News Makers 2012

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  • 08 - 31 - 12

    A new view on mental health

    An article about the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital includes comments from Dennis Nealon, associate director of communications for the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School.
    Worcester Magazine

  • 08 - 31 - 12

    Docs make ALS breakthrough

    A team of scientists, including faculty at UMMS, have discovered a gene that influences survival time in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, and John Landers, PhD, associate professor of neurology are quoted in the article.
    Boston Herald
    Drug Store News
    Mass High Tech
    Businesswire.com
    TMCnet.com
    StreetInsider.com
    Heraldonline.com
    EON
    Yahoo.com
    Medicalxpress.com
    EurekAlert

  • 08 - 30 - 12

    Simple test for identifying childhood leukemia in Kenya goal of Indiana and Moi University cancer doctors

    Ann M. Moormann, PHD, MPH, associate professor in pediatrics, is part of a research team working to improve the detection rate of childhood leukemia in Kenya.
    Healthcanal
    Indiana University

  • 08 - 29 - 12

    BACK TO SCHOOL 2012: What you need to know about immunizations

    Safdar Medina, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, talks about mandatory and optional immunizations for children and teens.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 08 - 29 - 12

    Retinal disease research gets $2.4 million boost

    Hemant Khanna, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, receives one of eight grants awarded for research aimed at providing treatments and identifying causes of retinal degenerative diseases.
    ModernMedicine
    Marketwatch.com

  • 08 - 29 - 12

    UMass research efforts generate $35 million in 2011

    The University of Massachusetts system ranked 14th nationally in commercialization of academic research in fiscal year 2011. Approximately 90 percent of the income derived from research innovations was generated by the Worcester campus. University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret, PhD, and Ann Scales, director of communications, are both quoted in the article.
    Gazettenet.com
    Boston Globe

  • 08 - 27 - 12

    An App for Every Pharmacist

    John Poikonen, PharmD, the clinical informatics director, is quoted in an article about safety concerns relative to mobile device apps and patient confidentiality.
    Pharmacy Practice News

  • 08 - 27 - 12

    WPI Awarded $1.9 Million to Develop Sensors that Can Save Wounded Soldiers

    UMMS will work in collaboration with WPI to develop miniaturized wireless sensors that will allow a medic to monitor the health of soldiers in the field via smartphones.
    Boston Globe
    Boston Herald
    TMCnet.com
    Worcester Business Journal
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Virtual-Strategy Magazine
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    PRWeb
    Bio-Medicine
    Mass High Tech
    Fierce Mobile Healthcare
    Mobihealthnews.com

  • 08 - 23 - 12

    Health Watch Vitamins

    John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, was awarded the Orville Harrold Community Leadership Award at the United Way annual celebration.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 23 - 12

    West Nile Virus confirmed in mosquitoes from Millbury and Shrewsbury

    An article about West Nile Virus includes information from Sharone Green, MD, associate professor of medicine, on precautions, symptoms and treatment.
    The Millbury-Sutton Chronicle

  • 08 - 22 - 12

    What You Need to Know About Backpack Safety

    Safdar Medina, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, gives advice on how to prevent backpack injuries.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 08 - 20 - 12

    Bay State Health Care, Take Two: Industry Players See Risks, Opportunity In New Law

    John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, is quoted in an article regarding the state’s health care cost-control bill.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 08 - 20 - 12

    Holy Family to provide radiation oncology care

    UMass Memorial Medical Center teams up with Holy Family to provide radiation oncology care at Holy Family Hospital’s Cancer Center. Participating in the effort will be Thomas J. FitzGerald, MD, chair and professor of radiation oncology, David J. Goff, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology and Lakshmi N. Shanmugham, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology.
    Eagle Tribune

  • 08 - 20 - 12

    Why Organic or Conventional Produce?

    Julie Barto, clinical dietician, was recently featured in the Health Watch segment on Worcester News Tonight to discuss the pros and cons of organic vs. nonorganic produce.
    Charter TV3 Health Watch

  • 08 - 20 - 12

    World’s most wired biophysicist

    Job Dekker, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, is quoted in article about the study of Hi-C 3-D genome modeling.
    Wired.com

  • 08 - 17 - 12

    Iced Tea Linked to Kidney Stones- UMass Memorial Dr. Weighs In

    Stephen E. Tosi, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery, chief medical officer and interim chair for the department of urology, answers questions about the controversy over whether drinking iced tea could increase the risk of developing kidney stones.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 08 - 16 - 12

    New psychiatric treatment center opens today next to old Worcester State

    The opening of the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital is scheduled for today. The 320-bed psychiatric health facility is located next to the Bryan Building of Worcester State Hospital.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 14 - 12

    $16 million NIH grant will fund center to research, treat blood clots

    University of Utah’s Department of Medicine received a $16 million grant to study the causes of blood clots. Jane E. Freedman, MD, professor of medicine at UMMS, will lead patient studies for the project.
    PhysOrg

  • 08 - 13 - 12

    Charter school student honored in summer program

    Otuwe Anya, a junior at The Spirit of Knowledge Charter School, was one of 14 students who participated in the High School Health Careers Program at UMMS.
    Worcester Magazine

  • 08 - 12 - 12

    Movers & Shakers for Aug. 12, 2012

    Newton-Wellesley Hospital recently announced that Elaine Bridge of Holliston has been named interim chief operating officer. Bridge is currently an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Nursing.
    The MetroWest Daily News

  • 08 - 10 - 12

    Study finds Central Mass. patients mostly satisfied with care

    Jay B. Broadhurst, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, is quoted in an article about wait times for new patients to schedule appointments for non-emergency care according to a Massachusetts Medical Society’s report.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 09 - 12

    Happy B-day, Goldie!

    UMMS benefactor Goldie Michelson celebrated her 110th birthday.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 08 - 12

    Mass. Med Society Chief: Reform Means Patients Have To Change, Too

    In an interview with WBUR, Massachusetts Medical Society president and emeritus professor of emergency medicine Richard Aghababian, MD, expanded on earlier comments he had made to the effect the state's health cost containment law means that patients will have to take on new responsibilities along with providers and other healthcare stakeholders.
    WBUR

  • 08 - 08 - 12

    Missing Link Points to New Diabetes Target

    New study suggests that a protein known as thioredoxin-interacting protein could represent a new target for diabetes and potentially other human diseases such as Wolfram syndrome that are associated with endoplasmic reticulum stress. Fumihiko Urano, MD, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine, is quoted in the article.
    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
    Medicalxpress.com

  • 08 - 08 - 12

    Shift work tough on the heart and mind

    Robert A. Phillips, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, quoted in article about a recent study published in the British Medical Journal which found an increased risk of major vascular problems among shift workers.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 07 - 12

    Boston getting another TEDx event this November: TEDxBeacon Street

    TEDxBeaconStreet is scheduled to visit the medical simulation lab at UMass Medical School this fall.
    Boston.com

  • 08 - 07 - 12

    Clinical trial for rabies monoclonal antibody

    Deborah Molrine, MD, deputy director of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at MassBiologics and an associate professor of pediatrics at UMass Medical School, talks about a pivotal clinical trial for an anti-rabies human monoclonal antibody being developed through a collaborative partnership between MassBiologics and the Serum Institute of India, Ltd.
    Medicalxpress.com
    News Medical

  • 08 - 07 - 12

    Video gaming grows up at Becker

    UMass Medical School interested in the “On Call” program, being developed by students in a Becker College summer program, to improve communications among emergency room personnel.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Magazine

  • 08 - 07 - 12

    What you need to know about ADHD

    Jo Ann Carson, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics, talks about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 08 - 06 - 12

    First person: In-depth look at Chinese medicine

    Fourth year medical student Andrea Posa writes about her experience at an international student exchange at the West China School of Medicine at Sichuan University.
    The Weston Town Crier

  • 08 - 04 - 12

    [WATCH]: Sherry Pagoto, PhD: 5 Keys to Weight Loss

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine and a licensed clinical psychologist at the UMass Memorial Weight Center, is an expert on losing weight and keeping it off. Dr. Pagoto recommends five keys to successful weight loss: keeping a diet journal, creating a healthy home food environment, utilizing social support, exercising and setting realistic goals.
    Exercise Fitness Today

  • 08 - 04 - 12

    Editorial: Springfield good spot to fill doctor shortage

    Exploring the idea of a Springfield-based medical school, possibly run by the University of Massachusetts, dedicated to training a new breed of primary care physicians to take care of the growing needs of Western Massachusetts residents.
    The Republican

  • 08 - 03 - 12

    Age-restricted tanning bill falters

    Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted in article about a bill, currently stalled in the state legislature, that would ban indoor tanning for anyone 18 years old or younger.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 03 - 12

    FDA OKs device

    Reflectance Medical Inc. receives approval for its first medical device, the CareGuide Oximeter. Babs Soller, the company’s scientific founder is professor of anesthesiology and surgery at UMass Medical School.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 03 - 12

    Researchers fear wallop of mandated budget cuts

    Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, talks about his recent visit with Congressional members to express his fears about the impact looming federal budget cuts would have on medical research.
    The Boston Globe

  • 08 - 01 - 12

    Broad Meadow Brook to host butterfly festival

    The 5th annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival is scheduled for August 11th at Massachusetts Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary. The event is in honor of Barbara Walker, a researcher at UMass Medical School who succumbed to breast cancer in 2008.
    Telegram Towns