Eighteen local high school juniors and seniors are getting a head start on their future careers in medicine as participants in UMass Medical School’s High School Health Careers program.
Educating employers about hiring people with disabilities and training staff at state career centers to better serve this population are the goals of a partnership between UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.
Their son’s 2014 diagnosis with ALS came as a surprise, but now the Bellina family has rallied their community to support research at UMass Medical School to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, according to a story on WCVB-TV.
Being Mortal examines the ultimate limitations and failures of the medical profession as life draws to a close, and posits that the ultimate goal of care as death approaches should be to maintain a good life to the very end.
Linda Long-Bellil, PhD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, will be recognized as a “Pioneer of the ADA” for her role in getting the historic Americans with Disabilities Act passed.
The second annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race, to benefit the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund, is Saturday, July 25. The deadline for registration is midnight on Wednesday, July 22.
Aaron Lazare, MD, who served as chancellor and dean at UMMS from 1991 to 2007, died on July 14, 2015 at the age of 79.
Employers have not been as comfortable addressing mental illnesses in the workplace as physical illnesses, Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, told the Worcester Business Journal.
Adults of all ages with intellectual or developmental disabilities have the same risk of falling as people in the general population over age 65, but most programs to prevent falls have been designed for the elderly. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMMS is studying whether a new program that uses customized care plans can reduce falls among people with disabilities.
Pediatric infectious disease specialist Christina Hermos, MD, explains how parents can protect their children from mosquito-borne West Nile Virus and Triple E, and from tick-borne Lyme disease, in these Expert’s Corner videos.