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New report finds that male, single, young and low-income residents more likely to be uninsured

New report finds that male, single, young and low-income residents more likely to be uninsured

Although Massachusetts has the lowest rate of uninsured residents nationally, those who are male, single, young, and low-income are more likely than others to be persistently uninsured, according to a new report co-authored by Michael Chin, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health and a health policy associate with Commonwealth Medicine.

Meyers Primary Care Institute celebrates 20 years

Meyers Primary Care Institute celebrates 20 years

For 20 years the Meyers Primary Care Institute—a unique partnership between UMass Medical School, Fallon Health and Reliant Medical Group—has quietly improved population health through research and education.

UMMS experts participate in Worcester City Hall forum on opioid crisis

UMMS experts participate in Worcester City Hall forum on opioid crisis

UMass Medical School faculty discussed how to deal with Worcester’s opioid epidemic at a City Hall forum on Monday, June 20, highlighting the need for more federal funding.

Media spotlights ‘Fist-bump Kid’ at UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run kickoff

Media spotlights ‘Fist-bump Kid’ at UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run kickoff

Cancer survivor Liam Fitzgerald, 10, otherwise known as the “Fist-bump Kid,” stole the show at the June 16 breakfast to kick off the campaign for the 18th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run. The event is Sept. 25.

Farmers Market returns to Worcester campus

Farmers Market returns to Worcester campus

Beginning Tuesday, June 14, a welcome summer tradition returns to the UMass Medical School Worcester campus—the annual farmers market, every Tuesday through October, from noon to 5 p.m.

Junior Faculty Development Class of 2016 completes intensive yearlong program

Junior Faculty Development Class of 2016 completes intensive yearlong program

The 21 members of the Junior Faculty Development Program Class of 2016 were honored for their achievements during a graduation ceremony at UMass Medical School. 

Ferguson: Address correctional health through research, training, clinical care

Ferguson: Address correctional health through research, training, clinical care

UMass Medical School criminal justice health expert Warren J. Ferguson, MD, calls on academic health science centers to address ‘one of the country’s most vexing crises’ through research, training and clinical care in a commentary in a special issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

UMMS tobacco prevention experts encouraged by FDA regulations on e-cigarettes

UMMS tobacco prevention experts encouraged by FDA regulations on e-cigarettes

UMMS tobacco prevention and treatment experts applaud the FDA’s historic decision to extend its authority to all tobacco products including e-cigarettes, and call for further e-cigarette safety research and prevention legislation. 

New Yorker: UMMS correctional mental health expert calls for greater focus on patient care in prison

New Yorker: UMMS correctional mental health expert calls for greater focus on patient care in prison

Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a correctional mental health expert at UMass Medical School, says psychiatric organizations don’t pay enough attention to the challenges of their members who work in prisons, according to an article in The New Yorker.

Worcester Pipeline Collaborative celebrating 20 years

Worcester Pipeline Collaborative celebrating 20 years

School of Medicine student Marian Younge credits the Worcester Pipeline Collaborative for helping her pursue a career in medicine. 

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