In a thought-provoking conversation centered on the uncomfortable fact that everyone, regardless of their best intentions, harbors biases that they are largely unaware of, UMass Medical School launched the annual Diversity Campus Read.
Maura Buckley, MPA, a product manager for UHealthSolutions, and Amy Weinstock, director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, talked about their experiences related to accessing health care and behavioral services for children with autism spectrum disorder, in a segment that aired on WCVB-TV’s Chronicle.
Data from 11 newborn screening programs, including the New England Newborn Screening Program, showed that newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency can be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs, according to a new study published in the Aug. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
The Diversity Campus Read of Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, will be launched on Monday, Aug. 25, with a conversation about hidden bias led by Jeroan Allison, MD, MS, and Suzanne Cashman, ScD.
With deep ties to Liberia and its health care system, members of the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care community have mobilized a broad coalition of partners to collect and ship life-saving protective medical equipment to health care partners in Liberia.
The Health Equity Scholars seminar being held at UMass Medical School Aug. 12 will be led by national minority health leader Roderick King, MD, MPH, culminating with a grand rounds open to all members of the UMMS community.
Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine, a traveling exhibit of the National Library of Medicine, will be on display in the Lamar Soutter Library from Monday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Sept. 13.
Amy Weinstock and Maura Buckley of UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center talked to Charter TV3’s Worcester News Tonight about why they believe a new bill to extend coverage of autism treatment services under public health insurance plans is important for families across Massachusetts.
Office of Clinical Affairs Associate Medical Director Umbereen S. Nehal, MD, MPH, has been invited to the White House twice in four weeks to attend health policy briefings.
A new UMass Medical School program trains health care providers how to teach their colleagues to help patients quit smoking.