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Texting new mothers to improve postpartum care

Texting new mothers to improve postpartum care

Some new mothers in Massachusetts will be able to receive appointment reminders and learn about nutrition, safety and other postpartum issues via text through an innovative partnership between UMass Medical School and MassHealth.

Sherry Pagoto to raise awareness of tanning bed health concerns at Washington, D.C., forum

Sherry Pagoto to raise awareness of tanning bed health concerns at Washington, D.C., forum

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, will call attention to the dangers of indoor tanning Wednesday at a Washington, D.C. forum presented by the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Program and Disruptive Women in Health Care.

Commonwealth Medicine chief of staff named one of MetroWest495 Biz '10 to Watch' in 2015

Commonwealth Medicine chief of staff named one of MetroWest495 Biz '10 to Watch' in 2015

Kimberly A. Haddad, MPH, chief of staff of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, has been named one of  '10 to Watch' in 2015 by MetroWest495 Biz.

Shriver Center IT expert enhancing web accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities

Shriver Center IT expert enhancing web accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities

An IT expert at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has taken his work on improving web access for people with cognitive disabilities to the global stage. John Rochford has joined the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Task Force.

UMMS releases new tool to help families determine insurance coverage

UMMS releases new tool to help families determine insurance coverage

“Am I Covered?” is new tool launched by the UMMS Autism Insurance Resource Center to help families determine whether their health insurance policy covers services under the Massachusetts Autism Insurance Law.

Second annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race is July 25

Second annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race is July 25

Registration is underway for the second annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race on Saturday, July 25, in the late governor’s hometown of Hudson to benefit the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund.

Homeless women’s health advocate awarded Katharine F. Erskine Award for Women

Homeless women’s health advocate awarded Katharine F. Erskine Award for Women

Family physician and homeless families advocate Linda Weinreb, MD, has received the 2015 Katharine F. Erskine Award for Women in health, science and technology from the YWCA of Central Massachusetts. 

UMMS student group raises money for Nepali relief effort

UMMS student group raises money for Nepali relief effort

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Cares student organization is raising money to donate to non-profit organizations in Nepal to help those affected by the devastating earthquake that struck the country on April 25. 

UMass Medical School Faculty Vitality Award recipients announced

UMass Medical School Faculty Vitality Award recipients announced

Seven mid-career and senior faculty members were chosen as the inaugural recipients of the Faculty Vitality Awards, a new award meant to enhance skills and research capabilities.

Sibling Support Program featured at Cambridge Health Alliance Art of Healing event

Sibling Support Program featured at Cambridge Health Alliance Art of Healing event

The Sibling Support Program, developed at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, was recognized by Cambridge Health Alliance during its annual fundraiser.

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