News Makers 2011

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  • 12 - 31 - 11

    Pioneering telenovelas have diabetes lessons

    A diabetes prevention study by Ira S. Ockene, MD, the David J. and Barbara D. Milliken Professor of Preventive Cardiology and professor of medicine, and Milagros Rosal, PhD, associate professor of medicine, used culturally appropriate materials that included a Spanish soap opera to dramatize health concerns. Results of the study showed the program was effective in helping Latinos to lower blood sugar levels.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 29 - 11

    Eat, sleep and be merry

    Ira S. Ockene, MD, the David J. and Barbara D. Milliken Professor of Preventive Cardiology and professor of medicine, talks about winter eating habits and why appetites vary from season to season.
    The Baltimore Sun
    Greater Media Newspapers

  • 12 - 28 - 11

    How to make your New Year's resolution stick

    Amy B. Wachholtz, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, offers some tips on how to successfully keep your New Year’s resolution.
    NECN

  • 12 - 28 - 11

    Mindful of ways to get healthy In a Boston Globe G Force interview Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, professor emeritus of medicine, talks about the healing powers of mindfulness. The Boston Globe

    In a Boston Globe G Force interview Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, professor emeritus of medicine, talks about the healing powers of mindfulness.
    The Boston Globe

  • 12 - 27 - 11

    No one-size-fits-all in grief counseling

    Jessica Griffin, PsyD, assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, explains why the grieving process is different for everyone.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 24 - 11

    As Diabetes Increases Among Hispanics, Prevention Program Shows Promise

    Ira S. Ockene, MD, the David J. and Barbara D. Milliken Professor of Preventive Cardiology and professor of medicine, talks about a diabetes prevention study which used culturally appropriate materials that included a Spanish soap opera to dramatize health concerns. Results of the study showed the program was effective in helping Latinos to lower blood sugar levels.

    Diabetes Health

  • 12 - 22 - 11

    New research illustrates how genome adapts to transposon invasion

    New research by William E. Theurkauf, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, and Zhiping Weng, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, sheds light on how the genome defends itself from an invading transposon.

    PhysOrg.com

  • 12 - 22 - 11

    UMass Collaborates With CVS MinuteClinics

    UMass Memorial Health Care partners with CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic Program. As part of the partnership, physicians from UMass Memorial will act as medical directors of Central Massachusetts MinuteClinic locations.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 12 - 21 - 11

    MassBiologics Receives Funding For Drug Trial

    MassBiologics receives a milestone payment from Merck for the development of a monoclonal antibody treatment for C. difficile infection.

    Worcester Business Journal

    Business briefs: Milestone payment
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    MassBiologics nabs milestone payment from Merck
    Mass High Tech 

  • 12 - 21 - 11

    Nature Reviews Genetics, Arkitek unveil enhanced version of RNAi animation

    Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, was the scientific advisor for an animated short illustrating how RNAi works.

    Nature Review

  • 12 - 21 - 11

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute to develop smartphone application for patients with advanced diabetes, foot ulcers

    David M. Harlan, MD, director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, and Raymond M. Dunn, MD, professor of surgery and cell biology, are working with WPI faculty to develop a smart phone application that will help people with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers better manage their disease.

    Drug Store News

  • 12 - 20 - 11

    ALS fund

    An editorial in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette talks about former Gov. Paul Cellucci and his goal of raising $10 million for an endowment at UMass Medical School to fund research into the neurodegenerative disorder.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 20 - 11

    Healthy Drama? Why Soap Operas May Help Fight Diabetes

    Ira S. Ockene, MD, the David J. and Barbara D. Milliken Professor of Preventive Cardiology and professor of medicine, talks to WBUR radio about a diabetes prevention study which used culturally appropriate materials that included a Spanish soap opera to dramatize health concerns. Results of the study showed the program was effective in helping Latinos to lower blood sugar levels.

    WBUR

  • 12 - 20 - 11

    Reduction in Diabetes Risk For Latinos

    A diabetes prevention study by Ira S. Ockene, MD, the David J. and Barbara D. Milliken Professor of Preventive Cardiology and professor of medicine, used culturally appropriate materials that included a Spanish soap opera to dramatize health concerns. Results of the study showed the program was effective in helping Latinos to lower blood sugar levels.

    IvanHoe Newswire

  • 12 - 19 - 11

    A Central Mass. Wish List For 2012

    An end-of-year editorial looks forward to completion of the Albert Sherman Center in 2012.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 12 - 19 - 11

    Anti-cancer vaccines emerging

    A story about the development of new drug therapies that use the body’s immune system to fight cancer references a clinical trial for a new prostate cancer drug developed by Advantagene Inc., which is premiering at the Cancer Center of Excellence.

    The Boston Globe

  • 12 - 19 - 11

    Backpacks help foster children make transition

    Fourth year medical student Heather Busick and second year medical students Alison Little and Anne Barnard, talk about the Kelley Backpack program, which prepares backpacks filled with age- and gender-specific items and toys for children who are taken from their homes and placed in foster care. Phillip O. Fournier, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health, is the academic advisor for Kelley House and the program.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 19 - 11

    Tanning lotion users more likely to stay out of sun

    A story examining the use of sunless tanners by women includes comments from Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, assistant professor of medicine.

    Reuters

  • 12 - 19 - 11

    Using a Smartphone to Manage Diabetes

    David M. Harlan, MD, director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, and Raymond M. Dunn, MD, professor of surgery and cell biology, are working with WPI faculty to develop a smart phone application that will help people with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers better manage their disease.

    Health Dada Management

  • 12 - 19 - 11

    Winter Munchies: Do We Eat More In Colder Months?

    Ira S. Ockene, MD, the David J. and Barbara D. Milliken Professor of Preventive Cardiology and professor of medicine, speaks on NPR’s Morning Addition about winter eating habits and why appetites vary from season to season.

    NPR Radio

  • 12 - 18 - 11

    Bartering, sharing, creativity in dealing with drug shortages

    Roy Guharoy, PharmD, chief pharmacy officer and clinical professor of medicine, and Marc C. Restuccia, MD, clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, talk about the challenges associated with the national shortage of certain drugs.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 18 - 11

    Cellucci joins fight

    Former Gov. Paul Cellucci talks about his ALS diagnosis and his goal of raising $10 million for an endowment at UMass Medical School to fund research into the neurodegenerative disorder.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 18 - 11

    Marlboro company becomes focus of stem cell therapeutics

    A story about advancements in stem cell research being made locally features comments from Joseph Laning, PhD, senior director of the UMMS Human Stem Cell Bank.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 18 - 11

    One woman’s efforts help others who are in need

    Judith Savageau, associate professor of family and community health, and Linda Hollis, education specialist, team up to fill baskets for more than 250 women in need.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 14 - 11

    $1.2 Million to Develop Smart Phone Application

    David M. Harlan, MD, director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, and Raymond M. Dunn, MD, professor of surgery and cell biology, are working with WPI faculty to develop a smart phone application that will help people with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers better manage their disease.

    $1.2 Million to Develop Smart Phone Application
    Today’s Medical Developments

    WPI team gets $1.2M from NSF for diabetes care app
    Mass High Tech

    Worcester Polytechnic team lands $1.2M for 'sugar' app
    Healthcare IT News

  • 12 - 14 - 11

    Shrewsbury residents honored by Scouts

    John L. Sullivan, MD, vice provost for research and professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine, was honored at The Boy Scouts of America Mohegan Council’s 12 Point Grand Gala & Benefit Auction.

    The Shrewsbury Lantern

  • 12 - 13 - 11

    ASH: Lymphoma in Pregnancy Has Good Outcomes

  • 12 - 13 - 11

    At-home Robots Monitor Kids After Surgery

    Maureen Guzzi, nurse manager in the neonatal ICU at UMass Memorial Medical Center talks to ABC News about NicView, a camera system that allows parents of newborns in the NICU to monitor their child’s condition via the internet.

    At-home Robots Monitor Kids After Surgery
    ABC News

    ICU! Webcams help parents bond with their premature babies while they're in intensive care
    Daily Mail

    Parents Keep Watch On Newborns With Hospital Webcams
    WTAE Pittsburg

    Parents keep watch on newborns with hospital webcams
    CNN Health 

  • 12 - 13 - 11

    Patents Tied To UMass Medical Reaffirmed

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reaffirms the "Zamore Design Rules," named for Phillip D. Zamore, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Gretchen Stone Cook Chair of Biomedical Sciences and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 12 - 13 - 11

    Spank No More

    An article written by Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, explores how mainstream Americans discipline children and the potential consequences.

    Slate

  • 12 - 12 - 11

    As Wars Wind Down Demand By Vets For Health Services Grow

    A story about the increasing need for veterans health services talks about the VA healthcare system in Massachusetts and its partnership with the University of Massachusetts Medical School aimed at making more medical services available and accessable to veterans.

    WAMC Northeast Public Radio

  • 12 - 12 - 11

    T&G Santa: Parade marches to beat of Santa fund

    Judy Verdini, research administrator in the department of emergency medicine, is quoted as the chairman of the Columbus Day Parade Committee, which donates to the T&G Santa Fund annually.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 12 - 11

    Worcester gun buyback program nets 115 weapons

    The Worcester Police Department and UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center 10th annual Goods for Guns program collected 115 weapons this year. The story includes comments from Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics and chief of pediatric surgery & trauma.

    Boston Globe

  • 12 - 11 - 11

    Buyback program nets fewer weapons

    The Worcester Police Department and UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center 10th annual Goods for Guns program collected 115 weapons this year. The story includes comments from Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics and chief of pediatric surgery & trauma.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 10 - 11

    UMass paramedics play a critical role

    Worcester EMS, owned and operated by UMass Memorial Health Care, were among the first to respond to the fire in Worcester that claimed the life of firefighter Jon Davies.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 09 - 11

    Bayer Birth Control Pill Backed by U.S. Panel Seeking Clarity on Clot Risk

    Julia V. Johnson, MD, chair and professor of obstetrics & gynecology and a member of the FDA reproductive and drug safety advisory panel, comments on the panel’s assessment of conflicting studies on the blood-clotting risk associated with drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives.

    Bloomberg

    Medscape Medical News  

  • 12 - 08 - 11

    5 Experts Answer: Does Antibacterial Gel Work as Well as Washing Your Hands?

    Richard T. Ellison, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology & physiological systems, weighs on the debate over the effectiveness of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

    My Health News Daily

  • 12 - 06 - 11

    No bedside empathy in email news

    An article about the lack of compassion in modern medicine includes comments from Denise Skrocki, director of patient experience at UMass Memorial Medical Center, about the importance of the physician/patient relationship.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 06 - 11

    The Ticker

    Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, accepts the top leadership role at Commonwealth Medicine.

    Boston Herald

  • 12 - 05 - 11

    Mello adds Nobel Prize cachet to Grove Instruments’ board

    Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, has been named to Grove Instruments Inc.’s board of directors.

    Mass High Tech

  • 12 - 05 - 11

    Monarch Butterfly Genome Begins to Open the Black Box

    Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology, discusses his research sequencing the half-billion letters that make up the monarch butterfly’s genome and how it will help shed light on certain human diseases.

    Evolution News & Views

  • 12 - 05 - 11

    Scalpel? Or Cleaver?

    A story about the proposed 2012 NIH budget cuts includes comments from Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 12 - 04 - 11

    Cancer pavilion in the works

    Marlborough Hospital is raising funds for the addition of a cancer pavilion to provide expanded services to the community. Groundbreaking for the new facility, an extension of the Cancer Center of Excellence, will take place next month.

    The Boston Globe

  • 12 - 04 - 11

    Hospitals crossing the digital divide

    A story about hospitals moving to electronic medical record systems and the benefits they will attain as a result includes comments from Karen Marhefka, associate chief information officer at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Daniel J. O'Leary, MD, chief medical officer at HealthAlliance Hospital and Patrick L. Muldoon, president and chief executive of HealthAlliance.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 04 - 11

    Luminous paintings of Dr. J. Barry Hanshaw on view in Westborough

    James Barry Hanshaw, MD, professor of pediatrics and dean emeritus, displays his art work at Westboro Gallery through January 8th.

    The Dedham Transcript

  • 12 - 04 - 11

    Running: Freezer Five race wants to live up to its name

    The Boston Athletic Association has granted UMass Medical School 12 entries for the 2012 Boston Marathon. UMMS is looking for runners to represent and raise money for the UMass ALS Champion Fund.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 02 - 11

    25 million AIDS deaths, but the fight goes on

    An article about World AIDS Day includes comments from Sarah H. Cheeseman, MD, professor of medicine, microbiology & physiological systems and pediatrics, about the differences between being diagnosed today versus 30 years ago and from Shan Lu, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, about the quest to find a vaccine for HIV

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 02 - 11

    Gun buy back program sees success in Worcester

    The Worcester Police Department and UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center kick off the 10th annual Good for Guns program. The story includes comments from Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics and chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Timothy A. Emhoff, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery and chief of trauma surgery and surgical critical care.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    NECN

  • 12 - 02 - 11

    T&G Santa: Donation in memory of a local ‘Santa’

    A donation is made to the Telegram and Gazette Santa in memory of William C. Okulicz, PhD, associate professor of physiology and obstetrics & gynecology.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 02 - 11

    Thanksgiving counts track monarch migration in California

    Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology, discusses his research sequencing the half-billion letters that make up the monarch butterfly’s genome and how it will help shed light on certain human diseases.

    KPCC

  • 11 - 29 - 11

    Patriots players visit UMass Memorial, bring smiles to children

    Players from the New England Patriots stop by the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center as part of the team's week-long focus on health care volunteerism.

    NECN

  • 11 - 29 - 11

    UMass Medical School wins AARP worker recognition

    UMass Medical School is named to AARP’s 2011 list of Best Employers for Workers Over 50. Patricia Keith, academic administrator and chair of the 20-member mature workforce committee, Susanna Perkins, administrative manager, and Edith Cullen, administrator contracts division, were interviewed for the story.

    Fifty Plus Advocates

  • 11 - 27 - 11

    Worcester’s new mayor has big job ahead

    An op-ed by Peter Cohan credits UMMS for attracting world-class scientific talent to the area.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 24 - 11

    $3.4B set for projects statewide

    An article about statewide capital spending references the Albert Sherman Center.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 24 - 11

    Holiday is tailor-made for traditions

    A story about Thanksgiving day traditions includes comments from Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, about the caloric value of those traditions.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 23 - 11

    Butterfly’s epic journey comes to light

    Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology, discusses his research sequencing the half-billion letters that make up the monarch butterfly’s genome and how it will help shed light on certain human diseases.

    Butterfly’s epic journey comes to light
    Boston Globe

    Monarch butterfly genome sequenced
    Boston.com

    Monarch Butterfly Genome Gives Clues about Slew of Migration Mysteries
    Scientific America

    Monarch butterfly genome gives clues about slew of migration mysteries
    Nature

    Monarch Butterfly Genome Sequenced
    Science Daily

    Scientists Reveal Monarch Butterfly Genome
    US News

    Researchers Sequence Monarch Butterfly’s Genome
    redOrbit

    Monarch butterfly's genome revealed
    Daily News & Analysis

  • 11 - 22 - 11

    A proven way to cure for the poor and sick

    An article about the Senior Care Options (SCO) program in Massachusetts references a UMMS survey of SCO members which found that they "were quite happy with the program, the services they received, and the personnel who provided them." 

    The Boston Globe

  • 11 - 21 - 11

    How learning to cook is helping doctors give nutritional advice

    Barbara C. Olendzki, RD, MPH, director of nutrition and assistant professor of medicine, and Ira S. Ockene, MD, the David J. and Barbara D. Milliken Professor of Preventive Cardiology and professor of medicine, talks about a new healthy cooking program at UMass Medical School designed for doctors so they can better understand what it means to prepare and eat the foods they are recommending to patients. Lynn Li, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, is also quoted in the story.

    American Medical News

  • 11 - 21 - 11

    Movers & Shakers

    David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, is named to Grove Instruments Inc.’s scientific advisory board.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 11 - 21 - 11

    Seeing cancer in three dimensions

    A revolutionary new method to generate a complete, three-dimensional model of a cell’s chromosomes developed by Job Dekker, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine, is used to study principles governing genome alterations in cancer cells.

    Health Canal

  • 11 - 18 - 11

    Smokers try to kick the habit in the annual Smokeout

    Gregory Seward, MSCHA, director of the tobacco free initiative at UMass Memorial Medical Center, is interviewed for a story about the 36th annual Great American Smokeout.

    NECN

  • 11 - 17 - 11

    A Mother’s Fight for Newborn Hearts

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, explains how a simple test called pulse oximetry, used to check newborns for potentially lethal heart defects, was added to the nationally recommended panel of tests for newborns.

    New York Times

  • 11 - 17 - 11

    The Albert Sherman Center Well Under Way

    A look at the progress of the Sherman Center, currently under construction, includes comments from John Baker, associate vice chancellor of facilities.

    High-Profile Monthly

  • 11 - 16 - 11

    Medicine Enters a New Era

    An article about electronic medical records systems includes comments from Karen Marhefka, associate chief information officer at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 11 - 15 - 11

    New Developments In Research For Deadly Tay-Sachs Disease

    Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, associate professor of neurology, was interviewed by RadioBoston host Jessica Alpert about his research on a gene therapy treatment for Tay-Sachs Disease.

    WBUR Radio Boston

  • 11 - 15 - 11

    Physician Artist Exhibits at Westboro Gallery

    James Barry Hanshaw, MD, professor of pediatrics and dean emeritus, displayed his art work at Westboro Gallery.

    Westborough Patch (video)

  • 11 - 14 - 11

    Mass. research funding at risk

    A story about the proposed budget reductions in federal research funding examines the possible impact cuts would have on research at local institutions, including UMass Medical School.

    Boston Globe

  • 11 - 13 - 11

    Business Briefs: Drug suppresses hepatitis C virus

    A human monoclonal antibody developed by MassBiologics and given to patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection undergoing liver transplantation significantly suppressed the virus for at least a week after transplant and delayed the time to viral rebound according to a new study presented at The Liver Meeting. Deborah C. Molrine, MD, MPH, deputy director of clinical and regulatory affairs and associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted in the article.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 13 - 11

    Sustainability is the new buzzword at businesses big and small

    Melissa Lucas, sustainability and energy manager, discusses a few of the programs that UMass Medical School has implemented in order to maximize resources in an effort to be more sustainable.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 12 - 11

    Author speaks at Hanover

    Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke at the Hanover Theatre last week as part of the UMass Medical School Distinguished Speaker Series.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette 

  • 11 - 11 - 11

    First Human Gene Therapy Trial Planned For Deadly Tay-Sachs Disease

    A story about a gene therapy treatment for Tay-Sachs disease being developed at UMass Medical School includes comments from principal investigator Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, associate professor of neurology and Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of pediatrics and microbiology & physiological systems.

    WBUR Boston

  • 11 - 11 - 11

    HPV vaccine increasingly recommended for boys too

    A story about the CDC recommending that 11 and 12 year old boys receive the HPV vaccine includes comments from Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology.

    CTV Ottawa

  • 11 - 09 - 11

    Aetna to lead quality study of CT health care

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research will work with Aetna Foundation and four other healthcare foundations in Connecticut to survey how well healthcare is delivered in the state

    Hartford Business Journal

  • 11 - 09 - 11

    Goodwin kicks off Distinguished Speaker Series

    As part of the UMass Medical School Distinguished Speaker Series, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak at the Hanover Theatre on Thursday, November 10.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 07 - 11

    Autism Researchers Discover ‘Epigenetic’ Changes

    Research by Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD, director of the Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute and professor of psychiatry and Zhiping Weng, PhD, director of the Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, is the first to map epigenetic signatures for autism which overlap with known genetic risk factors.

    Autism Researchers Discover ‘Epigenetic’ Changes
    Autism Speaks

    Researchers Find New Factors in Autism Profile
    MedPage Today

    Prefrontal Cortex Epigenetic Signatures In Brain Tissue Of People With Autism
    Medical News Today

    UMMS researchers identify epigenetic signatures of autism
    Eureka Alert

  • 11 - 07 - 11

    Doctors sometimes fail to report child abuse

    New research finds that physicians may not be accurately judging when to report cases that might constitute child abuse to authorities. Kimberly A. Schwartz, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, and a member of the child protection program at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, was quoted in the story about the need for better communication between physicians and the state.

    Boston.com

  • 11 - 07 - 11

    Experimental drug suppresses rebound of hepatitis C virus in liver transplant patients

    A human monoclonal antibody given to patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection undergoing liver transplantation significantly suppressed the virus for at least a week after transplant. Quoted in the story was Deborah C. Molrine, MD, deputy director of clinical and regulatory affairs.

    Eureka Alert

  • 11 - 07 - 11

    Grants, programs like Guard Support, push to open doors to make room for veterans

    A story about how some employers are helping veterans transition into the civilian workforce references Commonwealth Medicine’s Veterans Associates Program. (subscription required)

    Boston Business Journal

  • 11 - 07 - 11

    Serving up a passion for food and nutrition

    Medical students Mitch Li, 2013, Matt DeWolf, 2014, andAdam Chin, 2014, talk about WooFood, a nutrition project they started with a Learn and Serve grant, aimed at encouraging healthful eating habits.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 07 - 11

    Smart phone turned into vital signs monitor

    David McManus, MD, assistant professor of medicine, is working with faculty at WPI to test a new smartphone application that can detect atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients.

    Worcester Business Journal

    British Journal of Health Care Computing

  • 11 - 06 - 11

    Worcester biotech startups get a boost

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    An op-ed about the biotech industry in Worcester references UMass Medical School.

  • 11 - 02 - 11

    Robert Caret inaugurated as new UMass president

    Robert L. Caret is inaugurated as the 26th president of the University of Massachusetts in a ceremony held at the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

    Boston Herald

  • 11 - 02 - 11

    UMass Medical School to help Liberia

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School is working with the University of Liberia and Indiana University on a $7.2-million grant to establish health care training programs in Liberia. Katherine Ruiz De Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and medicine, and Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of pediatrics, were both quoted in the story.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    $7.2 million project will address a national shortage of health care workers in Liberia
    Indiana University News Room – November 2, 2011

  • 11 - 02 - 11

    Vaccine, communication key

    An op-ed by Diane R. Blake-Johnson, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, talks about how important the HPV vaccine is for preventing certain forms of cancer.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 01 - 11

    Alvirne graduate recognized for 'Leading by Example'

    Melissa Lucas, sustainability and energy manager, received a Leading By Example award from Gov. Patrick for achievements in clean energy and environmental quality including the development of the Growing Green website and newsletter. This is the first time a Leading By Example award has been given to an individual.

    Sentinel and Enterprise

  • 10 - 31 - 11

    UMass Partnership In Liberia

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School is working with the University of Liberia and Indiana University on a $7.2-million project to establish health care training programs in Liberia.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 10 - 30 - 11

    Heart healthy fare

    Barbara C. Olendzki, RD, MPH, director of nutrition and assistant professor of medicine, talks about a new healthy cooking program designed for cardiologists, medical students and doctors from other specialties so they can better understand what it means to prepare and eat the foods they are recommending to patients. Also quoted in the story are Lynn Li, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine;, James H. Chesebro, MD, cardiologist and professor of medicine; and Jennifer Fournier, RD, LDN, a dietician who runs the classes.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 30 - 11

    Idea for smartphone app is great, but can it sell?

    Business columnist Aaron Nicodemus writes about the difficulty of taking an intellectual asset and turning it into a commercially viable product. Quoted in the piece is James P. McNamara, PhD, executive director of the Office of Technology Management. The article also references a new smartphone application to detect atrial fibrillation (AF) developed by faculty members at WPI and being tested at UMass Medical School.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 29 - 11

    Brookline's Ellen Gravallese receives Physician Achievement Award from Arthritis Foundation

    Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, professor of medicine and cell biology, was awarded the Arthritis Foundation’s Dr. Marian Ropes Award for Excellence in Arthritis Care and Leadership

    Brookline Tab

  • 10 - 27 - 11

    PAINT IT ALL PINK: Pink pajama party

    Paulette Seymour Route, dean of Graduate School of Nursing, is scheduled to speak at Jordan Hospital’s second annual Pink Pajama Party.

    Plymouth Old Colony Memorial

  • 10 - 25 - 11

    CDC Recommends HPV vaccine for boys

    A story about the CDC recommending that 11 and 12 year old boys receive the HPV vaccine includes comments from Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology.

    NBC Nightly News
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 24 - 11

    Briefing: UMass Medical In 2016

    A story about the University of Massachusetts’ capital plan references several ongoing projects at the Worcester campus, including the Sherman Center.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 10 - 24 - 11

    Seeing Problems As Opportunities

    Cheryl Lapriore, vice president and chief of staff at UMass Memorial Health Care, is named in Worcester Business Journal’s 3rd Annual Outstanding Women in Business Awards.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 10 - 23 - 11

    Drug trend spurs official crackdown

    Christopher Rosenbaum, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, talks about the latest trend in designer drugs containing amphetamines and stimulants which are marketed and sold as bath salts.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 21 - 11

    DNA sequencing, fluorescence microscopy help render bacterial chromosome in 3-D

    Job Dekker, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine, uses a revolutionary new method to generate a complete, three-dimensional model of the bacterium Caulobacter crescentus’ genome.

    BioOptics World

     

    EurekAlert

  • 10 - 20 - 11

    Local businesses think pink

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, proceeds from Panera’s signature Pink Ribbon Bagel will go to benefit various Massachusetts hospitals including UMass Memorial Medical Center.

    Medford Transcript

    Hingham Patch

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 20 - 11

    Restaurants rolling out meatier fall selections

    A story about restaurants adapting menus in response to customer’s eating habits references a 2006 UMMS study which shows people consume more calories during cool weather.

    StarNews Online

  • 10 - 19 - 11

    Study: can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    A new study by Lori Pbert, PhD, professor of medicine, finds that teens attempting to quit smoking who were counseled by their school nurse were more likely to be successful initially.

    Reuters:

    Can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    Study: can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    The Baltimore Sun – October 19, 2011

    Can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    Mother Nature Network – October 19, 2011

    Can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    Straits Times – October 20, 2011

    Study: Can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    Fox News – October 20, 2011

    Study: can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    Health News – October 19, 2011

     

    Can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

  • 10 - 18 - 11

    A Womb Without a View

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology, writes about the importance of comprehensive fetal ultrasounds in prenatal screening as a way to detect potential problems prior to birth.

    Slate

  • 10 - 18 - 11

    Research funding hit feared

    A story about the proposed 2012 NIH budget examines the possible impact cuts would have on research at local institutions, including UMass Medical School.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 18 - 11

    Sit. Breathe. Be a Better Leader.

    A story about the benefits of meditation references a study by James F. Carmody, PhD, associate professor of medicine, which showed that brain activity changed in a group of 16 participants who had not previously meditated.

    Inc

  • 10 - 17 - 11

    High-Volume Liver Transplant Centers Up Recipient Survival

    A study by Shimul A. Shah, MD, associate professor of surgery, and UMMS School of Medicine alum Deepak K. Ozhathil, M.D., found that high volume transplant centers more frequently utilized livers with a high donor risk index, but achieved better recipient survival rates compared with lower volume centers

    Doctor's Lounge

  • 10 - 16 - 11

    Business Briefs: Irish Conference

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, joined former President Bill Clinton and dozens of other prominent business and public sector leaders at the second Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle in Ireland last weekend.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 16 - 11

    Video gaming

    A story about the emerging video game industry in Massachusetts includes comments about how UMass Medical School uses simulation devices to teach residents how to perform surgery.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 14 - 11

    Longer Reproductive Life Equals Less Depression in Menopause

    Wendy K. Marsh, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, talks about a new study based on data revealed in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) that links late onset menopause in women to a reduced incident of depression.

    Longer Reproductive Life Equals Less Depression in Menopause
    Medscape/Reuters

    Premenopausal Estradiol Exposure May Diminish Perimenopausal Depression
    Family Practice News 

  • 10 - 13 - 11

    Billboards for Cellucci’s ALS campaign unveiled

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins is quoted in a story about Clear Channel Outdoor donating seven highway billboards to promote the UMass/ALS Champion Fund.

    Hudson Sun

  • 10 - 13 - 11

    Primary care & health reform

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD and UMass Memorial Health Care CEO and President John G. O’Brien write about the need for more primary care providers.

    Telegram & Gazette: Primary care & health reform 

  • 10 - 12 - 11

    Training Wheels

    A story about NuRide, a program sponsored by MassRides that rewards Massachusetts residents for making sustainable commuting choices and reducing their car trips, references UMass Medical School, which has an active NuRide presence on campus.

    Worcester Magazine

  • 10 - 11 - 11

    Disabled men at higher risk of sexual abuse than non-disabled men

    A new study by Monika Mitra, PhD, assistant professor of Family Medicine & Community Health, reveals that men with disabilities may be more vulnerable to sexual abuse. 

    Disabled men at higher risk of sexual abuse than non-disabled men
    Los Angeles Times – October 11, 2011

    Men With Disabilities More Vulnerable to Sexual Assault
    U.S. News & World Report – October 11, 2011

    Men With Disabilities More Likely to Be Sexually Abused
    Doctors Lounge – October 11, 2011

    Men With Disabilities At ‘Heightened Risk’ Of Sex Abuse
    Disability Scoop – October 12, 2011

    Men With Disabilities, Four Times More Likely To Be Sexually Abused
    Heal Blog – October 11, 2011

    Disabled men face more sexual abuse: Study
    London Free Press – October 11, 2011

    Men With Disabilities Face Increased Risk Of Sexual Violence
    NPR – October 13, 2011

    Daily check up: Study finds high sexual abuse among men with disabilities
    Boston Globe – October 14, 2011

  • 10 - 10 - 11

    Medical monitor? There’s an app for that

    A new smartphone application developed by faculty members at WPI to detect atrial fibrillation (AF) is being tested at UMass Medical School.

    SmartPlanet

    Health24

    Technology Review 

    David McManus, MD, assistant professor of medicine, is working with faculty at WPI to test a new smartphone application that can detect atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients.

  • 10 - 10 - 11

    Monarchs flood New York City

    Scientific American

    A story about how the monarch butterfly migrates 4,000 miles from the eastern U.S to central Mexico includes comments from Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of Neurobiology.

  • 10 - 10 - 11

    President Caret begins statewide bus tour

    University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret’s statewide bus tour kicked off yesterday. President Caret is scheduled to stop at UMass Medical School in Worcester on Wednesday.

    UMass President tours the Bay State
    WSHM TV Springfield – October 11, 2011

    UMass president rolls into North Adams
    The Berkshire Eagle – October 11, 2011

    UMass president launches statewide bus tour
    Boston Globe – October 11, 2011

    Daily Collegian

  • 10 - 10 - 11

    Three Consigli Construction Projects Win Prestigious AGC Build New England Awards

    Boston/ SF

    Consigli Construction Co., Inc. received a Performance Award for the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) Build New England Awards Gala. 

  • 10 - 09 - 11

    Dr. Merrill Wolf, 79; prodigy went on to adult successes

    Boston Globe

    Merrill Ken Wolf, MD, professor emeritus of cell biology and a founding faculty member at UMass Medical School, passed away in his home this past June.

  • 10 - 09 - 11

    Understanding Autism

    Parents Magazine

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, writes about the questions parents may have when a child is diagnosed as autistic.

  • 10 - 07 - 11

    Clear Channel donates billboards to help Paul Cellucci’s ALS research cause

    Boston Globe

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins is quoted in a story about Clear Channel Outdoor donating seven highway billboards to promote the UMass/ALS Champion Fund.

    Ex-gov Paul Cellucci gets assist in fight vs. Lou Gehrig’s disease
    Boston Herald – October 7, 2011

  • 10 - 06 - 11

    Breast cancer research brings hope, but challenges remain

    The Sudbury Town Crier

    A story about new advances in breast cancer detection includes comments from Robert Quinlan, MD, professor of surgery, about the need to provide better access to health care for patients.

  • 10 - 06 - 11

    Dr. Doubeni labeled rising star

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, MPH, associate professor of family medicine & community health, was recognized by President Obama as one of the country's rising scientific stars with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

  • 10 - 05 - 11

    7 Women and Men Who Are 'Being the Change'

    Huffington Post

    The authors talk to Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, professor emeritus of medicine, about how meditation is helping people to relieve pain.

  • 10 - 05 - 11

    UMass head looking to build support

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    UMass President Robert Caret discusses his plans for the future of the University of Massachusetts and the need to build support for the state’s public university system.

  • 10 - 04 - 11

    iPhone, iPad App to Convert SmartPhone Into Mobile Medical Monitor

    International Business Times

    A new smartphone application developed by faculty members at WPI is being tested at UMass Medical School to detect atrial fibrillation (AF).

  • 10 - 04 - 11

    Priming Shot Boosts Response to Bird Flu Vaccine

    MedPage Today

    Shan Lu, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, comments on the potential of using small bits of viral DNA to pre-vaccinate or prime patients before receiving a standard vaccine.

  • 10 - 04 - 11

    UMass entity to help PA coordinate benefits

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    The Center for Health Care and Financing will work with the state of Pennsylvania to reduce its health care costs by identifying Medicaid recipients who may also be eligible for Medicare

  • 10 - 03 - 11

    Can Worcester draw more entrepreneurs?

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    A story about attracting more entrepreneurs to Worcester, references UMass Medical School as one of the economic engines in the region.

  • 10 - 03 - 11

    Panera Bread Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Pink Ribbon Bagel

    North Andover Patch

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, proceeds from Panera’s signature Pink Ribbon Bagel will go to benefit various Massachusetts hospitals including UMass Memorial Medical Center. 

  • 10 - 02 - 11

    T&G introduces expanded Sunday business section

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    A column introducing the Telegram and Gazette’s new and expanded business section references the research enterprise at UMass Medical School as a wellspring of entrepreneurial potential.

  • 10 - 01 - 11

    How Alcohol Dulls the Immune System

    HealBlog.net 

    Big Think.com 

    A new study by Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, shows how alcohol consumption weakens monocytes – white blood cells involved in the immune system’s front-line defense against infection.

  • 10 - 01 - 11

    National Guard members from Westfield's 104th Fighter Wing return from Iraq and Afghanistan

    Springfield Republican 

    Col. Sean Collins, PhD, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Nursing, was one of 28 members of the Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing honored in a ceremony on Saturday for their work in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • 09 - 30 - 11

    HIV bill: Protects rights and streamlines test

    Boston Globe

    A story about discrimination experienced by HIV patients references the 2009 Massachusetts HIV Stigma Project Study conducted by UMass Medical School.

  • 09 - 30 - 11

    Skechers completes data warehousing project on a shoestring budget

    SearchDataManagement.com

    John Ormond, director of database technology and architecture, spoke at the TDWI Boston chapter meeting about data warehousing choices.

  • 09 - 29 - 11

    High volume liver transplant centers achieve better risk-adjusted survival rates

    Medical News

    A study by Shimul A. Shah, MD, associate professor of surgery, found that high volume transplant centers more frequently utilized livers with a high donor risk index, but achieved better recipient survival rates compared with lower volume centers.

  • 09 - 29 - 11

    Too much booze blunts your immune system

    A new study by Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, shows how alcohol consumption weakens monocytes – white blood cells involved in the immune system’s front-line defense against infection.

    NewScientist
    EurekAlert

  • 09 - 29 - 11

    UMass officials propose $3.1b in new construction, upgrades

    Boston Globe

    An article about the University of Massachusetts’ proposed capital project budget references the new research facility at UMass Medical School

  • 09 - 28 - 11

    High-Risk Donor Livers Used With Greater Frequency in Transplantations

    Science Daily

    A study by Shimul A. Shah, MD, associate professor of surgery, found that high volume transplant centers more frequently utilized livers with a high donor risk index, but achieved better recipient survival rates compared with lower volume centers.

  • 09 - 28 - 11

    Screening for danger

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, and David Kane, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics, talk about the use of EKGs as a screening tool for young athletes. 

  • 09 - 27 - 11

    Off-Label Use of Atypicals May Do More Harm Than Good

    Anthony J. Rothschild, MD, the Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Chair in Psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, talks about a new study which found that off-label use of atypical antipsychotics may do more harm than good. 

    Medscape Today 

  • 09 - 27 - 11

    Walk the dog, drop the pounds

    Kristin Schneider, PhD, assistant professor of preventive and behavioral medicine and Stephenie Lemon, PhD, associate professor of medicine, explain how a new study aims to combat obesity by encouraging a group of dog owners to walk their pets

    Fox-25TV

    Boston Herald

  • 09 - 26 - 11

    10,000 walk at UMass Med to fight cancer

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Brian Lewis, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine, was quoted in a story about the 13th annual cancer UMass Medicine Cancer Walk.

  • 09 - 22 - 11

    UMass affiliate name change

    Public Sector Partners Inc. changes its name to UHealthSolutions Inc.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 21 - 11

    'Celebrate With Action' urging lawmakers for cancer research funding

    NECN.com

    Daniel N. Bolon, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, is quoted in a story about the American Cancer Society’s Celebrate with Action event.

  • 09 - 16 - 11

    Greater New Bedford health center teams with UMass Medical School

    The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center becomes an educational affiliate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of pediatrics is quoted in the story.

    South Coast Today

  • 09 - 07 - 11

    UMass Medical School is one of the best employers in the country for workers older than 50, according to a list released today by the AARP.

    UMass Medical School is one of the best employers in the country for workers older than 50, according to a list released today by the AARP.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 06 - 11

    Reporter Nancy Sheehan interviews UMass Medical Cancer Walk director and participant

    Reporter Nancy Sheehan interviews UMass Medical Cancer Walk director Laura Liston and participant Angela Bazydlo. Bazydlo has been passionate about taking part in the walk since 2003, when her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. This will be an especially difficult walk for the her family, as Angela’s mom lost her battle to cancer last spring.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 30 - 11

    Med School Inks $3.75M Contract

    UMass Medical School's Center for Health Care Financing has secured a five-year, $3.75 million contract to help Washington state increase federal reimbursements for health services.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 08 - 29 - 11

    Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease Series

    Newswise
    Commentary on the history of psychiatry by Jeffrey Geller, MD, professor of psychiatry.

  • 08 - 29 - 11

    TVC Systems' components help UMass save energy

    Foster's daily Democrat
    News story on co-generation plant control technology being used in the Power Plant expansion.

  • 08 - 25 - 11

    Diet alone helps lower bad cholesterol: study

    Reuters coverage of scientific study on cholesterol and diet quotes UMMS faculty expert Yunsheng Ma, PhD.

  • 08 - 25 - 11

    Rescue from the clouds

    Dan Meisels, director of the UMass Memorial EMS program, talks about the new LifeFlight helicopter that is equipped with the latest technology in emergency medicine.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 24 - 11

    Next generation of medicine

    In an “As I See It” column, Chancellor Michael F. Collins reflects on how technology is affecting how medical schools teach, and how medical students learn.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 22 - 11

    Airman uses research, experience to contribute to fight

    Assistant Professor Sean Collins, PhD, talks about his work as senior researcher for the Joint Combat Casualty Research Team in Afghanistan. 

    U.S. Air Force

  • 08 - 22 - 11

    Specialist still focused on refining eye implant

    UMMS alum Thomas H. Dohlman, MD, talks about the work of his grandfather Claes Dohlman, MD, the creator of the Boston Keratoprosthesis, an artificial cornea that’s helped some 3,000 blind people see again. 

    Boston Herald

  • 08 - 21 - 11

    Contribution shows mettle of boyfriend

    Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD, professor of surgery and chief of organ transplantation services, talked to columnist Dianne Williamson about the live donor liver transplant program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. The column describes a recent live donor liver transplant performed by Dr. Bozorgzadeh and the transplant team.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 21 - 11

    Shrewsbury teen featured at UMass in Diabetes Hall of Honor

    Shrewsbury teen Liz Bradley is one of several patients to be featured in a photo gallery in the Diabetes Center of Excellence Hall of Fame. David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and direct of the Center, is quoted in the story. 

    Daily Shrewsbury

  • 08 - 19 - 11

    No Evidence to Restrict Buprenorphine for Opioid Addiction

    Research by Robin E. Clark, PhD, associate professor of family medicine & community health, points to buprenorphine being a less expensive and no less safe form of opioid addiction treatment than methadone. 

    MedScape

  • 08 - 19 - 11

    US cuts could hit grants

    A story about the potential local impact of cuts to the federal budget for medical research includes comments from John L. Sullivan, MD, vice provost for research and professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine. 

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 15 - 11

    Finding Synergy To Promote Worcester

    An op-ed by Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray and Worcester City Manager Michael O’Brien about current economic development projects in Worcester and the need to market the city references the Sherman Center.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 08 - 15 - 11

    The Coming Transformation Of Public Addiction Treatment

    A study by Robin E. Clark, PhD, associate professor of family medicine & community health, argues that buprenorphine treatment offers several advantages over other opioid addiction therapies, such as methadone.

    Health Affairs Blog

  • 08 - 12 - 11

    Direct Routes To Off-Target Effects

    Two studies about novel techniques that directly assess “off-target effects” of gene-cutting zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) includes comments from Scot Wolfe, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine.

    Chemical and Engineering News

  • 08 - 10 - 11

    2 hospitals make US News list

    UMass Memorial Medical Center was named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of best hospitals

    Boston Business Journal

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 10 - 11

    Lawmakers Seek To Ban Designer Drugs Sold As ‘Bath Salts’

    Christopher Rosenbaum, MD, assistant professor in emergency medicine, talks to RadioBoston’s hosts about a new type of designer drug containing amphetamines and stimulants which is marketed and sold as bath salts.

    WBUR

  • 08 - 08 - 11

    The Phantom Menace of Sleep Deprived Doctors

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, writes about recent changes that curb the number of consecutive hours residents can work.

    New York Times

    Boston Globe

    WBUR RadioBoston

  • 08 - 08 - 11

    Total recall

    A story about improving the system companies and hospitals use to identify early signs of troubled medical devices references UMass Medical School’s $12 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to establish a national registry to gather data related to knee and hip replacements.

    Modern Health Care

  • 08 - 08 - 11

    With Health Reform, An Increased Demand For Safety-Net Hospitals, Study Finds

    A new study looks at the demand for care at safety-net hospitals and community health centers following health care reform enactment in Massachusetts. Bob Seifert, principal associate at the Center for Health Law and Economics, comments on the study findings, which he said were not unexpected. 

    WBUR CommonHealth

  • 08 - 07 - 11

    Scientists Identify Novel DNA-Sensing Pathway That Increases Susceptibility to Malaria

    A study by Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD, associate professor of medicine and Douglas T. Golenbock, MD, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, describes a novel DNA-sensing pathway important to the triggering of an innate immune response for malaria.

    St Petersburg Times

    MedIndia

    Eurekalert

  • 08 - 06 - 11

    Elliott Marcus, professor of neurology at Tufts

    An obituary for Elliott M. Marcus, MD, professor emeritus of neurology, includes comments from David Chad, MD, professor of neurology, and former UMMS resident Cynthia Brown, MD.

    Boston Globe

  • 08 - 04 - 11

    Medical mystery: UMass doctors race to counter rare blood disorder

    A feature story about former Worcester School Superintendent John Durkin’s battle with a rare blood condition similar to hemophilia includes comments from the physician who diagnosed the disorder, hematology and oncology fellow Bradley Switzer, MD. 

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 04 - 11

    More Latinos insured in state

    A story about enrolling non-English speaking Hispanics in health insurance includes comments from Bob Seifert, principal associate at the Center for Health Law and Economics, about how local organizations have increased efforts over the last two years to bridge this gap. 

    Boston Globe

  • 08 - 03 - 11

    Judge rules in favor of Florida’s new lethal-injection drug

    A story about the safety of barbiturate pentobarbital use in capital punishment cases includes comments from Mark Dershwitz, MD, PhD, professor of anesthesiology and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology.

    Miami Herald

  • 08 - 01 - 11

    Assonet resident making mark in medicine

    UMass Medical School graduate Stephanie Ruest, MD, talks about her decision to become a pediatrician. 

    New Bedford Standard-Times

  • 08 - 01 - 11

    Some Smaller Hospitals Can Deliver Big Savings

    A story looking at cost disparities between area hospitals references the cost of delivering a baby at UMass Memorial Medical Center. 

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 08 - 01 - 11

    Tales From The Road: A look at commuting patterns in Central Massachusetts

    A feature about long-distance commuters in Worcester County references UMass Medical School and its efforts to promote alternative modes of transportation, including its partnership with MassRides.

    Worcester Business Journal 

  • 07 - 28 - 11

    ‘It’s Alive! It’s Alive!’ Maybe Right Here on Earth

    A story about synthesizing molecules that can replicate themselves in the laboratory references work done by Post-Doctoral Fellow Tracey A. Lincoln, PhD, while a graduate student at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego.

    New York Times

  • 07 - 28 - 11

    Scientists Study Evolutionary Arms Race in Worms

    Research by Mark Alkema, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology, illustrates how the predator-prey interaction between C. elegans and fungi have contributed to the microscopic worm’s escape response behavior. 

    Bioscience Technology 

  • 07 - 24 - 11

    Battling childhood obesity

    Leslie A. Soyka, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Lori Pbert, PhD, professor of medicine, talk to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette about the dangers and consequences of childhood obesity.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 07 - 24 - 11

    Colleges experiencing construction boom

    A story about the construction boom at Worcester area colleges references the Sherman Center. 

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 07 - 20 - 11

    Alumna achieves dream without debt

    The Worcester Telegram & Gazette recently featured Cailin E. Duram, MSN, a 2009 Graduate School of Nursing alumna who dreamed of working in a community health center helping refugees. Her overwhelming debt from undergraduate and graduate student loans forced her to reconsider her career choice until she discovered National Health Service Corps, which offers incentives—such as student loan repayment—for health care providers who work in underserved areas.

  • 07 - 19 - 11

    Federal program allows local health worker to achieve a dream

    Cailin E. Duram, MSN, a 2009 Graduate School of Nursing alumna explains how National Health Service Corps, which offers incentives for health care providers who work in underserved areas, is helping her to repay her educational loans. 

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 07 - 17 - 11

    Local doctor uses magnetic therapy to treat depression

    A story about using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to treat depression includes comments from Anthony J. Rothschild, MD, the Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Chair in Psychiatry and professor of psychiatry. 

    MetroWest Daily News

  • 07 - 14 - 11

    My Dog Ate My Prescription

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, writes for Slate about the complexity of tailoring medical guidelines to match the skills and proclivities of individual patients.

    Slate

  • 07 - 14 - 11

    Research could pinpoint postpartum depression risks

    A clinical study by Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Constance Moore, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and associate director of translational imaging, seeks to measure levels of certain brain chemicals in pregnant women to see whether they can identify patients who may be more likely to develop postpartum depression. The two-year study is being funded by the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science’s Pilot Project Program. 

    WBZ-TV

  • 07 - 13 - 11

    Diabetes goes high tech

    David Harlan, MD, William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine, professor of medicine and director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence, and Samir Malkani, clinical associate professor of medicine and director of the adult diabetes clinic, spoke to NECN about a new approach to diabetes management that allows patients and their care team to better manage their health by uploading glucose numbers remotely using a new e-tool.

    NECN

  • 07 - 12 - 11

    The hidden health care cost: Long-term care

    An op-ed by Jean C. Sullivan, JD, director of the Center for Health Law and Economics, looks at the financial impact of long-term care needs for Massachusetts residents and what is being done to address the problem. (login required) 

    Boston Business Journal

  • 07 - 06 - 11

    Painkillers linked to atrial fibrillation in Danish study

    An article about new research linking atrial fibrillation with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) references an accompanying editorial written by Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD, the Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medicine and professor of medicine and family medicine & community health, for the British Medical Journal

    PharmaTimes
    HeartWire
    WebMD
    MedPage Today

  • 07 - 04 - 11

    Moving Life Sciences Cos. Beyond Incubation

    A look at what it takes to establish a life sciences company includes comments from James McNamara, PhD, executive director of the Office of Technology Management. 

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 07 - 04 - 11

    Stimulus Update: A Look At Who Benefited From Federal Funding

    William R. Kobertz, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, talks about how stimulus funding helped him with his research into how potassium channels in the body play a role in various afflictions, from heart attacks to hearing loss. 

    Worcester Business Journal 

  • 07 - 03 - 11

    Central Mass. has nuclear emergency plans in place

    A story about the potential impact of a disaster at one of five nuclear power plants near Worcester includes comments from Mary-Elise Manuell, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine and director of disaster medicine, about UMass Memorial Medical Center’s emergency preparedness. 

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 07 - 03 - 11

    Hospitals turn to telemedicine for remote care of patients

    Research by Craig M. Lilly, MD, professor of medicine, anesthesiology and surgery and director of the eICU program, shows some of the first evidence that telemedicine can improve care provided at the bedside. 

    USA Today

  • 07 - 01 - 11

    How Stress is Inherited

    A story about how genetic information may be passed on epigenetically includes comments from Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology. 

    The Scientist

  • 07 - 01 - 11

    Report: State must do more to protect mental health workers

    A state task force created to assess current policies and practices around safety and training for those who provide and receive Department of Mental Health services released its findings today. Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry, served as co-chair of the task force. 

    Boston Herald

  • 06 - 27 - 11

    E.R. docs: Lack of psychiatric beds leave patients stuck in hospitals

    Gregory A. Volturo, MD, FACEP, chair and professor of emergency medicine, comments on the need to provide equitable services for patients with mental health problems during a state house oversight hearing held by the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

    Boston Herald

  • 06 - 27 - 11

    Next up, scholarly politics

    A story about the legacy of retiring University of Massachusetts President Jack Wilson highlights the entrepreneurial spirit of the Medical School and includes comments from Chancellor Michael F. Collins

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette 

  • 06 - 23 - 11

    Chronic constipation tied to women's heart risks

    A Reuters Health story quotes UMMS instructor of medicine Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, MD, PhD, on a study of 70,000 postmenopausal women that indicates that older women bothered by severe, chronic constipation may have a higher risk of heart disease than those who aren't. 

  • 06 - 23 - 11

    Cool the hot flashes

    A study by James F. Carmody, PhD, associate professor of medicine, shows that meditation can help reduce the severity of menopausal hot flashes.

    Cool the hot flashes
    USA Weekend

    Integrative Medicine: Meditation, soy offer menopause hope
    Sacramento Bee

    Integrative Medicine: Meditation, soy offer menopause hope
    Bangor Daily News

    Integrative Medicine: Meditation, soy offer menopause hope
    Bellingham Herald 

  • 06 - 23 - 11

    More turn to prayer when sick

    Research by Amy B. Wachholtz, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, shows that more Americans are turning to prayer for health concerns.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette 

  • 06 - 23 - 11

    Twelve institutions receive NPCRC and American Cancer Society grants for palliative care research

    UMMS researcher Jennifer Tjia, M.D. an assistant professor of medicine, is one of twelve researchers to receive an NPCRC/American Cancer Society grant for palliative care research.

  • 06 - 23 - 11

    United Way of Central Massachusetts campaign wrap-up

    Coverage of the 2010 United Way of Central Massachusetts campaign wrap-up, which raised $3.1 million; brothers and campaign co-chairmen J. Christopher Collins, senior vice president and general counsel at Unum, and Dr. Michael F. Collins, senior vice president of health sciences and chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School are featured.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 21 - 11

    Cool the hot flashes

    A study by James F. Carmody, PhD, associate professor of medicine, shows that meditation can help reduce the severity of menopausal hot flashes.

    Cool the hot flashes
    USA Weekend

    Integrative Medicine: Meditation, soy offer menopause hope
    Sacramento Bee

    Integrative Medicine: Meditation, soy offer menopause hope
    Bangor Daily News

    Integrative Medicine: Meditation, soy offer menopause hope
    Bellingham Herald  

  • 06 - 21 - 11

    Magnetic Field Sensed by Gene, Study Shows

    Research by Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology, shows that a protein expressed in the human retina can sense magnetic fields when implanted into Drosophila, reopening an area of sensory biology in humans for further exploration.

    Magnetic Field Sensed by Gene, Study Shows
    New York Times

    Human eye protein senses Earth's magnetism
    BBC

    Humans have a magnetic sensor in our eyes, but can we detect magnetic fields?
    Discover Magazine

    Humans May Have 'Magnetic' Sixth Sense
    Live Science

    Humans Could Have Geomagnetic Sight
    Wired Science

    Humans Could Have Geomagnetic Sight
    MSNBC

    Humans may have sixth sense after all
    CBS News

    We have the right stuff to sense magnetic fields
    New Scientist  

    Can Humans Actually Sense the Earth's Magnetic Field?
    Time 

    Humans may have sixth sense
    FoxNews

    Can Humans Sense the Earth’s Magnetism?
    Scientific Computing

    Human magnetism
    Science News

    Research Says Sixth Sense Could Be Real
    Huffington Post  

  • 06 - 16 - 11

    Cape Tech grad followed a strange path to medicine

    Cape Cod Times

    Former UMMS resident Liam Haveran talks about his unique path to medicine.

  • 06 - 16 - 11

    UMass To Test Medicare-Medicaid Combo Program

    Worcester Business Journal

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School teams up with the state to develop a program that will streamline funding and delivery of care for patients that qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare.

  • 06 - 15 - 11

    Med School Project Reaches Construction Milestone

    Staff and faculty turn out to sign a white beam decorated with Old Glory and a small evergreen tree and watch as it was hoisted and bolted into place on the nine-story Albert Sherman Center in a “topping off” ceremony held to commemorate completion of the highest level of the building.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 06 - 14 - 11

    Finding women the help they need

    The Berkshire Eagle

    An article about postpartum depression references a study by UMass Medical School examining postpartum depression in women and potential barriers to receiving proper care.

  • 06 - 14 - 11

    Keeping pace

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Lawrence S. Rosenthal, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and director of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology at UMass Memorial Medical Center and William James Shine, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, discuss a new type of pacemaker which is MRI safe. UMass Memorial Medical Center was the first medical center in New England to use the new device.

  • 06 - 14 - 11

    Red tape cited in health gap for young

    Boston Globe

    A story about barriers to enrolling low-income children in government-subsidized health coverage cites a report from the Center for Health Law and Economics which found that many children dropped from coverage for administrative reasons were reenrolled within 90 days.

  • 06 - 14 - 11

    Voices advocating for autism

    Boston Globe

    Autism Speaks founders Bob and Suzanne Wright talk about their work to increase awareness of autism as a major health threat. Bob and Suzanne Wright received honorary degrees at UMass Medical School’s 38th commencement ceremony held last week. 

  • 06 - 13 - 11

    Kids, guns and doctors' rights

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics, comments on a Florida law that would restrict a physician’s ability to ask patients or their parents whether they own a gun.

    Boston Globe

  • 06 - 12 - 11

    Congressman Neal reflects on Springfield's tornado-spawned setback

    A story about the devastation left by the June 1 tornado in Springfield includes comments from Joseph Strebel, MD, an internal medicine resident at UMass Medical School. Dr. Strebel is working with the Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross to help with the clean up.

    Springfield Republican

  • 06 - 12 - 11

    Lancaster pharmacist courts disasters

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Pharmacist Emilio J. Mastrodomenico, talks about his role with the Worcester-based Massachusetts-2 Disaster Medical Assistance Team. Also quoted in the article is Gina M. Smith, RN, team commander and emergency preparedness coordinator at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

  • 06 - 12 - 11

    Working to help others

    Matilde Castiel, MD, assistant professor of medicine and family medicine & community health at UMass Medical School, discusses the work of the Latin American Health Alliance. Dr. Castiel is founder and executive director of the alliance.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 10 - 11

    Scientists find genetic key to blood stem cells

    San Diego Union Tribune

    A team of researchers including Nathan Lawson, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine, have discovered a new genetic mechanism that may trigger the production of hematopoietic stem cells.

  • 06 - 09 - 11

    Generex In Biomarker Partnership

    Worcester Business Journal

    Generex Biotechnology Corp. has exercised an agreement to license intellectual property related to diabetes from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

  • 06 - 09 - 11

    License agreement

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Generex Biotechnology Corp. has exercised an agreement to license intellectual property related to diabetes from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

  • 06 - 09 - 11

    UMass Medical to join partnership

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    John L. Sullivan, MD, vice provost for research and professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine, explains how UMass Medical School’s new collaboration with Pfizer Inc.’s Center for Therapeutic Innovation will benefit faculty and spark new avenues for drug development.

    Additional Coverage

    Pfizer joins academics in bid for progress
    Boston Globe – June 9, 2011

    Pfizer + Longwood = jobs?
    NECN – June 9, 2011

    Pfizer Trying New Twist On Academic Collaborations
    National Public Radio – June 9, 2011

    Pfizer Trying New Twist On Academic Collaborations
    Forbes – June 9, 2011

    Pfizer trying new twist on academic collaborations
    Business Week – June 9, 2011

    Pfizer to invest $100M in LMA research center
    Boston Business Journal – June 9, 2011

  • 06 - 09 - 11

    Younger MI patients treated well, but risk factors increasing

    HeartWire.org

    A study by David McManus, MD, assistant professor of medicine, of Worcester Heart Attack Study (WHAS) patients under 55 years of age suggest that hospital care of such patients is improving.

  • 06 - 07 - 11

    Civic, business leaders announce fundraising push for tornado victims

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School joins local businesses and elected officials in leading a fundraising effort to benefit the victims of the June 1 tornadoes that struck several Massachusetts communities. 

  • 06 - 07 - 11

    Westborough Firm Seeks FDA Approval

    Worcester Business Journal

    A story about Reflectance Medical Inc.’s plans to develop a new sensor that can predict cardiovascular failure through non-invasive and continuous monitoring of the amount of oxygen and the pH levels in a patient's tissues, includes comments from Babs R. Soller, PhD, professor of anesthesiology and surgery, who first developed the technology.

  • 06 - 06 - 11

    Attitudes Toward Mammography Guidelines Influenced By Media

    Medscape

    A study about how negative press increased skepticism of new mammogram guidelines introduced in 2009 was presented by AuTumn Davidson, MD, a third-year OB/GYN resident and Julia V. Johnson, MD, chair and professor of obstetrics & gynecology, at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 59th Annual Clinical Meeting.

  • 06 - 06 - 11

    CSC: Telemedicine could answer healthcare challenges

    Healthimaging.com

    Research by Craig M. Lilly, MD, professor of medicine, anesthesiology and surgery and director of the eICU program, shows some of the first evidence that telemedicine can improve care provided at the bedside.

  • 06 - 06 - 11

    Stress-Reduction Technique May Ease Hot Flashes

    WebMD

    A study by James F. Carmody, PhD, associate professor of medicine, shows that meditation can help reduce the severity of menopausal hot flashes.

  • 06 - 06 - 11

    UMass Medical graduates hear messages of compassion

    University of Miami President and keynote speaker at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s 38th commencement exercises Donna E. Shalala praised graduates from the Graduate School of Nursing, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Medicine for their world-class education and reminded them to always put their patients first.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 05 - 11

    Med School Fundraiser Swings Big

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair of neurology, talk about UMass Medical School’s goal of raising $10 million for an endowment fund to find a cure for ALS.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 06 - 04 - 11

    Founding faculty member, 'first UMMS surgeon' Arthur Pappas receives honorary degree

    Arthur M. Pappas, MD, a native of Auburn and founding faculty member of UMass Medical School, received an honorary degree at the Medical School’s 38th Commencement exercises.

    The Daily Auburn

  • 05 - 30 - 11

    New breast cancer guidelines seen as unsafe: poll

    According to research by clinicians at the University of Massachusetts Medical School more than eight out of 10 women believe new guidelines recommending against routine breast cancer screening of women under 50 are "unsafe." The survey also found that most women overestimate their risk of developing breast cancer according to study author and third year resident Autumn Davidson, MD.

    Reuters

    Chicago Tribune

  • 05 - 30 - 11

    Taking risks on research industry won’t do

    A feature story about the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University includes comments from David Paydarfar, MD, professor of neurology and physiology, who discusses his research suggesting that sleep apnea in premature infants can be inherited.

    Boston Globe

  • 05 - 30 - 11

    Tele-ICU technology improves patient outcomes, study finds

    Research by Craig M. Lilly, MD, professor of medicine, anesthesiology and surgery and director of the eICU program, shows some of the first evidence that telemedicine can improve care provided at the bedside.

    American Medical News

  • 05 - 27 - 11

    ‘Shake-and-bake’ therapy

    Laura Lambert, MD, assistant professor of surgery and director of the Peritoneal Carcinoma Center, discusses the use of an innovative surgical technique to treat peritoneal carcinomatosis, the growth of cancer cells on the surface of organs inside the abdominal cavity or on the peritoneum itself.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 25 - 11

    Could 'Extreme' Low-Cal Diets Bring Longer, Healthier Life?

    A story about the impact of low calorie diets on longevity includes comments from Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine, whose research explores the genetic mechanisms involved in regulating life-span.

    US News and World Report

  • 05 - 25 - 11

    Patients in ICUs Do Better With Telemedicine

    Research by Craig M. Lilly, MD, professor of medicine, anesthesiology and surgery and director of the eICU program, shows some of the first evidence that telemedicine can improve care provided at the bedside.

    IEEE Spectrum

  • 05 - 25 - 11

    Shaping lives from the womb

    New York-based author Annie Murphy Paul visited UMass Medical School last week to discuss her latest book, “Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives.”

    Boston Globe

  • 05 - 25 - 11

    UMass Med in line for grant

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    A research effort led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of five projects in line to receive funding from the University of Massachusetts President’s Science and Technology Initiatives Fund.

  • 05 - 23 - 11

    ASH: ARB-Diuretic Combo Best to Lower BP

    Medpage Today

    A story about a trial investigating a new drug combination for treating high blood pressure includes comments from Robert A. Phillips, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and director of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence. 

  • 05 - 22 - 11

    Wiffle ball tourney open for sign-ups

    In memory of his brother, David Kane, MD, pediatric cardiologist and assistant professor of pediatrics, and his family will hold the 12th annual BK Wiffle Ball Tournament to fund local scholarships and buy defibrillators for local high schools.

    Boston Globe

  • 05 - 19 - 11

    Coping with Parental Betrayal in the Public Eye

    Linda M. Cavallero, PhD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry, talks about the difficulties children face when parents who are public figures separate.

    Time

  • 05 - 18 - 11
  • 05 - 17 - 11

    Can a Blood Test Determine How Long People Will Live?

    A story about a new blood test used to measure telomere length as a potential indicator of how long a person may live includes comments from Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine. Dr. Tissenbaum explains in the article that lifespan is determined by both genetic and environmental factors and therefore a test examining one measurement, may not accurately predict this process.

    ABC News
    KGO-AM San Francisco 

  • 05 - 17 - 11

    ICU Patients May Benefit From 'Telemedicine'

    Research by Craig M. Lilly, MD, professor of medicine and anesthesiology and surgery and director of the eICU program, shows some of the first evidence that telemedicine can improve on care provided at the bedside. Patrick Muldoon, president of HealthAlliance Hospital, which is part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system, is also quoted in the story.

    Boston Globe
    Boston.com
    Newsday
    MSN Health

    NECN

  • 05 - 16 - 11

    AED equipment expensive, but could save a life

    CBS News/The Early Show

    An automated external defibrillator prevented a tragedy for 15-year-old Tyler Symes during a local hockey game. David Kane, MD, pediatric cardiologist and assistant professor of pediatrics, treated Tyler in the emergency room and explains how having the right equipment and properly trained personnel saved the boys life.

  • 05 - 16 - 11

    Easy dose it

    Boston Globe
    A story about the complexity of prescribing multiple drugs to elderly patients includes comments from Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD, the Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medicine and professor of medicine and family medicine & community health. 

  • 05 - 16 - 11

    Feedback on open-access scheduling "by no means glowing"

    American Medical News
    Dennis M. Dimitri
    , MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health and vice chair of the department of family medicine, discusses the use of open-access scheduling. 

  • 05 - 15 - 11

    College Town

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Fourth year medical student Tara Chute is named one of Gov. Deval L. Patrick’s “29 Who Shine.” 

  • 05 - 13 - 11

    Dr. Arthur Pappas honored by Massachusetts Medical Society with Lifetime Achievement Award

    TheDailyAuburn.com
    Arthur M. Pappas
    , MD, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and pediatrics, was honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with its 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. 

  • 05 - 13 - 11

    Family founded effort to conquer rare disease

    Family founded effort to conquer rare disease 

  • 05 - 13 - 11

    Westboro Gallery features landscape work of two area artists

    Milford Daily News
    Nancy von Hone, artist and academic administrator for cell biology, has a new art show on display at the Westboro Gallery on 8 West Main St. as part of the gallery’s exhibit "Seasons of Light." 

  • 05 - 11 - 11

    Academics Ink Deals with Industry in the Hopes of Bolstering Research and Funding

    Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
    A story about private industry partnering with academic medical researchers references the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and grants it gave to RXi and UMass Medical School. 

  • 05 - 11 - 11

    Princeton’s DiFranza honored with public health award

    Holden Landmark

    Joseph R. Difranza, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2011 recipient of the Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Award for Excellence in Public Health. (login required) 

  • 05 - 10 - 11

    My Diet Story: Police officer arrests his weight problem

    Gatehouse News Service
    Sergeant Jim Steinwachs shares his weight loss journey and offers tips for others trying to lose weight.

  • 05 - 09 - 11

    Cardiac diagnoses get boost from UMass

    Boston Globe
    Kurt G. Barringhaus
    , MD, assistant professor of medicine, talks about a new sensory device being tested at UMass Medical School that will allow physicians to measure blood pressure in real time as it travels through a patient’s arteries during angioplasties and stent procedures.

  • 05 - 09 - 11

    Double-Digit Growth Predicted For This Decade

    Worcester Business Journal
    A story about job growth projections in Worcester County includes comments from Terence R. Flotte, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, deputy executive chancellor and Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medicine, about the increase in biotech jobs expected from completion of the $400 million Sherman Center and increased grant funding

  • 05 - 09 - 11

    How Many Cancer Centers Is Too Many?

    Worcester Business Journal
    A story about the proliferation of cancer centers in Worcester County includes comments from Michael L. Blute, MD, director of the Cancer Center of Excellence, the Mary C. DeFeudis Chair in Cancer Care and Research and professor of surgery, about the UMass Memorial Health Care network and access to clinical trials. 

  • 05 - 09 - 11

    Shrewsbury physician honored…

    Shrewsbury Lantern
    Joel H. Popkin
    , MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, was named 2011 Community Clinician of the Year by his physician peers of the Worcester District Medical Society.

  • 05 - 09 - 11

    State lags in access to primary care

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    A story about the lack of primary care physicians in Worcester County talks about the Medical School’s role in educating physicians for the commonwealth. Included in the story are quotes from Terence R. Flotte, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, deputy executive chancellor and Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medicine, and fourth-year medical student Marcy Boucher.

  • 05 - 09 - 11

    Technologies Designed To Prevent Errors Can Cause Errors, Too

    Anesthesiology News
    John Poikonen
    , PharmD, clinical informatics director at UMass Memorial Health Care, comments on the prevalence of medical errors caused by technology designed to prevent errors.

  • 05 - 08 - 11

    Juggling running, studies

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Second-year medical student Kevin Jillson explains how he juggles his medical studies with training for a marathon.

  • 05 - 08 - 11

    Monitoring of joint implants gears up

    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Patricia D. Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, the Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and family medicine & community health, was quoted in a story about total joint replacement, which included information about the Medical School’s $12 million grant to establish a national registry to gather data related to knee and hip replacements. 

  • 05 - 03 - 11

    Medical Groups Tracking Hip, Knee Implants Following J&J Recall

    Patricia D. Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, the Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and family medicine & community health, was quoted in a story about total joint replacement, which included information about the Medical School’s $12 million grant to establish a national registry to gather data related to knee and hip replacements.

    Medical Groups Tracking Hip, Knee Implants Following J&J Recall
    Business Week

    Doctors Tracking U.S. Hip, Knee Implants Aim to Avoid Another J&J Recall
    Bloomberg 

  • 05 - 02 - 11

    Doctor of arts and science

    Boston Globe
    Dr. Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker at the Women Authors Evening at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, spoke to the Boston Globe about what it’s like to be a physician and a novelist. 

  • 05 - 01 - 11

    UMass Medical and the economy

    NECN
    Chancellor Michael F. Collins examines the impact of UMass Medical School on the Worcester economy and talks about construction of the Sherman Center.

  • 04 - 29 - 11

    Workshop introduces words by region's writing women

    A  story about the Women's Words Week, a series of events benefitting Daybreak, the YWCA's domestic violence service provider, and co-sponsored by UMass Medical School.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Making words worthwhile

    Worcester Magazine 

  • 04 - 28 - 11

    Strong heart for helping

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    UMass Medical School alum Imoigele P. Aisiku, MD, MBA, spoke at Worcester State University about his work as director of neurocritical care at Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann in Houston. Dr. Aisiku, a member of the team treating U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will be giving a talk on developments in medicine and neuroscience.

  • 04 - 28 - 11

    UMass Medical researchers awarded $500K matching grants

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, received a $500,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to collaborate with RXi Pharmaceuticals in developing a potential new treatment for ALS using “selfdelivering rxRNA.”

    Mass. awards $1M in life sciences grants
    Boston Business Journal

    UMass Medical researchers awarded $500K matching grants

    Mass High Tech

    Grant awarded
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    $500K For UMass, RXi Partnership
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 04 - 27 - 11

    Gabrielle Giffords' doctor discusses medicine in Worcester

    NECN
    UMass Medical School alum Imoigele P. Aisiku, MD, MBA, spoke at Worcester State University about his work as director of neurocritical care at Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann in Houston. Dr. Aisiku, a member of the team treating U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will be giving a talk on developments in medicine and neuroscience.

  • 04 - 26 - 11

    Explaining epilepsy

    An op-ed co-authored by Catherine A. Phillips, MD, clinical associate professor of neurology and co-director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at UMass Memorial Medical Center, examines the prevalence and impact of epilepsy on patients

    Physician Focus: Explaining epilepsy
    MetroWest Daily News

    Physician Focus: Explaining epilepsy
    Taunton Daily Gazette

    Physician Focus: Explaining epilepsy
    Fall River Herald News

    Physician Focus: Explaining epilepsy
    Milford Daily News 

  • 04 - 25 - 11

    Beyond blueprints: 3-D saves time, money

    Boston Globe
    A story about applying 3-D modeling technology to commercial construction projects references the Sherman Center and includes comments from John Baker, associate vice chancellor of facilities.

  • 04 - 25 - 11

    Q&A with James McNamara, UMass Medical School

    Worcester Business Journal
    James P. McNamara, executive director of the office of technology management, discusses the role of technology transfer at an academic medical center.

  • 04 - 22 - 11

    Earth Day brings a new level of concern

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    A story about Earth Day and sustainability efforts in Central Massachusetts includes photography taken at the sixth annual UMMS Earth Day Celebration.

  • 04 - 21 - 11

    Medical Memos

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Joseph R. Difranza, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2011 recipient of the Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Award for Excellence in Public Health.

  • 04 - 20 - 11

    A new diabetes scorecard to help patients better manage their disease

    Patients with diabetes get help from technology
    Boston Globe

    Doctor creates diabetes scorecard
    NECN

    Doctor creates diabetes scorecard
    Channel 3, Worcester News Tonight
    David M. Harlan, MD, director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, explains a new diabetes scorecard he developed to help patients better manage their disease.

  • 04 - 20 - 11

    Becker students rally to support humanitarian aid

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    A story about local students rallying to support global humanitarian efforts includes comments from Katherine Ruiz De Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and medicine, who spoke at the event.

  • 04 - 20 - 11

    Five women set to receive YWCA Erskine Award

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Joanne Nicholson, PhD, professor of psychiatry and family medicine & community health, is one of five women to receive this year’s Katharine F. Erskine Award from the YWCA. The award is given to women who have reached exemplary levels of achievement in their professions and their communities.

  • 04 - 20 - 11

    Two biotech companies with ties to UMass Medical School are working on developing vaccines for breast cancer

    Cross-town rivalry
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Two biotech companies with ties to UMass Medical School, RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. and Antigen Express Inc., are working on developing vaccines for breast cancer that use bits of a key protein to rouse the immune system to destroy cancer cells that have evaded surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

  • 04 - 20 - 11

    UMMS Celebrates Earth Day

    Channel 3, Worcester News Tonight
    Melissa Lucas
    , sustainability manager, talks about the sixth annual Earth Day Celebration at UMMS. (Read a recap of the Earth Day celebration at UMassMedNow.)

  • 04 - 19 - 11

    Joint effort

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    UMass Medical School is leading a consortium of academic medical centers in establishing the first U.S. Research Registry for Total Joint Replacements. In the article, Patricia D. Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, the Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and family medicine & community health and principal investigator of the $12 million Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant, explains the importance of the registry and how it will work.

  • 04 - 09 - 11

    Zebrafish answering important biological questions

    Zebrafish key to cure?
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Nathan Lawson, PhD, associate professor of program in molecular medicine, Charles G. Sagerstrom, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, Craig Ceol, PhD, assistant professor of program in molecular medicine, and Scot Wolfe, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and program in molecular medicine, discuss their respective research and how the zebrafish’s unique attributes, such as the melanocytes that give the fish’s stripes their dark color, are helping to answer important biological questions.

    Humble zebrafish being used to study disease
    Boston Globe

    Humble zebrafish being used to study disease
    Boston Herald

    Zebrafish being used to study cancer, other diseases
    Chicago Sun-Times

    Humble zebrafish being used to study disease
    WHDH

    Humble zebrafish being used to study disease
    Washington Examiner

    Humble zebrafish being used to study disease
    Albany Times Union

    UMass Scientists Using Zebrafish's Dark Stripes To Single Out Cancer Gene
    WCVB

    Humble zebrafish being used to study disease
    NECN

  • 04 - 07 - 11

    Daniel N. A. Bolon, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, discusses a novel technique developed by his lab.

  • 04 - 07 - 11

    Job Dekker, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine, receives the 2011 Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

  • 04 - 07 - 11

    Melissa J. Moore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, receives the 2011 William C. Rose Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

  • 04 - 06 - 11

    Back Surgery: Too Many, Too Costly, Too Ineffective

    Dynamic Chiropractic
    David H. Spodick, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about back surgery.

  • 04 - 04 - 11

    College Town: Colleges of Worcester Consortium honors student volunteers

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    MD/PhD student Jennifer MacDonald was honored by the Colleges of Worcester Consortium’s Community Engagement Committee for her efforts with the Worcester Free Clinic Coalition.

  • 04 - 04 - 11

    New Role For Cilia Protein In Mitosis

    Identification Of New Role For Cilia Protein In Mitosis
    Medical News Today

    Discovery points to a potential co-contributor to cilia-related diseases
    RedOrbit

    New Role for Cilia Protein in Mitosis
    Science Daily

    Discovery points to a potential co-contributor to cilia-related diseases
    Eurekalert
    Research by Stephen J. Doxsey, PhD, professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and cell biology, points to a potential new cause for ciliopathies in mitosis.

  • 04 - 04 - 11

    The Rise of Lyme

    Worcester Magazine
    Richard T. Ellison, MD, professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology talks about the increasing incidents of Lyme disease in Central Massachusetts.

  • 04 - 01 - 11

    Lung cancer deaths fall for women

    Washington Post
    A story about falling lung cancer rates among women includes comments from Joseph R. Difranza, MD, professor of family medicine & community health.

    Also in:

    Northwest Herald
    NBC Local Media

  • 03 - 31 - 11

    Hope for liver patients at UMass

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Donna M. Ambrosino, MD, executive director of MassBiologics and professor of pediatrics, discusses a phase II clinical trial for MBL-HCV1, new treatment developed by MBL for the prevention of hepatitis C re-infection in liver transplant patients. Heidi Smith, MD, PhD, assistant professor in medicine, is pictured in the article.

  • 03 - 29 - 11

    HF Trials: Still No Country for Old Men or Women

    MedPage Today
    Jerry H. Gurwitz
    , MD, the Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medicine and professor of medicine and family medicine & community health and Robert J. Goldberg, PhD, professor of medicine, comment on potential ways to recruit older patients into clinical trials.

  • 03 - 28 - 11

    Health Officials: Water Radiation No Need To Panic

    WCVB-TV
    Christopher Rosenbaum, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, explains to viewers that the radiation levels detected in Massachusetts rainwater as a result of the events in Japan posed little risk to residents. He stressed that testing will be ongoing and that people don’t need to take any special precautions.

  • 03 - 28 - 11

    Mr. Potato Head Goes to Medical School

    Association of American Medical Colleges
    Eric Dickson, MD, professor of emergency medicine and co-director of the medical error and patient safety interclerkship and Eric J. Alper, MD, professor of medicine, discuss a unique exercise designed to teach medical students the value of team work, communication and critical thinking. The story includes comments from third year medical student Jacob Klein.

  • 03 - 23 - 11

    Model Of human melanoma reveals new cancer gene

    Earning its stripes
    Eureka Alert
    Craig Ceol
    , PhD, assistant professor of program in molecular medicine, discusses his research into the melanoma- causing gene SETDB1.

    Zebrafish model reveals skin cancer-promoting gene
    SiFy.com

    Zebrafish Model of Human Melanoma Reveals New Cancer Gene
    Science Daily

    Model Of Human Melanoma Reveals New Cancer Gene
    Medical News Today

  • 03 - 23 - 11

    Red Cross recognizes acts of courage

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    The Red Cross recognizes Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics, and Mariann M. Manno, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine, for their work with the injury-prevention program for children.

  • 03 - 22 - 11

    Where job-seekers can find support

    Where job-seekers can find support
    Providence Journal
    An article about the West Warwick Job Club, established and run by Steve Colella, vocational rehabilitation counselor in Commonwealth Medicine’s Disability Evaluation Services.

  • 03 - 21 - 11

    Boston Globe: Talk therapy

    Talk therapy
    Boston Globe
    A look at how storytelling can lead to better health focuses on 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.

  • 03 - 21 - 11

    WCVB-TV: The Heart of a Child

    The Heart of a Child
    Chronicle, WCVB-TV
    Darshak Sanghavi
    , MD, assistant professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology, explores the latest developments in pediatric heart care at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. The 30-minute program features ways to prevent defects through the use of folic acid prior to and during pregnancy, and new methods to detect cardiac problems, such as a program being implemented at UMass Memorial that uses pulse oximetry to screen all newborns for potentially dangerous defects.

  • 03 - 18 - 11

    Reuters, MedGuru: Mindfulness classes help women with hot flashes

    Mindfulness classes help women with hot flashes
    Reuters –
    Meditation helps ease hot flashes--study

    MedGuru
    A study by James F. Carmody, PhD, associate professor of medicine, shows that meditation can help reduce the severity of menopausal hot flashes

    Meditation helps reduce hot flashes
    Health24 

  • 03 - 18 - 11

    T&G, MetroWest Daily News: Match Day coverage

    Medical match game
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    A story about yesterday’s Match Day focuses on fourth year medical students Edward Arous, Cari Beinbasset-Miller and Bram Geller. Chancellor Michael F. Collins, explained why Match Day is such as important milestone in a physician’s career.

     

    Local doctors-to-be find their match
    MetroWest Daily News
    A story about yesterday’s Match Day focuses on fourth year medical students Nihal Patel, Bonnie Vallie, William Daya, Aimee Falardeau, David Bick, Anna Shifrin, Sylvie (Boiteau) Stacy and Stephanie Ruest. Mai-Lan Rogoff, MD, associate dean for student affairs, talked about how important Match Day is for the students

  • 03 - 18 - 11

    T&G: An attack on women’s health

    An attack on women’s health
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    An op-ed by Jeremy Golding, MD, clinical professor of family medicine & community health, explores the impact that cutting Title X funding will have on the availability of preventative health care for women

  • 03 - 15 - 11

    Globe, Herald: UMass-UK sign stem cell agreement

    UMass-UK sign stem cell agreement
    Boston Globe – March 15, 2011

    UMass, UK stem cell banks announce agreement
    Boston Herald/Associated Press – March 15, 2011

    UMass, UK stem cell banks announce agreement
    Boston Herald/Associated Press – March 15, 2011
    The University of Massachusetts Human Stem Cell Bank and Registry and the United Kingdom Stem Cell Bank signed an agreement today to share best practices for stem cell banking.

  • 03 - 07 - 11

    Boston Globe: Changing our kids’ genes

    At the forefront of the field of epigenetics, Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, explains how parents can affect the health of their children and grandchildren beyond DNA sequence. 

  • 03 - 04 - 11

    T&G: Sweet dreams, my pet

    A story about the dangers of contracting an illness from a family pet includes comments from Gail Scully, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine.

  • 03 - 03 - 11

    T&G: Even ‘good cancer’ is big deal

    An op-ed by Lisa McGovern, wife of U.S. Representative Jim McGovern and executive director of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, references the medical research being done at UMass Medical School in the fight against cancer.

  • 03 - 02 - 11

    Boston Business Journal: Shields targets limited network health care plans

    A story about businesses benefitting from insurance companies looking to cut health care costs includes comments from Bob Seifert, principal associate at the Center for Health Law and Economics. (login required) 

  • 03 - 02 - 11

    PRWeb: MPD Foundation Advances Research With New Grant Awards

    Shaoguang Li, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, receives a $150,000 grant from the MPD Foundation to confirm the identification of the gene Alox5 as a target for the treatment of polycythemia vera. 

  • 03 - 02 - 11

    Valley Advocate: What Women Need to Know

    Arlene Ash, PhD, professor of quantitative health sciences, will speak about health care coverage at a women’s health forum in Hadley. 

  • 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. 

  • 01 - 31 - 11

    Boston Globe: Health benefits of practicing mindfulness techniques references the Center for Mindfulness

    A look at the health benefits of practicing mindfulness techniques reference the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

  • 01 - 31 - 11

    Medical News Today: Neil Aronin comments in story about a UMMS partnership with Lundbeck

    A story about a UMMS partnership with Lundbeck to explore the use of RNAi technology to slow or even stop the progression of Huntington disease includes comments from principal investigator Neil Aronin, MD, professor of medicine, cell biology and physiology. 

  • 01 - 31 - 11

    MedIndia: Steven Reppert, MD talks about his new research examining how migratory butterflies us 'GPS' for guidance

    Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology, talks about his new research examining how migratory monarch butterflies use an internal compass and skylight cues to navigate from eastern North America to Mexico each fall. 

  • 01 - 31 - 11

    T&G: Kola A. Akindele becomes new Community Relations Associate

    Kola A. Akindele joins the University of Massachusetts Medical School as community relations associate in the department of community and government relations.

  • 01 - 27 - 11

    Business Wire: Lundbeck and UMMS to Evaluate RNAi-Based Drug for Huntington Disease

    Articles about a UMMS partnership with Lundbeck to explore the use of RNAi technology to slow or even stop the progression of Huntington disease includes comments from principal investigator Neil Aronin, MD, professor of medicine, cell biology and physiology.

    Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News – Lundbeck and UMMS to Evaluate RNAi-Based Drug for Huntington Disease

    Business Wire – UMMS and Lundbeck Enter Collaboration to Explore Potential Targeted Therapy for Huntington’s Disease sed Drug for Huntington Disease 

  • 01 - 27 - 11

    SiFy News: Steven Reppert, MD talks about how migratory butterflies use 'compass and sunlight' to find their way

    Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology, talks about his new research examining how migratory monarch butterflies use an internal compass and skylight cues to navigate from eastern North America to Mexico each fall. 

  • 01 - 21 - 11

    Boston Globe: Thomas Houston II's research helps more patients.

    New research by Thomas Houston II, MD, MPH, professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine, 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.

    United Press International - Patients' story helps lower blood pressure

  • 01 - 21 - 11

    Westborough News: Richard V. Aghababian and Jorge L. Yarzebski mentioned in article about teaching trip to the Dominican Republic

    A story about the international outreach efforts of the Westborough Rotary Club features a recent teaching trip to the Dominican Republic by a group of UMMS faculty and mentions Richard V. Aghababian, MD, professor of emergency medicine, and Jorge L. Yarzebski, MD, MPH, research associate professor of medicine. The trip was also highlighted on UMassMedNow. 

  • 01 - 19 - 11

    T&G: Jennifer M. MacDonald receives Young Leader, Visions Community Award

    MD/PhD student Jennifer M. MacDonaldreceives Young Leader, Visions Community Award from the Worcester Telegram and Gazette for her volunteer work setting up two free clinics in Worcester and as an on-call responder for the American Red Cross. Also quoted in the article is Ms. MacDonald’s faculty advisor Marc R. Freeman, PhD, associate professor of neurobiology.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette – January 31, 2011 - An editorial about the Telegram & Gazette’s Visions community awards mentions MD/PhD student Jennifer M. MacDonald, who received the 2011 Young Leader award, and Mary C. DeFeudis, who received the Isaiah Thomas Award. 

  • 01 - 19 - 11

    USA Today: Donna Ambrosino is quoted in story about liver patients receiving experimental drug to prevent Hepatitis C infection

    MassBiologics has initiated a Phase 2 clinical trial testing the ability of a human monoclonal antibody to prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection of a donor liver in transplant patients. Donna Ambrosino, MD, executive director of MassBiologics and a professor of pediatrics, is quoted

    Science Daily – First Liver Transplant Patients Receive Experimental Drug to Prevent Hepatitis C Infection
    MedicalNewsToday – Phase 2 Clinical Trial Begins For Liver Transplant Patients
    The Medical News – UMMS begins MBL-HCV1 Phase 2 trial to prevent hepatitis C virus infection in liver transplant patients 
    Health Canal – UMMS starts phase 2 clinical trial begins for a novel monoclonal antibody 

  • 01 - 18 - 11

    MedPage Today: Romolo J. Gaspari's research shows high failure rate in needle aspiration of skin abscesses

    New research by Romolo J. Gaspari, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, shows that ultrasonographically guided needle aspiration -- a minimally invasive treatment for uncomplicated superficial skin abscesses -- has a failure rate of almost three in four. 

  • 01 - 18 - 11

    T&G: Deborah L. Plummer champions diversity during her keynote address at the MLK breakfast

    Deborah L. Plummer, PhD, associate vice chancellor for diversity and equal opportunity, champions diversity in the community during her keynote address at the 26th annual MLK Worcester County Community breakfast 

  • 01 - 18 - 11

    Time: Thomas Houston II's research on how story-telling may help to lower blood pressure in African-Americans

    New research by Thomas Houston II, MD, MPH, professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine, 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. 

    Reuters: Storytelling" found to aid blood pressure control 
    HeartWire: Hypertension success stories boost BP control
    EurekaAlert: Storytelling may help control blood pressure in African-Americans

  • 01 - 18 - 11

    USA Today: Jeffrey L. Geller calls for mandatory reporting laws for people suffering from psychosis

    In the wake of the Arizona shootings, an op-ed by Jeffrey L. Geller, MD, MPH, professor of psychiatry, calls for mandatory reporting laws for people suffering from psychosis. 

  • 01 - 17 - 11

    T&G: Deborah L. Plummer explains how interracial friendships are the key to chipping away at racism

    Deborah L. Plummer, PhD, associate vice chancellor for diversity and equal opportunity and keynote speaker at the 26th annual MLK Worcester County Community breakfast, explains how interracial friendships are the key to chipping away at racism and how her parents taught her to celebrate diversity.

  • 01 - 16 - 11

    T&G: Mary DeFeudis recipient of Isaiah Thomas Citizen of the Year Award

    Mary DeFeudis, chairwoman of the UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Development Council and a champion for the Medical School, is named recipient of the Telegram & Gazette's Isaiah Thomas Citizen of the Year Award. Among the 2011 Telegram and Gazette’s Vision Award winners is MD/PhD student Jennifer M. MacDonald, who received the Young Leader Award. 

  • 01 - 14 - 11

    T&G: Caret selected as new UMass president

    The Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts has named Robert L. Caret, PhD, president of the five-campus university system. Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, comments that UMass Medical School has a growing academic health center enterprise and looks forward to working with President Caret.

  • 01 - 14 - 11

    T&G: Deborah L. Plummer keynote speaker at MLK event

    Deborah L. Plummer, PhD, associate vice chancellor for diversity and equal opportunity, is the keynote speaker at the 26th Annual Community Breakfast to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday. 

  • 01 - 13 - 11

    Philadelphia Daily News: Darshak M. Sanghavi on NBC’s "Today" show

    A story about research showing that one-third of American babies are either overweight or obese at as young as 9 months references an appearance by Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, on NBC’s "Today" show. 

  • 01 - 13 - 11

    RedOrbit: Highlights new research by David McManus

    New research by David McManus, MD, assistant professor of medicine, identifies changing trends in acute myocardial infarction and resulting decreases in death rates. Some Heart Attack Rates Declining And Survival Improving

  • 01 - 13 - 11

    Science: Carlos Lois comments on new research using transgenic chickens

    Carlos Lois, PhD, associate professor in neurobiology, comments on new research using transgenic chickens that can't pass on avian influenza. 

  • 01 - 12 - 11

    T&G: Clark forum slated to examine future steps to combat AIDS

    A story about an upcoming forum on the future of AIDS research references the role John L. Sullivan, MD, vice provost for research, professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine, played in developing a drug that could stop the transmission of HIV from an infected mother to her unborn child.

  • 01 - 12 - 11

    Worcester Business Journal: Kola A. Akindele joins the UMMS

    Kola A. Akindele joins the University of Massachusetts Medical School as community relations associate in the department of community and government relations. 

  • 01 - 11 - 11

    T&G: Public health official chosen

    B. Dale Magee, MD, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology, has been named the new public health commissioner for the city of Worcester. 

  • 01 - 11 - 11

    T&G: Web developer Matthew Cory on net neutrality

    In an op-ed, Matthew Cory, a web developer with the UMMS Center for Outcomes Research, explains how “net neutrality” protects Internet users 

  • 01 - 10 - 11

    NECN: Richard P. Moser on Giffords' injuries

    In the wake of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, Richard P. Moser, MD, professor of surgery and radiation oncology, talks about gun-related head injuries. 

  • 01 - 10 - 11

    T&G: Jeffrey L. Geller comments in article about firefighters

    An article about firefighters intentionally setting fires includes comment from Jeffrey L. Geller, MD, MPH, professor of psychiatry.

  • 01 - 09 - 11

    T&G: Terence Flotte Interviewed about helpers preparing to return to Haiti

    A front-page story about the ongoing need for aid in Haiti one year after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake includes an interview with Terence R. Flotte, who will make his third trip to the country next week. Dr. Flotte is working with a group convened by the American Academy of Pediatrics to help sustain the medical school in Port au Prince.

  • 01 - 05 - 11

    NBC Today Show: Darshak M. Sanghavi's talks about a study regarding child obesity

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, talks to Matt Lauer about a new study regarding obesity in infants and offers some practical advice for parents while cautioning them against restricting their baby’s diet. 

  • 01 - 04 - 11

    PsychCentral: Joanne Nicholson asks: Should You Tell Your Kids about Your Mental Illness?

    Joanne Nicholson, PhD, professor of psychiatry and family medicine & community health, discusses broaching the topic of mental illness with your children. 

  • 01 - 04 - 11

    WGBH Radio: Michael P. Hirsh talks about Goods for Guns program

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics and chief of Pediatric Surgery & Trauma, was interviewed live on the Callie Crossley Show on WGBH Radio 89.7 about the annual Goods for Guns program.

  • 01 - 03 - 11

    Boston Globe: Joanne Nicholson offers 11 healthy resolutions for 2011

    A story suggesting 11 New Year’s resolutions for 2011 includes quotes from Joanne Nicholson’s, PhD, professor of psychiatry and family medicine & community health, who recommends focusing on family this year. 

  • 01 - 02 - 11

    Boston Globe: Sherman Center listed as part of 2011 construction projects

    A story about construction projects slated for 2011 includes a photo of the Sherman Center construction site.

  • 01 - 02 - 11

    MetroWest Daily News: Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, references an op-ed about health cost transparency

    An editorial about spiraling health care costs references an op-ed about health cost transparency by Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, originally published in the Telegram and Gazette.

  • 01 - 02 - 11

    T&G: Joanne Nicholson offers tips for keeping New Year’s resolutions

    Joanne Nicholson, PhD, professor of psychiatry and family medicine & community health, offers tips for keeping New Year’s resolutions. 

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