A study by Leslie Harrold, associate professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, MD, MPH, found that psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients who had not been exposed to biologic treatment stuck with tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) therapy longer than those who had previously used biologics.
Katharine London, MS, principal consultant at the Center for Health Law and Economics, is quoted in a story about the potential of a new, single-payer health care system for Massachusetts.
In an op-ed, Chancellor Michael F. Collins explains how the Trump administration's proposal to cut $6 billion or more from the National Institutes of Health would deal a devastating blow to biomedical research into new, life-saving treatments for millions of patients.
Barry N. Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry; and James B. Broadhurst, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, are quoted in an article about local suicide prevention efforts.
On Match Day, the School of Medicine Class of 2017 learned where they will begin their careers as doctors, including 58 percent who have chosen primary care specialties. Chancellor Michael F. Collins, and SOM ’17 medical students Hazel Marecki, Gregory Foos, Andy Dowd, Courtney M. Temple, Chioma Okwara and Anouch Matevossian, were interviewed.
Steven C. Hatch, MD, assistant professor of medicine, discusses his latest book Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story.
Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH, DFASAM, FACP, professor of quantitative health sciences, is quoted in a story about the potential ramifications of the ACA repeal on treatment for opioid use disorder.
Jennifer S. Daly, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in a story about the peak of the flu season having passed.
UMass Medical School was referenced in an article about the legal battle against President Trump’s travel ban.
Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, the UMass Memorial Health Care Chair in Biomedical Research, professor of molecular medicine, pediatrics and medicine, and associate provost for global health, was quoted in a story about perinatal transmission of HIV.
David N. Kennedy, PhD, professor of psychiatry, said identifying biological markers for autism is key to developing early interventions.
Olga Valdman, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health will serve as a panelist on a forum about immigration at Becker College. Meredith Walsh, MPH, RN, GSN ’13, executive director and co-founder of Worcester Refugee Assistance Project, will also participate on the panel.
A report released Feb. 8 by the Massachusetts Health Council and UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Law and Economics strongly supports community water fluoridation.
Mark D. Johnson, MD, PhD, chair and professor of neurosurgery, is developing a test for normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) that is easier to conduct than CT scans or MRI.
A new study Benjamin U. Nwosu, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, has found more that 90 percent of preteens and teenagers with IBS are deficient in Vitamin D, adding another concern for patients. Vital for overall health, adequate Vitamin D is essential for children’s growing bones.
UMMS is referenced in an article about using technology innovation in health care delivery.
Chancellor Michael F. Collins speaks at the Worcester Economic Forum about the disruption the executive order on immigration will have on biomedical research programs and physician training.