News Makers 2012

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  • 12 - 31 - 12

    Newborn Screening Program Reaches Middle Age

    The New England Newborn Screening Program celebrates 50 years of existence. Roger B. Eaton, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted in the article.
    Enhanced Online News

  • 12 - 30 - 12

    Child health study coming to Worcester

    UMass Medical School is enrolling expectant mothers from Worcester County in a pilot program in preparation for the larger National Children’s Study, the landmark undertaking in which 100,000 children will be followed from the womb to age 21 to determine the environment’s impact on growth, development and onset of disease. Marianne E. Felice, MD, professor of pediatrics, is quoted in the article.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 30 - 12

    Flu hitting Central Mass. early, hard

    Robert A. Klugman, MD, chief quality officer and senior vice president at UMass Memorial Medical Center and associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about the increased number of influenza cases in Massachusetts this year.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 28 - 12

    Grant to be used to get better access to therapy for troubled kids

    Jessica Griffin, PsyD, assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, discusses a four-year grant recently awarded to UMass Medical School for improving access to effective trauma therapy services for children and youths ages 6 to 18 in Central and Western Massachusetts.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 28 - 12

    Health Watch Newtown Tragedy and Kids Extended

    In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. tragedy two weeks ago, Phoebe Moore, PhD, assistant professor in psychiatry, offering advice about talking with your children about the event.
    Charter TV3

  • 12 - 28 - 12

    Health Watch Weight Center

    Last week’s Health Watch segment featured Mitchell Jay Gitkind, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, who discussed programs available for people struggling with obesity and associated medical problems like hypertension, diabetes and cardiac issues.
    Charter TV3

  • 12 - 28 - 12

    Investments Boost UMass Memorial Surplus

    UMass Memorial Medical Center posted non-operating income due in part to a new clinical and patient billing system for the medical center. John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, and Robert Brogna, media and public relations manager at UMass Memorial Health Care, are both quoted in the article.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 12 - 28 - 12

    January Physician Focus: Healthy Eating

    A feature story about WooFood, a student initiated project aimed at encouraging healthy dining choices, references the program’s founders, Mitch Li, 2013, Matt DeWolf, 2014, and Adam Chin, 2014.
    Massachusetts Medical Society

  • 12 - 27 - 12

    DNA of Newtown Shooter Adam Lanza to Be Studied by Geneticists

    Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine, is quoted in an article about recently revealed plans to study the DNA of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza for abnormalities.
    ABC News
    Huffington Post
    CNN News
    Yahoo News
    Digital Times
    Global Grind

  • 12 - 26 - 12

    Questions are raised about the benefits of soy

    Sybil L. Crawford, PhD, is a co-investigator on a recent study about the relationship between soy and menopausal symptoms which was published in Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society.
    Food Business News

  • 12 - 25 - 12

    Boylston’s Nancy E. von Hone Journeys Through Art

    A feature article about local artists Nancy von Hone, administrator for cell & developmental biology.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 12 - 21 - 12

    New low-cost combined therapy shows promise against malaria

    Douglas T. Golenbock, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology & physiological systems and chief of infectious diseases and immunology, was part of a research team who designed an approach for treating malaria based on a new use of Artemisia annua, a plant employed for thousands of years in Asia to treat fever.
    News-Medical.net
    Worcester Business Journal
    Masslive.com

  • 12 - 21 - 12

    Time for parents to warn teens about drinking and driving

    Mariann M. Manno, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine, is quoted in a story about talking to teens about the dangers of drinking and driving.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 20 - 12

    MNA/NNU Opposes Hospital Industry Policies to Mandate Masking of Healthy Nurses and Staff As Part of Flu Prevention Program

    A story about flu vaccination policies at local hospitals mentions UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Yahoo News

  • 12 - 20 - 12

    Officials aim to have healthiest city in NE

    Worcester city and public health officials resolve to make Worcester the healthiest city in New England by 2020. Quoted in the story are John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, Monica Lowell, vice president for community relations at UMass Memorial Health Care, and Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics and chief of pediatric surgery & trauma.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 20 - 12

    Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Slows AlS Onset And Progression in Mouse Models

    New research by Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, shows ALS may be treatable using neural stem cells.
    Science Newsline
    News-Medical.net
    EurekAlert
    Bioscience Technology

  • 12 - 20 - 12

    UMass Memorial Health Care sees operating margin take a hit

    An article about UMass Memorial Health Care’s declining revenue includes comments from John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 19 - 12

    Scientists Establish Link Between Inflammatory Process and Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

    Research by Douglas T. Golenbock, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology & physiological systems and chief of infectious diseases and immunology, shows that an inflammatory process already established as a clinical target for rheumatoid arthritis plays an important role in the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. Drugs now used to target that process may benefit patients with Alzheimer’s.
    WBZ Radio
    Science News
    Science Codex
    Business Standard
    BioSpace
    News-Medical.net
    Medical Xpress
    EurekAlert
    World Medical School.tv

  • 12 - 17 - 12

    Ex-Marlborough Hospital Chief Tapped For Health Secretary

    John Polanowicz, former president of Marlborough Hospital and vice president for operations at UMass Memorial Medical Center, will join the governor’s leadership team as secretary of Health and Human Services.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 12 - 17 - 12

    Hospital Profitability Declines

    An article about declining profit margins for hospitals in Central Massachusetts mentions UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 12 - 17 - 12

    What causes a pinched nerve and how is it treated?

    Johnny Salameh, MD, assistant professor of neurology, does a Q&A with the Boston Globe about treating a pinched nerve.
    Boston Globe

  • 12 - 16 - 12

    Business People

    Cheryl Lapriore, vice president and chief of staff at UMass Memorial Health Care, has been named a newly appointed director for the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. Chancellor Michael F. Collins is a returning director for the Chamber.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 16 - 12

    UMass Medical School receives biomed endowment

    Melvin Cutler and his wife, Sandra, local philanthropists and long-time champions of the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research, have generously endowed the Melvin S. and Sandra L. Cutler Chair in Biomedical Research in support of innovative basic science research at UMass Medical School.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 15 - 12

    UMass Medical School to assist New Hampshire's Disproportionate Share Hospital program

    UMass Medical School will assist New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services with its Disproportionate Share Hospital program which provides financial assistance for low-income patients.
    News-Medical
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 12 - 14 - 12

    Pushing biomedicine off cliff

    An op-ed by Chancellor Michael F. Collins explores the detrimental effect the fiscal cliff would have on biomedical research.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 14 - 12

    State shuts down UMass pharmacy supplier

    An article about the closing of a medical compounding operation used by UMass Memorial Medical Center includes comments from Robert Brogna, media and public relations manager at UMass Memorial Health Care.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 14 - 12

    Tom Finneran: Thank You Governor Cellucci

    Tom Finneran thanks former Governor Paul Cellucci for his friendship, leadership and inspiration. In the letter, he also mentions Gov. Cellucci’s fundraising efforts for the UMass ALS Champion Fund.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 12 - 14 - 12

    UMass Medical School program connects med students with patients

    A story about UMass Medical School’s Sidekick program features Meg Preissler, a second-year medical student, who was paired with an eight-year old patient in need of a kidney transplant.
    Boston Globe
    Boston.com

  • 12 - 13 - 12

    Belimumab Revisited: How Has It Performed?

    Jonathan Kay, MD, professor of medicine, discusses the use of belimumab, a monoclonal antibody that inhibits B-cell activating factor. Belimumab is currently being investigated as a treatment for lupus.
    Medscape.com

  • 12 - 13 - 12

    HBV Screening Hit or Miss in Rituximab Users

    An article about screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in cancer patients being treated with rituximab (Rituxan), includes a quote from Jayde L. Bednarik, PharmD, assistant professor at the Graduate School of Nursing.
    MedPage Today

  • 12 - 13 - 12

    Hospitals' edict to workers: Flu shot or mask

    A story about flu vaccination policies at local hospitals mentions UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 13 - 12

    Southbridge bank donates $1,200 for neonatal camera at UMass Memorial in Worcester

    Southbridge Savings Bank has donated $1,200 to UMass Memorial Medical Center for a new webcam called Nicview which allows parents to monitor and bond with babies admitted to the neonatal ICU.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 13 - 12

    TEDx event discusses ‘making ideas happen’

    Lincoln-Sudbury High School student Hannah Woolf spoke about her experience as a summer intern alongside Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, at the TEDxYouth@LincolnSudbury event.
    Wicked Local Lincoln

  • 12 - 13 - 12

    Think you might have AF? There's an app for that

    David McManus, MD, assistant professor of medicine, talks about a new smartphone application that can detect atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients. The app was developed by researchers at WPI and UMass Medical School.
    Theheart.org
    American Council on Science and Health

  • 12 - 12 - 12

    Four to leave Patrick’s cabinet

    John Polanowicz, former president of Marlborough Hospital and vice president for operations at UMass Memorial Medical Center, will join the governor’s leadership team as secretary of Health and Human Services.
    Boston Globe

  • 12 - 12 - 12

    Gene Rogers Recognized as Exemplary Mentor

    The Eugene J. Rogers Annual Travel Award was given to Yuna Gong, a laboratory scientist at UMass Medical School.
    UMass Lowell

  • 12 - 12 - 12

    Mount Pleasant Country Club Brings Holiday Spirit to Hospitalized Children

    Volunteers lift the spirits of young patients at UMass Memorial Medical Center by bringing in gingerbread houses for them to build.
    NECN

  • 12 - 12 - 12

    Two baby girls are born in Mass. on 12/12/12 — at 12:12 p.m., no less

    Robert Brogna, media and public relations manager at UMass Memorial Health Care, is quoted in an article about the birth of twins on 12/12/12 at 12:12 p.m.
    Boston.com
    WCVB Boston

  • 12 - 12 - 12

    UMass: We could lose $32M in research funding over the fiscal cliff

    University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret warns that the pending “fiscal cliff” could impact research funding at the state’s public university system.
    Worcester Business Journal
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Lowell Sun

  • 12 - 11 - 12

    UMass Memorial Medical Center Lags Behind Peer Worcester Hospitals in Nat’l Safety Scores

    Robert A. Klugman, MD, chief quality officer and senior vice president at UMass Memorial Medical Center and associate professor of medicine, comments on recent safety scores issued by the Leapfrog Group for UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 12 - 10 - 12

    Compassionate care is rooted in respect for patients

    John Zawacki, MD, professor of medicine, and the recipient of the 2012 Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award, answers questions about compassionate care.
    The Boston Globe

  • 12 - 10 - 12

    Deep-Tissue Biological Imaging with Fluorescent Nanoparticles

    Gang Han, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, talks about his research using photoluminescent nanoparticles for deep-tissue imaging.
    ASoNano

  • 12 - 10 - 12

    Docs should counsel youth about not smoking: panel

    Joseph R. Difranza, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, is quoted in an article about whether providing counseling to youths about the consequences of smoking could prevent them from trying it.
    Reuters
    Chicago Tribune
    WSBT-TV

  • 12 - 10 - 12

    Local hospitals taking steps to protect patients from flu virus

    A story about how local hospitals are taking steps to protect patients and employees from the flu includes comments from Robert A. Klugman, MD, chief quality officer and senior vice president at UMass Memorial Medical Center and associate professor of medicine.
    NECN

  • 12 - 09 - 12

    Genome Challenge Emerges in Society Sharing DNA Benefits

    Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, is interviewed for an article about DNA sequencing.
    Bloomberg Businessweek

  • 12 - 09 - 12

    Sitting for too long can cause health problems

    An article about the link between prolonged inactivity to blood clots includes quotes from Robert A. Phillips, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, and Louis M. Messina, MD, professor of surgery.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 09 - 12

    Worcester Gun Buy-Back Program Turns Up World War II Rifle

    A vintage Japanese rifle from World War II was among the 102 weapons turned in at the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center’s 11th annual Goods for Guns program. The story includes comments from Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics and chief of pediatric surgery & trauma.
    WBZ TV Boston
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    CBS News Boston

  • 12 - 08 - 12

    Dr. Dickson on WTAG

    Eric W. Dickson, MD, professor of emergency medicine, talks about health care costs on the Jim Polito Show.
    WTAG

  • 12 - 07 - 12

    School district urged to upgrade computer technology

    UMass Medical School is part of the Worcester Technology Blue Ribbon Panel, which met last night to discuss the replacement of computers in Worcester schools.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 06 - 12

    Extraordinary talents: Twin sisters achieve exceedingly rare feat

    An article about identical twin sisters Asia and Ashley Matthew, first year students in the MD/PhD program, explores their journey from Roxbury to Xavier University to UMass Medical School.
    The Westside Gazette

  • 12 - 06 - 12

    Mouse Study Offers Clues to Obesity-Diabetes Link

    An article about a study by Roger J. Davis, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, H. Arthur Smith Chair in Cancer Research and professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, examines the relationship between inflammation and diabetes.
    Doctors Lounge

  • 12 - 06 - 12

    UMass Memorial LifeFlight celebrates 30 years of saving lives

    UMass Memorial Medical Center celebrates 30 years of LifeFlight.
    Verticle

  • 12 - 05 - 12

    Computerworld Celebrates IT Leadership & Achievement With 2013 Premier 100 Awards

    George Brenckle, CIO and senior vice president at UMass Memorial Health Care will be honored as a 2013 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree in March.
    Reuters
    Citybizlist.com
    WebSphere

  • 12 - 05 - 12

    Standardized rehabilitation may improve post-TKA function

    A study conducted at UMass Medical School on types and duration of postoperative physical therapy for total knee arthroplasty found a wide variation among patients.
    Orthopedics Today

  • 12 - 04 - 12

    Generic Lipitor Recall 2012 - News Update: FDA Says Pills Are Safe to Take, Even After Glass Shards Found

    Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, was quoted in an article about the quality control issues faced by Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc., the company that makes a generic version of the cholesterol-controlling medicine Lipitor. Ranbaxy recently halted production of its Lipitor generic when small glass particles, the size of a grain of sand, were found in the ingredients for the pills.
    Latinos Post

  • 12 - 04 - 12

    UMass Med Faculty Elected to Top Science Society

    Stuart M. Levitz, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology & physiological systems; Arlene Ash, PhD, professor of quantitative health sciences; Roger J. Davis, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, H. Arthur Smith Chair in Cancer Research and professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology; and George B. Witman, PhD, the George F. Booth Chair in the Basic Sciences and professor of cell & developmental biology, have been elected as 2012 fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Council (AAAS).
    GoLocalWorcester
    PhsyOrg
    BioMedicine
    EurekaAlert

  • 12 - 03 - 12

    Curb Hospital Readmissions

    UMass Memorial Health Care is using transaction analytics software to reduce frequent readmissions for patients with heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia.
    Wall Street Journal

  • 12 - 02 - 12

    Business People

    Michael F. Collins, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and senior vice president for the health sciences at the University of Massachusetts, has been elected to the board of directors of Commerce Bank.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 02 - 12

    Orcutt family heads back to Northfield after surgery

    The family of a teenage boy who underwent head surgery at UMass Memorial Health Care to replace a shrinking bone flap thanks staff members for their compassion.
    The Greenfield Recorder

  • 11 - 30 - 12

    “Goods for Guns” Born out of Worcester Doctor’s Tragedy

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, talks about the “Goods for Guns” buyback program and how he started it after losing one of his closest friends and colleagues to a shooting over 30 years ago.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 11 - 30 - 12

    Central Mass Nurses Nominated for Nurse of the Year

    Carolyn Brown from UMass Memorial Medical Center and Linda Gregory from UMass Memorial Health Care are among finalists for the March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter of Westborough’s annual Nurse of the Year Awards.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 11 - 30 - 12

    Generic Lipitor Production Halted to Clear Glass From Capsules

    Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, was the featured expert on ABC’s Good Morning America and World News Tonight and discussed the quality control issues faced by Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc., the company that makes a generic version of the cholesterol-controlling medicine Lipitor. Ranbaxy recently halted production of its Lipitor generic when small glass particles, the size of a grain of sand, were found in the ingredients for the pills.
    ABC Good Morning America
    ABC World News Tonight
    KVOR AM

  • 11 - 30 - 12

    Health Watch Discusses C-Sections

    Mary Herlihy, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology, was recently featured on Worcester News Tonight in a Health Watch segment about c-section deliveries.
    Charter TV3

  • 11 - 30 - 12

    Hot flashes may return after ending antidepressant

    Judith K. Ockene, PhD, MEd, MA, the Barbara Helen Smith Chair in Preventive & Behavioral Medicine and professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about the return of menopause symptoms in women who have discontinued use of antidepressants.
    San Jose Mercury News
    Reuters

  • 11 - 30 - 12

    Is "nature's speedball" the latest South Florida drug craze?

    A story about Kratom, a plant known for its stimulating effects in low doses and opiate-like effect at high doses, references a study by Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, which investigated whether the plant could be used to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms.
    Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

  • 11 - 30 - 12

    Texas Hold'em To Benefit The Angel Fund

    A Texas Hold’em Tournament scheduled for Saturday, December 1 in Wakefield will benefit the Angel Fund, which supports the research of Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, and the Cecil B. Day Neuromuscular Research Laboratory at UMass Medical School.
    Wakefield Patch

  • 11 - 30 - 12

    UMass Medical School Receives $1.6M National Grid Incentive

    National Grid has awarded UMass Medical School $1.6 million for the energy-efficient design of the Albert Sherman Center. Chancellor Michael F. Collins is quoted in the article.
    Worcester Business Journal
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 30 - 12

    Worcester Laces Up for Oval Rink Opening

    The outdoor skating rink, Worcester Common Oval, officially opened Nov. 30. UMass Medical School is one of the rink’s sponsors.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 11 - 29 - 12

    Worcester Nurses Forced To Choose Between Flu Shot, Mask

    A story about the controversy over UMass Memorial Medical Center’s flu vaccination policy includes quotes by Robert A. Klugman, MD, chief quality officer and senior vice president at UMass Memorial Medical Center and associate professor of medicine.
    WBZ-TV Boston
    Boston Globe

  • 11 - 28 - 12

    Marblehead native finds ways to help educate children in Uganda

    Kevin Schwartz, MD, SOM class of 2006, writes about his work with The Child is Innocent, a nonprofit organization that educates children and develops leaders in Northern Uganda.
    The Salem News

  • 11 - 27 - 12

    A long way back: A mother recounts her son's battle back from brain injury

    UMass Medical School alumna Carolyn Roy-Bornstein, MD, chronicles her son’s struggles to overcome a brain injury that caused short-term memory loss and chronic bouts of anxiety and depression.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 27 - 12

    Six to be honored at Scout gala Nov. 29

    Abraham W. Haddad, DMD, clinical assistant professor of surgery, is one of six local community leaders being honored by the Mohegan Council, Boy Scouts of America, at their 2012 12-Point Grand Gala and Benefit Auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at Mechanics Hall.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 26 - 12

    Marlborough Hospital hosts community health education program Dec. 5

    Philip Cohen, MD, assistant professor of surgery, is scheduled to speak at Marlborough Hospital about acid reflux disease (GERD) on December 5th.
    Community Advocate

  • 11 - 25 - 12

    Architecture Reveals Genome’s Secrets

    Job Dekker, PhD, co-director of the Program in Systems Biology and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, explains the function of 3-D genome organization.
    The Scientist

  • 11 - 21 - 12

    Health Watch Holidays With Diabetes

    Roberta Powell, RN, MPA, clinical coordinator for diabetes education at the Diabetes Center of Excellence, offers holiday eating tips for choosing foods that don’t disrupt diabetes control.
    Charter TV3 Health Watch

  • 11 - 20 - 12

    Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center and UHealthSolutions Kick Off Patient Communications Pilot Project

    UMass Medical School affiliate UHealth Solutions, partnering with the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, has launched a pilot project to manage patient calls for appointments and other inquiries — a partnership unique among community health centers in Massachusetts.
    EON

  • 11 - 20 - 12

    Holiday Meals Calories

    Lacey Bell, dietician for UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks with Worcester News Tonight offering tips on cutting calories during holiday meals.
    NECN

  • 11 - 20 - 12

    Morrill’s legacy alive and well

    An op-ed by President Robert L. Caret highlights how the University of Massachusetts is continuing to transform individual lives and make our communities, our state and our nation smarter and more competitive. In the article, he references the UMass Medical School students who started WooFood.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 20 - 12

    Prevent yourself from eating through the holidays

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, offers tips on how to avoid overeating and holiday weight gain.
    NECN

  • 11 - 20 - 12

    Private labs caught in budget crunch

    Charles H. Emerson, MD, professor emeritus of medicine, is quoted in an article about the closing of the Boston Biomedical Research Institute. Dr. Emerson is also a senior scientist and director of the institute.
    Nature

  • 11 - 19 - 12

    First 34 U.S. Patients Implanted with Smallest Triple-Chamber CRT Device on the Market—BIOTRONIK’s New Evia HF-T Pacemaker

    UMass Memorial Medical Center is among a handful of high-profile medical centers using the new Evia HF-T triple-chamber cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) pacemaker.
    Cision Wire

  • 11 - 19 - 12

    Questions mount on energy drinks

    Richard J. Church, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, is quoted in an article exploring the dangers of caffeinated energy drinks.
    Boston Globe

  • 11 - 19 - 12

    University Study Shows Health and Happiness Directly Related

    Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, George Mason University, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and the University of Chicago, have published a new study that indicates that health could impact happiness.
    Financial
    WebMD

  • 11 - 17 - 12

    UMass Medical School Doctor: Health Hazards for Holiday Flyers

    Louis M. Messina, MD, professor of surgery, talks about deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and the increased risk of blood clots during travel.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 11 - 16 - 12

    Marlborough Hospital’s COO educates public on health issues

    Candra Szymanski, RN, MS, and the COO of Marlborough Hospital, talks about her monthly cable show in Marlborough, which provides updates on the latest in medical treatments and new equipment in the healthcare field.
    Community Advocate

  • 11 - 15 - 12

    Cellucci and Weld in Worcester for ALS event

    Former Govs. A. Paul Cellucci and William F. Weld were among the dignitaries on hand last night for a fundraiser to benefit the UMass ALS Champion Fund.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 15 - 12

    Even without Rick Scott and GOP governors, Obamacare exchanges should flourish

    Jay S. Himmelstein, MD, MPH, professor of family medicine & community health and medicine, talks about models for implementing health insurance exchanges.
    Forbes
    CBS News

  • 11 - 15 - 12

    Health Watch Blood Donor Center

    Eileen Galvin Karr, RN, BSN, Blood Donor Center supervisor, talks about the importance of blood donations and how the blood is used.
    Charter TV3 Health Watch

  • 11 - 15 - 12

    Health Watch Children Holiday Eating

    Safdar Medina, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, offers healthy holiday eating tips for parents and children.
    Charter TV3 Health Watch

  • 11 - 15 - 12

    Shutdown spurs hunt for medication sources

    Robert Brogna, media and public relations manager at UMass Memorial Health care, is quoted in an article about what hospitals are doing to ensure an uninterrupted supply of critical medications following notification that contaminated steroid medications, which led to a national meningitis outbreak, were found at a major drug supplier.
    Boston Globe

  • 11 - 14 - 12

    Combating Diabetes

    An article about the continued rise in diabetes includes quotes from David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine.
    Financial Times Health

  • 11 - 14 - 12

    Size of problem requires mass awareness-raising

    An article about a pilot program designed to reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes contains quotes from David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine.
    Financial Times

  • 11 - 14 - 12

    Soldier suicides stir medical, military leaders into action

    UMass Medical School, the Massachusetts National Guard and the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services have joined forces to increase resiliency and help prevent suicide among Massachusetts National Guard members.
    Worcester Magazine

  • 11 - 14 - 12

    Study Shows Health And Happiness Really Are Related

    Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, George Mason University, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and the University of Chicago, have published a new study that indicates that health could impact happiness.
    Red Orbit
    Health Care Global

  • 11 - 13 - 12

    How Higher Education Could Save Medicaid

    David Polakoff, chief medical officer for Commonwealth Medicine and director of the Center for Health Policy and Research, is quoted in an article about the need to reform Medicaid programs.
    Governing.com

  • 11 - 12 - 12

    Gaps in Mental Illness Checks Swallow Juvenile Victims

    Gina Vincent, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, talks about the need for screening and assessment in juvenile justice systems.
    Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

  • 11 - 12 - 12

    Not Even Nate Silver Can Decode Health Care

    In an op-ed piece, Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology, cautions against the use of meta-analysis studies by clinical researchers and physicians.
    WBUR

  • 11 - 12 - 12

    Research institute in Watertown on verge of closing

    Charles H. Emerson, MD, professor emeritus of medicine, is quoted in an article about the closing of the Boston Biomedical Research Institute. Dr. Emerson is also a senior scientist and director of the institute.
    Boston Globe

  • 11 - 12 - 12

    Survivors Face A Major Gap In Post-Cancer Care

    A story about using physical rehab to lessen the side effects of cancer treatments includes comments from Rebecca D. Lansky, DO, assistant professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation.
    WBUR CommonHealth

  • 11 - 12 - 12

    The Importance of Considering Work Life Balance for Physicians

    Julia V. Johnson, MD, chair and professor of obstetrics & gynecology authored an op-ed about how a new generation of physicians are balancing personal and family needs with the privilege of providing medical care for patients.
    PIAM.com

  • 11 - 11 - 12

    Business People

    Gene Chaisson, clinical administrator for UMass Correctional Health at NCCI Gardner, received a Professional Excellence Award from the Massachusetts Department of Correction at its annual Beyond Excellence Awards Ceremony held Nov. 2.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 11 - 12

    State agency going to where veterans need help

    An article about the issue of homelessness among veterans includes comments from David A. Smelson, PsyD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Bedford site of the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans.
    Boston.com

  • 11 - 11 - 12

    Suicide prevention program for military announced

    UMass Medical School, the Massachusetts National Guard and the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services have joined forces to increase resiliency and help prevent suicide among Massachusetts National Guard members. Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Barry N. Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, are quoted in the story.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 09 - 12

    Former Congressman Joseph Early dies

    Massachusetts congressman Joseph Early Sr., passed away last week. Early helped obtain state financing for the University of Massachusetts Medical School and pushed to locate the school in Worcester.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 09 - 12

    Massachusetts congressman Joseph Early Sr., passed away last week. Early helped obtain state financing for the University of Massachusetts Medical School and pushed to locate the school in Worcester. Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    John Zawacki, MD, professor of medicine, is the recipient of the 2012 Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award.
    WBUR
    BioSpace.com

  • 11 - 09 - 12

    More skating hours added

    The outdoor skating rink, Worcester Common Oval, scheduled to open December 5th will also be open for lunch time skating. UMass Medical School is one of the rink’s sponsors.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 09 - 12

    Study: Friends can negatively impact view of your own body

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, explains new research showing that a young woman’s body image is strongly influenced by her friends’ views of their own bodies.
    NECN

  • 11 - 09 - 12

    UMass Medical School Technology Gets Patent, Milestone Payment

    Oxford BioMedica will pay UMass Medical School a milestone payment for RNA interference (RNAi) technology developed by Nobel laureate Craig C. Mello, PhD, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell & developmental biology and licensed in 2008.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 11 - 08 - 12

    Finding and Assembling the Building Blocks to Improve Chronic Care and Reduce Costs

    David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, talks about using MyCareTeam, an integrated diabetes management system, to help improve patient care.
    MassTLC.org

  • 11 - 08 - 12

    Marlborough Knights of Columbus donates to Cancer Pavilion

    The Knights of Columbus, Council 81 of Marlborough, recently donated $1,000 to the Cancer Pavilion now under construction at Marlborough Hospital. Ellen Carlucci, director of development for Marlboro Hospital, is quoted in the story.
    Wicked Local Marlborough

  • 11 - 08 - 12

    'We're all in this together'

    UMass Medical School, the Massachusetts National Guard and the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services have joined forces to increase resiliency and help prevent suicide among Massachusetts National Guard members. Chancellor Michael F. Collins is quoted in a story about the new program.
    NECN

  • 11 - 07 - 12

    Big storms like Sandy, nor'easter deplete blood supplies

    A reporter from NECN recently spent time at UMass Memorial Medical Center talking with a donor in an article about the importance of blood donation.
    NECN

  • 11 - 06 - 12

    21st century patient communication

    David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, was quoted in a USA Today article discussing how technology is changing how patients and doctors communicate.
    USA Today

  • 11 - 06 - 12

    Anti-sitting movement gaining followers

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in article about the health effects caused by prolonged sitting.
    The Boston Globe

  • 11 - 06 - 12

    Health Watch Breast Cancer Q and A

    Robert Quinlan, MD, professor of surgery, and Carolynn Michelle DeBenedectis, MD, assistant professor of radiology, answer questions about breast cancer.
    Charter TV Health Watch

  • 11 - 05 - 12

    A tribute to veterans - UMass Medical School – Worcester

    Members of the military from UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care will have an opportunity to meet and mingle at a pre-Veterans Day observation today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Knowles Hall at the UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus.
    Blue Star Mothers in the News 

  • 11 - 05 - 12

    Hospitals look to lower readmission rates

    Robert A. Klugman, MD, chief quality officer and senior vice president at UMass Memorial Medical Center and associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about new programs hospitals are putting into place to cut down on patient readmission rates.
    Boston Globe

  • 11 - 05 - 12

    The Brain on Anesthetics

    Nanyin Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, was quoted in a recent article about a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences which supports a link between consciousness and coordinated communication in the brain.
    The Scientist

  • 11 - 04 - 12

    ALS marathoners

    UMass Medical School is recruiting eight runners to represent the UMass ALS Champion Fund at next April’s Boston Marathon.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 04 - 12

    Painkillers are frequently abused by young people

    Gerardo Gonzalez-Haddad, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, talks about the rise rates of painkiller addiction among adolescents.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 03 - 12

    Coalition to focus on suicide prevention

    Barry N. Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is quoted in an article about suicide prevention and the Central Mass Coalition for Suicide Prevention, which he co-chairs.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 03 - 12

    UMass Medical School chancellor calls for federal research support

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins spoke at the Central Mass Business Expo yesterday about the devastating effect potential federal spending cuts would have on medical research and the economy.
    Worcester Telegramand Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 02 - 12

    Reinvent RI: Even as URI increases spending on research, it trails other New England state schools

    An article on recent findings from the National Science Foundation shows UMass Medical School is one of the top research institutions among New England state universities.
    Providence Journal

  • 11 - 01 - 12

    ‘Models for Change’ Series Available Online

    UMass Medical School will offer technical assistance and training to state and local governments as part of the Models for Change initiative, a $2 million partnership to help improve services and treatment of juveniles in the justice system.
    Juvenile Justice

  • 11 - 01 - 12

    Generator keeps hospital humming

    Mary Lourdes Burke, spokeswoman for HealthAlliance, a member of UMass Memorial Health Care, talks to the Telegram and Gazette about having to turn to generator power after losing grid power during hurricane Sandy.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 31 - 12

    Adding Soy to Diet Does Not Affect Onset of Menopausal Hot Flashes

    Sybil L. Crawford, PhD, professor of medicine, is a co-investigator on a recent study about the relationship between soy and menopausal symptoms that was published in Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society.
    Science Daily

  • 10 - 31 - 12

    Adviser to family doctors lists points of advice

    Frank J. Domino, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, gives examples of good medical practices for family physicians based on the latest research at the 2012 AAFP Scientific Assembly in Philadelphia.
    Philly.com

  • 10 - 31 - 12

    Asia and Ashley Matthew Excellence Times Two

    An article about identical twin sisters Asia and Ashley Matthew, first year students in the MD/PhD program, explores their journey from Roxbury to Xavier University to UMass Medical School.
    Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

  • 10 - 31 - 12

    Less Capacity Is The Coolest

    Gary Valcourt, senior director of capital planning and management for UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks to Engineering Systems about the challenges associated with renovating and modernizing the HVAC system used for cooling at the Hahnemann campus.
    Engineered Systems

  • 10 - 30 - 12

    Region grapples with impact of Sandy's winds

    Gina Smith, RN, director of emergency preparedness for UMass Memorial Medical Center, is quoted in an article about hospital readiness during hurricane Sandy.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 30 - 12

    Suicide epidemic hits corrections officers

    Representatives from UMass Medical School will take part in a meeting with national law enforcement and other health officials later this year to review a recent rash of suicides involving correctional facility guards.
    Clarion Ledger

  • 10 - 28 - 12

    ‘Lean’ approach to health care

    Charles E. Cavagnaro III, MD, president and chief executive of Wing Memorial Hospital and instructor in medicine, and Robert A. Klugman, MD, chief quality officer and senior vice president at UMass Memorial Medical Center and associate professor of medicine, are quoted in an article about hospitals using manufacturing management techniques to help control medical spending.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 28 - 12

    Featured speakers at business expo

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins is scheduled to be the guest speaker at this year’s Central Mass Business Expo on November 1st at the DCU Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 28 - 12

    MBI business incubator boasts a high success rate

    An article about EpigenDX, a startup biotech company that once occupied space provided by Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, referenced the collaboration MBI has with the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the benefits it brings to the organization’s clients.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 28 - 12

    UMass Memorial team tackles difficult disorders

    Michael Flynn, MD, MHS, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology, and Jyot Saini, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology, are quoted in an article about urogynecological afflictions. Pictured are members of the urogynecology team at UMass Memorial Medical Center: Danielle Patterson, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology, Dr. Saini, Dr. Flynn, Jenn L. Porter, senior administrative assistant, Tina M. Glavin, senior administrative assistant and Dorene F. Boudreau, LPN.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 26 - 12

    Flu season outlook: under control

    In an article about the upcoming flu season, Robert W. Finberg, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Professor of Medicine, chair and professor of medicine and professor of microbiology & physiological systems, explains how this year’s flu vaccine was formulated. Pictured administering a flu shot at the Holden Senior Center is GSN student Joanne Nhan, class of 2014.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 26 - 12

    Health Watch Pancreatic Cancer

    Jennifer LaFemina, MD, assistant professor of surgery, was featured on a recent edition of Charter TV3’s Health Watch, where she discussed the upcoming Pancreatic Cancer Symposium scheduled for October 30th.
    Charter TV3 Health Watch

  • 10 - 26 - 12

    Plank-A-Day

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, stops by the news room at the Boston Globe to talk about plank-a-day and to plank with the reporters.
    Boston.com

  • 10 - 26 - 12

    Worcester MD a Finalist for Compassionate Caregiver Award

    John K. Zawacki, MD, professor of medicine, has been named a finalist for the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 10 - 25 - 12

    Asia and Ashley Matthew: Excellence Times Two

    An article about identical twin sisters Asia and Ashley Matthew, first year students in the MD/PhD program, explores their journey from Roxbury to Xavier University to UMass Medical School.
    Diverse Issues in Higher Education

  • 10 - 25 - 12

    Caffeine OD: The dangers of too much caffeine

    Richard J. Church, MD, assistant professor in emergency medicine, talks to NECN about the adverse affects of highly caffeinated energy drinks.
    NECN

  • 10 - 25 - 12

    Pivotal Findings on Autoimmune Disease Shared at Lupus Research Institute "Forum for Discovery"

    Ann Marshak-Rothstein, MD, professor of medicine, presented new research at The 12th Annual Lupus Research Institute (LRI) Scientific Conference.
    Reuters
    Pharmalive.com
    St. Louis Business Journal
    Los Angeles Business Times

  • 10 - 25 - 12

    UMass Memorial Achieves Breast Center Accreditation

    UMass Memorial Medical Center has received a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a part of the American College of Surgeons. Robert M. Quinlan, MD, professor of surgery and director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at UMass Memorial Medical Center, is quoted in the article.
    Worcester Business Journal
    Shrewsbury Patch

  • 10 - 24 - 12

    Milford Regional Introduces Bariatric Surgery

    John Kelly, MD, associate professor of surgery, and Phillip Cohen, MD, assistant professor of surgery, will begin performing bariatric surgery at Milford Hospital.
    Milford Patch

  • 10 - 24 - 12

    To your health when dining out, from WooFood

    Medical students Mitch Li, 2013, Matt DeWolf, 2014, and Adam 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

  • 10 - 24 - 12

    UMass Medical School Professor Portrays the Brain’s Functions as Art

    Vivian Budnik, PhD, professor of neurobiology, is exhibiting her drawings of the brain in an Artist in Residence exhibit at the Lamar Soutter Library entitled “Brainscapes.” Dr. Brudnick along with Nancy Linnehan, co-chair of the cultural events team at the Lamar Soutter Library, are both quoted in the story.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 10 - 22 - 12

    'Consortium’s Got Talent' brings out the best in colleges

    UMass Medical School joins other Worcester area colleges in the third annual “Consortium’s Got Talent” competition on Nov. 1 at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts presented by the Colleges of Worcester Consortium.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 22 - 12

    South Hadley notes: State ballot questions

    James B. Broadhurst, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, will speak at a forum about the state ballot question concerning the legalization of medical marijuana in South Hadley on October 25th.
    MassLive.com

  • 10 - 22 - 12

    The Oval Off-ice

    For the first time, on Nov. 30, the city will open the public outdoor ice skating rink on the Common, behind City Hall. UMass Medical School is one of the sponsors.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 21 - 12

    Adviser to family doctors lists points of advice

    Frank J. Domino, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, gives examples of good medical practices for family physicians based on the latest research at the 2012 AAFP Scientific Assembly in Philadelphia.
    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • 10 - 21 - 12

    Pink Revolution takes aim at fundraising issue

    A story about year-round fund raising for breast cancer research talks about how the donated funds are spent and includes comments from Audrey Kurlan-Marcy, co-founder of Pink Revolution, which raises funds for the Comprehensive Breast Center at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 20 - 12

    Exchange Could Drive Up Costs For Catamount Health Users

    An article about Vermont’s plan to move to a single payer health care system references UMass Medical School, which is drafting a financing plan for the program on behalf of the state of Vermont.
    Vermont Public Radio

  • 10 - 18 - 12

    A mother’s best friend

    Mary Elizabeth Gamache, CNM, NP, clinical instructor in obstetrics & gynecology, talks about the prenatal care available at UMass Memorial Medical Center from certified nurse-midwives.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 18 - 12

    Dr. Pertusi Discusses Arthritis

    Raymond Pertusi, DO, a rheumatologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, was recently featured in the Health Watch segment on Worcester News Tonight to discuss osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as some of the myths associated with these conditions.
    Charter TV3 Health Watch

  • 10 - 18 - 12

    Group raises the alarm over allowing medical marijuana

    Jay B. Broadhurst, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, offers his views at a recent meeting on the Nov. 6 state ballot question concerning the legalization of medical marijuana.
    Patriot Ledger

  • 10 - 17 - 12

    UMass Memorial Health Care to sell lab business

    Quest Diagnostics Inc has signed an agreement to purchase the clinical outreach laboratory business of UMass Memorial Health Care for an undisclosed price.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Boston.com
    Worcester Business Journal
    Boston Herald
    Boston Business Journal
    IVD Technology

  • 10 - 16 - 12

    Carnegie Institution and UMass Medical School granted broad US Patent related to RNA interference

    The Carnegie Institution for Science and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) have been granted U.S. Patent 8,283,329, entitled, "Genetic inhibition of double-stranded RNA." The patent, issued on October 9, 2012, is broadly directed to the use of RNA interference (RNAi) to inhibit expression of a target gene in animal cells, including mammalian cells. Craig C. Mello, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell & developmental biology, co-discovered RNAi in 1998 and received the Nobel Prize for his work in 2006.
    Physorg.com

  • 10 - 16 - 12

    Lupus Research Institute Awards First $1 Million Private Sector Research Grants to Uncover the Root Causes of Lupus That Can Drive to a Cure

    The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) has named Ann Marshak-Rothstein, MD, professor of medicine, one of two recipients of the first LRI Distinguished Innovator Awards. Created to provide outstanding scientists with support for conducting novel research into the fundamental causes of lupus, the $1 million Distinguished Innovator Award was established to address the current lack of treatments for lupus and aims to encourage new directions toward a cure or prevention.
    Market Watch
    News Medical
    Physorg.com

  • 10 - 16 - 12

    Mass. Firefighters Learn to Defend Themselves

    An article about a program offering self-defense tactics for Worcester EMS staff members includes quotes from Dan Meisels, director of the UMass Memorial EMS program.
    Firehouse.com

  • 10 - 16 - 12

    Twitter can help you lose weight

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, talks to the Fox 25 Morning Show about the impact social media has on weight loss.
    Fox25

  • 10 - 16 - 12

    UMass launches fundraising campaign

    In an op-ed University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret talks about the impact UMass has on the Commonwealth and the importance of both public and private support for the public university system. Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine, and Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology, were mentioned in the article.

  • 10 - 16 - 12

    UMass Medical School Building Earns LEED Silver

    The Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) has earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the first building in UMass Medical School's history to achieve such status. Terence R. Flotte, MD, theCelia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of pediatrics and microbiology & physiological systems, is quoted in the article.
    Banker & Tradesman
    Worcester Business Journal
    Immortality Medicine
    World Medical School
    Grays Medicine
    IPS Cell Therapy
    World Interior Design

  • 10 - 16 - 12

    UMass Memorial Health Care Teams Up with Informatica and MedCPU on Innovative Solution for Reducing Preventable Readmissions

    UMass Memorial Health Care is implementing new technology to reduce the frequency of preventable readmissions. George Brenckle, CIO and senior vice president at UMass Memorial Health Care is quoted in the article.
    Enhanced Online News

  • 10 - 15 - 12

    Cummings School makes dance video to cure cancer

    The Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine created a video for the Pink Glove Competition 2012. If they win, the Cummings School will donate the $10,000 prize to the UMass Memorial Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center.
    The Tufts Daily

  • 10 - 15 - 12

    Decision-Making Tool Embraces Drug-Choice Variables

    John Poikonen, PharmD, clinical informatics director at UMass Memorial Medical Center, is quoted in an article about a newly developed computerized decision-making tool that considers evidence-based medicine plus factors like social, legal and ethical concerns to help hospitals determine which perioperative drugs to stock in their formulary.
    Pharmacy Practice News

  • 10 - 15 - 12

    Hospitals Ditch Formula Samples to Promote Breast-Feeding

    An article about a nationwide effort to ban free infant formula samples given to new mothers when they’re released from the hospital. Ellen H. Delpapa, MD, clinical associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology is quoted in the article.
    New York Times

  • 10 - 12 - 12

    Changing lives at UMass

    An op-ed by President Robert L. Caret highlights how the University of Massachusetts is continuing to transform individual lives and make our communities, our state and our nation smarter and more competitive. In the article, he references the UMass Medical School students who started WooFood.
    Boston Globe

  • 10 - 12 - 12

    Chelmsford Gets $150,000 Earmark in Patrick Capital Investment Plan

    Article about Governor Patrick’s five-year capital investment plan references the construction of the Sherman Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
    Chelmsford Patch

  • 10 - 12 - 12

    Early awareness central in mental health issues

    A story about Alison Malmon, creator of Active Minds, a nonprofit organization advocating communication among young people about mental illness, includes comments from Barry Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Phoebe Moore, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette 

  • 10 - 12 - 12

    Marlborough Hospital Expands Surgery Offerings

    Marlborough Hospital will expand its surgical offerings with the addition of a new surgeon, Philip Cohen, who specializes in digestive diseases, weight loss surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and small bowel and hernia conditions. Marlborough Hospital CEO Karen Moore is quoted in the story.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 10 - 10 - 12

    Companies Try Tested Techniques to Cut Employee Stress

    A story about using mindfulness techniques in the workplace references UMass Medical School and the Oct. 10 Wall Street Journal story quoting Diana Kamila, a senior instructor at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. 
    ABA Journal

  • 10 - 10 - 12

    To Cut Office Stress, Try Butterflies and Meditation?

    A story about using mindfulness techniques in the workplace references the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMass Medical School and includes comments from Diana Kamila, a senior instructor at the center
    Wall Street Journal

  • 10 - 09 - 12

    First contractor for single payer financing plan backs out; proposal on track for January report to the Legislature

    An article about Vermont’s plan to move to a single payer health care system references UMass Medical School, which is drafting a financing plan for the program on behalf of the state of Vermont.
    The Vermont Journalism Trust 

  • 10 - 09 - 12

    How To Pay For Single Payer? The Answer Will Have To Wait

    An article about Vermont’s plan to move to a single payer health care system references UMass Medical School, which is drafting a financing plan for the program on behalf of the state of Vermont.
    Vermont Public Radio

  • 10 - 09 - 12

    Lilly drug may slow memory loss in mild Alzheimer’s

    David A. Drachman, MD, professor of neurology, questions a study released by a pharmaceutical company which found that an experimental Alzheimer’s drug led to a 34 percent reduction in memory decline for patients with mild symptoms over a period of 18 months.
    Reuters

  • 10 - 07 - 12

    Breast cancer research brings hope, but challenges remain

    Brighton-Pittsford Post

    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 - 07 - 12

    UMMS study looks at joint replacement surgery

    UMass Medical School is leading a consortium of academic medical centers in establishing Function and Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in Total Joint Replacement (FORCE-TJR.) In the article, Patricia D. Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and family medicine & community health, and David Ayers, MD, the Arthur M. Pappas, MD, Chair in Orthopedics and chair and professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, explain the importance of the registry and how it will work. 
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette 

  • 10 - 03 - 12

    Threat to funds haunts Boston’s science labs

    An article about the impact looming federal budget cuts would have on medical research references UMass Medical School.
    The Boston Globe

  • 10 - 02 - 12

    Defeat marijuana measure

    In an op-ed for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Leonard J. Morse, MD, clinical professor of medicine and family medicine & community health, offers his views on the Nov. 6 ballot question concerning the legalization of medical marijuana.

  • 10 - 01 - 12

    2012 NIH Director’s Early Independence awards recognizes 14 scientists

    The NIH announced grants totaling $30.3 million to expand the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE). Zhiping Weng, PhD, director of the Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, will receive $8 million to lead the ENCODE Data Analysis Center and perform integrated analyses of all ENCODE data.
    PharmPro

  • 10 - 01 - 12

    Brown, Warren debate in Lowell

    In a wrap-up of the Massachusetts Senate debate held at UMass Lowell, Chancellor Marty Meehan references the strong partnership his institution has with UMass Medical School and Chancellor Michael Collins.
    Boston.com

  • 10 - 01 - 12

    Cell Therapeutics OPAXIOTM Receives Orphan Drug Designation for Malignant Brain Cancer from FDA

    UMass Memorial Medical Center will take part in a clinical trial for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme ("GBM"), a malignant brain cancer.
    Business Review Canada

  • 10 - 01 - 12

    Health Reform II: A Doctor's Diagnosis

    Richard Aghababian, MD, president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UMass Medical School, wrote an opinion piece addressing positive elements of health care cost reform as well as some of his concerns.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 10 - 01 - 12

    Newly developed nanoparticles shine from deep within biological tissue

    Gang Han, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, is part of an international team of scientists who’ve developed a new nanoparticle that can provide deep-tissue imaging.
    Gizmag
    In-PharmaTechnologist.com

  • 10 - 01 - 12

    NightSide – Gov Paul Cellucci And Michael Collins Join Dan Rea To Talk About ALS

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, and former Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci talk with WBZ’s Dan Rea about his battle with ALS and fundraising efforts for the UMass ALS Champion Fund. In the interview Cellucci refers to Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, as one of the preeminent ALS researchers in the world and the medical school as a power house research institute.
    WBZ Radio

  • 10 - 01 - 12

    Sex and the Superbug

    Peter A. Rice, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about the challenges in developing a vaccine for gonorrhea, which is increasingly becoming antibiotic resistance.
    The New Yorker

  • 09 - 30 - 12

    Daylong heart screening aims at safeguarding students at Auburn High

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, and Assistant Professors of Pediatrics David Kane, MD and Michael C. Fahey, MD, talk about screening youth athletes for symptoms that could lead to sudden cardiac arrest. The trio were among a group of volunteers at Auburn High School’s free heart screening event over the weekend.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    The Daily Voice

  • 09 - 30 - 12

    Life Flight marks 30 years saving lives

    UMass Memorial Medical Center is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Life Flight. Daniel Meisels, program director, Marc C. Restuccia, MD, clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, and pilot Edward Shoemaker are quoted in the story.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 30 - 12

    UMass Med professors are sleuths of the genome

    Job Dekker, PhD, co-director of the Program in Systems Biology and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, and Zhiping Weng, PhD, director of the Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, discuss the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project, which recently announced that it has assigned a biochemical function to 80 percent of the human genome.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 28 - 12

    Beyond Hospital Walls: Teaching Students About Social Determinants of Health

    Article about the commitment of medical schools to teach students the influence social determinants have on health includes quotes from Jeroan Allison, MD, MSci, professor of quantitative health sciences & medicine.
    AAMC

  • 09 - 28 - 12

    Mending and Deepening the Encounter Between Doctor and Patient Through Mindfulness

    An article about a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the impact of mindfulness, includes quote from Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, associate professor of medicine.
    UCSD Center for Mindfulness

  • 09 - 28 - 12

    Preventing Tragedy: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, was interviewed on Fox 25 this morning to talk about sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes.
    Fox 25 News

  • 09 - 28 - 12

    Shrewsbury group offers newborn screenings

    An article about the New England Newborn Screening Program includes quotes from Roger B. Eaton, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics.
    The Shrewsbury Lantern

  • 09 - 27 - 12

    Auburn Firefighters Donate To Saturday's EKG Screening Event

    Volunteers from UMMS will take part Auburn’s screening event on Sept. 29.
    Auburn Daily Voice

  • 09 - 27 - 12

    Norwood Fire Crews Train With Lifeflight

    The UMass Memorial Life Flight helicopter came to Norwood last week to review procedures with Norwood's Fire Department.
    Norwood Patch

  • 09 - 26 - 12

    5 IT Tips For State Health Insurance Exchanges

    A new report by UMMS faculty published by the National Academy of Social Insurance examines lessons learned from "Early Innovator" states as they make changes required by health care reform. The article includes comments from Jay S. Himmelstein, MD, MPH, professor of family medicine & community health and medicine and co-author of the report.
    Information Week

  • 09 - 26 - 12

    For This Day of Atonement, The Science of "Sorry"

    Article about the cardiovascular benefits of saying sorry references a 2010 UMass Medical School study that found that receiving an apology can have significant health benefits. The study was published in the International Journal of Quality Healthcare.
    Hartford Courant 

  • 09 - 26 - 12

    Justice Department Awards Nearly $3 Million To Improve Defender Services For The Poor

    UMMS along with Georgetown University, was awarded a grant to examine factors that influence the decision for juveniles to waive their right to counsel.
    The Sacramento Bee

  • 09 - 26 - 12

    Lessons From Lady Gaga’s 25-Pound Weight Gain — And Her Response

    CommonHealth asks Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine and a clinical psychologist for the UMass Memorial Weight Center, about Lady Gaga’s “Body Revolution.”
    CommonHealth (WBUR)

  • 09 - 26 - 12

    Managing Everyday Stress

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, talks with Jonathan Hall about the psychology behind diet choices and healthy habits and the support that social media can offer.
    Blogtalkradio

  • 09 - 25 - 12

    Ethics of hepatitis C drug pitch questioned

    Brian P. O'Sullivan, MD, professor of pediatrics and director of the UMMS Bioethics Core, comments about the ethics of promoting a new drug not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration to victims exposed to the hepatitis virus.
    The Boston Globe

  • 09 - 25 - 12

    Life Flight landing on Princeton Common for training

    The UMass Memorial Life Flight helicopter will take part in the Princeton Fire Department’s Life Flight training tonight.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 25 - 12

    Portable Technologies Are Transforming Healthcare

    Article about the impact mobile devices are having on health care references the smartphone application called iHeal, developed by Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, and Richard Fletcher, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, which is designed to help detect developing drug cravings and promote an intervention prior to drug use.
    Healthcare Technology

  • 09 - 25 - 12

    Representative Wong earns high ranking on legislative scorecard

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology and several researchers from the Cecil B. Day Lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical School were at the recent Walk of Hope for ALS in Wakefield, where they gathered with members of The ALS Angel Fund Board of Directors before the start of the walk.
    Daily Times Chronicle

  • 09 - 23 - 12

    Diabetes event stresses diagnosis, education

    Changing Diabetes Day was held at the DCU Center over the weekend. The article includes comments from David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 23 - 12

    Wellesley Centers for Women begins fall lunchtime seminar series

    Lisa R. Fortuna, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is scheduled to speak at the Wellesley Centers for Women fall lunchtime seminar series on Thursday, September 27th.
    Wicked Local Wellesley

  • 09 - 21 - 12

    Army tests wireless technology to streamline battlefield treatment

    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.
    Fierce Mobile Healthcare

  • 09 - 21 - 12

    Emergency Preparedness

    Gina Smith, RN, director of emergency preparedness for UMass Memorial Health Care, was recently featured in the Health Watch segment on Worcester News Tonight.
    Charter TV3 Health Watch

  • 09 - 21 - 12

    Studies expand on soda's role in growing obesity

    David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, comments on study results which have found that removing sugary drinks from kids' diets slows weight gain in heavy teens and reduces the odds that normal-weight children will become obese.
    Los Angeles Times

  • 09 - 20 - 12

    Life Flight Celebrates its 30-year Anniversary

    Video coverage included interviews with Marc C. Restuccia, MD, clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, and pilot Edward Shoemaker.
    Worcester News Tonight

  • 09 - 20 - 12

    Wareham High JROTC takes steps to fight A.L.S.

    Proceeds from a Wrentham walk will support ALS research by Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology.
    Wicked Local Wareham

  • 09 - 19 - 12

    Absence of health IT in EDs is a missed opportunity

    An article about the patient benefits of using health IT tools in the emergency department refers to the dynamic assessment & referral system for substance abuse, which is a self-administered, computerized survey, developed by researchers at UMMS.
    Healthimaging.com

  • 09 - 19 - 12

    Enrollment surging at UMass five-campus system

    According to University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret, PhD, enrollment at the five-campus UMass system has risen 16 percent over the past five years.
    CBSNews.com
    CNBC.com
    Boston Herald.com
    Pressdemocrat.com
    The-Dispatch.com
    Masslive.com

  • 09 - 19 - 12

    Harr Motor Group Donates $25,000 for UMass Cancer Walk

    Harr Motor Group, chief sponsor for the UMass Cancer Walk, donated $25,000 to the cause. The walk takes place on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 09 - 19 - 12

    Hunting a deadly disease

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, talks to Worcester Magazine about a newly discovered gene that influences survival time in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).
    Worcester Magazine

  • 09 - 18 - 12

    Auburn High School To Screen Students' Hearts

    Volunteer faculty from UMMS will provide EKGs as part of a heart testing event for young Auburn athletes on Sept. 29.
    Auburn Daily Voice

  • 09 - 18 - 12

    New Report Provides Guidance For States On Technology Infrastructure For Health Insurance Exchanges

    A new report from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the National Academy of Social Insurance offers recommendations to help states use technology to support the infrastructure of their health insurance exchanges. The report was co-authored by Jay S. Himmelstein, MD, MPH, professor of family medicine & community health and medicine. The report was published in numerous media outlets, including Reuters, Yahoo and ABCNews.
    Boston Business Journal

  • 09 - 18 - 12

    UMass Medical School Joins Group To Boost Drug Development

    UMMS has joined BioPontis Alliance to develop drug treatments for cancer, neurological disorders and other diseases.
    Worcester Business Journal
    Mass High Tech
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 09 - 17 - 12

    Fitchburg High Football Player On Broken Neck: ‘Every Day Is A Miracle’

    Fitchburg High School senior thanks the staff at UMass Memorial Medical Center for the care he received.
    CBS Boston

  • 09 - 17 - 12

    Taking A Double Dose Of Change: Q&A With Dr. Michael F. Collins, Chancellor, UMass Medical School

    In a Question and Answer feature with the Worcester Business Journal, Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, discusses overseeing an expanding medical school at a time when the role of government in the health care industry is a hot issue.

  • 09 - 16 - 12

    $1.9 Million for Sensor Research

    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.
    Federal Telemedicine News

  • 09 - 16 - 12

    Atrial Fibrillation

    David McManus, MD, assistant professor of medicine, was recently featured in the Health Watch segment on Worcester News Tonight in which he discussed atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder.
    Charter TV3 Health Watch

  • 09 - 16 - 12

    Beds for mentally ill are in flux

    An article about the nationwide shortage of acute psychiatric beds includes a quote from Robert Brogna, manager, media and public relations at UMMHC.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 14 - 12

    Dr. Louis Messina & Dr. Andres Schanzer - Vascular Disease

    Louis M. Messina, MD, professor of surgery, and Andres Schanzer, MD, associate professor of surgery, talk about PAD (peripheral artery disease) and abdominal aortic aneurism.
    Blogtalkradio

  • 09 - 13 - 12

    1,300 volunteers offer helping hands

    Volunteers from UMass Memorial Health Care participated in the United Way of Central Massachusetts’ annual Day of Caring.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 13 - 12

    Fruit flies reveal surprising new evolutionary link for studying human health

    Patrick Emery-Le, PhD, associate professor of neurobiology,collaborated on a recent study which reports Drosophila fruit flies have a genetically driven internal clock.
    EurekAlert

  • 09 - 12 - 12

    Life Flight training on Princeton Town Common

    The UMass Memorial Life Flight helicopter will take part in the Princeton Fire Department’s Life Flight training next week.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 12 - 12

    New clinical guidelines for managing hypothyroid disease presented in Thyroid Journal

    Charles H. Emerson, MD, professor emeritus of medicine and editor-in-chief of Thyroid, talks about new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism in the journal.
    Science Codex
    HealthCanal.com

  • 09 - 11 - 12

    ‘Sequestration’ budget cuts devastating

    An op-ed by Alan G. Rosmarin, MD, the Gladys Smith Martin Chair in Oncology and professor of medicine, expresses his concern about pending federal budget cuts.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 10 - 12

    First person: Harrowing experiences in China

    Forth year medical student Andrea Posa, SOM ’13, writes about her experience as an international exchange student at the West China School of Medicine at Sichuan University.
    Weston Town Crier

  • 09 - 10 - 12

    Westborough Rotarians Promote Diabetes Awareness

    David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, will be part of the second annual “Living With Diabetes (Type 2)” program in Westborough on September 18.
    Westborough Patch

  • 09 - 09 - 12

    Hospitals embrace robotic surgical system

    Michael K. Flynn, MD, MHS, associate professor, Antonella Restivo Leary, MD, assistant professor, and Brian M. Clark, MD, clinical associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology, are quoted in a story about the use of robotic surgical systems.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 08 - 12

    First West Nile virus death announced; Risk level for entire state of Mass. Raised

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, talks about the increased threat this year of West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
    WCVB Channel 5

  • 09 - 07 - 12

    Dr. Medina Discusses Youth Sport Concussions

    Safdar Medina, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, talks about the dangers of concussions on a recent edition of Health Watch on Worcester News Tonight.
    Charter TV3 Health Watch

  • 09 - 07 - 12

    Dr. Paul Janssen Award Video

    Victor R. Ambros, PhD, the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and professor of molecular medicine, accepts the 2012 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research at a ceremony in New York City.
    CNN.com
    Market Watch
    The Financial

  • 09 - 07 - 12

    What you need to know about blood clots

    Louis M. Messina, MD, professor of surgery, talks about the dangers of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 09 - 06 - 12

    Blocking Inflammation Reverses Early-Stage Alcoholic Liver Disease In Mice

    Research conducted by Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, suggests that blocking a protein known as IL-1 may be a new therapeutic approach in the treatment of ALD.
    Medical News Today

  • 09 - 06 - 12

    Walk of Hope on Sept. 8 will benefit ALS research

    The 11th annual Walk of Hope for ALS was held on Saturday, September 8th in Wakefield. Proceeds from the race will be donated to the Angel Fund, which supports the research of Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, and the Cecil B. Day Neuromuscular Research Laboratory at UMass Medical School.
    Melrose Free Press

  • 09 - 06 - 12

    Well-Known Cell Protein Reveals New Tricks

    Stephen J. Doxsey, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, was part of a recent study that sheds light on the process of cell division and provides a new angle for understanding cancer.
    UCSF.edu

  • 09 - 05 - 12

    Massive encyclopedia helps explain how the human genome works

    Job Dekker, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and co-director of the Program in Systems Biology, and Zhiping Weng, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and director of the Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology, talked to the Boston Globe and others about the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project, which yesterday announced that they have assigned a biochemical function to 80 percent of the human genome.
    Boston Globe
    WBUR Common Health
    Wired Magazine
    Bloomberg News
    Nature
    WBZ Radio Boston
    New England Public Radio, WFCR
    Science Codex
    Worcester Business Journal
    San Francisco Chronicle
    Phys.Org
    EurekAlert
    Science Daily

  • 09 - 05 - 12

    New Genes, Potential Treatments and Models for ALS Drug Development to Be Discussed this November 1 in Boston

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, is scheduled to present at the ALS Therapy Development Institutes’ 8th annual Leadership Summit on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston.
    redOrbit.com
    PharmaLive

  • 09 - 05 - 12

    UMass Memorial Medical Center, Medical School Create Neurosurgery Department

    University of Massachusetts Medical School and its clinical partner UMass Memorial Medical Center have created an independent department of neurosurgery.
    Becker's Hospital Review

  • 09 - 05 - 12

    What’s Up With West Nile Virus This Heavy Year?

    Sharone Green, MD, associate professor of medicine, talks about her work to develop a vaccine for the West Nile Virus and recent concerns about the unusually early spate of cases this year.
    WBUR Common Health

  • 09 - 04 - 12

    ALS breakthrough

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, talks to Fox-TV 25 about a newly discovered gene that influences survival time in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).
    Fox-TV 25

  • 09 - 04 - 12

    Do Deer Have a Sixth Sense? Majority of FS Voters Say Yes

    Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology, discusses whether deer have a sixth sense that helps them survive in the wild.
    Field and Stream

  • 09 - 04 - 12

    Global drug shortage: Toronto MD says doctors need to be part of solution

    An Archives of Internal Medicine commentary by Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD, the Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medicine and professor of medicine and family medicine & community health, is referenced in an article about the global drug shortage.
    Toronto Star

  • 09 - 04 - 12

    Heart Arrhythmia

    David McManus, MD, assistant professor of medicine, was recently featured in the Health Watch segment on Worcester News Tonight where he discusses the different types of heart arrhythmias and the associated symptoms patients may experience.
    Charter TV3 Health Watch

  • 09 - 02 - 12

    Recession hit construction industry hard

    An article about the economy’s impact on the construction industry in Massachusetts includes quotes from a local carpenter working on the Albert Sherman Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 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

  • 07 - 31 - 12

    Why Have Teen Pregnancy Rates Dropped?

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, talks about the decline in teen pregnancy.
    Slate

  • 07 - 30 - 12

    For Pfizer, Boston’s medical labs a lure

    Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, is partnering with area research universities such as UMass Medical School to develop cures for diseases ranging from lung cancer to osteoporosis.
    Boston.com

  • 07 - 30 - 12

    Genetic tests could explain why some children and teens die unexpectedly

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, explains how genetic testing may hold the key to understanding sudden, unexplained deaths among children and could save additional lives.
    The Washington Post

  • 07 - 27 - 12

    NICView webcams bring neonatals up close for families

    A new webcam service called Nicview allows parents to monitor and bond with babies admitted to the neonatal ICU via camera. Alan Picarillo, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics and obstetrics & gynecology, and Francis J. Bednarek, MD, professor of pediatrics and obstetrics & gynecology, are quoted in the story.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 07 - 27 - 12

    UMass Medical School in Worcester receives $6 million grant to reduce health disparities in low income populations, including Springfield

    UMass Medical School was awarded a five-year grant from the NIH to establish a new Health Equity Intervention Research Center with scientists from UMass Boston. As part of the grant, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Springfield will conduct a media campaign aimed at preventing sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy. Jeroan Allison, MD, MSci, professor of quantitative health sciences & medicine, is quoted in the story.
    Springfield Republican
    Immortality Medicine

  • 07 - 26 - 12

    Dr. Restuccia Talks about Truths and Myths of Hydration

    Marc Restuccia, MD, medical director of Life Flight and UMass Memorial EMS, was interviewed for a recent Health Watch segment on Worcester News Tonight about hydration. In the piece, Dr. Restuccia discusses the importance of drinking enough water every day and validates truths and debunks myths about hydration.
    Charter TV3 Health Watch

  • 07 - 26 - 12

    Healthy lifestyle remain key to lower diabetes risk

    A new study by Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, shows that most cases of diabetes in American women over age 50 are preventable with diet and exercise, regardless of ethnicity.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants
    Drugs.com

  • 07 - 26 - 12

    UMass Medical School gets $6.7 million federal grant to battle health disparities

    UMass Medical School was awarded a five-year grant from the NIH to establish a new Health Equity Intervention Research Center with scientists from UMass Boston. Jeroan Allison, MD, MSci, professor of quantitative health sciences & medicine, is quoted in the story.
    Boston Globe
    Worcester Telegram
    Grays Medicine
    IPS Cell Therapy
    UMass Boston
    StemCell Therapy MD
    Gene Therapy.tv
    MedPedia
    World Medical School
    Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

  • 07 - 25 - 12

    Fiskdale woman earns cancer research fellowship from the American Cancer Society

    Sally Chamberland, a 2012 Alvan T., Viola D. Fuller-American Cancer Society Junior Research Fellow and recipient of a grant from the American Cancer Society's New England Division, is spending her summer working under the guidance of Hayla K. Sluss, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and cancer biology.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 07 - 25 - 12

    Prescription drugs

    James B. Broadhurst, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health and chair of the Worcester District Medical Society public health committee, is quoted in an article about the legalization of medical marijuana.
    Worcester Magazine

  • 07 - 24 - 12

    Conquer Poor Sleep

    The work of Gregg Jacobs, MD, an insomnia specialist at UMass Medical School, is referenced in a story about naturally alleviating sleeplessness.
    Psychology Today

  • 07 - 24 - 12

    Marlborough Rotary Club announces plans for $20,000 fundraiser for Cancer Pavilion

    The Marlborough Rotary Club will hold a Black Tie Optional event on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Hellenic Hall to raise funds for the Cancer Pavilion at UMass Memorial Marlborough Hospital.
    Community Advocate

  • 07 - 23 - 12

    Israel adult stem cell trials - hope for ALS patients?

    Initial phases of a clinical trial for ALS conducted by BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, Inc, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, shows its adult stem cell therapy is well-tolerated.
    Reuters
    Yahoo.com
    Chicago Tribune
    CNBC
    Orlando Sentinel
    WSAU.com
    WLMI
    WKZO
    FoxNews.com
    Huffington Post

  • 07 - 23 - 12

    Victor Ambros Joins Firefly BioWorks’ Scientific Advisory Board

    Victor R. Ambros, PhD, the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and professor of molecular medicine, is elected to the Firefly BioWorks scientific advisory board.
    Reuters
    BusinessWire
    IPS Cell Therapy
    TMC.net
    News Blaze
    Morningstar
    Yahoo.com
    Scottrade.com
    FierceBiotech

  • 07 - 22 - 12

    Smokers' rights website 'cynical'

    Joseph R. Difranza, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, who is currently in New Zealand for a series of public and academic lectures on nicotine addiction and tobacco marketing, is critical of tobacco companies’ attempts to create the illusion of support.
    Stuff.co.nz

  • 07 - 22 - 12

    Would banning tobacco work?

    Joseph R. Difranza, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, who is currently in New Zealand for a series of public and academic lectures on nicotine addiction and tobacco marketing, is interviewed on a New Zealand news program.
    TVNZ New Zealand

  • 07 - 19 - 12

    New Device Prepares Breast Cancer Survivors For Reconstruction Surgery

    A local breast cancer survivor talks about her experience in a new clinical trial at the University of Massachusetts Medical School that uses a remote-controlled device to stretch skin for breast reconstruction after mastectomy so an implant can be put in place. The device is designed to replace the standard saline tissue expansion which requires weekly needle injections. John M. Castle, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery, is leading the study.
    WBZ-TV
    Yahoo.com

  • 07 - 19 - 12

    UMass Memorial Medical Center has received 3-star rankings for cardiac surgery procedures

    UMass Memorial Medical Center has received 3-star rankings from the prestigious Society of Thoracic Surgeons for two cardiac surgery procedures: coronary artery bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement surgery.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 07 - 18 - 12

    The Best Hospitals in Central MA

    UMass Memorial Medical Center took top honors in the region in the highly publicized ranking of more than 4,800 hospitals nationwide according to US News & World Report.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 07 - 17 - 12

    Biogen Idec deal looks for genes behind Lou Gehrig’s disease

    UMass Medical School and others will collaborate with Biogen to sequence the genomes of up to 1,000 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, to better understand the fundamental causes of the neuro-degenerative disease. Duke University and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will lead the project, which includes Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology.
    Boston Herald
    Boston Business Journal
    AL.com
    Mass High Tech
    Contract Research

  • 07 - 17 - 12

    Monarch butterfly navigation secret uncovered

    Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology, led a study detailing how the monarch butterfly's antennae work in tandem as a sun compass to help it migrate 2,000 miles from the eastern U.S to central Mexico. Patrick Guerra, PhD, a postdoc in neurobiology, is mentioned in the article.
    USAToday.com

  • 07 - 17 - 12

    UMass Medical School is Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Manage Health Care at Federal Correctional Health Facility in North Carolina

    The Federal Bureau of Prisons has awarded UMMS a contract to provide care and services at the Federal Medical Center located in Butner, NC. Joyce A. Murphy, executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine, is quoted in the story.
    Reuters
    Boston.com
    CNBC
    Enhanced Online News
    Business Wire
    Morningstar
    Immortality Medicine
    World Medical School
    Yahoo Finance
    Rock Hill Herald
    News Blaze
    TMCnet.com
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 07 - 16 - 12

    UMMS scientists identify new genetic mutation that causes familial ALS

    UMass Medical School researchers including John Landers, PhD, associate professor of neurology and senior author of the study, and Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, discover a new genetic mutation that causes ALS.
    News-Medical.net
    Examiner.com
    EurekaAlert.com
    ALS Forum
    Science Daily
    redOrbit.com
    Medicalxpress.com
    NIH News
    BioSpace
    Pharmalive.com

  • 07 - 15 - 12

    Health cost bill may not attack key problem

    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.
    Boston.com

  • 07 - 14 - 12

    John Monfredo: Combining Health and Literacy Essential for Our Children

    A ceremony to unveil the new Ronald McDonald Care Center was held at UMass Memorial Health Center. The mobile center will provide medical, dental, and educational equipment for Worcester area patients. John O’Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, is mentioned in the story.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 07 - 14 - 12

    Mass. colleges in midst of building boom

    An article about statewide campus construction includes quotes from Terence R. Flotte, MD, theCelia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of pediatrics and microbiology & physiological systems, about the Albert Sherman Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 07 - 13 - 12

    Dr. Ayers Talks about Joint Replacement

    David Ayers, MD, the Arthur M. Pappas, MD, Chair in Orthopedics and chair and professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, talks about knee replacement surgery.
    Charter TV3

  • 07 - 13 - 12

    UMASS Medical School Distinguished Speaker Series Presents Titanic Explorer, Dr. Robert Ballard, at The Hanover Theatre this Fall

    Dr. Robert Ballard, best known for his historic discovery of the R.M.S. TITANIC, is scheduled to speak about his expedition at the Hanover Theater on Thursday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m. as part of the UMass Medical School Distinguished Speaker Series.
    News.yahoo.com

  • 07 - 12 - 12

    Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds

  • 07 - 12 - 12

    HealthAlliance Hospital earns top rating for safety in Mass.

    HealthAlliance Hospital received the highest safety score for patient care of any hospital in Massachusetts. Patrick Muldoon, president of HealthAlliance Hospital, which is part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system, is quoted in the story.
    Sentinel & Enterprise

  • 07 - 12 - 12

    NIH award targets nanotechnology for atherosclerosis imaging

    SignaBlok has been awarded a grant to develop multifunctional nanoformulations for diagnostic imaging of atherosclerosis by the NIH. The research will be conducted in conjunction with the Advanced MRI Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.
    HealthImaging
    Cardiovascular Business

  • 07 - 11 - 12

    Anti-Castro politics attempts to capitalizes on Cuba’s cholera outbreak

    Romy Aranguiz, MD, rheumatology fellow, talks about the outbreak of cholera in Cuba. The disease, which can be treated with antibiotics, has caused an unconfirmed number of deaths.
    New York Daily Times

  • 07 - 11 - 12

    Hot kids get free ride to city pools

    The Wheels to Water program gives local children transportation to area pools. The program also offers swim lessons and activity programs and is sponsored in part by UMass Memorial Health Care.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 07 - 11 - 12

    New Mobile Care Center to Serve Worcester

    A ceremony to unveil the new Ronald McDonald Care Center was held at UMass Memorial Health Center yesterday. The mobile center will provide medical, dental, and educational equipment for Worcester area patients. John O’Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, is quoted in the story.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 07 - 11 - 12

    Putting the public back into public health

    UMass Memorial Health Care is helping to organize an outreach program aimed at helping residents of Worcester improve their quality of life and live healthier. Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics, and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, is quoted in the story.
    Worcester Magazine

  • 07 - 11 - 12

    Volunteer hospital greeter from Shrewsbury helps people find their way

    Mike Kamrad, a volunteer greeter for UMass Memorial Health Care, is featured in a local paper about his efforts to give back to the community.
    Community Advocate

  • 07 - 11 - 12

    Worcester Aims to be Healthiest City in New England

    UMass Memorial Health Care teams up with Worcester’s public health department to make Worcester the healthiest city in New England by 2020. Monica Lowell, vice president for community relations, is quoted in the article.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 07 - 10 - 12

    Former Mass. Gov. Cellucci On His Political Career And Living With ALS

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci talks with WBUR about his battle with ALS and fundraising efforts for the UMass ALS Champion Fund.
    WBUR

  • 07 - 10 - 12

    Massachusetts Primary Care Practices Focus of Consumer Reports Ratings

    Dennis M. Dimitri, MD, FAAFP, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health, is quoted in article about Consumer Reports evaluation of primary care practices.
    AAFP

  • 07 - 10 - 12

    Switch to Extended Piperacillin/Tazo Infusion Cuts Cost

    Roy Guharoy, PharmD, clinical professor of medicine, talks about a recent study in which infusions of piperacillin/tazobactam when switched from intermittent to extended resulted in decreased pharmacy costs.
    Pharmacy Practice News

  • 07 - 09 - 12

    UMass Memorial Awarded For Facebook Page

    The UMass Memorial Medical Center Facebook page was recently awarded the top prize in its category by the New England Society for Healthcare Communications. Rhian Gregory, senior director of marketing and communications is quoted in the story.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 07 - 09 - 12

    Wheels To Water program kicks off in Worcester, Mass.

    John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, talks about the Wheels to Water program which gives local children transportation to area pools. The program also offers swim lessons and activity programs and is sponsored in part by UMass Memorial Health Care.
    NECN.com

  • 07 - 08 - 12

    Effectiveness, impact of health care report cards debated

    An article about health care report cards issued by Consumer Reports includes comments from Robert A. Klugman, UMass Memorial Medical Center chief quality officer, and why the hospital stopped filling out the questionnaires used to generate the grades.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 07 - 08 - 12

    How the waiver program works

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School is conducting applicant screening for the Acquired Brain Injury Waiver Program.
    Boston.com

  • 07 - 04 - 12

    Post-op delirium's toll on mental function may linger: study

    Jane Saczynski, assistant professor of medicine, is lead author on a new study showing that older heart patients who experience confusion after surgery take longer to recover cognitive skills. In the article she explains that medical personnel may need to pay closer attention to whether a patient has developed delirium and that rehabilitation services in cardiac patients may be tailored to those patients.
    US News & World Report
    Reuters Health
    WBRC Fox
    Medical Daily
    Family Practice News
    WBUR

  • 07 - 01 - 12

    Some runners prefer (very) long distances

    A story about the risks “extreme” running may pose to the heart includes comments from Peter Gibson, MD, assistant professor of medicine.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 30 - 12

    UMass Medical School helps women prepare for surgery

    John M. Castle, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery, talks about a new clinical trial at the University of Massachusetts Medical School that uses a remote-controlled device that will stretch skin for breast reconstruction after mastectomy so an implant can be put in place. The device is designed to replace the standard saline tissue expansion which requires weekly needle injections.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 29 - 12

    How Romneycare is like Obamacare on taxes

    A story about the differences in the individual mandates between the Affordable Care Act and Massachusetts health reform references a study by the Center for Health Law and Economics at UMMS.
    Salon.com

  • 06 - 29 - 12

    Short stretches of piRNA evaluate cells' genetic history

    Research by Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, shows that piRNAs may be responsible for detecting foreign RNA—such as that carried by viruses -- relying on a complex search mechanism to reveal whether an invader is foreign based on prior gene activity.
    Science Codex

  • 06 - 28 - 12

    Cellucci fights ALS, raises money for research

    Former Gov. Paul Cellucci talks about his fundraising efforts for the UMass ALS Champion Fund. Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, are mentioned in the story.
    WCVB Boston
    MetroWest Daily News

  • 06 - 28 - 12

    Groundbreaking for new ER dept.

    John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, and David Bennett, chairman of the UMass Memorial Health Care board of trustees, attended a ground-breaking ceremony for the new emergency department at Clinton Hospital.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 28 - 12

    Local reaction: The Affordable Care Act is upheld

    Jean C. Sullivan, JD, associate vice chancellor and director of the Center for Health Law and Economics, talks about the ramifications of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold the affordable care act.
    Boston.com

  • 06 - 28 - 12

    UMass Announces Sale Of Home Health Care Business To VNA

    UMass Memorial Medical Center announced the sale its home-based health care services arm to VNA Care Network & Hospice. Stephen E. Tosi, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery and the chief medical officer for UMass Memorial Health Care, is quoted in the story.
    Worcester Business Journal
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 27 - 12

    UMass researchers aim to use sensors to predict unhealthy behavior

    Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about a research grant project for mobile health-based sensors and interventions.
    Mobihealthnews

  • 06 - 26 - 12

    GEN TEN Saluted at BIO 2012

    Graduate student Seemin Seher Ahmed, M.S., and Post-doctoral scholar Wilfredo E. De Jesus-Monge, M.D., MSc., were among the honorees at the first GEN-sponsored GEN TEN Awards for the best primary research abstracts.
    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

  • 06 - 26 - 12

    RXi Pharmaceuticals Launches First Clinical Trial of RNAi Compound

    RXi Pharmaceuticals launched its first clinical trial of an RNAi compound which is designed to reduce or prevent skin scarring following trauma or surgery. Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, is the company’s scientific founder.
    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

  • 06 - 26 - 12

    What You Need to Know About Helmet Safety

    Esther Borer, injury prevention coordinator at UMass Memorial Medical Center’s trauma center, is quoted in an article about bicycle accidents and the importance of wearing helmets.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 06 - 25 - 12

    Massachusetts health care reform enters new phase

    UMass Memorial Health Care President and CEO John O’Brien is quoted in an article about the future of health care systems and how health reform is impacting UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 25 - 12

    Med schools start picturing their place in a medical home world

    Stephen T. Earls, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health, is quoted in a story about preparing the next generation of physicians to practice in patient-centered medical homes.
    Amednews.com

  • 06 - 24 - 12

    Bariatric Surgery Achieves Diabetes Type 2 Remission In 67% Of Cases

    Richard A. Perugini, MD, assistant professor of surgery, reports that a recent study showed 67 percent of patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery no longer needed medication to achieve proper control of elevated blood sugar.
    Medical News Today

  • 06 - 24 - 12

    Worcester competes for biotech

    Advocates for Central Massachusetts attribute the region’s strengths to the skilled labor force and academic resources at institutions such as UMass Medical School at last week’s Bio 2012. Rene Maehr, PhD, assistant professor of program in molecular medicine, participated in a panel discussion during the event.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 20 - 12

    First GEN TEN Awards for Outstanding Research Presented at BIO

    Seemin Seher Ahmed, M.S., and Wilfredo E. De Jesus-Monge, M.D., MSc., were among honorees at the first GEN-sponsored GEN TEN Awards for the best primary research abstracts.
    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

  • 06 - 20 - 12

    UMMS researcher Victor Ambros, Ph.D., named co-recipient of 2012 Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

    Longtime collaborators Victor R. Ambros, PhD, the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and professor of molecular medicine, and Gary B. Ruvkun, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, were awarded the 2012 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research by Johnson & Johnson for their co-discovery of microRNA (also known as miRNA), tiny molecules that are now understood to play a powerful role in gene expression and regulation. The award was announced during an event at the Biotechnology Industry Organization International Convention in Boston.
    Mass High Tech
    Immortality Medicine
    Bio-Medicine
    World Medicine School
    IPS Cell Therapy
    Grays Medicine
    News-Medical.net
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 18 - 12

    Consumer Reports starts rating primary care practices

    Richard V. Aghababian, MD, professor of emergency medicine and president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, talks about efforts by Consumer Reports for readers to rate their primary care physician practices.
    Amednews.com

  • 06 - 17 - 12

    Drug to combat overdose debated

    Marc C. Restuccia, MD, clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, is quoted in an article about a state program that provides Naloxone to opiate addicts.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 15 - 12

    Fish Shed Light On Human Melanoma

    An article about using zebrafish to study melanoma includes research done by Craig Ceol, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine.
    Science Daily

  • 06 - 14 - 12

    Massachusetts life sciences initiative brings fewer jobs than expected

    An update on Gov. Patrick’s life sciences initiative and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center references the Sherman Center at UMass Medical School.
    Boston.com

  • 06 - 13 - 12

    Reproductive stage progression linked to worsening bipolar disorder

    Results from a study of women with bipolar disorder suggest that the illness may worsen with progression toward the later stages of reproductive life, according to lead researcher Wendy K. Marsh, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry.
    New-Medical.net

  • 06 - 13 - 12

    Sturbridge woman to head Women in Development of Greater Boston

    Megan Panek, senior major gifts officer, has been elected President of the Women in Development of Greater Boston, a nonprofit professional association dedicated to promoting the importance of philanthropy and supporting the advancement of women in the development profession.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 13 - 12

    UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center in breast reconstruction study

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center have started enrolling patients in a study that will use carbon dioxide, rather than saline, to stretch skin and tissue for breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Healthcare Global

  • 06 - 13 - 12

    UMass Medical School scientist named 2012 Pew Latin-American Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences

    An article on Juan I. Fuxman Bass, PhD, a post-doctoral scholar at UMass Medical School, being named a 2012 Pew Latin American Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences ran in more than two dozen media outlets across the country this week. Ten young scientists from Latin America were picked for the prestigious fellowship by the Pew Charitable Trusts, which provides support to help them pursue postdoctoral training in the United States and establish their own labs upon returning to their home countries.
    Bio-Medicine
    Phys.org
    WXVT.com
    The Sacramento Bee
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 13 - 12

    Will UMass Medical School Spawn Start-ups?

    Nate Hafer, director of operations for the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (UMCCTS) is interviewed by columnist Peter Cohan regarding the UMCCTS and why it could help generate start-ups in the Worcester area.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 11 - 12

    Researchers demonstrate iPhone camera can screen for atrial fibrillation

    David McManus, MD, assistant professor of medicine, demonstrates a new smartphone application that can detect atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients. The app was developed by researchers at WPI and UMass Medical School.
    iMedicalApps.com

  • 06 - 11 - 12

    Stopping texting while driving in Worcester, Mass.

    Teen D.R.I.V.E. - Distracted Reality and Interactive Virtual Education – visits the YMCA in Worcester. The program is part of UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Program. Mariann M. Manno, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine, and Francisca Turkson, injury prevention educator at UMass Memorial Medical Center, are quoted in the article.
    NECN.com

  • 06 - 10 - 12

    Medicine In 2022

    An article about the future of medical care includes comments from Daniel H. Lasser, MD, MPH, chair and professor of family medicine & community health, about the role a global payment system would have in improving care. Also quoted in the article is Richard Aghababian, president of the Massachusetts Medical Society and founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UMass Medical School.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 06 - 08 - 12

    UMass Medical School & UMass Memorial Medical Center Lend a Hand (or 52!) at State Middle School Science & Engineering Fair

  • 06 - 07 - 12

    ‘Friends of Paul Cellucci’ to host ALS fundraiser

    Hudson residents will be holding a fundraiser on June 20th in honor of Former Gov. Paul Cellucci who was diagnosed nearly three years ago with ALS. Proceeds will benefit the UMass ALS Champion Fund.
    Community Advocate

  • 06 - 07 - 12

    How to Keep Your Teen Safe From the Sun

    Mary Elizabeth Maloney, MD, professor of medicine, offers advice on how to keep teens safe from the sun.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 06 - 07 - 12

    Most hospitals get an A for safety

    The nonprofit organization, Leapfrog Group grades local hospitals, including UMass Memorial Medical Center, on quality of safety.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 06 - 07 - 12

    New Hampshire Finds No Hospital Medicaid Cost Shifting

    Katharine London, MS, principal associate, Thomas Friedman, associate, Michael Grenier, senior associate and Paul Swoboda, senior associate research analytics, at the Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School, are working with the state of New Hampshire to find a suitable basic health care plan for low-income residents.
    LifeHealthPro

  • 06 - 06 - 12

    ‘Failure Matters’ Ellen Admits

  • 06 - 06 - 12

    Pregnancy complications not cut by omega-3s: study

    Tiffany Anne Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics, talks about a recent study which showed women who took fish oil supplements 20 weeks into pregnancy showed no significant benefits as a result.
    Reuters
    Fox News.com
    HealthNews

  • 06 - 05 - 12

    Liberia: 'Your Country Needs You - Be Proud to Be a Liberian,' President Sirleaf Tells Community At Town Hall Meeting in Massachusetts

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, met with members of the Central Massachusetts Liberian community Saturday during a welcoming ceremony at UMass Medical School.
    AllAfrica.com

  • 06 - 05 - 12

    Worcester, Mass. aims to be healthiest city in US by 2020

    UMass Memorial Health Care is helping the city of Worcester launch a community health improvement initiative, which aims to make Worcester the healthiest city in the country by 2020. John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, and Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics, and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, are quoted in the story.
    NECN.com
    GoLocalWorcester
    Shrewsbury Patch

  • 06 - 04 - 12

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf gives commencement address at UMass Medical School

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, received an honorary degree at the UMass Worcester's 39th commencement ceremonies. Pictured in the article are Chancellor Michael F. Collins 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.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 04 - 12

    UMass Memorial Health Care, union agree on three-year pact

    UFCW Local 1445 and UMass Memorial Health Care have agreed on a new three-year contract for the union’s members.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 06 - 04 - 12

    Worcester, Mass. aims to be healthiest city in US by 2020

    In a letter to the editor, a Fitchburg family who lost a loved one to cancer thanks her many caregivers and physicians including Vijay K. Kasturi, MD, assistant professor of medicine.
    Sentinel & Enterprise

  • 06 - 03 - 12

    Arturo's Fusion Sunday to benefit pancreatic cancer research

    The Pancreatic Cancer Alliance will host its third annual ‘Arturo’s Fusion Sunday,’ on June 24 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in front of Arturo’s Ristorante, 50 East Main St., Westborough. Proceeds will benefit research on pancreatic cancer at UMass Medical School in Worcester.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    MetroWest Daily News

  • 06 - 03 - 12

    Clinical drug trials challenging, rewarding

    Andrew Evens, DO, associate professor medicine, is quoted in an article about the importance of clinical trials for developing new cancer treatments and giving patients access to those treatments.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 03 - 12

    College Town

    UMass Medical School is a co-sponsor of Destino Universidad, a collaborative effort among universities to provide Latino families with college planning resources.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 03 - 12

    Liberian president hails peace

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, met with members of the Central Massachusetts Liberian community Saturday during a welcoming ceremony at UMass Medical School.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 03 - 12

    Local companies win GROW awards

    UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care will receive certificates of nomination at the first annual Growing & Readying Our Workforce awards ceremony for going “above and beyond” in providing workplace experience for local youths.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 03 - 12

    New phone app tracks heart rate

  • 06 - 03 - 12

    President Sirleaf Departs on 12-Day Visit to United States

    During a 12-day visit to the United States, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will visit Central Massachusetts and deliver the keynote address at UMass Worcester’s 39th Commencement ceremony.
    All Africa Global Media
    Individual.com

  • 06 - 02 - 12

    Liberia’s leader of hope

    An editorial in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette lauds Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, for her efforts to rebuild her war-torn country.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 02 - 12

    Wilmington High School holds driving safety program

    Teen D.R.I.V.E. - Distracted Reality and Interactive Virtual Education – visits Wilmington High School. The program is part of UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Program.
    Wicked Local Wilmington
    Acton Patch

  • 05 - 31 - 12

    ALS at 27: Mass. Baseball Player Strikes Back

    A story about Pete Frates, a 27-year-old baseball player from Beverly, Mass., with ALS includes comments from Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology.
    ABC News

  • 05 - 31 - 12

    Hopkinton race tops $1 million in ALS fight

    The annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Race will be held on June 10th in Hopkinton. Proceeds from the race are donated to the Angel Fund, which supports the research of Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, and the Cecil B. Day Neuromuscular Research Laboratory at UMass Medical School.
    MetroWest Daily News

  • 05 - 31 - 12

    Pollen piles up

    N.Alan Harris, MD, instructor in pediatrics, talks about the unusually high pollen counts and how it effects people who suffer from allergies and asthma.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Examiner.com

  • 05 - 31 - 12

    President of Liberia to meet local Liberians before UMass Medical speech

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, plans to meet with the Worcester Liberian community prior to delivering the commencement address at UMMS.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 31 - 12

    RXi Pharma gets FDA nod to start clinical trial

    RXi Pharmaceticals Corp. was cleared by the FDA to start a Phase 1 trial of an RNAi compound that reduces skin scarring in planned surgeries. The compound is based on the work of company co-founder Craig Mello, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology.
    Mass High Tech

  • 05 - 31 - 12

    What to Tell Kids About the Rossini Case

    W Peter Metz, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, offers advice to parents on what to say to children when someone they know is accused of a crime.
    ShrewsburyPatch

  • 05 - 30 - 12

    Bay State likely to see new test for Down syndrome

    A blood test done on maternal serum early in the first trimester of pregnancy to determine if a baby has Down syndrome, Trisomy 13 or Trisomy 18, underwent a clinical trial last year at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Tiffany Anne Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics, lead the trial at UMass Medical School. In the article, she explains how the test, which analyzes fetal DNA in the mother's blood, works.
    The Portland Press Herald
    NECN

  • 05 - 30 - 12

    Rituximab Then CHOP Extends Survival in PTLD

    Andrew Evens, DO, associate professor medicine, is quoted in an article about a recent study showing advances in the treatment of patients with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD).
    Clinical Oncology

  • 05 - 30 - 12

    Tips for Preventing and Dealing with Concussions

    Marc C. Restuccia, MD, clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, offers advice on dealing with head injuries.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 05 - 29 - 12

    Interpreters may help shorten hospital stays

    A new study by Mary S. Lindholm, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, shows that hospitalized patients who aren't fluent in English end up spending fewer days in the hospital when they get help from a language interpreter at certain crucial times.
    Reuters
    Chicago Tribune

  • 05 - 29 - 12

    Trash To Cash

    UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care are a step ahead with the Department of Environmental Protection’s next step in recycling: banning commercial food waste from being dumped in landfills or incinerators. Quoted in the story is Melissa Lucas, sustainability and energy manager.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 05 - 29 - 12

    With help from UMass Memorial, schools keep watch on diabetic kids

    A pilot program between UMass Memorial Medical Center's pediatric endocrinology unit and public schools in Leominster, Fitchburg and Worcester uses the Web-based glucometer program, called “My Care Team,” to help school nurses and pediatricians better track blood sugar levels in school children with diabetes. Kim A. Johnson, a registered nurse at UMass Memorial Medical Center who is certified in public health diabetes care, is quoted in the article.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 26 - 12

    Dealing with Arthritis: Do You Need Joint Replacement

    Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, professor of medicine and cell biology, and David Ayers, MD, the Arthur M. Pappas, MD, Chair in Orthopedics and chair and professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, talk about Osteoarthritis and when to seek total joint replacement.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 05 - 26 - 12

    Worcester Book Drive Collects Over 25,000 Books

    UMMS helps support “Worcester: the City that Reads” by collecting books for their program to promote literacy in the community.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 05 - 25 - 12

    How to be Prepared for a Medical Emergency

    Marc C. Restuccia, MD, clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, offers tips for keeping your children safe as temperatures rise.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 05 - 23 - 12

    Research spending at UMass nears $600 million

    In a recent announcement about research spending at the University of Massachusetts, President Robert L. Caret said UMass Medical School led the five campuses with about $262.7 million. “The millions of research dollars pouring into all five campuses is testament to the University of Massachusetts’s stature as a world-class institution,” he said.
    MassLive.com

  • 05 - 23 - 12

    United Way raises $5.7M

    John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, was honored at the United Way of Central Massachusetts annual celebration at Mechanics Hall. The celebration was held to recognize local companies and people for their commitment to the community.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 22 - 12

    Death Rates for People with Diabetes Drops

    A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health and published in Diabetes Care shows that deaths among diabetes patients declined by 23 percent from 1997 to 2006. David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, is quoted in the story.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 05 - 20 - 12

    Answering the Call

    The Worcester Telegram and Gazette interviewed Susan Levine, MPH, chief operating officer at UHealthSolutions, about a pilot program UHealthSolutions is operating with Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center to handle patient calls.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 20 - 12

    Doctor-patient communication gets technical

    An article about patient-doctor communication explores how David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, and David McManus, MD, assistant professor of medicine, are developing new technologies to get real-time information from patients.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 20 - 12

    New fetal DNA test detects Down syndrome

    A blood test done on maternal serum early in the first trimester of pregnancy to determine if a baby has Down syndrome, Trisomy 13 or Trisomy 18, underwent a clinical trial last year at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Tiffany Anne Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics, lead the trial at UMass Medical School. In the article, she explains how the test, which analyzes fetal DNA in the mother's blood, works.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 20 - 12

    State could channel $50M to innovative companies

    An article about the Innovation Investment Fund bill, which would establish a $50-million fund that would give research enterprises $1 for every $3 raised from other sources, such as federal grants or private donors, includes quotes from Jim Leary, vice chancellor of community and government relations and Babs R. Soller, PhD, professor of anesthesiology and surgery and founder of Reflectance Medical.
    MetroWest Daily News

  • 05 - 20 - 12

    UMass Memorial head sees new era in health care

    UMass Memorial Health Care CEO John O’Brien talked to the Telegram and Gazette about the future of our health care systems and how health reform is impacting UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 18 - 12

    A New Approach to Controlling Your Blood Pressure

    New research by the Task Force on Community Preventive Services shows that patients struggling to control their blood pressure have more success if they’re treated by a team of medical professionals. Robert A. Phillips MD, PhD, professor of cardiovascular medicine, is quoted in the story.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 05 - 18 - 12

    Goldie Michelson, 109, shares Worcester memories

  • 05 - 18 - 12

    Pedaling is personal for PMC Kids Ride Shrewsbury co-organizer

    The Pan-Mass Challenge Kids Rides will take place tomorrow at the UMMS South Street Campus. Proceeds will benefit the Jimmy Fund.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 17 - 12

    Dr. Richard V. Aghababian to lead Mass. Medical Society

    Richard V. Aghababian, MD, founding chair of emergency medicine at UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School, is selected to head the Massachusetts Medical Society.
    Boston.com
    MetroWest Daily News
    Boston Business Journal
    Wicked Local Southborough
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 17 - 12

    Reports Of Dangers From Synthetic Marijuana Use Increasing

    A story about the dangers of K2, or synthetic marijuana, includes comments from Christopher Rosenbaum, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine.
    WBUR

  • 05 - 16 - 12

    A breakthrough for the city

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins will be part of a panel discussion focusing on Worcester’s economic development opportunities. The discussion will take place on May 24th as part of a celebration for the progress being made at CitySquare.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 16 - 12

    Guardians of the Data

    Raymond Lefebvre, director of database and reporting systems at UMMS, is quoted in an article about the challenges of keeping data secure.
    Campus Technology

  • 05 - 16 - 12

    Local graduates are among the ‘29 Who Shine’

    UMass Medical School student Abraham Jaffe, SOM ’12, who was honored by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education as one of its “29 Who Shine” awardees, talks about becoming a physician and his plans for the future.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 16 - 12

    Team use dual strategy to fight Type 1 diabetes

    David V. Serreze, PhD, research associate professor of medicine, quoted in story of a new combination therapy that reverses established Type 1 diabetes in mice. The study results were reported in the journal of Science Translational Medicine.
    SunSentinel.com

  • 05 - 15 - 12

    After Diagnosis, Cellucci Aiming To Help Raise Millions For ALS Research

    Former Gov. Paul Cellucci talks with WBZ’s Beth Germano about his fundraising efforts for the UMass ALS Champion Fund. Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, are mentioned in the story.
    WBZ TV Boston

  • 05 - 15 - 12

    Grant fights cancer war

    Maryellen D. Brisbois, GSN student and nursing instructor at Worcester State, received a $30,000 grant from the American Cancer Society. The grant will allow her to hire an interpreter to support her efforts working with Hispanic women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 14 - 12

    Checking Worcester's Business Climate

    An article about the development of the health care industry in Worcester notes that UMass Memorial Medical Center was a critical component in the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences decision to locate to the city over a decade ago.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 05 - 14 - 12

    Extraordinary talents: Twin sisters achieve exceedingly rare feat

    Identical twin sisters, Asia and Ashley Matthew will enroll in the MD/PhD program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School after graduating from Xavier with a 4.0 average in both chemistry and pre-med.
    WWL-TV New Orleans

  • 05 - 14 - 12

    UVM College of Medicine Announces 2012 Medical Alumni Association Award Honorees

    Mary Elizabeth Maloney, MD, professor of medicine, will be presented with the 2012 Medical Alumni Association Award during the University of Vermont College of Medicine Medical Alumni Reunion, Friday June 8, 2012.
    The University of Vermont

  • 05 - 14 - 12

    VA increases research on women’s health issues

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is restructuring its health care services to better serve the needs of woman veterans. Quoted in the article is Kristin Mattocks, PHD, MPH, assistant professor of quantitative health sciences and associate chief of staff for research for VA Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System.
    The Boston Globe

  • 05 - 13 - 12

    Former Gov. Paul Cellucci is in toughest contest of his life

    Former Gov. Paul Cellucci talks about his fundraising efforts for the UMass ALS Champion Fund. Chancellor Michael F. Collins is quoted in the story.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 12 - 12

    UMass Memorial Helps Families Coping with Diabetes

    UMass Memorial Medical Center held a Family Diabetes Day on Saturday, May 12, to help educate children and their parents on how to help manage the disease.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 05 - 10 - 12

    29 Massachusetts students who shine

    UMass Medical School student Abraham Jaffe, SOM ’12, was honored by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education as one of its “29 Who Shine” awardees.
    Boston.com

  • 05 - 10 - 12

    Education hones biotech edge

    An op-ed by Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Richard Kennedy references UMass Medical School as a leader in life sciences research.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 10 - 12

    Research reveals novel transport mechanism for large ribonucleoproteins

    New evidence published in Cell by Vivian Budnik, PhD, professor of neurobiology, Melissa J. Moore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, reveals a novel budding mechanism, similar to the process used by some viruses, capable of exporting large ribonucleoprotein particles from the nucleus to the cytoplasm.
    Science Codex
    Phys.Org.com
    News-Medical
    RedOrbit
    Labspaces.net

  • 05 - 10 - 12

    RXi Completes Spin-Off, Names New CEO

    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp., co-founded by Craig Mello, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, completes spin-off from Galena Biopharma Inc. and names new president and CEO.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 05 - 09 - 12

    Cool the hot flashes

    An article about treatments for hot flashes references a study by James F. Carmody, PhD, associate professor of medicine, which shows that meditation can help reduce the severity of menopausal hot flashes.
    Lahontan Valley News

  • 05 - 09 - 12

    UF researchers, colleagues use dual strategy to fight Type 1 diabetes

    David V. Serreze, PhD, research associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about a new combination therapy that reverses established Type 1 diabetes in mice.
    HealthCanal.com
    University of Florida

  • 05 - 09 - 12

    Westboro to use UMass for emergency dispatch

    Westboro has award a contract to UMass Memorial Emergency Medical Services for emergency medical dispatch services.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 08 - 12

    Conflicting research raises questions about statins

    An article about the health risks associated with cholesterol lowering drugs cites a study by Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, and Annie L. Culver, pharmacy consultant, showing postmenopausal women using cholesterol-lowering statins are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Dr. Ma is also quoted in the story.
    The Greenville News

  • 05 - 07 - 12

    Area women to receive Erskine Award

    Phyllis Pollack, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics and medicine and obstetrics & gynecology, will receive the YWCA’s Katharine F. Erskine Award during the 19th annual Tribute to Women tomorrow at a luncheon at Mechanics Hall.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 07 - 12

    College Endowments - Winners and Losers in Central Mass.

    An article about endowment performance among local colleges and universities references the University of Massachusetts Foundation, which covers all of the UMass campuses, including UMass Medical School. According to the article, the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) reported that UMass experienced a 15.2 percent growth in fiscal year 2011.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 05 - 07 - 12

    Local - Week of May 6

    The Second annual Worcester County Vendor Trade Show will be held today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the UMass Medical School lobby.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 07 - 12

    Substance abuse on the rise among boomers

    Douglas M. Ziedonis, MD, MPH, chair and professor of psychiatry; Gary S. Moak, MD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry; Patrice M. Muchowski, SciD, affiliate in psychiatry; and David A. Wilner, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, are quoted in story about the increase in substance abuse among older adults.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 06 - 12

    Dr. Michael Hirsh sees his multitasking ways a ‘plus’

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics, talks about his new role as the city of Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 06 - 12

    Those who donated their bodies for research honored

    A memorial service honoring the donors to the Anatomical Gift Program and their families was held by the School of Medicine class of 2015 on Saturday. John M. Cooke, PhD, associate professor of cell biology, and Dianne M. Person, administrator of the anatomical gift program are quoted in the story.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 06 - 12

    Worcester-Boston: A tale of two cities

    James Leary, associate vice chancellor for community affairs, is quoted in an op-ed about opportunities for Massachusetts workers who either work and/or live in Boston and Worcester.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 05 - 12

    Extreme tanning raises concerns

    A story examining indoor tanning salons and the dangers of extreme tanning includes comments from Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, and David E. Geist, MD, assistant professor of medicine.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 04 - 12

    Big Y Raises $161,000 for Breast-cancer Support Groups

    Big Y Supermarkets raised $161,000 during its October initiative, "Partners of Hope". A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Comprehensive Breast Center at UMass Memorial Health Care.
    Health Care News

  • 05 - 04 - 12

    Eye clinic part of $5M health center planned for Worcester

    A new grant-funded optometry clinic at the Family Health Center is formed, in part, by a collaboration including UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Health Care and others. The story includes quote from Frances M. Anthes, MSW, president of the Family Health Center and instructor in family medicine & community health.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 04 - 12

    Money will go to fund for sons of fallen Worcester firefighter Jon D. Davies Sr.

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care help to raise funds for the family of fallen Worcester firefighter Jon D. Davies, Sr.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 04 - 12

    Pfizer’s arthritis drug tofacitinib to receive positive FDA AdCom recommendation in May, safety concerns to be discussed

    Jonathan Kay, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in article about an investigational drug called tofacitinib, which is expected to receive a positive recommendation from the FDA for the treatment of moderate-to-severely active rheumatoid arthritis.
    Financial Times

  • 05 - 04 - 12

    UMass Medical quietly gaining star quality

    A front-page story in the Boston Globe touts UMass Medical School’s ‘star quality,’ in describing recent recruits to the faculty from the ranks of the world’s top scientists.
    The Boston Globe
    WBUR

  • 05 - 03 - 12

    Effects of mindfulness training in asthma ‘comparable to inhalers’

    Patients in a recent study who received mindfulness training showed clinically significant improvements in asthma-related quality of life compared to those patients with inhalers. Lori Pbert, PhD, professor of medicine, who lead the study is quoted in the story.
    Pulse Today

  • 05 - 02 - 12

    Doctors debate recommended age for mammogram screening

    Sarwat Hussain, MD, professor of radiology, discusses various recommendations and the need for routine mammography screenings in women ages 40-49.
    NECN

  • 05 - 02 - 12

    Gene Transfer Stable and Persistent in HIV-Infected Patients

    Guangping Gao, PhD, the Penelope Booth Rockwell Chair in Biomedical Research and professor of microbiology & physiological systems, is quoted in an article about a recent study which used a retroviral vector to directs a patient's T cells to recognize HIV.
    Medscape Medical News

  • 05 - 02 - 12

    Hospital partners with Marlborough Triathlon

    Marlborough Hospital, a member hospital of UMass Memorial Health Care, has partnered with the Marlborough Triathlon in an effort to promote active and healthy lifestyles. Hospital CEO Karen Moore, is quoted in the story.
    Metrowest Daily News

  • 05 - 02 - 12

    Jackson Street School joins national move using meditation, mindfulness

    Florence Meleo-Meyer, head of the Mindfulness Education Project at UMMS, talks to Northampton students about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness. The school recently received a $2,000 Mindfulness in Education Initiative grant from the Northampton Education Foundation.
    Daily Hampshire Gazette

  • 05 - 02 - 12

    Patriots Players Visit UMass Children’s Center

    New England Patriot receivers Julian Edelman and Matt Slater visit UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center as part of the Patriots’ “Celebrate Volunteerism” campaign.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 05 - 01 - 12

    FDA Orders Halt To Sale Of Popular Diet Supplements

    A story about the dangers of diet supplements containing dimethylamylamine (DMAA) includes comments from Christopher Rosenbaum, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine.
    WCVB TV Boston

  • 05 - 01 - 12

    Partnerships are key to cities’ growth

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, speaking at the second annual Massachusetts Bar Association Gateway Cities Forum, talked about creating a diverse health care workforce by forging strong partnerships.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 05 - 01 - 12

    The Menopause Map: New Guide For Navigating The Post-Fertility Life

    Machelle M. Seibel, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics & gynecology, comments on Menopause Map, a new interactive tool helping women make decisions about hormone therapy.
    WBUR

  • 04 - 30 - 12

    Charity river race makes a splash on the Quinebaug

    Barrett D. Phillips, a health information technology specialist, participated in the 26th annual Sturbridge Lions Club and Great Canadian American River Race on Saturday.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 30 - 12

    May 20 is deadliest single day for teens who die in car crashes

    Francisca Turkson, injury prevention educator at UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks about Teen DRIVE - Distracted Reality and Interactive Virtual Education – an educational program designed to influence how teens make decisions while operating a motor vehicle and raise awareness about the importance of making safe driving choices.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 30 - 12

    Music is now a lifeline for ailing opera singer

    A story about opera singer Barbara Quintiliani’s struggle with multiple sclerosis and Churg-Strauss syndrome references that she is receiving treatment at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Boston Globe

  • 04 - 30 - 12

    Remote miracle: Robotics surgery becoming more popular in cardiac surgery

    An article about treating an anomalous coronary artery with robotic-assisted cardiac and thoracic surgery references a study by the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School about the prevalence of the condition.
    Plano Courier Star
    Star Local News

  • 04 - 26 - 12

    Treating the elderly is this doc’s specialty

    Columnist Dianne Williamson writes about how Victoria Mason, an 80-year-old patient suffering from acute myelogenous leukemia, came to UMass Memorial Medical Center to receive treatment. Jan Cerny, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, and the patient’s oncologist, is quoted in the story along with Rajneesh Nath, MD, assistant professor of medicine & pathology.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 26 - 12

    UMass Medical School to Aid Rhode Island's Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative with Project Direction and Implementation Support

    UMMS was awarded a contract to provide support for the Rhode Island Chronic Care Sustainability Project (CSI-RI), a patient-centered medical home initiative. David Polakoff, MD, MSc, chief medical officer, Commonwealth Medicine, said UMMS is “playing a central and unique role in supporting primary care practices as they move to the next level of patient care.”
    MarketWatch.com
    Insurancenewsnet.com
    SunHerald.com
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Becker’s Hospital Review

  • 04 - 25 - 12

    Found In Translation Graduates Its First Class

    Found in Translation, a medical interpreter training program associated with UMMS in collaboration with Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center (AHEC), graduated its first class of students. The nonprofit program was developed to help low-income multilingual women become medical interpreters.
    MaldenPatch

  • 04 - 25 - 12

    New Juaben citizens in US supports Koforidua Regional Hospital

    UMass Memorial Health Care helps the New Juaben Residents Association in New England to donate equipment to the Koforidua Regional Hospital.
    GhanaWeb

  • 04 - 25 - 12

    Students unsure about job prospects despite reassurance

    UMMS medical student Nikhil Shah, SOM 2015, is quoted in a story on findings reported by the Associated Press that only one it two recent college graduates are finding jobs.
    Boston University Daily Free Press

  • 04 - 24 - 12

    Earth Day opportunity for everyone to 'do their part'

    Coverage of yesterday’s Earth Day event includes quotes from Chancellor Michael F. Collins, and Melissa Lucas, sustainability and energy manager.
    NECN.com

  • 04 - 24 - 12

    The 10 largest employers in Mass.

    UMass Memorial Health Care ranked number 7 of the 50 largest employers in the state on a list published by the Boston Business Journal’s Research Department.
    Boston Business Journal

  • 04 - 24 - 12

    UHealthSolutions to Provide Patient Communications Services to Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in New Pilot Program

    UMass Medical School affiliate UHealth Solutions has agreed to provide the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center with enhanced patient communications services.
    SunHerald.com

  • 04 - 23 - 12

    Wealthy pick colonoscopy over at-home cancer test

    Associate Professor of family medicine & community health Chyke Doubeni comments on the results of a study that shows colonoscopy has become an increasingly popular method of screening for colon cancer but that testing among lower socioeconomic-status groups needs to be encouraged.
    Reuters Health
    WHTC
    Fox News.com

  • 04 - 23 - 12

    What You Can Do About Gout - HER Health Minute

    An article about gout references a study performed at UMMS to see whether patients being treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, cochicine and glucocortocoid drugs are finding relief.
    EmpowerHER

  • 04 - 22 - 12

    Running: Brian Carroll hits golden mark at Boston Marathon

    Local runner helps to raise approximately $1.6 million for the UMass Memorial Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 20 - 12

    Novela approaches to diabetes

    Milagros Rosal, PhD, associate professor of medicine, and her colleagues developed a Spanish soap opera to dramatize health concerns as part of a project to help Latinos prevent and manage diabetes.
    NPR

  • 04 - 18 - 12

    Cancer patients rarely speak up about care problems

    In an interview with Reuters, Kathleen Mazor, EdD, associate professor of medicine, talks about her recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology which revealed that many cancer patients who had experienced some type of problem with their treatment never reported it to their physician.
    Reuters
    Chicago Tribune
    The Jerusalem Post
    Mesothelioma.com

  • 04 - 18 - 12

    Dr. Harvey G. Clermont of Shrewsbury honored with Grant V. Rodkey Award

    Harvey G. Clermont, MD, assistant professor of surgery, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2012 recipient of the Grant V. Rodkey Award.
    Community Advocate
    Shrewsbury Patch

  • 04 - 17 - 12

    Are TV and Video Games Making Kids Fat?

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, writes about children’s “screen time” and the unfounded connection with obesity.
    Slate
    Bangor Daily News

  • 04 - 17 - 12

    Dr. Sarla Patel obituary

    Retired assistant professor Sarla Pate, MD, passed away last week. Dr. Patel worked for 27 years with the Department of Mental Health at Worcester State Hospital and UMass Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry until her retirement in 2001.
    Shrewsbury Patch

  • 04 - 16 - 12

    Dr. Sara Shields just doing her job

    Sara G. Shields, MD, MS, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health and recipient of the 2011 Chair’s Awards for Excellence, talks about her devotion to her patients.
    Community Advocate
    Northborough Patch

  • 04 - 16 - 12

    Plant RNA Paper Questioned

    Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Gretchen Stone Cook Chair of Biomedical Sciences and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, comments on recent findings that miRNA from ingested plants could survive to be absorbed into the blood stream.
    The Scientist

  • 04 - 16 - 12

    Study Bolsters Use of Lower Fixed rFVIIa Dose for Warfarin Reversal

    Research by pharmacy resident Adele Robbins, PharmD, BCPS, shows that a 2-mg dose of recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) appears to be as effective as an 80-mcg/kg dose in effectively stabilizing international normalized ratio (INR) values in patients with warfarin-associated intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).
    Pharmacy Practice News

  • 04 - 15 - 12

    Busy tick season for doctors

    Mark Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for UMass Biologics Laboratory (UMBL) and Richard T. Ellison, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology & physiological systems and, are quoted in an article about tick activity and Lyme disease.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 15 - 12

    Worcester area health care institutions invest in cancer care

    An article about investments being made by Worcester area hospitals in cancer treatment includes comments from Giles Whalen, MD, interim director of the Cancer Center of Excellence and professor of surgery; Thomas J. FitzGerald, MD, chair and professor of radiation oncology and professor of obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics; and Andrew Evens, DO, associate professor medicine and deputy director for clinical research at the Cancer Center of Excellence.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 12 - 12

    FaceTime M.D.: How Consumer Tech Can Deliver Care That's Better, Faster And Cheaper

    An article about how personal technology is helping patients receive better care from their physicians references an integrated diabetes management system from Allscripts and My Care Team being used at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Forbes

  • 04 - 12 - 12

    Greenwood and Katzen are named Clinicians of the Year

    Kent S. Greenwood, MD, instructor in family medicine & community health and Marshall Katzen, MD, affiliate in orthopedics & physical rehabilitation were named 2012 Community Clinicians of the year by the Worcester North District Medical Society and the Worcester District Medical Society respectively.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 12 - 12

    Spring Allergies: Early + Extreme

    Stephen J. Krinzman, MD, assistant professor of medicine, explains what unseasonably high March temperatures could mean for allergy sufferers.
    GoLocalWorcester 

  • 04 - 12 - 12

    UMMS hoppin’ with Toad

    Raymond Lefebvre, director of database and reporting systems, is quoted in the story about the effectiveness of Tools for Oracle Application Developers by Quest Software.
    Healthcare IT News

  • 04 - 11 - 12

    Powerful Sequencing Technology Decodes DNA Folding Pattern

    New research by Job Dekker, PhD, co-director of the Program in Systems Biology and associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine, explains how chromosomes fold in a series of contiguous "yarns" that harbor groups of genes and regulatory elements, bringing them in contact with each other and allowing them to work in a coordinated manner during development.
    Science Daily
    MedicalXpress
    BiomedME.com

  • 04 - 11 - 12

    UMMS gets substantial energy-efficiency gift from utility

    UMass Medical School was awarded $5.6 million from National Grid for an energy-efficient expansion of its power plant.
    FierceEnergy
    Worcester Business Journal
    Environmental Leader

  • 04 - 10 - 12

    Mass. man to run 11th Boston Marathon for preemies

    Worcester resident Brian Carroll will run the Boston Marathon to raise money for the neonatal intensive care unit at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    NECN.com

  • 04 - 10 - 12

    Milton Native to Run First Marathon for UMass ALS Champion Fund

    Michael Traverse is one of eight runners participating in the Boston Marathon for the UMass ALS Champion Fund taking place on April 16th.
    Milton Patch

  • 04 - 10 - 12

    Rock star science

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, and Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, discuss the pursuit of scientific knowledge and how the anticipated opening of the Albert Sherman Center will fuel breakthroughs at UMMS.
    CommonWealth

  • 04 - 10 - 12

    UMass Biologics Laboratory, Boston

    Mark Klempner, MD, has been named executive vice chancellor for the UMass Biologics Laboratory (UMBL).
    Boston.com
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 10 - 12

    UMass Medical School receives $5.6M power grant

    UMass Medical School has been awarded $5.6 million from National Grid for an energy-efficient expansion of its power plant. The article contains quotes from Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, and John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Boston.com
    GoLocalWorcester.com
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 04 - 08 - 12

    Business People

    Max P. Rosen, MD, MPH, has been appointed chair of the Department of Radiology at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 06 - 12

    New Leader For UMass Medical School Unit

    Mark Klempner, MD, has been named executive vice chancellor for the UMass Biologics Laboratory (UMBL).
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 04 - 05 - 12

    New Drug for Overactive Bladder Recommended for FDA Approval

    The FDA is in favor of approving mirabegron (Astellas Pharma), a new class of oral drug for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB), however there are several safety issues still to be consider. Julia V. Johnson, MD, chair and professor of obstetrics & gynecology, is quoted in the story.
    Medscape Today

  • 04 - 05 - 12

    What will this spring's allergy season be like?

    Stephen J. Krinzman, MD, assistant professor of medicine, explains what unseasonably high March temperatures could mean for allergy sufferers.
    NECN.com

  • 04 - 04 - 12

    45 medical tests deemed 'unnecessary' by 9 medical groups

    Nine medical specialty groups launched their “choose wisely” campaign this week to deter doctors and patients from using unnecessary medical tests and procedures. Ronald N. Adler, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, and David McManus, MD, assistant professor of medicine, are both quoted in the story.
    NECN.com

  • 04 - 04 - 12

    5th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health Attracts Participants from 5 Countries and 24 States

    The fifth Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, sponsored by Commonwealth Medicine in partnership with Emory University, was recently held in Atlanta. Warren J. Ferguson, MD, associate professor of family medicine & community health, is the conference founder and co-chair.
    SunHerald.com

  • 04 - 03 - 12

    A difficult injury to finger

    In a story about two Red Sox players experiencing thumb maladies, hand specialist John V. Shufflebarger, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery, is asked about the complexities of these types of injuries.
    Boston Herald.com

  • 04 - 03 - 12

    Myles J. McDonough – Obituary

    Myles J. McDonough, longtime UMass Memorial and UMass Medical benefactor and founder of FLEXcon Company in Spencer, passed away on March 30, 2012.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 02 - 12

    Biotech Firm Sets Sights On Bigger Investors

    Joseph Laning, senior director of the Stem Cell Bank and Registry at UMMS talks about the science behind using stem cells to treat human diseases.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 04 - 02 - 12

    Marion mental health institute celebrating 125 years

    Jeffrey L. Geller, MD, MPH, professor of psychiatry, is scheduled to give a talk to the Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute next month.
    SWVA Today

  • 04 - 01 - 12

    Political expert to speak at MCLA commencement

    Eugene W. Leibowitz, MD, clinical professor of surgery, will receive an honorary doctor of public services from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
    The Bennington Banner

  • 03 - 30 - 12

    Clinton Hospital trustees approve new building

    Clinton Hospital prepares for a $15 million emergency room construction project. John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care and Sheila Daly, RN, MS, president and CEO of Clinton Hospital, are quoted in the article.
    The Times & Courier

  • 03 - 30 - 12

    HUD awards $2.3M for AIDS housing in Bay State

    Community Healthlink, a division of UMass Memorial Health Care, received a grant renewal of $899,274 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to continue the operations of “Miranda’s House.”
    Boston Business Journal

  • 03 - 29 - 12

    Doctor: ‘Tsunami' of Alzheimer's looms

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, explains the genetic component of Alzheimer's disease at the “Be Mentally Well: Managing the Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease” program out on by UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 29 - 12

    Spike Lee and Geraldo: Why is a good apology so hard to find?

    An article about the sincerity of public apologies includes quotes from Aaron Lazare, MD, chancellor and dean emeritus and professor of psychiatry.
    The Christian Science Monitor
    Hammer of Truth
    Alaska Dispatch

  • 03 - 28 - 12

    A leader at UMass Memorial

    Tim Garvin, CEO of the United Way of Central Massachusetts, reflects on the career of John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, and his time in Worcester.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 28 - 12

    USAID Launches Center of Excellence at UL

    The newly launched Center for Excellence in the Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liberia will be implemented by the Office of Higher Education Development through a partnership between the University of Liberia, Indiana University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The program is aimed at improving training for nurses.
    The Inquirer.com
    AllAfrica.com
    Daily Observer

  • 03 - 27 - 12

    Pansies for Progress fundraiser runs through Friday

    A Pansies for Progress fundraiser will support pancreatic cancer research at UMass Medical School.
    MySouthborough.com

  • 03 - 26 - 12

    Clinton Hospital ready for new ER

    Clinton Hospital prepares for a $15 million emergency room construction project. John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care and Gary Lapidas, senior vice president of UMass Memorial Health Care, are pictured in the article.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 26 - 12

    Craig C. Mello to speak at 3rd RNAi Research and Therapeutics conference May 30-31, 2012 Boston, MA

    Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, is scheduled to give the keynote presentation on “RNAi and Immortality: Recognition of Self/Non-Self Nucleic Acids” at the 3rd RNAi Research and Therapeutics Conference.
    PR Urgent

  • 03 - 26 - 12

    IT can help academic hospitals counter financial losses under reform

    An article about how academic medical centers, including UMass Memorial Medical Center, are using electronic ICU monitoring to care for patients.
    FierceHealthIT

  • 03 - 26 - 12

    John O’Brien led UMass Memorial well

    In a letter to the editor, Marianne E. Felice, MD, chair and professor of pediatrics and obstetrics & gynecology, praises John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, for his role in the community.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 26 - 12

    Many employees abandon sitting while working

    Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, comments on the benefits of standing at work and why she transformed her treadmill into a workstation.
    Boston Globe

  • 03 - 26 - 12

    Volunteerism propels two Woman of Consequence recipients

    Audrey Kurlan-Marcy was honored as a Woman of Consequence by the City Manager’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women. Kurlan-Marcy is a founding member and chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance, created in 2003, and co-founded the Pink Revolution Breast Cancer Alliance in 2010, which she also chairs. Both nonprofits fund cancer research and are affiliated with UMass Memorial Health Care and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 25 - 12

    With luck, we’ll all survive the helium shortage

    A story about a worldwide shortage of helium, which is used in hospitals and medical institutions to cool components of magnetic resonance imaging machines, notes that supplies at UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School have not been affected.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 23 - 12

    As economy climbs, don't leave people with disabilities behind

    An op-ed co-written by Alexis D. Henry, ScD, associate professor of psychiatry, explains the importance of hiring people with disabilities as the economy strengthens. Henry is the principal investigator of Work Without Limits at UMass Medical School.
    Boston.com

  • 03 - 23 - 12

    Radical approach

    Daniel Z. Fisher, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and cell biology, talks about a new, less invasive procedure for inserting stents called radial artery access. The technique involves inserting a thin, flexible catheter through the artery in the wrist and directly up the arm to the heart.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 22 - 12

    Adamo Being Honored by Mass Medical Society

    Philip Adamo, MD, assistant professor of medicine, will receive the 2012 Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Award for Excellence in Public Health from the Massachusetts Medical Society at their annual Public Health Forum on April 11th in Waltham.
    iBerkshires.com

  • 03 - 22 - 12

    Health Care Law: Lieutenant Governors Advised To Focus On Quality Of Care

    Jean C. Sullivan, JD, instructor in family medicine & community health, is part of a panel discussion at the National Lieutenant Governors Association meeting about delivering health care at the state level.
    TheHuffingtonPost.com

  • 03 - 22 - 12

    Ice-free weather

    UMass Medical School nursing students Stephanie Connors and Christina Hanzis, take time to enjoy the weather.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 20 - 12

    Atrius Health adds doctors to its board of trustees

    Robert Alan Yood, MD, clinical professor of medicine, has been appointed to the Atrius Health board of trustees.
    MetroWest Daily News

  • 03 - 20 - 12

    Dr. Blute says decision to leave UMass a personal one

    Michael L. Blute, MD, theMary C. DeFeudis Chair in Cancer Care and Research and professor of surgery, will leave the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care at the end of March to become chair of the Department of Urology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 20 - 12

    Emergency mission

    An article about Project GEMINI, the Global Emergency Medicine Initiative dedicated to helping train first responders in developing nations, references co-founder Jorge L. Yarzebski, MD, MPH, research associate professor of medicine. Created in 1997, the organization also counts Richard V. Aghababian, MD, professor of emergency medicine, and Albert Shahnarian, PhD, research assistant professor of anesthesiology, among its members.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 20 - 12

    School of Medicine ranked 31st by U.S. News & World Report

    The University of Massachusetts Worcester ranked 48th in the list of best research medical schools in the U.S. in the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking.
    Boston University Daily Free Press

  • 03 - 18 - 12

    Medical school leads the way in licensing fees

    James P. McNamara, executive director of the Office of Technology Management, talks about technology transfer and licensing income at UMass Medical School. The medical school generated $37.5 million for discoveries made at the Worcester campus. Also quoted in the story was Babs R. Soller, PhD, professor of anesthesiology and surgery and University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret, PhD.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 18 - 12

    Spencer native's role is key to UN mission in Liberia

    Spencer native, Professor Louis Aucoin talks about his year-long role as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's deputy special representative for the rule of law in Liberia. The article mentions that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, is scheduled to deliver the commencement address to graduating students of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester on June 3.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 18 - 12

    With friends’ help, Paul Cellucci fights ALS

    Former Governor William Weld talks about teaming up with former Governor Paul Cellucci to raise money for the UMass ALS Champion Fund.
    The Boston Globe

  • 03 - 17 - 12

    Seeing the future

    UMass Medical students gathered Friday afternoon for Match Day. Quoted in the story are fourth year medical students Timothy J. Menz, Tania Visnaskas, Micah B. Blais, James Y. Atem, Micaela F. Bayard and Abraham E. Jaffe. Also quoted in the story was Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD and Mai-Lan Rogoff, MD, associate dean for student affairs.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    WCVB TV 5
    NECN
    Boston Globe
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 16 - 12

    Six Area Hospitals Selected For Transition Program

    UMass Memorial Medical Center was selected to participate in an affordable care act program aimed at improving patient transitions between health care settings and reducing readmissions.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 03 - 16 - 12

    Weston company donates $500K to Cellucci ALS fund

    Former Gov. Paul Cellucci, who was diagnosed nearly three years ago with the neurodegenerative Lou Gehrig's disease, joined former Gov. William Weld last night in Boston for the announcement of a major donation for neuroscience research to the UMass ALS Champion Fund from Biogen Idec. Chancellor Michael F. Collins, and Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, are quoted in the story.
    The MetroWest Daily News
    WCVB TV 5 Boston
    WBUR
    MassLive.com
    Boston Herald
    The Weston Town Crier
    The Salem News
    WWLP-TV
    The Boston Globe
    UMassMedNow
    Holbrook Sun
    The Herald News
    Worcester Business Journal
    Boston Herald
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 03 - 15 - 12

    O’Brien leaving helm at UMass Memorial

    John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, announced his intention to retire in January 2013.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    The Boston Globe
    NECN.com
    Boston Business Journal
    Worcester Business Journal
    Sentinel and Enterprise

  • 03 - 13 - 12

    A toddler law, with promise

    In an op-ed, David M. Keller, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics and family medicine & community health, writes about the progress of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in its second year of existence.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 13 - 12

    UMMS Seventh in U.S. News & World Report Annual Ranking Of Primary Care Schools

    UMass Medical School ranked seventh in primary care education among the nation’s 126 medical schools by news magazine U.S. News & World Report. Terence R. Flotte, MD, theCelia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of pediatrics and microbiology & physiological systems, spoke with WBZ News Radio about the medical school’s rankings.
    TheHuffingtonPost.com
    Physician’s Money Digest

  • 03 - 12 - 12

    Lymphoma During Pregnancy Can Be Safely Managed

    Andrew Evens, DO, associate professor medicine, is quoted in an article about the treatment of lymphoma during pregnancy.
    OncLive

  • 03 - 12 - 12

    Work burnout tied to "emotional eating" in women: study

    A recent study shows women who had some degree of work burnout scored higher measures of emotional eating. Quoted in the story is Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine.
    Reuters
    Mail Online
    SunSentinel.com
    MSNBC
    Chicago Tribune
    The Globe and Mail
    WA Today
    EverydayHealth.com
    Edmonton Journal
    The Vancouver Sun
    Independent Online
    The Providence

  • 03 - 09 - 12

    Student debt endangers education

    University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret, PhD, talks to local business leaders about the debt taken on by students due to state cuts in funding for public higher education.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    GoLocalWorcester.com

  • 03 - 09 - 12

    Tocci named to team for new cancer pavilion

    A story about the groundbreaking for the Cancer Pavilion at Marlborough Hospital, includes comments from Candra Szymanski, chief operating officer of Marlborough Hospital.
    Woburn Advocate

  • 03 - 09 - 12

    UMass Medical School Students: From the Classroom to the Clinic

    Members of the School of Medicine Class of 2012 reaffirmed their commitment to medicine and their patients at the Second-Year Oath ceremony last night. Quoted in the story are Terence R. Flotte, MD, theCelia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of pediatrics and microbiology & physiological systems and Christina H. Hernon, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, who was the keynote speaker.
    GoLocalWorcester.com

  • 03 - 08 - 12

    Chromosome Mapping Approach Helps Understand Cancer Development

    An article about research being conducted at Children’s Hospital references research findings by Job Dekker, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine. Dekker’s research shows that spatial proximity plays a role in chromosome translocation.
    About.com

  • 03 - 06 - 12

    Team Approach Slashes Central-Line Infections

    Jens Matthias Walz, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, quoted in story about reducing the rate of central-line infections in the bloodstream.
    Anesthesiology News

  • 03 - 05 - 12

    Alnylam, UMass Medical School announce Tuschl I patent upheld in European opposition proceedings

    European patent officials have upheld an UMass Medical School patent for RNAi technology. Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Gretchen Stone Cook Chair of Biomedical Sciences and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, is listed as one of the inventors.
    Pharmabiz.com

  • 03 - 04 - 12

    Disaster Relief by Nurses Main Topic During Japanese University Visit

    Gina Smith, RN, emergency preparedness coordinator at UMass Memorial Medical Center and team commander for the MA-2 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, joins panel to discuss the challenges of disaster work around the world.
    Digital Journal

  • 03 - 03 - 12

    Marlborough Hospital names medical director of endoscopy

    Dmitry Finkelberg, MD, assistant professor of medicine, has been named the medical director of Endoscopy Services at Marlborough Hospital.
    Hudson Sun

  • 03 - 02 - 12

    At UMass Medical School, brain ‘pacemaker’ targets depression

    Anthony J. Rothschild, MD, the Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Chair in Psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, talks about a clinical trial at UMass Medical School using deep brain stimulation to treat clinical depression.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 01 - 12

    Medical research is key to nation’s health

    An op-ed co-written by 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, explores the impact of medical research funding on health care and the economy. (login required)
    Boston Business Journal

  • 03 - 01 - 12

    Scientists Learn How Insects ‘Remodel’ Their Bodies Between Life Stages

    Eric Baehrecke, PhD, professor of cancer biology, is collaborating with Washington University to understand the metamorphosis of the fruit fly.
    Bioscience Technology

  • 03 - 01 - 12

    UMass Medical School, Alnylam announce patent upheld

    European patent officials have upheld an UMass Medical School patent for RNAi technology. Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Gretchen Stone Cook Chair of Biomedical Sciences and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, is listed as one of the inventors.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Mass High Tech
    Market Watch
    PharmaLive
    EurekAlert
    FirstScience News

  • 03 - 01 - 12

    WPI elder study

    UMass Medical School will work with WPI to find new ways to deliver high-quality health care to a growing elderly population.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    News-Medical.Net

  • 02 - 29 - 12

    iPhone App To Help Treat Drug Abuse

    Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, and Richard Fletcher, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, visit Fox 25’s morning show to demonstrate the smartphone application called iHeal, which is designed to help detect developing drug cravings and intervene prior to drug use.
    Fox 25

  • 02 - 29 - 12

    Lipitor And The Like Blamed For Memory Loss & Diabetes

    An article about the health risks associated with cholesterol lowering drugs cites a study by Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, and Annie L. Culver, pharmacy consultant, showing postmenopausal women using cholesterol-lowering statins are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
    Daily Gossip

  • 02 - 29 - 12

    Melrose-Wakefield Hospital pioneers electronic ICU program

    UMass Memorial Health Care partners with Melrose-Wakefield Hospital to provide an electronic ICU system that connects to the command center at Hahnemann Campus.
    Melrose Free Press

  • 02 - 29 - 12

    Scientists learn how insects ‘remodel’ their bodies between life stages

    Eric Baehrecke, PhD, professor of cancer biology, is collaborating with Washington University to understand the metamorphosis of the fruit fly.
    Washington University Newsroom
    Psysorg.com

  • 02 - 29 - 12

    Sleeping Pills Risks: Study Finds Increased Death Risk From Taking Hypnotics

    Gregg D. Jacobs, PhD, an insomnia specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, is quoted in story about the health risks associated with hypnotic sleeping pills.
    The Huffington Post

  • 02 - 29 - 12

    T&G Visions award winners lauded by grateful community

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins was the keynote speaker at last night’s 2011 Visions community awards program at Mechanics Hall. During the event, Arthur M. Pappas, MD, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and pediatrics, and his wife Martha, received the evening’s highest honor, the Isaiah Thomas Award.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 29 - 12

    WPI, UMMS to study health care delivery to elders

    UMass Medical School will work with WPI to find ways to deliver high-quality health care to a growing elderly population.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Business Journal
    Boston Business Journal

  • 02 - 28 - 12

    Allscripts And MyCareTeam Launch Integrated Diabetes Management Solution

    UMass Memorial Medical Center is using an integrated diabetes management system from Allscripts and My Care Team to help improve patient care. David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, is quoted in the story.
    Healthcare Technology Online
    Healthcare IT News

  • 02 - 28 - 12

    Smartphone tech battles drug abuse and depression

    A smartphone application called iHeal, designed by Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, is intended to help detect developing drug cravings as a way to intervene prior to drug use.
    The Express Tribune

  • 02 - 27 - 12

    Medical sensors could phone for help

    A pilot program by Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, UMMS colleagues, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology explores using an innovative constellation of technologies to prevent and treat drug abuse. Richard Fletcher, assistant professor of psychiatry, is quoted in the story.
    The Boston Globe
    The Daily Free Press
    Smart Planet

  • 02 - 26 - 12

    Doctors relearn value of listening

    Thomas Houston II, MD, MPH, professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine, comments in an article about using storytelling to change unhealthy behaviors in patients.
    The Columbus Dispatch

  • 02 - 26 - 12

    Unknowns prevail as defense cuts loom

    A story about potential federal defense budget cuts references a DARPA contract awarded to UMass Medical School to develop a tool for studying genomic changes in influenza.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 26 - 12

    Visions winners

    Arthur M. Pappas, MD, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and pediatrics, and his wife Martha, will be honored at the 2011 Visions community awards program at Mechanics Hall on Feb. 28 with the Isaiah Thomas Award. Chancellor Michael F. Collins is the scheduled keynote speaker.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 25 - 12

    Local mother discusses undergoing chemotherapy while pregnant

    Robert M. Quinlan, MD, professor of surgery and director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks about treating breast cancer in pregnant women.
    Fox 25

  • 02 - 25 - 12

    Prescribing pain meds the right way

    An article about the lack of monitoring of prescribed pain medication in patients living with chronic pain cites a report on the subject by Linda G. Clark, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health and Carole C. Upshur, EdD, professor of family medicine & community health.
    Clinical Advisor

  • 02 - 25 - 12

    Stress Reduction Program helps residents ‘be present’

    Diana Kamila, BA, education specialist and senior teacher at the Stress Reduction Program, teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques to participants.
    Community Advocate

  • 02 - 24 - 12

    Community Health Connections turns 10

    A feature story about Community Health Connections in Fitchburg notes that the organization initially began when Robert A. Babineau Jr., MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, donated his practice to the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1978. Beth K. Mazyck, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health and residency director for the program, is quoted in the story.
    Sentinel and Enterprise

  • 02 - 23 - 12

    Big Storm Causes Baby Boom At PMC

    An article about storm-related births in Idaho Falls references a 1995 study by UMass Medical School that concludes there is no clinically significant connection between labor and barometric pressure levels.
    KIFI-TV, Idaho Falls

  • 02 - 23 - 12

    Screening children for high cholesterol levels

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, speaks to Minnesota Public Radio about new recommendations for screening children for high cholesterol levels.
    Minnesota Public Radio News

  • 02 - 23 - 12

    UMass Medical School uses smart phones to treat drug abuse

    A smartphone application called iHeal, designed by Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, is intended to help detect developing drug cravings as a way to intervene prior to drug use.
    Mass High Tech
    BostInno
    Product Design & Development
    TestCountry.com
    PsychCentral

  • 02 - 22 - 12

    Personalized Medicine Reaches Endocrinologists

    UMass Memorial Medical Center is using an integrated diabetes management system from Allscripts and My Care Team to help improve patient care.
    Information Week Healthcare

  • 02 - 21 - 12

    Area Hospital Execs Join Medical Wireless Coalition

    Richard Mohnk, associate chief information officer at UMass Memorial Medical Center, has joined the executive council of West Wireless Health Institute, an independent, nonprofit medical research organization.
    Worcester Business Journal
    Mobile Health News

  • 02 - 21 - 12

    iHeal Project develops mobile platform for monitoring and treating drug abuse

    A smartphone application called iHeal, designed by Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, is intended to help detect developing drug cravings as a way to intervene prior to drug use.
    British Journal of Healthcare Computing
    TruthDive
    The Engineer

  • 02 - 19 - 12

    Canton Schools Teamed Up with Mass Children Healthy Smiles to Bring Dental Care to Students

    MASS Children Healthy Smiles, LLC, which is funded in part from a grant provided to UMass Medical School, provides dental care to students in the Canton Public Schools as part of National Dental Health Month.
    Canton Patch

  • 02 - 19 - 12

    Lifetime of making a difference

    Arthur M. Pappas, MD, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and pediatrics, and his wife Martha, will be honored at the 2011 Visions community awards program at Mechanics Hall on February 28 with the Isaiah Thomas Award. Chancellor Michael F. Collins is the scheduled keynote speaker.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 19 - 12

    Speakers at Clark forum discuss universal right to peace

    An article about a conference on world peace held at Clark University includes comments from attendee Heather-Lyn Haley, PhD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health and medicine.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 17 - 12

    Study reveals new guiding principles for cancer genomics

    Job Dekker, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine, talks about his new study which shows that spatial proximity plays in role in chromosome translocation.
    News Medical
    e! Science News
    Science Codex
    EurekaAlert

  • 02 - 17 - 12

    Take good care of your heart

    David H. Spodick, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about cardio vascular disease.
    Sun Star

  • 02 - 17 - 12

    UNH, partners launch new tool for supporting students with genetic conditions

    The New England Genetics Collaborative (NEGC), which includes UMass Medical School, has developed a website for teachers and educators which provides useful tools for those who work with students with genetic conditions.
    Fosters Daily Democrat

  • 02 - 15 - 12

    Maria Stephanos sits down with Cellucci

    Former Gov. Paul Cellucci talks with Maria Stephanos about his campaign to raise money for the UMass/ALS Champion Fund, to support ALS research at UMass Medical School. Donations to the UMass/ALS Champion Fund can be made by visiting UMass/ALS Champion Fund.
    Fox 25

  • 02 - 14 - 12

    Screening Children for Cholesterol

    A story about new recommendations to screen children for high cholesterol levels includes comments from Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics.
    The New York Times

  • 02 - 13 - 12

    Dieting? There's an app for fat

    Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in story about the growing trend of using mobile applications as tools to help with weight loss.
    The Boston Globe

  • 02 - 13 - 12

    Future Apps Will Help Detect Mood And Prevent Depression

    A smartphone application called iHeal, designed by Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, is intended to help detect developing drug cravings as a way to intervene prior to drug use.
    Mobile Magazine

  • 02 - 13 - 12

    Have you planked today?

    Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, explains how her #PlankADay tweets became a mini Twitter movement with 2,100 followers.
    Boston.com

  • 02 - 13 - 12

    Push to rein in tuition rolling out

    University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret, PhD, is quoted in story about President Obama’s plan to reign in tuition costs at colleges and universities.
    The Boston Globe

  • 02 - 13 - 12

    The doctor is ‘in’ with digital data, details, diagnoses

    An article about physicians using e-mail to communicate with patients includes comments from Sarika Aggarwal, MD, assistant professor of medicine and medical director of the Office of Clinical Integration at UMass Memorial Health Care.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 13 - 12

    University of Massachusetts President Worries About ‘Simplistic Answer’ To Rising Tuition

    University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret, PhD, spoke with WBUR about President Obama’s plan to reign in tuition costs at colleges and universities.
    WBUR

  • 02 - 12 - 12

    Business People

    Eric Dickson, MD, professor of emergency medicine, is named to the Clinton Hospital board of trustees.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 12 - 12

    Financial aid reaches record high

    University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret, PhD, talks about financial aid at UMass hitting record levels.
    The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

  • 02 - 10 - 12

    Don't Squander Your EHR Investment

    George Brenckle, CIO and senior vice president at UMass Memorial Health Care Inc., talks about a blood glucose monitor that diabetic patients can use to send blood sugar readings to their electronic health records to be reviewed by their physicians. 
    Information Week

  • 02 - 10 - 12

    MDs Go For MBAs To Learn Business Of Medicine

    Stanley Tam, MD, associate professor of surgery, is featured in a story about physicians earning MBAs in an effort to learn the business of health care.
    Investors’ Business Daily

  • 02 - 10 - 12

    Smartphone tech battles drug abuse and depression

    A smartphone application called iHeal, designed by Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, is intended to help detect developing drug cravings as a way to intervene prior to drug use.
    Gizmag

  • 02 - 09 - 12

    Driven by loss, father inspires tireless pursuit of a cure

    Boston businessman and cystic fibrosis activist Joseph O’Donnell, who will be awarded an honorary degree at the June 3 UMass Worcester Commencement, was profiled in a column by the Boston Globe’s Brian McGrory today for his decades-long commitment to raise money for a cure. O’Donnell, who founded the Joey Fund after he and his wife Kathy lost their son Joey to cystic fibrosis, is being credited with raising hundreds of millions of research dollars that helped bring a promising new drug, Kalydeco, to market.
    The Boston Globe

  • 02 - 09 - 12

    New iHeal project aims to detect drug cravings and prevent medication use

    Article about smartphone application called the iHeal designed by Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, intended to help detect developing drug cravings as a way to treat drug use.
    News-Medical.net
    TruthDive
    Medicalxpress.com
    Extremetech.com
    Mobiledia
    MobiHealthNews
    Science Codex

  • 02 - 08 - 12

    Campus notebook: “Pink the Rink”

    Proceeds from the Assumption hockey game scheduled for February 15th will benefit the Cancer Center of Excellence and the UMass Memorial Foundation.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 08 - 12

    Phone Counseling Speeds Recovery After Knee Implant

    Patricia D. Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and family medicine & community health, talks about results of trial showing some patients who received weekly phone calls after knee replacement gained rapid physical improvement.
    MedPage Today

  • 02 - 08 - 12

    The WooFood revolution

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

  • 02 - 07 - 12

    Alyssa Bustamante Case: Prosecutors Say Prozac No Defense For Mo. Teen Killer

    Anthony J. Rothschild, MD, the Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Chair in Psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, testified at the sentencing of Alyssa Bustamante about the lack of a link between Prozac and aggression.
    Huffington Post

  • 02 - 07 - 12

    Bee the brain

    Nivedha Ram, a junior at Acton-Boxboro High School, won the 6th annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee held on Feb. 4 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Sheldon Benjamin, MD, professor of psychiatry and neurology was the moderator and Douglas M. Ziedonis, MD, MPH, chair and professor of psychiatry, presented the Andrew M. Sheridan Young Neuroscientist Award to the winner.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 07 - 12

    Prosecutors say Prozac no defense for Missouri teenager convicted of killing neighbor

    Anthony J. Rothschild, MD, the Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Chair in Psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, testified at the sentencing of Alyssa Bustamante about the lack of a link between Prozac and aggression.
    Associated Press
    Jefferson City News Tribune
    LowerHudson.com
    Ozarksfirst.com

  • 02 - 07 - 12

    Two of a kind: Twins on rise in Mass.

    Ellen H. Delpapa, MD, clinical associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology, is quoted in a story about the increased rate of twin births.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 06 - 12

    “Pink the Rink”

    The Holy Cross hockey team will donate proceeds from its February 17th game to the Cancer Center of Excellence and the UMass Memorial Foundation.
    Atlantic Hockey Scoreboard

  • 02 - 06 - 12

    A little more conversation is prescribed

    Thomas Houston II, MD, MPH, professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine, comments in an article about using storytelling to change unhealthy behaviors in patients.
    The Tennessean

  • 02 - 06 - 12

    Racial disparities may exist in Hodgkin’s lymphoma incidence

    A study by Andrew Evens, DO, associate professor medicine, shows that Blacks and Hispanics have higher incidence rates of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
    HemOnc Today

  • 02 - 06 - 12

    UMass Memorial joins low-cost menu

    UMass Memorial Medical Center is one of nine hospitals included in a new tiered health plan provided by Fallon Community Health Plan.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 05 - 12

    Brainiacs display scientific acumen

    Nivedha Ram, a junior at Acton-Boxboro High School, won the 6th annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee held on Feb. 4 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Sheldon Benjamin, MD, professor of psychiatry and neurology and moderator for the day’s events and Douglas M. Ziedonis, MD, MPH, chair and professor of psychiatry, are quoted in the article.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 05 - 12

    Letting patients talk gives doctors more critical info

    Thomas Houston II, MD, MPH, professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine, comments in an article about using storytelling to change unhealthy behaviors in patients.
    Aiken Standard

  • 02 - 04 - 12

    Health officials get peek into future

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins 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, toured the future site of Community Health Connections on the Burbank Campus of HealthAlliance Hospital.
    Sentinel and Enterprise

  • 02 - 02 - 12

    CONSUMER HEALTH: The Doctor Can Listen To You Now

    Thomas Houston II, MD, MPH, professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine, comments in an article about using storytelling to change unhealthy behaviors in patients (subscription required).
    The Wall Street Journal

  • 02 - 02 - 12

    Is staph infection a ‘time capsule’ from 1934?

    Daniel Libraty, MD, associate professor of medicine, talks to the Boston Globe about his article in the New England Journal of Medicine describing a 78-year-old strain of staph bacteria found in the leg of a patient who was first treated for the infection in 1934.
    The Boston Globe
    Boston.com

  • 02 - 02 - 12

    Picoult's audience wraps heads around hers

    Best-selling author Jodi Picoult spoke at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Feb. 2 as part of the UMass Medical School Distinguished Speaker Series.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 02 - 12

    The doctor can listen to you now

    Thomas Houston II, MD, MPH, professor of quantitative health sciences and medicine, comments in an article about using storytelling to change unhealthy behaviors in patients.
    MarketWatch

  • 02 - 02 - 12

    Tight government funding squeezes regional efforts to reduce homelessness

    A story about the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness references an $800,000 grant being administered by UMass Medical School to provide support services to 120 chronically homeless individuals with substance abuse and mental health problems.
    Daily Hampshire Gazette

  • 02 - 01 - 12

    Health reform choice: For those just above Medicaid limit, private insurance or a state-run plan?

    Katharine London, MS, principal associate and Robert Seifert, MPS, principal associate at the Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School, are working with the state of Connecticut to find a suitable basic health care plan for low-income residents.
    Connecticut News Project, Inc.

  • 02 - 01 - 12

    Lawmakers Face Tough Policy Decisions On Basic Health Plan

    Katharine London, MS, principal associate and Robert Seifert, MPS, principal associate at the Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School, are working with the state of Connecticut to find a suitable basic health care plan for low-income residents.
    CTNewsJunkie

  • 01 - 29 - 12

    Facts behind the fiction

    Best-selling author Jodi Picoult gives a talk at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Feb. 2 as part of the UMass Medical School Distinguished Speaker Series.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 29 - 12

    Local experts: Tossing kids out isn’t the answer

    Ann L. Sattler, associate professor of pediatrics, in a story about “zero tolerance” discipline policies in public schools, says reinforcement of positive behavior, rather than suspension, could give way to better long-term results.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 29 - 12

    Making strides

    A look at what Worcester’s colleges are doing to attract and retain Latino students includes comments from second year UMMS medical student Sebastian Z. Ramos.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 27 - 12

    Marlborough, Westborough students compete for 'Brain'

    Students from the Worcester region will be competing at the 6th annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee on Feb. 4 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.
    MetroWest Daily News
    Wicked Local Marlborough

  • 01 - 27 - 12

    Statin use among older women may increase DM risk

    A new study by Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, and Annie L. Culver, pharmacy consultant, shows that postmenopausal women using cholesterol-lowering statins are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
    Modern Medicine

  • 01 - 26 - 12

    Department of Justice, MacArthur Foundation provide $2 million to support juvenile justice reform

    The National Youth Screening and Assessment Project at UMass Medical School is one of four agencies that will share $2 million in funding to reform treatment and services for youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
    Office of Justice Program

  • 01 - 26 - 12

    Faculty innovation earns UMass 13th spot on Association of University of Technology Managers list

    The University of Massachusetts placed in the top 15 nationally in fiscal year 2010 for generating income from the licensing of faculty-derived discoveries and products, earning $40 million.
    MassLive

  • 01 - 26 - 12

    Should Every Patient Have a Unique ID Number For All Medical Records?

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins discusses universal patient identifiers, or UPIs, on the Emily Rooney Show.
    WGBH Radio

  • 01 - 26 - 12

    Six Symptoms of Food Addiction and 8 Ways to Overcome It

    Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, writes about food addiction and offers tips on how to overcome it.
    EmaxHealth

  • 01 - 25 - 12

    An Interview With Paul Cellucci

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci talks with Emily Rooney about his battle with ALS and his $10 million UMass/ALS Champion Fund at UMass Medical School aimed at research into ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases.
    WGBH

  • 01 - 25 - 12

    Giffords’ doctor to speak at WSU graduation

    UMass Medical School alum Imoigele P. Aisiku, MD, MBA, will deliver the commencement speech at Worcester State University on May 12th. Dr. Aisiku was a member of the team that treated U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 24 - 12

    Marlborough Hospital breaks ground for new Cancer Pavilion

    A story about the groundbreaking for the Cancer Pavilion at Marlborough Hospital, which took place on January 19, includes comments from Michael L. Blute, MD, Director of the Cancer Center of Excellence and the Mary C. DeFeudis Chair in Cancer Care and Research.
    Community Advocate
    Marlborough Patch

  • 01 - 23 - 12

    Movers & Shakers

    Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, named executive vice chancellor at Commonwealth Medicine.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 01 - 23 - 12

    Should Every Patient Have a Unique ID Number for All Medical Records?

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins writes in today’s Wall Street Journal that universal patient identifiers, or UPIs, are the most efficient way to connect patients to their medical data. In the WSJ Big Issues special report on health care, Chancellor Collins argues the answer to the question, “Should every patient have a unique ID number for all medical records?” is a resounding yes.
    Wall Street Journal

  • 01 - 23 - 12

    Should You Have A Unique ID Number For All Your Medical Records?

    Several medicine blogs weigh in on Chancellor Michael F. Collins’ column in the Wall Street Journal this week on the need for universal patient identifiers, or UPIs.
    WBUR
    iHealthBeat
    FierceHealthIT

  • 01 - 23 - 12

    Worcester workers among happiest

    Worcester was named in Forbes magazine as one of the happiest cities to work. Nicole Cyganiewicz and Maureen Langlois, both employees of UMass Memorial Medical Center, are quoted in the story.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 21 - 12

    Parents trying to kill lice more kindly

    David M. Keller, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics and family medicine & community health, is quoted in a story about parents looking for alternatives to treating lice with over-the-counter insecticide treatments because of possible side effects.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 20 - 12

    Committees briefed, at length, on mental health options

    Jeffrey L. Geller, MD, MPH, professor of psychiatry, is one of five experts to testify at the Vermont statehouse on the task of rebuilding the mental health system in Vermont.
    Vermont Digger

  • 01 - 20 - 12

    Doctors, officials laud new Marlborough cancer treatment center

    A story about the groundbreaking for the the Cancer Pavilion at Marlborough Hospital, includes comments from UMass Memorial Health Care President and CEO John O’Brien, Marlborough Hospital CEO Karen Moore, Director of the Cancer Center of Excellence and the Mary C. DeFeudis Chair in Cancer Care and Research Michael L. Blute, MD, and Assistant Professor of Medicine Steven E. Salomon, MD.
    MetroWest Daily News

  • 01 - 20 - 12

    Surgeons Face More Complex Hernias In More Complex Reimbursement World

    Raymond M. Dunn, MD, professor of surgery and cell biology, is quoted in a story about the increasing number of hernia repair surgeries performed annually.
    General Surgery News

  • 01 - 20 - 12

    We’re Sorry: Not All Apologies Are Apologies

    A study by Matthew Whited, postdoctoral fellow in Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, is cited in an article about apologies and the fine line between claiming regret and taking responsibility.
    Miller McCune

  • 01 - 19 - 12

    Fruit fly genome mapped in three dimensions

    A story about the first 3D map of the fruit fly genome includes comments from Job Dekker, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine, and developer of a key method for determining these 3D structures.
    Nature

  • 01 - 18 - 12

    Battling bulge

    Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, talks about the pressure on teen’s to be thin and offers advice on how to lose weight in a healthy way.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 18 - 12

    New Concern About Statin Use in Postmenopausal Women: New-Onset Diabetes

    A new study by Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, and Annie L. Culver, pharmacy consultant, shows that postmenopausal women using cholesterol-lowering statins are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
    OBGYN.net

  • 01 - 18 - 12

    The SAD Season

    Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is quoted in an article about seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
    Bethesda Magazine

  • 01 - 18 - 12

    University of Massachusetts Medical Team Calls On President Sirleaf

    Marianne E. Felice, MD, chair and professor of pediatrics and professor of obstetrics & gynecology, and Marcellette Williams, PhD, senior vice-president of international relations for the University of Massachusetts, are part of a UMass delegation that traveled to Liberia this week. The UMass team attended the inauguration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and are continuing their work on the Medical School’s longstanding commitment to help rebuild Liberia’s health care system.
    All Africa

  • 01 - 17 - 12

    Giving official voice to youth

    The Worcester Youth Council, an 11-member committee designed to give local youths a voice in city government, received support from UMass Memorial Health Care.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 17 - 12

    Grove Instruments trying to create kinder, gentler blood-testing device

    A story about Grove Instruments quest to create a compact device for measuring the glucose level in a diabetic patient's blood — without actually drawing blood, includes comments from Samir Malkani, MD, associate professor of medicine.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette 

  • 01 - 17 - 12

    Remembering MLK

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School and Quinsigamond Community College hosted the 27th annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Worcester County Community Breakfast yesterday.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 16 - 12

    GenomeQuest Awards $120K To Six Genetic Testing Labs

    UMass Medical School is awarded a $20,000 grant from GenomeQuest so the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory can transition to next generation sequencing technology. Quoted in the story is Edward I. Ginns, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry and neurology and pathology.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 01 - 16 - 12

    Health IT Lowers Blood Pressure

    Medical practices using electronic health records reported greater success in keeping patients' blood pressure under control according to a study by LeRoi Hicks, MD, associate professor of medicine.
    Nextgov

  • 01 - 15 - 12

    Clinical study begins for cancer vaccine

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School and drug manufacturer Advantagene Inc. have begun a phase three clinical study to test a new cancer vaccine's effectiveness in killing tumor cells in patients diagnosed with prostate cancer.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 15 - 12

    Neighborhood cancer care

    A story about the proliferation of cancer centers in suburban hospitals includes comments from Michael L. Blute, MD, the Mary C. DeFeudis Chair in Cancer Care and Research, director of the Cancer Center of Excellence and professor of surgery.
    The Boston Globe

  • 01 - 10 - 12

    Nobel winner to give UMass Medical School commencement address

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, will deliver the commencement address to graduating students of the University of Massachusetts Medical School at the institution’s 39th Commencement exercises, to be held Sunday, June 3, 2012.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 09 - 12

    Bar-Code Scanning Can Fix ‘Black Hole’ of OR Drug Safety

    Roy Guharoy, PharmD, clinical professor of medicine, is quoted in a story about how a computer-aided syringe labeling, bar-coding and verification process for the operating room could help reduce the number of medication errors.
    Anesthesiology News

  • 01 - 09 - 12
  • 01 - 05 - 12

    Smart phone application manages 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.
    Vision Systems Design

  • 01 - 04 - 12

    Oldest Twins in World Celebrate 102nd Birthday

    Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine, talks about the genetic basis of longevity in a story about the oldest twins in the world, who celebrated their 102 birthday on January 4.
    ABC News

  • 01 - 03 - 12

    Smartphone app will aid in wound care

    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.
    McKnights Long-Term Care News

  • 01 - 03 - 12

    Teens sick for medicine

    An article about recreational use of dextromethorphan, also referred to as robotripping, includes comments from Christopher Rosenbaum, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine and toxicologist.
    Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise

  • 01 - 02 - 12

    Donations in honor of Davies

    Local businesses, including UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center, donate to the day of remembrance for Firefighter Jon D. Davies Sr., who perished in the Dec. 8 fire that consumed a three-decker on Arlington Street.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 01 - 12

    A healthy new year

    A story about New Year’s diet and exercise regiments includes comments from Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, about new electronic devices to monitor calories and physical activity.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 01 - 12

    Business People

    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.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 01 - 12

    miRNAs & Psychiatric Disorders

    Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, discusses his research which seeks to map epigenetic signatures on the brain.
    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

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