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Conversation about unconscious bias launches UMMS Diversity Campus Read

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. 

Having access to treatment is life-changing, UMMS autism experts tell WCVB-TV’s Chronicle

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.

Expanded newborn screening offers early diagnosis, treatment of infants with SCID

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).

Diversity Campus Read launches with conversation about hidden bias

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.

UMass Medical School partners to send Ebola relief to Liberia

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.

Minority health leader to present health equity intervention research grand rounds, all invited

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

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.

Shriver Center autism experts explain new insurance legislation to TV3’s Worcester News Tonight

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 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.

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