The medical school community welcomed President Meehan on Thursday, Oct. 1, as he visited the Worcester campus for a series of discussions with students, faculty and administrators.
UMass Medical School, in partnership with UConnHealth Center, created one of the 39 health care collaborative networks selected for funding in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.
UMass Medical School’s new autism insurance tool is helping families access coverage, according to a column in Worcester Business Journal’s Health magazine written by Amy Weinstock, director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center.
State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said equal pay is an economic issue that affects the state and the country during a discussion of wage equality Sept. 17 at UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division. The Telegram & Gazette and Charter TV3 reported on the roundtable.
The China Mental Health Program at UMass Medical School hosted its first symposium, “Global Mental Health: a Chinese Perspective.” The collaboration seeks to improve mental health care for Asian populations in the United States and abroad.
Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, has been selected to be a member of the 2015 Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program, which provides palliative care leaders with a two-year, $180,000 grant to support research, clinical, educational or policy projects.
Medical students, graduate students and faculty from the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Nursing are volunteering in a program that provides hand massages in the infusion suites of the Ambulatory Care Center at UMass Memorial Medical Center for patients undergoing infusion procedures.
Members of the UMMS community gathered for a tribute to the late chancellor emeritus Aaron Lazare, MD. Creation of The Aaron Lazare Award for Psychiatry and the Aaron Lazare, MD, Memorial Education fund were announced at the event.
UMMS will participate in National Suicide Prevention Week with an information session on Sept. 10 led by nationally recognized suicidologist Barry Feldman, PhD.
Linda G. Bandini, PhD, RD, co-investigator on Health U at the medical school’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, talks to the Telegram & Gazette about the weight loss program for people with intellectual disabilities. Program alum Cassidy Bauer was also interviewed.