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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.

Thorndyke receives Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award from AAMC

Thorndyke receives Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award from AAMC

Luanne Thorndyke, MD, has received the 2016 Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award, which honors members of the faculty affairs community who exemplify the spirit of phronesis—acting for the welfare of others without thought for the self.

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run holds special meaning for GSN student

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run holds special meaning for GSN student

Krystina Habib, RN, a Graduate School of Nursing student and UMass Memorial nurse, is participating in the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run in memory of her father, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2013.

UMMS report identifies effective care practices for patients with substance use disorders

UMMS report identifies effective care practices for patients with substance use disorders

UMass Medical School researchers studied how three Worcester community health providers integrate care for patients with substance use disorders to understand what practices work and where the challenges remain. The study indicates primary care teams that provide substance use disorder treatment could improve quality and manage costs.

New report finds that male, single, young and low-income residents more likely to be uninsured

New report finds that male, single, young and low-income residents more likely to be uninsured

Although Massachusetts has the lowest rate of uninsured residents nationally, those who are male, single, young, and low-income are more likely than others to be persistently uninsured, according to a new report co-authored by Michael Chin, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health and a health policy associate with Commonwealth Medicine.

Meyers Primary Care Institute celebrates 20 years

Meyers Primary Care Institute celebrates 20 years

For 20 years the Meyers Primary Care Institute—a unique partnership between UMass Medical School, Fallon Health and Reliant Medical Group—has quietly improved population health through research and education.

UMMS experts participate in Worcester City Hall forum on opioid crisis

UMMS experts participate in Worcester City Hall forum on opioid crisis

UMass Medical School faculty discussed how to deal with Worcester’s opioid epidemic at a City Hall forum on Monday, June 20, highlighting the need for more federal funding.

Media spotlights ‘Fist-bump Kid’ at UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run kickoff

Media spotlights ‘Fist-bump Kid’ at UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run kickoff

Cancer survivor Liam Fitzgerald, 10, otherwise known as the “Fist-bump Kid,” stole the show at the June 16 breakfast to kick off the campaign for the 18th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run. The event is Sept. 25.

Farmers Market returns to Worcester campus

Farmers Market returns to Worcester campus

Beginning Tuesday, June 14, a welcome summer tradition returns to the UMass Medical School Worcester campus—the annual farmers market, every Tuesday through October, from noon to 5 p.m.

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