News Makers 2011

- archived News Makers -
  • 02 - 28 - 11

    Boston Globe: How do you know if someone might have alcohol poisoning or just be really drunk?

    Christopher Rosenbaum, MD, assistant professor in emergency medicine, explains the signs of alcohol poisoning. 

  • 02 - 28 - 11

    Huffington Post: Finding God and Health In The Experience of Storytelling

    A look at how storytelling can lead to better health focuses on new research by Thomas Houston II, MD, MPH, professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine, which found that pre-recorded videos of hypertension patients talking about their medical histories helped another group of patients with high blood pressure to control their condition over several months. 

  • 02 - 28 - 11

    Insurance and Financial Advisor News: Six states, consortium to build models for online health exchanges

    An article about Massachusetts receiving a $35.6 million federal grant to develop an online site that consumers and small businesses in New England could use to shop for health insurance references UMass Medical School’s role in the program. 

  • 02 - 28 - 11

    White House Briefing Room: President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

    President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint a number of advisors to administration posts, including UMass Medical School graduate William Sellers, MD, as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board. 

  • 02 - 27 - 11

    T&G: Health care savings, at a price

    A story about health insurance providers offering limited network plans includes comments from John O’Brien, President and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care.

  • 02 - 24 - 11

    Medical News: Annual volume linked to decreased in-hospital mortality for aneurysm repairs

    A new study by Andres Schanzer, MD, assistant professor of surgery, shows that for open repair of intact elective abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), surgeon annual volume rather than institutional volume is more strongly associated with decreased in-hospital mortality. 

  • 02 - 24 - 11

    Scripps Howard News Service/Columbus Republic: Dads, what you eat can affect your grandchildren

    A look at recent research that points to how a parent’s diet influences gene function in their offspring includes comments from Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology. 

  • 02 - 16 - 11

    T&G: Comments from John Sullivan and Jay Himmelstein in article about $35.6 million federal grant to develop health insurance shopping website

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School receives a $35.6 million federal grant to develop an online site that consumers and small businesses in New England could use to shop for health insurance. John L. Sullivan, MD, vice provost for research, professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine, and Jay S. Himmelstein, MD, MPH, professor of family medicine & community health and medicine and director of Public Sector Health Information Technology Policy, comment on the significance of the work funded by this grant. 

  • 02 - 16 - 11

    WBUR: UMass Set To Hand Out Stem Cells

    A story about the availability of the first stem cell lines from the UMMS Human Stem Cell Bank includes comments from Senior Director Joseph Laning, PhD. The story aired at 6:07 a.m., 7:07 a.m. and 8:07 a.m. 

  • 02 - 15 - 11

    Boston Globe: Terence R. Flotte commented in a story about the climate for federal funding of scientific research

    A story about the climate for federal funding of scientific research includes comments from from Terence R. Flotte, MD, deputy executive chancellor, provost and the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education and Elizabeth J. Luna, PhD, professor of cell biology. 

  • 02 - 15 - 11

    NECN: Study: Darshak M. Sanghavi talks about the dangers of energy drinks for kids, teens

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology, talks about the dangers high-caffeine energy drinks pose to children and teens. 

  • 02 - 14 - 11

    Medical News Today: UMass Medical School's human stem cell bank makes available first seven stem cell lines

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School Human Stem Cell Bank prepares to distribute its first seven human stem cell lines.

  • 02 - 14 - 11

    T&G: Local grad treats Giffords

    A story about UMMS alum Imoigele P. Aisiku, MD, one of the physicians treating U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, includes comments from Deborah Harmon Hines, vice provost of school services, who taught Dr. Aisiku as a student in her anatomy and physiology class and fondly remembers his contributions to the Medical School.

  • 02 - 14 - 11

    Worcester Business Journal: Sherman Center takes shape

    A look at the progress of the Sherman Center, currently under construction, includes comments from Terence R. Flotte, MD, deputy executive chancellor, provost and the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medical Education, and John Baker, associate vice chancellor of facilities. 

  • 02 - 12 - 11

    Boston Globe: Local outpouring of joy over ‘gentle revolution’

    Ahmed Elewa, a native Egyptian and graduate student in the department of molecular medicine,talks about the current unrest in his home country 

  • 02 - 12 - 11

    Lake County News-Sun: Focus on new research by Thomas Houston II

    A look at how storytelling can lead to better health focuses on new research by Thomas Houston II, MD, MPH, professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine, which found that pre-recorded videos of hypertension patients talking about their medical histories helped another group of patients with high blood pressure to control their condition over several months. 

  • 02 - 10 - 11

    American Scientist, Scientific American, Nature: Chromatin Evolving

    American Scientist:  Chromatin Evolving
    Nature: Genomics: Genomes in three dimensions
    Scientific American: The Inner Life of the Genome
    A look at the importance of genome folding and the emergence of genome cell biology as a field of study credits Job Dekker, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine, for developing a revolutionary method which allows for three-dimensional genome sequencing. 

  • 02 - 10 - 11

    Globe, NECN, Herald, T&G: UMass research funding reaches record

    Boston Globe:UMass research funding reaches record
    NECN – UMass research
    Boston Herald – UMass says research spending up nearly 10 percent
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette:UMass research up

  • 02 - 10 - 11

    New York Times: More focus on Thomas Houston's research

    New York Times –Healing Through Storytelling
    New York Times – When Patients Share Their Stories, Health May Improve

  • 02 - 10 - 11

    T&G: Patrick headlines Visions Awards

    A recap of the Telegram & Gazette Visions Community Awards ceremony recounts the community contributions of award recipients Mary DeFeudis, chairwoman of the UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Development Council and MD/PhD student Jennifer M. MacDonald, who received the Young Leader Award. In his speech, Gov. Deval L. Patrick’s, noted the progress of the Sherman Center at UMass Medical School.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette: Governor singles out Worcester's progress
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette: Patrick headlines Visions Awards

  • 02 - 10 - 11

    T&G: UMMS Human Stem Cell Bank prepares to distribute its first seven human stem cell lines

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School Human Stem Cell Bank prepares to distribute its first seven human stem cell lines. 

  • 02 - 10 - 11

    The Scientist: Stephen J. Doxsey, PhD, comments on new mammalian cell division research

    Stephen J. Doxsey, PhD, professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and cell biology, comments on new research that has identified an important event in the enigmatic final step of mammalian cell division.

  • 02 - 09 - 11

    WBUR: Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD offers perspective on the Shaken Baby Syndrome debate

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, offers perspective on the debate over Shaken Baby Syndrome.

  • 02 - 05 - 11

    Los Angeles Times: Mark Dershwitz explains providing post operative care to patients who have received general anesthesia

    Mark Dershwitz, MD, PhD, professor of anesthesiology and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, explains the generally accepted practice of providing post operative care to patients who have received general anesthesia.

  • 02 - 04 - 11

    Health Day News: New research by David McManusidentifies changing trends in acute myocardial infarction

    New research by David McManus, MD, assistant professor of medicine, identifies changing trends in acute myocardial infarction and resulting decreases in death rates.

  • 02 - 03 - 11

    Sacramento Bee: Thomas Grisso comments about the upcoming competency trial of Phillip Garrido, who is a suspect in the Jaycee Lee Dugard kidnapping

    A story about the upcoming competency trial of Phillip Garrido, who is a suspect in the Jaycee Lee Dugard kidnapping, includes comments from Thomas Grisso, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Law-Psychiatry Program, about what factors contribute to a defendant being found incompetent to face trial.

    The Bellingham Herald – Suspect in Jaycee Dugard kidnapping case faces competency hearing

  • 02 - 01 - 11

    New York Times: Jennifer L. Kelsey referenced in story about weight gain

    A story about weight gaining being linked to contraceptives references a UMass Medical School study by Jennifer L. Kelsey, MPH, PhD, professor of medicine and family medicine & community health, which found that contraceptives did not cause any gain in either weight or body fat. 

  • 02 - 01 - 11

    Wall Street Journal: Richard M. Berlin and Noah Rosenburg comment on the role the humanities plays in creating well-rounded physicians

    A look at the role the humanities plays in creating well-rounded physicians who are better able to listen attentively to patients, show emotion and provide sensitive personal care, includes comments from Richard M. Berlin, MD, senior affiliate in psychiatry, as well as writing from medical student Noah Rosenberg.

  • 02 - 01 - 11

    WCVB-TV: Christopher Rosenbaum weighs in on the warning issued on bath salts

    Christopher Rosenbaum, MD, assistant professor in emergency medicine, weighs in on the dangers of inappropriately consuming bath salts containing amphetamines and stimulants.