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Office of Clinical Affairs health policy expert attends White House briefings

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.

First-of-its-kind tobacco treatment training program launched

A new UMass Medical School program trains health care providers how to teach their colleagues to help patients quit smoking.

Think UMass Medical School has what it takes to be considered one of the Best Places to Work?

Four hundred of your colleagues have been asked to voluntarily participate in a confidential and anonymous survey. If you’re one of them, please complete the survey by July 18.

Boston Globe: Jan Cellucci continuing late husband’s ‘unfinished business’

The inaugural Paul Cellucci Tribute Road Race in Hudson on Aug. 2 will raise money for ALS research and honor the late governor’s dedication to public service and to the state’s only public medical school, according to a July 1 Boston Globe story.

Boston Globe: Work Without Limits connecting disabled with jobs

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program is helping people with disabilities find jobs, according to a story in the July 1 Boston Globe.

Learn about the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk at open houses in July

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk staff members are hosting a series of open houses in July at several UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center locations. The walk raises money for care and research at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence.

UMass board chair Henry M. Thomas calls UMass Medical School ‘epic success’

In a speech to the Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce on June 18, University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees Chairman Henry M. Thomas III highlighted the importance of UMass Medical School to the success of the regional economy.

More help on the way for Mass. women with depression during and after pregnancy

UMass Medical School is leading the launch of a statewide program to better identify and treat depression in mothers during and after pregnancy, by providing rapid access to psychiatric expertise and mental health resources to pregnant and postpartum women’s front line health care providers. The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) for Moms initiative launches July 1.

Pilot program offers a new source of power for electric and hybrid vehicle drivers

Electric and hybrid vehicle drivers who are in the parking program on the Worcester campus have four new power sources to use when they commute. Two new level 2 charging stations and two “trickle” outlets have been installed on the first floor of the First Road employee garage as part of a pilot program.

Paul Jeffrey to Fox-TV 25 Boston: We must expand opioid abuse treatment, prevention

Massachusetts needs to expand and make more accessible programs and services to prevent and treat opioid abuse, Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, told Fox-TV 25 Boston.

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