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UMMS recognized by EPA for reducing carbon emissions and other pollutants

UMMS recognized by EPA for reducing carbon emissions and other pollutants

UMass Medical School was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award for the superior performance of its combined heat and power systems.

Winter Ball raises more than $1M for UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Winter Ball raises more than $1M for UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center

The eighth annual Winter Ball hit a major milestone on Friday, Dec. 2, raising more than $1 million for UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. That figure includes nearly $250,000 for the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic.

UMMS partners on Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative

UMMS partners on Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs is collaborating with UMass Medical School and other partners on the Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative, which strives to make communities supportive and inclusive of individuals living with dementia and their families. 

Chancellor Collins, staff serve up turkeys and good cheer at Veterans Inc.

Chancellor Collins, staff serve up turkeys and good cheer at Veterans Inc.

Chancellor Michael F. Collins and UMass Medical School staffers were on hand distributing Thanksgiving turkeys with all the trimmings to veterans and their families at the Veterans Inc. annual Holiday Harvest event on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Annual COMECC campaign ends at close of business Wednesday

Annual COMECC campaign ends at close of business Wednesday

With only two days to go before the end of the 2016 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign (COMECC), co-chairs Anthony Carruthers, PhD, and Joan Vitello, PhD, are reminding employees of the value of their contributions.

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as deputy director of public safety for UMass Medical School

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as deputy director of public safety for UMass Medical School

C. Leon Pierce has been appointed the new director of public safety and deputy chief of police at UMass Medical School, where he was sworn in by Chief of Police John Luippold at a ceremony held on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester making a difference, credits COMECC support

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester making a difference, credits COMECC support

Thanks to donations from initiatives such as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign, the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester is able to offer membership benefits to hundreds of children for $25 a year, a fraction of the $500 to $1,000 it would cost without that support.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign launches Nov. 7

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign launches Nov. 7

The 2016 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign (COMECC) begins Nov. 7, with donations accepted through Nov. 23. This year’s campaign co-chairs are GSBS Dean Anthony Carruthers and GSN Dean Joan Vitello.

Deborah Harmon Hines to retire; has made a ‘rare and powerful impact’ on community

Deborah Harmon Hines to retire; has made a ‘rare and powerful impact’ on community

After nearly 30 years of dedicated service to UMass Medical School, Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD, will retire from her position as vice provost for school services, professor of radiology and professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at the end of 2016.

Robert Layne recognized with Chancellor’s Award for Advancing UMMS Mission

Robert Layne recognized with Chancellor’s Award for Advancing UMMS Mission

Robert E. Layne, MEd, director of outreach programs, was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing the UMMS Mission at the 38th Annual Employee Service Awards Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

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