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UMMS community celebrates life, legacy of Arthur M. Pappas, MD

UMMS community celebrates life, legacy of Arthur M. Pappas, MD

UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center communities gathered Friday, Sept. 16 to remember Arthur M. Pappas, MD, an esteemed pillar of the medical school and a pioneering orthopedic surgeon and educator who died last spring. 

Convocation 2016 recognizes Chancellor’s Medal recipients; faculty invested as named chairs

Convocation 2016 recognizes Chancellor’s Medal recipients; faculty invested as named chairs

In his annual Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins bestowed Chancellor’s Awards to David Hatem, MD; Steven Reppert, MD; David Drachman, MD; and Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD. He invested Jonathan Kay, MD; Joel Richter, PhD; and Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, as named chairs.

UMass Medical School announces $250 million comprehensive campaign

UMass Medical School announces $250 million comprehensive campaign

UMass Medical School’s Pathways of Promise capital campaign, the largest fundraising effort since the school was founded in 1962, was launched to support the school’s ongoing pursuit of excellence and to shape advances in biomedical research and education well into the 21st century.

WCVB-TV applauds bond between Work Without Limits director and employee with autism

WCVB-TV applauds bond between Work Without Limits director and employee with autism

Work Without Limits Director Kathy Petkauskos was inducted into the national Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, thanks to a nomination from employee Megan Northup.

UMMS raises flags for National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week

UMMS raises flags for National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week

A campus-wide event to raise awareness and provide education about suicide prevention took place at UMass Medical School on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

UMMS autism advocate looks to reach culturally diverse populations

UMMS autism advocate looks to reach culturally diverse populations

UMass Medical School autism advocate Elaine Gabovitch, MPA, is creating a series of radio and television shows on the importance of developmental monitoring. The programs will emphasize equal access for families from an array of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Overdose Prevention Fund to support research, education, community efforts to combat opioid epidemic

Overdose Prevention Fund to support research, education, community efforts to combat opioid epidemic

On International Overdose Awareness Day, members of the Department of Emergency Medicine are launching the Overdose Prevention Fund in support of academic efforts in research, education and community-based interventions to help stem the opioid overdose epidemic that has gripped Massachusetts and the rest of the country.

UMMS study shows MassHealth initiative increased behavioral health screening for children

UMMS study shows MassHealth initiative increased behavioral health screening for children

The Massachusetts Medicaid program’s Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative has substantially increased the percentage of children receiving behavioral health screening, according to a study led by UMass Medical School to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics and available online ahead of print.

UMMS works to improve web text for people with cognitive disabilities

UMMS works to improve web text for people with cognitive disabilities

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is conducting research to determine if simplifying text for people with cognitive disabilities improves their understanding of what they read online.

New York Times tests online sleep training program developed by UMMS sleep expert

New York Times tests online sleep training program developed by UMMS sleep expert

An online cognitive behavioral therapy program for insomnia co-developed by UMass Medical School sleep medicine specialist Gregg Jacobs, PhD, was put to the test by a New York Times Well columnist, who reported on her experience in an Aug. 16 story.

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