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Elaine Martin and Stephen Colella receive Chancellor’s Awards

Elaine Martin and Stephen Colella receive Chancellor’s Awards

Elaine Martin received the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing the UMMS Mission, and Stephen Colella received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Community Service at the 2014 Employee Recognition Dinner.

Final push toward another successful COMECC campaign

Final push toward another successful COMECC campaign

The statewide Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign (COMECC), which runs through Nov. 26, allows UMass Medical School employees to direct their contributions to any of more than 1,000 screened local, regional, national and international nonprofits dedicated to supporting a wide range of needs.

Expert’s Corner: Don’t worry about Ebola—but be very worried about flu

Expert’s Corner: Don’t worry about Ebola—but be very worried about flu

In this Expert’s Corner video, infectious disease specialist Robert Finberg, MD, compares the incidence and dangers of flu versus Ebola in the United States—and urges everyone to get flu vaccines. 

Dare to care: Be a part of changing lives through COMECC

Dare to care: Be a part of changing lives through COMECC

The statewide Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign (COMECC), which runs through Nov. 26, allows UMass Medical School employees to direct their contributions to any of more than 1,000 screened local, regional, national and international nonprofits dedicated to supporting a wide range of needs.

Gov. Patrick, Chancellor Collins announce collaboration to improve outpatient VA services

Gov. Patrick, Chancellor Collins announce collaboration to improve outpatient VA services

UMass Medical School, the Patrick administration and the Veterans Administration announced plans for a new outpatient clinic for veterans care on the UMMS campus in Worcester.  

UMMS launches annual COMECC campaign

UMMS launches annual COMECC campaign

The 2014 COMECC campaign runs from Nov. 10 through Nov. 26. Year after year, UMMS employees are the most generous in the state, contributing to worthy causes that help our neighbors and communities. Last year, UMMS employees were the single largest source of donations among all state institutions, contributing nearly 25 percent of the total amount raised statewide.

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.

Seven Hills Symphony celebrates ten years

Seven Hills Symphony celebrates ten years

The Seven Hills Symphony fall concert on Friday, Nov. 14, will take place at the UMass Medical School’s Lazare Research Building in the Blais Pavilion, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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.

UMMS Work Without Limits honors efforts to advance employment of individuals with disabilities

UMMS Work Without Limits honors efforts to advance employment of individuals with disabilities

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits presents three awards for efforts to advance employment of individuals with disabilities at the second annual “Raise the Bar Hire!” conference.

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