Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the School of Medicine, was quoted in an article about the appointment of Donald A. Guadagnoli, MD, to the position of associate dean for medical education and assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology at Cape Cod Healthcare by the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
An article about Massachusetts considering a single-payer health care system says that 75 percent of the state’s 200,000 uninsured residents cited high costs as their reason for lacking health insurance coverage, according to a February report by UMass Medical School, which was commissioned by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.
In his book, Snowball in a Blizzard: A Physician’s Notes on Uncertainty in Medicine, Steven C. Hatch, MD, assistant professor of medicine, aims to empower the general public, as consumers of medicine, with a toolkit for interrogating scientific and medical claims and for asking the right questions of health care professionals.
Shan Lu, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, has received $17.3 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop and produce an optimized HIV vaccine to be used in Phase II human clinical trials.
Ratt Kennedy, president of The Angel Fund, which raises fund for Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, lost his father and brother to ALS and has been diagnosed with the disease.
Alan P. Brown, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry; Matilde Castiel, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine; take part in a panel discussion at Worcester City Hall on the successes and remaining challenges in the state’s battle against opioid abuse.
David Polakoff, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, chief medical officer and associate dean of Commonwealth Medicine, explains that a team-based approach to primary care is key to managed care models that have been integrated into primary care, pediatrics and geriatrics.
Hugh Silk, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, said making alternatives to opioid painkillers such as Lidoderm patches less cost-prohibitive could help stem the tide of drug addiction.
Julia Johnson, MD, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology, and Deborah L. Plummer, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, organized a Multicultural Women's Health Summit at UMass Medical School, designed to offer women in the community an opportunity to learn about health.
John E. Harris, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and director of the Vitiligo Clinic and Research Center, talks about the causes of vitiligo and his research into finding a cure for the disease.
Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the School of Medicine, joins cancer patients, such as 10-year-old Liam Fitzgerald, and UMMS biomedical and clinical researchers at the kick-off event for the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk & Run.
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James B. Broadhurst, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health; Dennis Dimitri, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health; Erik J. Garcia, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health; Maria M. Garcia, MD,MPH, associate professor of medicine, discuss treating sports injuries in college and youth athletes with opioids.
Chancellor Michael F. Collins discusses how admitting out-of-state students to the School of Medicine has added to the medical school’s diversity and increased access to highly qualified candidates.
Don Gammon, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow in the RTI, visits Burncoat Preparatory School twice a month to do hands-on science experiments with fifth grade students.
Alexis D. Henry, ScD, research assistant professor of psychiatry, received the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association’s Armin Loeb Award during the 2016 Recovery Workforce Summit held recently in Boston; Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry, was presented with the American Psychiatric Association’s Manfred S. Guttmacher Award for his work on the Oxford Textbook of Correctional Psychiatry, the first comprehensive correctional psychiatric textbook.
Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, explains how kratom, a Southeast Asian leaf and natural painkiller sometimes used as a substitute for people coping with heroin addiction, works by binding to opioid receptors.
Paul R. Thompson, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, explains how protein arginine deiminases (PADs) may be a viable treatment alternative for autoimmune disorders.
Jonathan Kay, MD, professor of medicine, said that new research shows that patients with spondyloarthritis taking tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis are not at increased risk for developing malignancies.
A story about efforts to curb the opioid epidemic in New England references UMass Medical School.