News Makers 2015

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  • 10 - 04 - 15

    Super or not, lice make parents squirm

    Angela L. Beeler, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, talks about alternative ways of getting rid of head-lice without using over-the-counter medications.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 03 - 15

    For state’s Gateway Cities, a long-awaited rebound

    An article about Fall River’s economic recovery mentions the MassBiologics SouthCoast facility in the Life Science and Technology Park, which will be used to develop gene therapy drugs for Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses.
    Boston Globe

  • 10 - 01 - 15

    How to go from couch potato to sports spud

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about making lifestyle changes to include more exercise.
    Chicago Tribune

  • 10 - 01 - 15

    New hope vs. AIDS virus

    In a pair of studies published in Nature by Jeremy Luban, MD, the David J. Freelander Professor in AIDS Research and professor of molecular medicine and Heinrich Gottlinger, MD, PhD, professor of molecular, cell & cancer biology, have identified genes that disable HIV-1, suggesting a promising new strategy for battling the virus that causes AIDS.
    Boston Herald
    WBZ Radio
    WBUR Radio
    Worcester News Tonight
    News Medical
    Worcester Magazine

  • 10 - 01 - 15

    UMass Medical School shares $29m grant to aid rural health care

    UMass Medical School, in partnership with UConn Health Center, created one of the 39 health care collaborative networks selected for funding in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, announced Sept. 29 by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.
    Worcester Business Journal
    Boston Globe
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 30 - 15

    Costly Massachusetts ekes out small physician practice gain

    Dennis Dimitri, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health; Stephen E. Tosi, MD, chair and associate professor of urology; and Jennifer Berryman, vice chancellor for communications, are quoted in an article about the shortage of primary care physicians and the challenges they face practicing in Massachusetts.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 09 - 28 - 15

    You’ve got a friend: UMass medical students help young patients

    The Globe republishes a video about UMass Medical School’s Sidekick program features Meg Preissler, SOM ‘15, who was paired with an eight-year old patient in need of a kidney transplant.  Ann Salerno, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, is also featured.
    Boston Globe

  • 09 - 25 - 15

    Medical school gets pediatric cancer research grant

    UMass Medical School cancer biologist Lucio Castilla, PhD, accepted a $250,000 grant from the Hyundai Motor America Hope on Wheels campaign for his research into targeted therapies for pediatric blood cancers.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 09 - 25 - 15

    Patients face sticker shock when doctors, hospitals fail to provide info

    Dennis Dimitri, MD, clinical associate professor and James W. Graves, senior director of patient financial services at UMMMC are quoted in a story about providing patients with pricing information so they can make informed decisions about medical treatment.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 24 - 15

    An Important Consideration in Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Jonathan Kay, MD, professor of medicine, discusses treatment for various forms of back pain.

  • 09 - 23 - 15

    A ‘niche business’: Mainstream doctors are wary of prescribing medical marijuana

    Dennis Dimitri, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health, is quoted in an article about prescribing medical marijuana.

  • 09 - 22 - 15

    Central Mass. Autism Summit focuses on stress of working parents

    Jean A. Frazier, MD, director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMMS, was a speaker at the second annual Central Massachusetts Autism Summit.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 09 - 21 - 15

    Accessing autism treatment

    UMass Medical School’s new autism insurance tool is helping families access coverage, according to a column in Worcester Business Journal’s Health magazine written by Amy Weinstock, director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center.
    Central Massachusetts Health

  • 09 - 21 - 15

    Monoclonal antibody to treat C. difficile shows promise in clinical trial

    An important new therapeutic based on discoveries at UMass Medical School’s MassBiologics will be submitted for regulatory approval, based on the results of clinical studies conducted by the international pharmaceutical company Merck.
    Medical Xpress
    Northern Californian

  • 09 - 21 - 15

    Researchers identify new pathway to regenerate insulin-producing cells

    Laura Alonso, MD, the George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation Term Chair in Diabetes and associate professor of medicine, and Rohit Sharma, PhD, a postdoctoral associate, have discovered a new pathway that triggers regeneration of beta cells in the pancreas, a key development that may aid in the development of diabetes treatments.
    Medical Xpress

  • 09 - 20 - 15

    A look at some places training lay people in mental health

    Daniel Z. Fisher MD, PhD, clinical professor of medicine, talks about Emotion CPR, which deploys trainers who have recovered from mental health problems themselves, and it focuses on meeting crises on emotional terms.
    Washington Post

  • 09 - 18 - 15

    Forum: Equal-wage mandate falls short in state

    Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, was a panelist at  MA Treasurer Deborah Goldberg's Greater Worcester Regional Roundtable on Wage Equality Best Practices.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 17 - 15

    Health Connect 'Customer Satisfaction' Survey Yields Mixed Results

    A survey of Vermont Health Connect customers, conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, shows that one-third of people buying private plans from the exchange had higher out-of-pocket costs than they anticipated.
    Vermont Public Radio

  • 09 - 17 - 15

    Weight and Age Drive Knee Replacements

    David Ayers, MD, chair and professor of orthopedics and physical rehabilitation, explains that more Americans are opting for total knee replacements as they get older.

  • 09 - 16 - 15

    The Shocking College Campus Danger You Didn't Know About

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about off-campus college housing facilities that provide students free access to tanning.
    Allure Magazine

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