youth.

High school students invited to learn about careers in nursing

High school students invited to learn about careers in nursing

The annual Nursing Schools Expo at UMass Worcester takes place Monday, April 6.

UMass Medical School report cites need for awareness of end-of-life care options

UMass Medical School report cites need for awareness of end-of-life care options

Public awareness of advance care planning, palliative care and end-of-life options are key to improving end-of-life care in Massachusetts, according to a report prepared and released by UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division.

UMass Medical School to ‘Light it Up Blue’ for autism awareness

UMass Medical School to ‘Light it Up Blue’ for autism awareness

UMass Medical School hopes to raise autism awareness and acceptance with two events—the annual Light it Up Blue celebration on Thursday, April 2, and Pediatric Grand Rounds featuring autism expert Deborah Fein, PhD, on Friday, April 3.

UMMS Chancellor to receive MassBio’s Leading Impact Award

UMMS Chancellor to receive MassBio’s Leading Impact Award

Chancellor Michael F. Collins is receiving the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council’s 2015 Leading Impact Award for his contributions to the life sciences economy in Massachusetts. 

UMMS to participate in annual book drive benefitting Worcester kids

UMMS to participate in annual book drive benefitting Worcester kids

The annual Worcester: “The City that Reads” Book Drive gets under way on Monday, March 23 and runs through Friday, May 15.

Blizzard can’t stop New England Newborn Screening Program

Blizzard can’t stop New England Newborn Screening Program

Staff from UMass Medical School’s New England Newborn Screening Program drove through a January blizzard to collect blood samples necessary to detect life-threatening disorders. In doing so, they saved a baby’s life.

Complementary and Integrative Therapies Expo March 30

Complementary and Integrative Therapies Expo March 30

The 7th Annual Complementary and Integrative Therapies Expo and Lecture Series will take place Monday, March 30, at UMass Medical School in the Albert Sherman Center Multi-Purpose Room and Auditorium from 3 to 7 p.m.

UMMS survey finds community health centers facing declining numbers of primary care docs

UMMS survey finds community health centers facing declining numbers of primary care docs

A survey of primary care physicians at Massachusetts community health centers finds an aging workforce with fewer doctors planning to continue working in the centers in the next five years.

Access to healthy food limited in many Central Massachusetts communities

Access to healthy food limited in many Central Massachusetts communities

A survey of food stores across Central Mass. conducted by UMMS and the Mass. Department of Public Health found that many communities in the region lack easy access to affordable and nutritious food, particularly for those without a car.

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