News Makers 2016

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  • 09 - 22 - 16

    Editorial: Should Jimmy Play? Or Jane? - It's a question that goes far beyond just the Patriots quarterback

    An editorial about youth athletes suffering injuries from the repetitive strain of focusing on one sport or not taking time off to rest properly includes comments from Brian D. Busconi, MD, associate professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 21 - 16

    Songs for Hope benefit looks to raise awareness about suicide prevention

    Barry Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, comments in a story about Songs For Hope, a concert in Worcester to benefit the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.

    MassLive.com

  • 09 - 20 - 16

    This is just a drill; Simulated disaster training at DCU Center on Tuesday

    John Broach, MD, MPH, assistant professor of emergency medicine and director of disaster medicine and emergency management, comments on a planned city-wide disaster drill.

    MassLive.com

    WBZ-TV

    Worcester Magazine

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Boston Globe

  • 09 - 19 - 16

    Brain’s immune cells may only play bit part in Rett syndrome

    A new study by Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology, suggest microglia may not play a role in onset of Rett syndrome.

    Spectrum News

  • 09 - 19 - 16

    Fitness trackers can backfire when it comes to weight loss

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, comments on the appropriate use of fitness trackers to manage and lose weight.

    The Verge

  • 09 - 19 - 16

    Why banning the opiate-like plant kratom might do more harm than good

    Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, explains how kratom is being studied by researchers to treat opioid addiction.

    The Verge

  • 09 - 17 - 16

    Program keeps a parent at home, saves the government money

    Sarah McGee, MD, MPH, clinical associate professor of medicine, is quoted in a story about a state program that helps family members keep elders and the disabled living in the home.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 17 - 16

    Rejecting opioids, pain patients find relief with marijuana

    Alan Ehrlich, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, comments in a story about using medical marijuana to treat chronic pain.

    Boston Globe

  • 09 - 16 - 16

    Myth vs. Fact: Not always a straight path when treating depression

    An op-ed co-written by Jeffrey Geller, MD MPH, professor of psychiatry, tackles the issue of treating major depression.

    Brattleboro Reformer

  • 09 - 15 - 16

    Mindful eating app, program helps curb snacking

    Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD,  associate professor of medicine, explains how a new mindfulness app he developed can help patients curb stress eating.

    WCVB-TV

  • 09 - 15 - 16

    This is only a test; DCU Center to host simulated disaster training

    John Broach, MD, MPH, assistant professor of emergency medicine and director of disaster medicine and emergency management, comments on a planned city-wide disaster drill.

    MassLive.com

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 15 - 16

    UMass Medical School kicks off $250M fundraising campaign

    UMass Medical School launches Pathways to Promise, a $250 million fundraising campaign to support teaching and research at the medical school.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 14 - 16

    Alcohol's Toll on the Heart: Bigger, Not Better

    A study by David D. McManus, MD, associate professor of medicine, found that drinking alcohol, even in moderate amounts, may increase the size of the heart's left atrium and is linked to atrial fibrillation.

    LiveScience.com

    Cardiovascular Business

  • 09 - 14 - 16

    Reducing the Painkiller Supply Could Make America's Opioid Problem Even Deadlier

    Stephen Martin, MD, associate professor of family medicine & community health, comments on new CDC guidelines for safe opioid prescribing.

    VICE

  • 09 - 13 - 16

    Banning a Promising Cure for Opioid Addiction Is a Bad Idea

    Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, explains how kratom is being studied by researchers to treat opioid addiction.

    Wired

  • 09 - 11 - 16

    Will a device approach to obesity work

    Kanishka Bhattacharya, MD, assistant professor of medicine, talks about treating obesity with lifestyle modification and an exercise regimen, in addition to surgery.

    MedCity News

  • 09 - 08 - 16

    Raising an alarm, doctors fight to yank hospital ICUs into the modern era

    Craig M. Lilly, MD, professor of medicine, says that telemedicine and new technologies can help improve and coordinate care in intensive care units.

    STAT News

    PBS Newshour

  • 09 - 08 - 16

    What to consider when you’re thinking about jobs

    Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD,  assistant dean of career and professional development and assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, talks about career and professional development for PhD students in the biomedical field.

    Science

  • 09 - 08 - 16

    Woman dedicates 30 years to helping people with disabilities find jobs

    Kathy Petkauskos, senior program director for Work Without Limits, is featured on NewsCenter 5's latest "5 For Good” for her efforts with  Work Without Limits and her mentoring of 31-year-old Megan Northup.

    WCVB-TV Boston

  • 09 - 06 - 16

    WPI student from Longmeadow takes on cancer research at UMass Medical School

    April Solon, who spent 10 weeks at the Castilla Lab researching the effects and interaction of different drugs used to treat acute myeloid leukemia, has received a grant from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

    MassLive

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