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Ebola free, Rick Sacra continues call for prayers, support for his ‘adopted country’

Ebola free, Rick Sacra continues call for prayers, support for his ‘adopted country’

A healthy but tired Rick Sacra, MD, read a statement and took questions at a press conference at UMass Medical School today, confirming that he likely contracted Ebola while caring for very ill pregnant women at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.  

Exhibit ‘Our Stories’ marks Disabilities and Employment Awareness Month

UMass Medical School will mark Disabilities and Employment Awareness Month with the photographic exhibit Our Stories: Celebrating Four Decades of Living in the Community, on display at the Lamar Soutter Library from Oct. 1 through Nov. 3. 

Feldman to WBUR: Military suicides are preventable

Feldman to WBUR: Military suicides are preventable

Suicidologist Barry Feldman, PhD, talked to WBUR-FM radio about how UMass Medical School is assisting the Massachusetts National Guard for a Sept. 18 story exploring the Guard’s efforts to prevent suicides within its ranks. 

UMMS hosts State House Health Day

Faculty, staff and students from UMass Medical School provided flu shots, blood pressure screenings, CPR demonstrations and preventative health tips at State House Health Day on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Great Hall.

Honoring the achievements of students and faculty, with a look to the future

Honoring the achievements of students and faculty, with a look to the future

UMass Worcester celebrated the start of the academic year with a week of Convocation 2014 events, recognizing faculty and students. This video highlights ceremonies honoring the achievements of the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Graduate School of Nursing, and captures Chancellor Collins’ promise in his annual address of ‘moments of exhilaration and success’ for the academic medical center.

UMMS Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce Murphy to be honored by Massachusetts Health Council

UMMS Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce Murphy to be honored by Massachusetts Health Council

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of Commonwealth Medicine, is one of four individuals and one wellness program the council is applauding for exemplifying its 94-year mission of promoting prevention and wellness. Murphy is being recognized for her devotion to supporting healthy communities, families and individuals.

Telegram: UMMS students write ‘prescription’ program for fresh produce

Telegram: UMMS students write ‘prescription’ program for fresh produce

Second-year medical students Elizabeth Rosen, Kathryn Bailey and Rachel Erdil started the Farm to Health Center Initiative in July, offering free vegetables and fruits to hundreds of families on Thursday mornings at the Worcester Family Health Center to help address the high level of food insecurity among patients.  

Debbie Sacra requests prayers for husband and practical help for Ebola-stricken Liberia

Debbie Sacra requests prayers for husband and practical help for Ebola-stricken Liberia

In response to the outpouring of concern for her husband, Richard Sacra, MD, the third American doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia, Debbie Sacra expressed gratitude and hope at a press conference at UMass Medical School moments after the announcement that he was headed to Nebraska for treatment. 

UMMS colleagues describe dedication of Richard Sacra

UMMS colleagues describe dedication of Richard Sacra

When news broke that Richard Sacra, MD, was the third American health care worker to contract Ebola while providing care in West Africa, his colleagues at UMass Medical School were heartsick but unsurprised that he had chosen to return to Liberia in the midst of a crisis that is overburdening an already fragile health care system.  

‘I wear my head shaved pretty proudly,’ UMass Medicine Cancer Walk participant tells NECN

‘I wear my head shaved pretty proudly,’ UMass Medicine Cancer Walk participant tells NECN

Charity Grzelecki, call center manager at UMass Medical School affiliate UHeathSolutions, shaved her head after surpassing her UMass Medicine Cancer Walk fundraising goal of $1,000, according to a report on Charter TV3 Worcester News Tonight and New England Cable News.

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