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UMMS establishes chapter of national organization to advance Latinos/minorities in science

UMMS establishes chapter of national organization to advance Latinos/minorities in science

On March 29, UMass Medical School will officially launch its new student-led chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. SACNAS is an inclusive organization and all members of the UMMS community are invited to become involved.

Feldman and Broadhurst address suicide prevention in Telegram & Gazette

Feldman and Broadhurst address suicide prevention in Telegram & Gazette

Barry Feldman, PhD, and James Broadhurst, MD, talked in-depth for a Telegram & Gazette report on suicide prevention efforts in Central Massachusetts.

Worcester District Medical Society honors Sara Shields as 2017 Community Clinician of the Year

Worcester District Medical Society honors Sara Shields as 2017 Community Clinician of the Year

Sara G. Shields, MD, has been honored by her peers of the Worcester District Medical Society as the district’s 2017 Community Clinician of the Year, an award recognizing her professionalism and contributions as a physician.

Michael Hirsh honored with Men’s Health Award from Massachusetts Medical Society

Michael Hirsh honored with Men’s Health Award from Massachusetts Medical Society

Pediatric trauma surgeon and public health advocate Michael Hirsh, MD, will be honored for advancing men’s health by the Massachusetts Medical Society at its Men’s Health Summit in June.

Craig Adams to run Boston Marathon in memory of father-in-law Paul Cellucci

Craig Adams to run Boston Marathon in memory of father-in-law Paul Cellucci

Craig Adams, a son-in-law of former Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci, is one of five Boston Marathon runners supporting the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund.

UMMS-designed survey will assess needs of veterans with upper-limb amputations

UMMS-designed survey will assess needs of veterans with upper-limb amputations

UMass Medical School is working closely with researchers at Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center on a national study to examine the needs of veterans and active duty service members who have major upper-limb amputations. Melissa Clark, PhD, senior director of research and evaluation for the Center for Health Policy and Research, called the study a great example of the school’s commitment to improving the lives of veterans.

UMMS working with Mass. Elder Affairs to improve care for citizens aged 65+

UMMS working with Mass. Elder Affairs to improve care for citizens aged 65+

UMass Medical School is working with Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs Alice Bonner, PhD, to help improve elder services and health care in the commonwealth.

Chancellor Collins: In Trump economy, federal research dollars must be protected

Chancellor Collins: In Trump economy, federal research dollars must be protected

Chancellor Michael F. Collins told the Worcester Business Journal Economic Forecast Forum on Thursday, Feb. 16, of his concern that the National Institutes of Health funding—critical to UMass Medical School as well as the local economy and the future of science and medicine nationwide—could suffer under the Trump administration.

UMMS partnering with New England states to improve addiction treatment in prisons

UMMS partnering with New England states to improve addiction treatment in prisons

To improve treatment of substance use disorder in prison and jail populations, UMass Medical School has teamed up with the departments of corrections in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and the sheriffs in Middlesex and Barnstable counties in Massachusetts. Warren Ferguson, MD, director of academic programs for Commonwealth Medicine's Health and Criminal Justice Program, talks about the collaboration.

U.S. Rep. James McGovern, local health care leaders discuss impact of Affordable Care Act repeal

U.S. Rep. James McGovern, local health care leaders discuss impact of Affordable Care Act repeal

Speaking to a packed room of local health care leaders at UMass Medical School on Wednesday, Jan. 18, U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-MA 2nd District) encouraged the crowd to join the Massachusetts congressional delegation in pressing Congress to maintain the Affordable Care Act. 

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