News Makers 2013

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  • 12 - 29 - 13

    Dr. Michael T. Foley, 63; formerly Fenway Park’s doctor-in-residence

    Michael T. Foley, MD, a 1976 graduate of UMass Medical School, passed away on December 11. For 15 years Dr. Foley served as a trustee in the University of Massachusetts system, and in 2009 he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from the UMass Amherst Alumni Association. He was a founding member of the University of Massachusetts Club in Boston.
    Boston Globe

  • 12 - 26 - 13

    20 NIH Scientists Chosen by President Obama For Early Career Awards

    Thomas G. Fazzio, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, was recognized by President Obama as one of this year’s recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his work on elucidating the roles of chromatin regulation in embryonic stem cell self-renewal.
    International Science Times

  • 12 - 25 - 13

    Surgeons says even a few extra pounds can increase stress on knees

    David Ayers, MD, the Arthur M. Pappas, MD, Chair in Orthopedics and chair and professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, talks about the quality-of-life improvements knee replacement surgery provides and how more people under 65 years of age are getting the surgery. Patient Annmarie Winslow, coordinator of the office of ethics at the UMass Memorial Health Care, is featured in the story.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 23 - 13

    Hopkins virologist Persaud on 'Nature' list of 10 people who mattered in 2013

    Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of molecular medicine, pediatrics and medicine, is honored for the recent breakthrough of a “functional cure” in an HIV-infected infant.
    HUB
    Nature

  • 12 - 21 - 13

    Mass. is losing senior voice in Senate

    An article about the impact of Senator John Kerry becoming the next secretary of state, notes Kerry’s work to ensure funding for the NIH which has implications for UMass Medical School.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 21 - 13

    WooFood, local eateries offer healthier holiday dining

    WooFood founders Mitch Li, SOM 2013, Matt DeWolf, SOM 2014 and Adam Chin, SOM 2014, talk about the nonprofit’s success in creating a brand for the startup and encouraging healthful holiday eating habits among Worcester restaurant goers. WooFood was started in 2011 by Li, DeWolf and Chin with a Learn and Serve grant from the medical school.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 18 - 13

    Amarantus Licenses MANF-Related Wolfram's and Diabetes Therapeutic and Diagnostic Intellectual Property From University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc. has licensed intellectual property surrounding the use of mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF) as both a biomarker and a treatment for beta cell-degenerating disorders from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
    Market Watch

  • 12 - 17 - 13

    Aging Cells Unravel

    Researchers from UMass Medical School discovered that the satellite DNA found at human and mouse centromeres—the points where chromosomes connect to microtubules during cell division—unraveled from its normal compact state as cells entered senescence.
    Laboratory Equipment

  • 12 - 17 - 13

    Ancient form of Yoga used to cure Yuletide stress

    A story about the health benefits of Yoga nidra reference a proposed University of Massachusetts Medical School study to gauge its utility for treating chronic pain.
    Boston Globe

  • 12 - 17 - 13

    Infant mortality realities

    An op-ed by Sara G. Shields, MD, MS, clinical professor of family medicine and community health, explains that Worcester's high infant mortality rate is not a medical issue, but rather a reflection of socioeconomic status, stress, and living conditions in the community, and that promoting educational attainment is the key to improvement.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 16 - 13

    As anniversaries pass, victims find meaning, less pain in memories

    Leonard A. Doerfler, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, is quoted in a story about coping with the tragedy of loss.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 16 - 13

    Health Watch Orthopedic Oncology

    Mathew J. Most, MD, assistant professor of orthopedics and physical rehabilitation, was recently featured on the Charter TV Health Watch to discuss the connection between orthopedics and oncology.
    Charter TV3

  • 12 - 16 - 13

    Moody's Issues UMass Memorial Health Care Credit Downgrade

    Moody's Investor Service has downgraded UMass Memorial Health Care's credit rating from BBB+ to BBB-.
    Worcester Business Journal
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 16 - 13

    New insight into reducing racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes mortality in postmenopausal women

    Research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology by Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, MPH, concludes that the way to reduce high diabetes-related death rates among all postmenopausal women—including black and Hispanic women—is through diabetes prevention programs.
    YottaFire

  • 12 - 15 - 13

    Annual Goods for Guns buyback program garners 85 weapons

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, is quoted in a story about the success of the 12th annual Goods for Guns program.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    GoLocal Worcester
    MassLive

  • 12 - 15 - 13

    Business People

    James Leary, vice chancellor for community and government relations, has been appointed as chairman-elect for the United Way of Central Massachusetts.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 12 - 15 - 13

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    ay S. Himmelstein, MD, MPH, professor of family medicine & community health and medicine, was awarded the Harriet Hardy lifetime achievement award by the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 15 - 13

    UMMHC president is a 'leader to know'

    Eric W. Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, senior associate dean, professor of emergency medicine and president and chief executive officer of UMass Memorial Health Care, was named to Becker's Hospital Review 2013 edition of its list "300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know," which recognizes health care leaders from hospitals and health systems across the country.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 13 - 13

    Gun Restrictions For Mentally Ill The Focus Of Mass. Debate

    Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry, is quoted in an article about recommendations for restricting firearm access for people with a history of mental illness.
    WBUR

  • 12 - 12 - 13

    Evaluating mobile weight loss apps on use of evidence-based behavioral strategies

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, talks about her new study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, whichevaluates mobile weight-loss apps for their use of evidence-based behavioral strategies.
    YottaFire

  • 12 - 12 - 13

    Gun buy-back program to be held on Sandy Hook anniversary

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, is quoted in a story about the success of the 12th annual Goods for Guns program.
    NECN

  • 12 - 10 - 13

    Battling Winter Blues

    Amy B. Wachholtz, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, discusses the difference between the winter blues and seasonal affective disorder, which can be treated with the use of exercise and light therapy.
    WTAG Radio (link unavailable)

  • 12 - 10 - 13

    From Down’s syndrome to basic epigenetics and back again

    Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology, discusses her breakthrough in translating the basic mechanism of X-chromosome inactivation to correct for chromosomal imbalance in Down syndrome cells.
    Epigenomics

  • 12 - 09 - 13

    2013 Power Player

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Eric W. Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, senior associate dean, professor of emergency medicine and president and chief executive officer of UMass Memorial Health Care, are both listed as a Worcester Business Journal’s 2013 Power Player.
    Dr. Michael Collins: Chancellor, UMass Medical School, Worcester
    Dr. Eric Dickson: CEO, UMass Memorial Health Care Inc., Worcester

  • 12 - 09 - 13

    After Newtown, Tackling Mental Health And Gun Violence

    William H. Fisher, PhD, professor of psychiatry, talks with WBUR Radio about gun violence and proposals to include certain mental health records in the federal background check database.
    WBUR

  • 12 - 09 - 13

    Researchers identify central switch by which HDL controls inflammatory response

    Eicke Latz, MD, assistant professor of medicine, explains new research which identifies a central switch by which HDL controls the inflammatory response. The results are presented in the current issue of "Nature Immunology".
    News Medical
    Medical Xpress
    Science Daily

  • 12 - 09 - 13

    The Year in Rheumatology: 2013

    Jonathan Kay, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about 10 important advances in rheumatology in 2013.
    Medscape

  • 12 - 08 - 13

    Biotechnology alive and well in Central Mass.

    An article about the concentration of biotechnology companies in the Worcester area mentions technology licensed by Targeted Cell Therapies LLC from UMMS to treat Gaucher disease. Edward I. Ginns, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry, neurology and pathology, is president of Targeted Cell Therapies. RXi Pharmaceuticals and its anti-scarring treatment, which is a phase 2 clinical trials, is also mentioned in the article. 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.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 08 - 13

    Kids living with smokers have more ear infections

    Joseph R. Difranza, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, talks about the increased risk of surgery for children who suffer from inner ear infections as a result of living with smokers.
    The International News

  • 12 - 08 - 13

    Sturbridge moms form network to boost awareness of deadly food allergies

    Whitney Anne-Elizabeth Dunlap, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted in a story about food allergies.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 08 - 13

    Westboro native, saved by newborn screening 22 years ago, to speak at event marking medical milestone

    Joyce A. Murphy, executive vice chancellor for the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Commonwealth Medicine, is quoted in a story about the 50th anniversary of the newborn screening program.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 06 - 13

    HIV virus returns after cure hope rose

    Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of molecular medicine, pediatrics and medicine, is quoted in today’s Boston Globe story about the return of the HIV virus in two adult patients after being virus-free.
    Boston Globe
    Headline & Global News
    NPR

  • 12 - 06 - 13

    Masimo and Newborn Foundation Jointly Announce Mobile Health Initiative to Reduce Global Newborn Mortality

    Darshak Sanghavi, MD, fellow and managing director at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is quoted in a story about the debut of the BORN Project (Birth Oximetry Routine for Newborns). The first global health initiative to reduce infant mortality through early detection of illness, disease and congenital birth defects using mobile-enabled technology that measures blood-oxygen levels in newborns.
    The Wall Street Journal

  • 12 - 05 - 13

    Craig Mello to visit Mass Academy of Math and Science

    Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, speaks at WPI on December 10th as part of the Nobel Laureates School Visits Series.
    MENAFN.com

  • 12 - 05 - 13

    Health Watch Winter Blahs

    Amy B. Wachholtz, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, discusses the difference between the winter blues and seasonal affective disorder, which can be treated with the use of exercise and light therapy.
    Charter TV3

  • 12 - 05 - 13

    Pittsburgh area warned of home-made 'krokodil' heroin

    Matthew Zuckerman, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, talks about the dangers of krokodil; a homemade, intravenous drug from Russia which is highly addictive.
    The Titusville Herald
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

  • 12 - 05 - 13

    UMass Medical School enrolling participants in National Children's Study pilot program

    UMass Medical School is enrolling expectant mothers from Worcester County in a pilot program in preparation for the much 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.
    EurekAlert
    PhysOrg.com
    IPS Cell Therapy
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 05 - 13

    Use of telehealth network can boost care, study says

    A study published online in the journal CHEST, which was conducted by Craig M. Lilly, MD, professor of medicine, shows that using a virtual ICU, with one specialist doctor and three critical care nurses serving 150 patients can improve survival by 26 percent over a traditional ICU.
    USA Today
    The Wall Street Journal
    Healthcare Informatics
    Fierce HealthIT
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Boston Business Journal
    Great Falls Tribune

  • 12 - 04 - 13

    Has the Worcester Economy Become Too Dependent on Meds + Eds?

    An article about the future of biotechnology and higher education in Worcester references the newly opened Sherman Center as proof of the industry’s long-term viability.
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 12 - 04 - 13

    MassBiologics receives orphan drug status from FDA for hepatitis C treatment

    UMass Medical School’s MassBiologics has received an orphan drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for MBL-HCV1, a monoclonal antibody developed to prevent the recurrence of hepatitis C virus in patients receiving a liver transplant.
    Medical Xpress
    Healio

  • 12 - 03 - 13

    The sound of silence

    Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology, explains her work on Down syndrome at the seventh installment of the Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series at Northeastern University.
    News@Northeastern
    Medical Xpress

  • 12 - 02 - 13

    Falling revenues squeeze state, local hospitals

    An article about a recent state report showing how changes linked to the national health care reform may affect financial results for Central Massachusetts hospitals references UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 12 - 01 - 13

    College Town

    UMMS students Julia Randall, SOM 2016, and Rahela Aziz-Bose, SOM 2016, teach health education to youths in Worcester-area juvenile correctional facilities.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 01 - 13

    Turn in a gun, get a shot for the flu

  • 11 - 30 - 13

    Chance meeting leads to novel preeclampsia treatment

    Melissa J. Moore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair in Cancer Research and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, talks to the Boston Globe about her research to find a treatment for preeclampsia, a medical condition that effects pregnant woman and can cause babies to be born prematurely.
    Boston Globe
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 11 - 30 - 13

    Improve care through outcomes reporting

    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, wrote an op-ed explaining the importance of the Function and Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in Total Joint Replacement or FORCE-TJR for those having undergone joint replacement.
    Modern Healthcare

  • 11 - 29 - 13

    Screenings aim at cardiac health for teen athletes in Central Mass.

    Michael C. Fahey, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, explains how screening student athletes for cardiac abnormalities can save lives. Lisa Chan, a nurse at UMass Memorial participated in a screening event at Sutton High School.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 11 - 26 - 13

    Health Watch Limb Loss

    William Robinson, MD, assistant professor of surgery, was interviewed by the Charter TV3 Health Watch team about how diabetes and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can lead to limb loss.
    Charter TV3

  • 11 - 26 - 13

    Those holiday blues could be a psychiatric disorder

    Amy B. Wachholtz, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, explains symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 11 - 26 - 13

    UMass Med Licenses Anti-Cancer Technology

    UMass Medical School has licensed “anti-gal” technology developed by Uri Galili, PhD, professor of surgery and medicine, to newly formed biopharmaceutical company Agalimmune Ltd. for the purpose of developing innovative immunotherapies for the treatment of solid tumor cancers.
    Worcester Business Journal
    News Medical
    PhysOrg
    PharmaBiz.com
    Fort Mill Times

  • 11 - 26 - 13

    University Of Massachusetts Medical School scientists re-imagine how genomes are assembled

    Job Dekker, PhD, co-director of the Program in Systems Biology, professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, and Noam Kaplan, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow, have developed a new method for piecing together the short DNA reads produced by next-generation sequencing technologies that are the basis for building complete genome sequences.
    Science News
    News Tonight Africa
    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
    French Tribune
    Health Render
    EurekAlert
    Science Codex
    PhysOrg
    Health News Digest

  • 11 - 25 - 13

    Anti-fungal drug 'makes flu worse'

    Abraham Brass, MD, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology & physiological systems, talks about his new study which found evidence that a widely used antifungal medicine increases susceptibility to flu infection in mice and cell cultures.
    International News Network

  • 11 - 24 - 13

    All in the family: CHC residency program 'turning the tide'

    Robert A. Babineau, Jr., MD, assistant professor family medicine and community health, talks about the Fitchburg family medicine residency program at Community Health Connections, which trains 18 family medicine residents each year in partnership with UMass Medical School.
    Sentinel & Enterprise

  • 11 - 21 - 13

    Amphotericin B: Anti-fungal drug 'makes flu worse'

    Abraham Brass, MD, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology & physiological systems, talks to the British Broadcasting Company about his new study which found evidence that a widely used antifungal medicine increases susceptibility to flu infection in mice and cell cultures.
    BBC
    Medical Xpress
    Drug Discovery & Development
    Digital Journal

  • 11 - 21 - 13

    Surprising Weight-Loss Tip: Weigh Yourself Daily

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, talks about how weighing yourself each morning can help you make better food choices throughout the day.
    AARP

  • 11 - 20 - 13

    UMass Memorial cardio-oncology clinic makes vital connections

    The newly created cardio-oncology clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center was established to help cancer patients whose hearts may have been damaged by treatment. The story includes quotes from Alan G. Rosmarin, MD, professor of medicine, and Matthew E. McGuiness, MD, assistant professor of medicine.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 11 - 18 - 13

    Health Watch Physiatry

    Jennifer Anne Baima, MD, assistant professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, talks about how physiatrists can help restore patients’ form to funtion after injury, trauma or surgery, so they can get back to what they were doing before becoming ill.
    Charter TV3

  • 11 - 16 - 13

    Human Treg responses allow sustained recombinant adeno-associated virus-mediated transgene expression

    In a new paper in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education and professor of pediatrics and microbiology & physiological systems, and Christian Mueller, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, and colleagues, have shown persistent gene expression for a period of more than a year in a Phase II gene therapy human trial, providing additional support for gene therapy as a therapeutic tool.
    News Medical

  • 11 - 15 - 13

    Can't Quit Smoking? Blame Your Brain

    A new study by Andrew R. Tapper, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and interim director of the Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, identifies the region of the brain where symptoms of nicotine withdrawal originate.
    Everyday Health
    GoLocalWorcester
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    MedicalXpress
    Examiner.com

  • 11 - 12 - 13

    Adding Pounds, Then New Knees

    New statistics from the UMass Medical School-led national database for knee and hip replacements and patient-reported outcomes (FORCE-TJR) shows obesity is a major factor in the surge of knee replacement surgeries. Patricia Franklin, MD, MPH, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and family medicine & community health, and principal investigator of FORCE-TJR, and David Ayers, MD, the Arthur M. Pappas, MD, Chair in Orthopedics, chair and professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and director of the Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence, are quoted in the story.
    New York Times
    Health Day
    U.S. News and World Report 

  • 11 - 11 - 13

    Does Treating Depression Help With Weight Loss?

    A team of investigators from the University of Massachusetts Medical School show that delivering evidence-based behavioral therapy for depression before a lifestyle weight loss intervention improves both weight loss and depression. Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, was lead author on the study.
    Medscape

  • 11 - 11 - 13

    Imaging May Spot Risky Coronary Plaque Early On

    GSBS student Réka Haraszti, MD, explains the clinical implications of a new study showing the use of noninvasive imaging technique to detect coronary atherosclerotic plaques at high risk for rupture in an accompanying Lancet editorial.
    MedPage Today 

  • 11 - 11 - 13

    Marlboro's success at drawing life sciences companies offers lessons for Worcester

    A column about how Marlboro has attracted biotech and medical device companies to the city references the talent at UMass Medical School as a draw for such companies to Worcester.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 11 - 11 - 13

    Worcester Doctor Not A Typical Veteran

    Mark D. Price, MD, PhD, assistant professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and Bronze Star recipient, spoke at a special Veterans Day program in Worcester where he recounted his seven months of leading a mobile surgical unit in Afghanistan.
    WBZ-TV Boston

  • 11 - 10 - 13

    Flu clinics get a dose of competition

    A story about how municipalities are reimbursed for flu clinic efforts credits Commonwealth Medicine and its Center for Health Care Financing for arranging the reimbursement system.
    Boston Globe

  • 11 - 10 - 13

    Germs may replace steel in Worcester factories

    An article about the life sciences industry in Worcester references UMass Medical School as a compelling attraction for biopharmaceutical manufacturing companies and start-ups.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette 

  • 11 - 10 - 13

    Hope Seen In Chromosome Therapy For Down Syndrome

    Scientists at UMass Medical School are the first to establish that a naturally occurring X chromosome “off switch” can be rerouted to neutralize the extra chromosome responsible for trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by cognitive impairment. Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology, explains.
    Forbes

  • 11 - 09 - 13

    Report: 491 New Medicine Trials Conducted in Worcester Since 1999

    Since 1999, 491 new medicine trials have been conducted in Worcester, many of them at UMass Medical School.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 11 - 07 - 13

    A booster shot for education

    In an op-ed, University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret highlights accomplishments of faculty and students at UMass Medical School. In the article, he references Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD; Mark Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for Mass Biologics, Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of molecular medicine, pediatrics and medicine; Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology; and Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, and the Cecil B. Day Neuromuscular Research, for their contributions.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 11 - 07 - 13

    Researchers answer century old question about 3D structure of mitotic chromosomes

    A new study by Job Dekker, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, provides evidence for a general principle of condensed, mitotic chromosome organization and structure that is highly adaptable and common to all cells.
    PhysOrg
    Science Blog
    Technology.org
    Science

  • 11 - 06 - 13

    Rural scholars outline strategies for aging Vineyard

    According to an assessment by a team of students from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Martha’s Vineyard needs to overhaul and expand its senior health care system quickly to respond to unprecedented growth in its senior population. UMMS students Gosha Smas, GSN; Arianne (Cuff) Baker, SOM 2016; Kelli Paice SOM 2016; Ismael Rivera, SOM 2016; and Caroline Royer, SOM 2016; were pictured in the article. 
    Vineyard Gazette

  • 11 - 06 - 13

    This is a triumph of basic science with huge implications. CRISPR technique breaks the mould

    Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, wrote an op-ed about the new use in human cells of CRISPR, a prokaryotic immune system component which has been shown to precisely and efficiently alter the genome of human cells.
    The Independent
    Fox News
    Asia News International
    The Times Science

  • 11 - 05 - 13

    Researchers recommend wellness programs for increased number of young TJR patients with obesity

    Rising rates of obesity among younger Americans are causing an increase in knee replacement surgeries according to new data from a national research program led by UMass Medical School on knee and hip replacements and patient-reported outcomes. 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, are quoted in the story.
    Healio.com
    Spire Health Care

  • 11 - 05 - 13

    Should Young Murder Suspects Be Tried As Adults?

    Thomas Grisso, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Law-Psychiatry Program at UMMS, explained how the brain develops in adolescents for a WBUR report examining the Massachusetts law requiring anyone age 14 and above charged with murder to be tried in an adult court.
    WBUR

  • 11 - 04 - 13

    Coming Back from the Dead

    Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, talks to CNN about the drug Naloxone, which is being used to counter the effects of opiate overdose.
    CNN

  • 11 - 04 - 13

    Library branches straight to the kids

    Under Worcester's new One City, One Library initiative, branches of the public library are setting up in selected elementary schools. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is providing support and funding for the One City, One Library program.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 11 - 04 - 13

    Veterans Day parade, breakfast Nov. 11

    Mark D. Price, MD, PhD, assistant professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and Bronze Star Navy recipient is scheduled to be guest speaker at a special Veteran’s Day program.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 11 - 03 - 13

    Struck by dementia at 37... but hope lies in science

    Research by Fen-Biao Gao, PhD, professor of neurology, provides new clues to the cause of dementia.
    Yorkshire Post

  • 11 - 03 - 13

    Telemonitoring: Limited Help in ICU?

    Craig M. Lilly, MD, professor of medicine, calls into question results of a recent single-center study which found that eICU monitoring didn't shorten patient stays or reduce risks.
    Medpage Today

  • 10 - 30 - 13

    Doctor offers some advice on maximizing physician visits

    George Abraham, MD, MPH, clinical associate professor of medicine, offers advice to listeners at the Senior Spectacular health fair on how to make the most of doctor visits.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 28 - 13

    Central Mass. Firms Feel Sting Of Federal Budget Cuts

    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, is quoted in an article about the effects of federal spending cuts related to sequestration.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 10 - 28 - 13

    Rural Scholars Raise Issue of Aging Vineyard Population

    Students from the University of Massachusetts Medical School are working with on a project funded by grants from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and the Mass in Motion programs to provide a more aging-friendly environment for the elderly population on Martha’s Vineyard.
    Vineyard Gazette

  • 10 - 28 - 13

    Scientist talks about long road for research into potential Down syndrome treatment

    Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology, talks to reporters at the American Society of Human Genetics about how her discovery of a way to switch off the extra chromosome linked to Down syndrome in human cells is yielding new insights into the disease.
    Boston Globe
    Boston.com
    Bio-IT World

  • 10 - 26 - 13

    Child ‘cured’ of HIV still virus free, doctors say

    A 3-year-old Mississippi child born with HIV and treated with a combination of antiviral drugs shortly after birth remains free of active infection 18 months after all treatment ceased, according to an updated case report in The New England Journal of Medicine. Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of molecular medicine, pediatrics and medicine, is senior author on the report.
    Science Recorder
    WBUR
    ABC News
    CBS News
    CNN
    Medical News Today
    Health 24
    Red Orbit
    NBC News
    WBUR
    Fox News
    NPR
    Washington Times
    LA Times
    UPI.com
    WebMD
    Science Daily
    Philly.com

  • 10 - 26 - 13

    Coexisting pain tied to worse knee replacement outcomes

    David Ayers, MD, the Arthur M. Pappas, MD, Chair in Orthopedics and chair and professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, is quoted in an article about the effects of total knee replacement on post-operative physical function.
    Medical Xpress

  • 10 - 25 - 13

    Symposium discusses tobacco ban on college campuses

    A symposium on banning tobacco products on college and university campuses in Massachusetts was held at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In the article, Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, talks about how UMMS became tobacco free back in 2008.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 24 - 13

    EUREKA grant to fund development of new 'optogenetic' technique for mapping neural networks at UMMS

    Gang Han, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, has received a $1.3 million EUREKA (Exceptional Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration) grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop light activated nanoparticles that can be used to image live brain tissue.
    Phys.org
    News Medical

  • 10 - 24 - 13

    UMass Med To Help Mich. Control Medicaid Costs

    The State of Michigan has awarded UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Care Financing (CHCF) a three-year, $3 million contract to assist with cost control of Michigan’s Medicaid program by helping the state maximize access to federal Medicare benefits for eligible residents.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 10 - 23 - 13

    Red Sox beards inspire UMass Memorial Medical Center to raise money for cleft palate database

    Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, M.D., postdoctoral research fellow; Joseph Charpentier, DO, gastroenterology fellow; Oksana Babchenko, School of Medicine class of 2015;, Jeff Hughes, physician’s assistant;., Janice Lalikos, M.D., associate professor of surgery and pediatrics; Cornelius Tyrrell, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics; Mark Albert, M.D., plastic surgery resident; Craig Rowin, MD, plastic surgery resident; and Jim McGowan, surgical technician are participants in UMass Memorial Medical Center’s "Grow a Beard, Get a Smile," campaign to raise money for a cleft palate database. Dr. Lalikos was quoted in the article.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 21 - 13

    When the ‘baby blues’ are something more

    In an article about postpartum depression, Nicole Caligiuri, a clinical trial patient enrolled in a study for postpartum depression at UMass Medical School, talks about her struggles with the condition.
    Boston Globe

  • 10 - 20 - 13

    Conference on health care costs

    A conference on price and information transparency in health care will be held at UMass Medical School on October 22nd.Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, will be among the opening speakers.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 20 - 13

    UMass Medical School scientists find new approach in brain function studies

    Research by Joel Richter, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, showed that correcting one genetic mutation with another resulted in normal brain function in mice with Fragile X Syndrome.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Medical Xpress
    R&D

  • 10 - 18 - 13

    Obesity rate decreases for Mass. Children

    According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health the percentage of overweight or obese students dropped 3.7 percentage points, to 30.6 percent. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School participated in the study.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Boston Globe

  • 10 - 17 - 13

    From darkness to light: Dance lifts young woman from depression

    Barry N. Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is quoted in an article about mental health issues among children and adolescents.
    Worcester Magazine

  • 10 - 17 - 13

    Health Watch In-Depth Breast Cancer

    The first episode of “Health Watch In Depth” focuses on the risk, diagnosis, treatment and survival rates of breast cancer. Panelists include: Jilliane Sotelo, MS, LCGC, genetic counselor at UMass Memorial Medical Center; Gopal Vijayaraghavan, MD, assistant professor of radiology; Kathryn Edmiston, MD, associate professor of Medicine; Ashling O’Connor, MD, assistant professor of Surgery; Moni Janaki, MD, clinical associate professor of radiation oncology; and Rebecca Soulliere, patient and breast cancer survivor.
    Worcester News Tonight

  • 10 - 17 - 13

    Mindfulness over matters

    Jon Kabat-Zinn, professor emeritus of medicine and founder of the Center for Mindfulness at UMMS, addressed the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) about the effectiveness of mindfulness training in countering the pressures and effects of anxiety, stress, chronic pain, and illness on the body, mind, and brain.
    Harvard Gazette

  • 10 - 17 - 13

    Weight Watchers Tech Combo Beats Self-help for Weight Loss

    An article about the success rate of the Weight Watcher’s program includes comments from Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, about how counseling and face-to-face meetings were the most important predictors of a successful outcome.
    Medscape

  • 10 - 15 - 13

    Docs say sex after 60 enhances life, despite the obstacles

    UMMS scientists have shown that diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) may be susceptible to treatment by re-activating the normal aging program in tumor cells so they can no longer divide. Hong Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of cell & developmental biology, was the senior author on the study.
    WFCR, New England Public Radio
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    New England Public Radio
    Science Codex
    Drug Discovery & Development
    Medical Xpress
    Springfield Republican
    Bio-IT World

  • 10 - 15 - 13

    First responders still in grip of Marathon’s horror

    Christina H. Hernon, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, is interviewed for a story about how Marathon bombings victims and first responders are coping with the effects of the event after six months.
    Boston Globe

  • 10 - 15 - 13

    Promising Cancer Research from UMass Medical School

  • 10 - 13 - 13

    Harr Challenge raises $53,747 for cancer walk

    Harr Motor Group raised $53,747 in support of the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk. The money raised goes directly to research and patient care at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence to improve treatment and work towards a cure.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 13 - 13

    Picking a career path

    The Oct. 13 Boston Globe Magazine features a photo essay on nine, fourth-year medical students from UMass Medical School. In the introduction to the photo essay Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, addresses the virtues of primary care and what makes UMMS different from other medical schools. Featured students include Nicholas Avgerinos, Odette Taha, Paula Hercule, Daniel Wemple, Andrea Posa, Courtney Sullivan, Kathleen Goble, Dimas Espinola and Soana Laguerre.
    Boston Globe

  • 10 - 11 - 13

    UMass Medical School ranks high in study of policies on conflict of interest

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School ranked highly in a study of medical schools' policies regarding conflicts of interest.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 10 - 13

    A focus on coordinated care

    An op-ed by Patrick Hughes, president and CEO of Fallon Community Health Plan, references a study by UMass Medical School which found that patients are satisfied with Senior Care Options, an insurance program that provides all-inclusive care to seniors who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 10 - 13

    How the Aging Population Is Changing the Healthcare System

    An article about the effects the aging population has on the healthcare system includes comments from Sarah McGee, MD, MPH, clinical associate professor of medicine.
    Everyday Health

  • 10 - 10 - 13

    UMass Medical School Clinical Services Director Sworn in as President of the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association

    James Gagnon, PharmD, director of Clinical Services for UMass Medical School Clinical Pharmacy Services, has been named president of the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association (MPhA).
    Enhanced Online News
    Wakefield Patch

  • 10 - 10 - 13

    Weight Loss Apps Lack Key Ingredients for Success

    A new study by Sherry Pagoto, PhD, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine which evaluates mobile weight-loss apps for their use of evidence-based behavioral strategies.
    Newswise
    News Medical
    NBC News
    Huffington Post
    ABC Chicago
    Examiner.com
    Live Science
    Fox News
    Science Daily
    Medical Xpress
    NECN
    Huffington Post UK
    Health 24
    Herald Scotland
    Daily Mail
    CBC News
    Science Codex

  • 10 - 09 - 13

    Awakening genes that suppress tumors

    A study by Michael R. Green, MD, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, identifies a new pathway of tumor suppressor genes which could have implications for treatment of certain cancers. The study appears online in the journal Genes and Development.
    Health Canal

  • 10 - 09 - 13

    Multivitamins with Minerals May Protect Older Women With Invasive Breast Cancer

    A recent study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, found that the risk of postmenopausal women dying from invasive breast cancer was 30 percent lower among multivitamin/mineral users compared with non-users. Researches at UMass Medical School collaborated on the study.
    The Sacramento Bee

  • 10 - 09 - 13

    No fad: Attitude keeps pounds away

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about her call for an end to the “diet debates,” a commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
    Herald Tribune

  • 10 - 09 - 13

    Russia's Terrifying Form Of 'Homemade Heroin' Seems To Be Spreading Across The US

    Matthew Zuckerman, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, talks about the dangers of krokodil; a homemade, intravenous drug from Russia which is highly addictive.
    Business Insider
    The Washington Post
    Lehigh Valley Live.com

  • 10 - 09 - 13

    University of Massachusetts Medical School Albert Sherman Center Wins Fourth Award

    The Albert Sherman Center wins the Engineering News-Record New England’s 2013 “Best Projects” award.
    Boston Citybiz

  • 10 - 07 - 13

    Budnik gets EUREKA grant to study communication between nucleus and cytoplasm

    UMass Medical School Professor and Vice Chair of Neurobiology Vivian Budnik, PhD, has received a $1.3 million EUREKA grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to explore nuclear envelope budding, a mechanism that may lead to a new understanding of various tissue dystrophies and aging disorders.
    Phys.org
    News Medical

  • 10 - 07 - 13

    Deans of Massachusetts’ Medical Schools Inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

    Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medicine and professor of pediatrics and microbiology & physiological systems, was recently inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
    Newswise

  • 10 - 07 - 13

    Doctors question high drug prices for rare diseases

    Brian P. O’Sullivan, a professor of pediatrics, voices concern in the latest issue of JAMA about the unsustainable pricing model pharmaceutical companies are using to develop and market personalized therapeutics and drugs targeting rare diseases.
    Boston Globe
    Boston.com

  • 10 - 07 - 13

    Early RA: Fish Oil Reduces Risk for Triple-DMARD Failure

    Jonathan Kay, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in an article on a study about the benefits of fish oil in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. The study was published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
    Medscape.com

  • 10 - 07 - 13

    Victor Ambros of University of Massachusetts Medical School wins 2013 Keio Medical Science Prize

    Victor Ambros of University of Massachusetts Medical School wins 2013 Keio Medical Science Prize

  • 10 - 06 - 13

    Westborough's Congregation B'nai Shalom to discuss gun violence

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, will be part of a panel discussing gun violence in Westborough on October 13.
    Wicked Local Westborough

  • 10 - 02 - 13

    No Verdict on Behavioral Strategies to Prevent Kids' Drug Use

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, talks about the need for more research in ways to treat illicit drug use in children and adolescents younger than 18 years.
    Medscape

  • 10 - 01 - 13

    Mass. health care costs grow more slowly

    An article about Massachusetts health care costs includes quotes from Eric W. Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, senior associate dean, professor of emergency medicine and president and chief executive officer of UMass Memorial Health Care.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 30 - 13

    For Nobel laureates, prize is heady, but life goes on

    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 experience winning the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
    Boston Globe

  • 09 - 30 - 13

    Health Watch – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Kathryn L. Edmiston, MD, talks about breast health and cancer risks.
    Charter TV3

  • 09 - 30 - 13

    Should Kratom Use Be Legal?

    Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, talks about the herb drug kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), a native of Southeast, a potential opiate substitute that can also be used to relieve pain and improve mood.
    Scientific American

  • 09 - 30 - 13

    Vaccine Refusal Tied to Pertussis Outbreak

    Robert W. Finberg, MD, chair and professor of medicine, explains the importance of herd immunity and being vaccinated for pertussis.
    Medpage Today

  • 09 - 29 - 13

    Affordable Care Act brings changes to Massachusetts

    Affordable Care Act brings changes to Massachusetts

  • 09 - 28 - 13

    Coolidge Corner Theatre hosts a meeting of minds

    Daron C. Massey, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, will join a panel of experts discussing whether it’s possible to use meditation to rewire the brain following a screening of a documentary called “Free the Mind” at Coolidge Corner Theatre on October 10.
    Boston Globe

  • 09 - 27 - 13

    Potential Cancer-Fighting Drug Could Also Thwart Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea

    Sanjay Ram, MD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about a potential new treatment for gonorrhea.
    Huffington Post
    Scientific American

  • 09 - 27 - 13

    Unraveling Secrets Of The Mechanism That Snips Our Genes

    New work by Melissa J. Moore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair in Cancer Research and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, and Jeff Gelles, professor at Brandeis University, explains how the molecular machine known as the spliceosome begins the process of rearranging gene sequences.
    Red Orbit
    Phys.org
    Science Codex

  • 09 - 27 - 13

    Ventilation Upgrades Slated For UMass Med Building

    UMass Medical School makes energy efficiency improvements to air-handling systems in the Lazare Research Building.
    Worcester Business Journal
    Green Technology News
    Heraldonline.com

  • 09 - 26 - 13

    In Sutton, higher ed boss praises public colleges

    Commissioner of Higher Education Richard M. Freeland recognized UMMS at a recent Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce breakfast.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 26 - 13

    Newfound biological clocks set by the moon

    Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology, is quoted in an article about the effect the moon’s light and gravitational pull has on marine organisms.
    Science News

  • 09 - 26 - 13

    The Healthiest Counties in Massachusetts

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, talks to GoLocalWorcester about factors leading to Worcester County’s low score in the 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Counties Rankings.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 09 - 25 - 13

    Device gives Worcester man second chance

    An article about how a tiny heart pump the size of a pencil tip saved UMass Memorial Medical Center patient Dan Wolpert's life includes comments from Daniel Z. Fisher, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and director of interventional cardiology.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 25 - 13

    Nobel prize prediction season kicks off

    An article about Massachusetts contenders for the 2013 Nobel prize awards references Victor R. Ambros, PhD, the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and professor of molecular medicine. As part of the story, 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 experience winning the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
    Boston.com

  • 09 - 25 - 13

    One QIGONG at a Time

    A study led by David A. Smelson, PSYD, professor of psychiatry, suggests that addicts may find help with an ancient Chinese healing practice, qigong.
    Experience Life

  • 09 - 24 - 13

    100 Ways To Live To 100

    An article in the Huffington Post references the recent study by Allison Rosen, MD, associate professor of quantitative health sciences; Susan Stewart, researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research; and David Cutler, professor of economics at Harvard University; which measured how the quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE) of all Americans has changed over time. The study’s findings are described in a paper published September 12th in the American Journal of Public Health.
    Huffington Post

  • 09 - 24 - 13

    A Call for Regulations on e-cigarettes (begins at marker 4:21)

    Greg Seward, director of the Tobacco Free Initiative, talks to Worcester New Tonight about potential health concerns related to electronic cigarettes.
    Worcester News Tonight

  • 09 - 22 - 13

    Ex-hockey player starts new life as nurse

    Hockey player and brain tumor survivor, James Ennis, Graduate Entry Pathway (GEP) Class of 2015, turns to nursing to give back.
    Boston Globe

  • 09 - 22 - 13

    Local power plants energy efficient and environmentally friendly -- up to a point

    A look at the energy efficiency initiatives of area power plants includes comments from Melissa L. Lucas, sustainability and energy manager, and Joseph P. Collins, director of energy resources, about UMass Medical School’s sustainability efforts.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 19 - 13

    Health Watch Peripheral Artery Disease

    Louis M. Messina, MD, professor of surgery, discusses peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a cause of artery blockage.
    Charter TV3

  • 09 - 19 - 13

    Study: Despite Longer Lives, Anxiety Persists

    Allison Rosen, MD, associate professor of quantitative health sciences, discusses her recent study which, for the first time, measures how the quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE) of all Americans has changed over time.
    The Harvard Crimson

  • 09 - 18 - 13

    State delivers $4.3 million in health care grants

    UMass Memorial Medical Center will receive more than $2 million in state grants to make health care delivery more efficient.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 17 - 13

    Could oxytocin be useful in treating psychiatric disorders?

    David Micah Cochran, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is quoted in an article about the role oxytocin could potentially play in treating psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
    Bio-Medicine
    News Medical
    Science Codex
    Examiner.com

  • 09 - 17 - 13

    New Understanding of Racial Disparities and Diabetes

    New research published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology by Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, MPH, concludes that the way to reduce high diabetes-related death rates among all postmenopausal women—including black and Hispanic women—is through prevention of diabetes.
    US News & World Report
    Newsday
    Everyday Health
    Medpage Today
    Drugs.com
    Science Daily
    Science Codex
    Medical Xpress

  • 09 - 17 - 13

    Nurses start push for ballot measure on staffing

    Lynne P. Starbard, a maternity nurse at UMass Memorial Medical Center, is quoted in an article about the campaign to mandate nurse staffing levels.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    NECN

  • 09 - 16 - 13

    A Robot for Grandma, Minus the Stigma

    A Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) research team has received a five-year, $125,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project that seeks to provide personal assistant robots to elderly people suffering with age-related disabilities. Faculty with WPI will work with the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Integrated Primary Care for the project.
    WPI News

  • 09 - 16 - 13

    Altruistic behavior indicates good mental health

    A recent study at the University of Massachusetts Medical School reveals that those who help others have good mental health.
    Tele-management

  • 09 - 16 - 13

    Americans are living better, longer

    Synthesizing data from multiple government-sponsored health surveys conducted over the last 21 years, Allison Rosen, MD, associate professor of quantitative health sciences; Susan Stewart, researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research; and David Cutler, professor of economics at Harvard University; were able for the first time to measure how the quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE) of all Americans has changed over time. The study’s findings are described in a paper published September 12th in the American Journal of Public Health.
    Medical News Today
    Red Orbit
    Newsroom America
    Medical Xpress
    Worcester News Tonight
    Boston Globe
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Science Codex
    Nature World News
    News Medical

  • 09 - 15 - 13

    Cancer care moves to smaller communities

    A look at the proliferation of cancer treatment facilities in suburban hospitals includes comments from Giles Whalen, MD, professor of surgery and the interim director of the Cancer Center of Excellence; Candra Szymanski, the interim president and chief executive of Marlboro Hospital; and Bruce A. Bornstein, MD, MBA, oncologist and clinical associate professor.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Healthcare Design Magazine

  • 09 - 15 - 13

    Hospitals pay price for 'excessive' readmissions under Obamacare

    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 potential problems hospitals and patients will face because of penalties imposed by the federal Medicare program on hospitals that excessively readmit patients.
    Eagle-Tribune

  • 09 - 13 - 13

    Regular Colonoscopy Screenings Effective at Preventing Colorectal Cancers

    Jennifer S. Davids, MD, assistant professor of surgery, is quoted in an article about preventing colorectal cancer.
    Everyday Health
    Everyday Health

  • 09 - 12 - 13

    5th annual prostate cancer awareness day in Mass.

    Jennifer K. Yates, MD, assistant professor of urology, talks to NECN about the importance of screening for prostate cancer.
    NECN

  • 09 - 12 - 13

    A prescription for smiles at UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Patients at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center enjoy a visit from the clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 12 - 13

    Health Watch Diverticulitis

    Jennifer S. Davids, MD, assistant professor of surgery, discusses prevention, symptoms and treatment of diverticulitis.
    Charter TV3

  • 09 - 11 - 13

    Cancer center unveiled at Marlboro Hospital

    UMass Memorial Health Care unveiled a new cancer center at Marlboro Hospital.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 11 - 13

    UMass improvement projects considered

    A subcommittee of the University of Massachusetts trustees has approved a $3.8 billion construction and renovation plan for five campuses over the next five years, including a newly added $15.5 million project to upgrade labs and research facilities at the UMass Medical School in Worcester.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Boston Business Journal

  • 09 - 09 - 13

    Worcester can learn from how Cambridge became the world's BioPharma leader

    An op-ed about how Worcester can become a center for biomedical industry references UMass Medical School.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 06 - 13

    Molly, a party drug that can kill, has authorities on alert

    Richard J. Church, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, has a simple warning for young party-goers who may think the club drug “Molly,” an allegedly pure form of Ecstasy, is safe.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Worcester News Tonight

  • 09 - 06 - 13

    University of Massachusetts Medical School will receive a $250,000 grant Friday for pediatric cancer research

    Michelle A. Kelliher, PhD, professor of cancer biology, received a $250,000 grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels, a charity organization of the auto maker Hyundai, to develop of targeted therapies for children with refractory T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 09 - 05 - 13

    Business briefs: UMass tops goals

    The University of Massachusetts topped its fundraising goal last fiscal year by raising $103.7 million, 12 percent more than the $92.9 million raised in the previous year.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 05 - 13

    Fad Diets Will Seem Even Crazier After You See This

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about her call for an end to the “diet debates,” a commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
    Health News Florida
    KUHF Houston Public Radio

  • 09 - 05 - 13

    Physician Focus: The Physician-Patient Relationship

    Dennis M. Dimitri, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health, writes about the importance of the physician-patient relationship.
    Community Advocate
    The Reminder

  • 09 - 04 - 13

    Listening in the Moment

    An article about the recent emergence of digital health technology for consumers makes reference to work being done by UMass Medical School for Project HealthDesign to devise an electronic diary for people with chronic pain linked to common conditions like spine disorders, arthritis, neuropathy, and headaches.
    Interactions

  • 09 - 04 - 13

    Scientists may be able to neutralize extra Down syndrome chromosome, but discovery creates a quandry for some

    An article about the ethical implications a potential treatment for Down syndrome may have for effected families references the recent discovery by Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology, that the extra chromosome linked to Down syndrome could potentially be “switched off.”
    MidCity News

  • 09 - 03 - 13

    An Alternative to Pesky Adult Pant Liners

    A study by Catherine E. DuBeau, MD, professor of medicine, looks at the safety and efficacy of treating urgent urinary incontinence in elderly patients with fesoterodine.
    Daily RX

  • 09 - 03 - 13

    ESC: Bleeding Risk Spikes With Prasugrel Before Cath

    John F. Keaney, MD, professor of medicine, talks about pretreatment strategies for patients with non-ST-segment elevation MI.
    MedPage Today

  • 09 - 03 - 13

    Smart, safe storage and organization for back to school

    In an article about student safety, Safdar Medina, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, talks about the importance of proper backpack weight for children.
    Leesville Daily Leader
    Taunton Daily Gazette
    The Milford Daily News

  • 09 - 02 - 13

    New Medical Center CEO Takes On Challenges Of Cost Controls

    Patrick Muldoon, president and CEO of Central New England HealthAlliance Hospital, talks to the Worcester Business Journal about his appointment as president of UMass Memorial Medical Center. Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, is quoted in the article.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 09 - 01 - 13

    At Café Woo, scientists strive to demystify their work

    University of Massachusetts Medical School Post-Doctoral Scholar Ana Maldonado, PhD and GSBS student Kelly Hallstrom, founders of Science Café Woo, talked to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette about the informal group that meets on the third Monday of each month at NU Café on Chandler Street in Worcester to discuss science. Allan Jacobson, PhD, the Gerald L. Haidak, MD, and Zelda S. Haidak Professor of Cell Biology and chair and professor of microbiology & physiological systems, is also quoted in the story.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 01 - 13

    Endowed chair established at UMass Medical Schoolr Telegram & Gazette

    Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, professor of medicine and cell & developmental biology, was named the Myles J. McDonough Chair in Rheumatology.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 01 - 13

    Public colleges in Mass. go global

    An article about a growing trend for public colleges filling their ranks with out-of-state students mentions the 143 international students in the GSBS program at UMass Medical School.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 31 - 13

    Study finds controversial court-ordered mental health programs can reduce treatment costs

    Jeffrey L. Geller, MD, MPH, professor of psychiatry, is quoted in a story about how state-run programs that compel people with serious mental illness to get treatment may help reduce health care costs.
    MidCity News
    Chicago Tribune

  • 08 - 27 - 13

    Experts Weigh in on Restaurant Inspections and Foodborne Illness

    Jennifer S. Daly, MD, professor of medicine, talks about foodborne illness in an article about restaurant food inspections.
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 08 - 26 - 13

    Career Planning Tool Wins AAMC Award

    myIDP has won an award from the Association of American Medical Colleges for its innovative and increasingly vital outreach to doctoral and postdoctoral scientists and engineers. Cynthia Nichole Fuhrmann-Kelch, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, helped to create the online career-planning tool.
    American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • 08 - 26 - 13

    Permanently changing eating and exercise habits

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is calling for an end to the “diet debates” in a new commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
    Boston Globe
    ABC News
    Boston Globe
    NPR's Here and Now
    New York Daily News
    Fox News
    WABC TV New York
    ABC News Radio
    AARP
    Huffington Post
    WBUR CommonHealth
    Medpage Today
    ABC Health News
    Livescience.com
    WTMA 1250
    The Journal of the American Medical Association

  • 08 - 24 - 13

    A wide divide across New England on health overhaul

    Jay S. Himmelstein, MD, MPH, professor of family medicine & community health and medicine, is quoted in an article about how options for healthcare will differ within the New England states.
    Boston Globe

  • 08 - 24 - 13

    Lyme Disease: small tick leaves large footprint

    In an article about the growing number of Lyme disease cases, Jennifer S. Daly, MD, professor of medicine, talks about revised treatment guidelines from the Infectious Disease Society of America.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 20 - 13

    Philbin named VP at UMass Memorial Health Care

    Christopher Philbin has been named vice president of government relations at of UMass Memorial Health Care.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 20 - 13

    Research targets preventing postpartum depression in new moms

    WCVB-TV featured new mother Nicole Caligiuri and UMass Medical School psychiatrist Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, in a story about post-partum depression and the National Institutes of Health-funded study Dr. Deligiannidis is conducting to find out why women might be susceptible to the disorder.
    WCVB Channel 5

  • 08 - 20 - 13

    Unemployment Restricts Access To Kidney Transplants

    UMMS took part in collaborative research which found that patients in end-stage kidney failure in need of a kidney transplant are much less likely to be placed on a waiting list for a new kidney or to actually receive a new kidney once on the list if they are unemployed or work part time.
    Red Orbit
    HealthCanal

  • 08 - 20 - 13

    Worcester’s UMass Medical Researchers Get Grant for ALS Research

    Fen-Biao Gao, PhD, professor of neurology, Lawrence Hayward, MD, PhD, professor of neurology, John Landers, PhD, associate professor of neurology, and Zuoshang Xu, MD, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, have been granted a portion of $4.3 million of new research funding from the national ALS Association.
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 08 - 19 - 13

    Lipitor Lawsuit Motion to Consolidate Denied

    An article about a recent ruling in a Lipitor lawsuit references research by Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, which found that women who take Lipitor are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
    PRWeb

  • 08 - 19 - 13

    Mobile Lab Brings Research Studies to Schools

    A new federal grant from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development allows the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center can take their research on the road in a new mobile laboratory.
    Autism Daily News

  • 08 - 19 - 13

    New models advance the study of deadly human prion diseases

    A team of investigators at several institutions, including the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, the Howard Hughes Institute, MIT, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, have developed novel mouse models for two fatal human prion protein (PrP) diseases, fatal familial insomnia (FFI) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
    Health Canal
    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

  • 08 - 19 - 13

    Swallowable imaging capsule keeps improving but still not routine: Here’s why

    David R. Cave, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, explains how imaging capsules are used to capture pictures of the intestines and colon without the need to sedate the patient.
    Boston Globe
    Boston.com

  • 08 - 19 - 13

    The Dangers of Lyme Disease in New England

    Mark Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for Mass Biologics at UMass Medical School, is interviewed for an article about Lyme disease in New England.
    Boston Magazine

  • 08 - 18 - 13

    Fairlawn Rehab names new director

    Marshall Katzen, MD, clinical assistant professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, named director of orthopedic rehabilitation at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 18 - 13

    Latin American Festival attracts crowd

    UMass Memorial Health Care took part in the Latin American Festival on Saturday by inflating a replica of a human colon to raise awareness about colonoscopies.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 18 - 13

    Massachusetts hospitals to lose billions

    An article about the potential loss in funding due to penalties imposed by the federal Medicare program includes comments from Robert A. Klugman, MD, chief quality officer and senior vice president at UMass Memorial Medical Center and associate professor of medicine.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 18 - 13

    New Compound Prevents First Steps of Fungal Infection

    Paul D. Kaufman, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, helps lead a team of researchers at WPI and UMass Medical School to discover a chemical compound that prevents fungal cells from adhering to surfaces, typically the first step of the infection process by C. albicans.
    Scope
    GoLocalWorcester
    Health Canal
    Science Codex
    Orthopedic Design & Technology

  • 08 - 15 - 13

    Health Watch Skin Care

    Jeffrey D. Mailhot, MD, assistant professor of medicine, explains how much sunscreen is enough, what SPF really means, and the importance of protecting your skin as summer winds down.
    Charter TV3

  • 08 - 15 - 13

    Study: Despite Risk, OB’s Urge Ovary Removal With Hysterectomy

    Machelle M. Seibel, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics & gynecology, comments on a recent study which shows that contrary to recommendations from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist one-third of gynecologists are still recommending the removing of healthy ovaries from women undergoing hysterectomies prior to menopause.
    WBUR CommonHealth

  • 08 - 14 - 13

    2 HCV Drugs Work Well Without Interferon

    Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, comments on results of a study which uses two investigational drugs, faldaprevir and deleobuvir to treat patients with hepatitis C without the use of pegylated interferon.
    MedPage Today

  • 08 - 11 - 13

    Could it be a 'cure'? Breakthrough prompts Down syndrome soul-searching

    Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology, is quoted in an article about ethical questions raised by her recent discovery that the extra chromosome linked to Down syndrome could potentially be “switched off.”
    NBC News
    Deseret News
    Center for Genetics and Society
    WRCB

  • 08 - 10 - 13

    Med students show respect, almost reverence, for donated cadavers

    Dianne Person, associate director of the anatomical gift program, is quoted in an article about people who make the decision to donate their bodies to science.
    The Gainesville Sun
    Ocala StarBanner

  • 08 - 09 - 13

    How Much Do You Know About Kids' Health?

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, identifies common kids’ health facts parents should know.
    Parents.com

  • 08 - 08 - 13

    First images of DNA mix-ups linked to cancer

    In an article about severed DNA strands and what can go wrong when they repair and reconnect includes comments from Job Dekker, PhD, co-director of the Program in Systems Biology and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology.
    New Scientist

  • 08 - 08 - 13

    Health Watch: Kidney Stones

    Jennifer K. Yates, MD, assistant professor of urology, discusses kidney stone risk factors, prevention and potential treatments.
    Charter TV3

  • 08 - 08 - 13

    Worcester County Obesity Levels Going Up

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, talks to GoLocalWorcester about recent results which show that obesity levels for Worcester County women are increasing despite the fact that they’re living longer and exercising more.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 08 - 07 - 13

    130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know

    Eric W. Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, senior associate dean, professor of emergency medicine and president and chief executive officer of UMass Memorial Health Care, is listed in Becker’s Hospital Review’s "130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know."
    Becker’s Hospital Review

  • 08 - 07 - 13

    Doctor criticizes George W. Bush use of stent

    John F. Keaney, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about former President George W. Bush’s decision to have a stent implanted after discovering a blockage in his heart artery.
    Boston Herald

  • 08 - 07 - 13

    Tinea versicolor looks more like pasta primavera

    An article about recent labeling changes for oral ketoconazole, used for invasive fungal infections, includes quotes from Nikki A. Levin, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine.
    Skin & Allergy News

  • 08 - 06 - 13

    UMass Memorial Hires Key McGovern Aide

    UMass Memorial Health Care Inc. has hired Christopher R. Philbin, a longtime aide of U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Worcester, as vice president of government relations.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 08 - 05 - 13

    Addicted to Sugar?

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about sugar addiction.
    Athens News

  • 08 - 05 - 13

    Drugs in athletics 'cheating' system

    Lee A. Mancini, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, is quoted in a story about the illegal use of anabolic steroids by professional athletes.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 05 - 13

    Kidney transplant survivor Jameson Laliberte, 9, shows his toughness

    Jameson P. Laliberte, 9, of Gardner, underwent the first pediatric kidney transplant to be performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD, professor of surgery, was quoted in the story.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 05 - 13

    Parent to Parent by Mary Kiely: Does Down syndrome need a cure?

    An op-ed by Mary Kiely explores the ethical questions raised by the recent discovery by Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology, that the extra chromosome linked to Down syndrome could potentially be “switched off.”
    Gazettenet.com

  • 08 - 05 - 13

    Pharmacists Feeling Pain Over AMA Resolution

    Richard S. Pieters, MD, clinical associate professor of radiation oncology and president-elect of the Massachusetts Medical Society, is quoted in an article about an American Medical Association (AMA) resolution intended to curb a barrage of retail pharmacy phone calls to physicians requesting additional information about pain medication prescriptions. Dr. Pieters wrote the original draft for the AMA resolution.
    Pharmacy Practice News

  • 08 - 05 - 13

    Sharon Timlin Races Raises $128,000 for ALS Research

    The 10th annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K raised $128,000 to 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.
    Holliston-Hopkinton Patch

  • 08 - 05 - 13

    We Need to Talk About Urinary Incontinence

    Catherine E. DuBeau, MD, professor of medicine, is interviewed for an article about urinary incontinence.
    Huffington Post

  • 08 - 04 - 13

    Westboro startup helps save lives

    Reflectance Medical, a company founded by Babs Soller, PhD, professor of anesthesiology and surgery, has developed a device that uses light to noninvasively read a patients’ blood chemistry. On July 19, Reflectance received Food and Drug Administration clearance to sell its device, the Mobile CareGuide 3100.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 04 - 13

    Would a ‘cure’ change the love?

    An op-ed piece written by the Boston Globe’s Beverly Beckham, the grandmother of a child with Down syndrome, references the recent discovery by Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology, of a way to switch off the extra chromosome linked to Down syndrome in human cells.
    Boston Globe

  • 08 - 02 - 13

    Charlton, Mass. couple starts foundation in daughter’s name

    The Sydney Meaghan Memorial Foundation held its first fundraising event on Saturday, August 3, to benefit the UMass Memorial Medical Center NICU. Stuart A. Weisberger, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, spoke at the event. The event also honored Francis J. Bednarek, MD, chief of neonatology at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center, and director of the perinatal fellowship program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
    NECN

  • 08 - 02 - 13

    Scientists show proof-of-principal for silencing extra chromosome responsible for Down syndrome

    Scientists at UMass Medical School are the first to establish that a naturally occurring X chromosome “off switch” can be rerouted to neutralize the extra chromosome responsible for trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by cognitive impairment. Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology, explains.
    Doctor Tipster
    Digital Journal

  • 08 - 02 - 13

    Statins may protect cirrhotic patients from infection

    Christine Motzkus-Feagans, MPH, SOM 2016, is quoted in an article about a recent retrospective study which found a link in veterans with cirrhosis between statin use and a reduced risk for developing severe infection.
    Healio.com

  • 08 - 01 - 13

    A Sense of Mystery

    Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology, is quoted in an article about the mechanics of magnetoreception, the ability to sense magnetic fields which some animals use to navigate the globe.
    The Scientist

  • 08 - 01 - 13

    Gene Silencing Is Golden

    An article about using RNA interference (RNAi) to find out which genes are important for specific cellular processes contains quotes from Abraham Louis Brass, MD, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology & physiological systems.
    The Scientist

  • 08 - 01 - 13

    Health Watch Pediatric Health Myths Part 2

    Cornelius Tyrrell, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, debunks or confirms a number of pediatric health myths, such as sugar’s effect on hyperactivity in kids, for Worcester News Tonight’s Health Watch segment.
    Charter TV3

  • 08 - 01 - 13

    New president named to UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Patrick Muldoon, president and CEO of Central New England HealthAlliance Hospital, has been named the new president of UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Community Advocate

  • 07 - 31 - 13

    Financial barrier to lung cancer screening comes down

    Max Paul Rosen, MD, MPH, chair and professor of radiology, comments on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation that longtime smokers should be offered annual lung cancer screening using low-dose CT scans instead of chest X-rays. UMass Memorial Medical Center plans on rolling out its own CT screening for lung cancer program in the fall.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 30 - 13

    Couple forms foundation for NICU

    The Sydney Meaghan Memorial Foundation will hold its first fundraising event this Saturday, August 3, to benefit the UMass Memorial Medical Center NICU. Stuart A. Weisberger, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, will speak at the event. The event will also honor Francis J. Bednarek, MD, chief of neonatology at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center, and director of the perinatal fellowship program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Bednarek passed away earlier this month.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 30 - 13

    How Gout Changed History

    Jonathan Kay, MD, professor of medicine, writes about the impact of gout on Spanish history.
    Medscape

  • 07 - 30 - 13

    Reflectance To Cut Risk For 17 Million Emergency Room Patients

    Reflectance Medical, a company founded by Babs Soller, PhD, professor of anesthesiology and surgery, has developed a device that uses light to noninvasively read a patients’ blood chemistry. On July 19, Reflectance received Food and Drug Administration clearance to sell its device, the Mobile CareGuide 3100.
    Forbes

  • 07 - 30 - 13

    Researchers retrace steps of 1938 experiment

    William J. Schwartz, MD, professor of neurology, explores the site of a sleep study that took place 75 years ago inside Mammoth Cave's Rafinesque Hall with students from Vanderbilt University.
    Park City Daily News

  • 07 - 29 - 13

    Health Watch Pediatric Health Myths

    Cornelius Tyrrell, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, debunks or confirms a number of pediatric health myths, such as sugar’s effect on hyperactivity in kids, for Worcester News Tonight’s Health Watch segment.
    Charter TV3

  • 07 - 29 - 13

    Math whizzes gather at WP

    A group of students participating in WPI's Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics, funded by the National Science Foundation, spent part of their summer working with John Landers, PhD, associate professor of neurology, trying to identify genetic mutations that cause Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. Dr. Landers is quoted in the article.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 29 - 13

    Shriver Center Autism Expert to Develop Training to Improve Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders among Diverse Cultures

    Teaching Massachusetts pediatricians how to sensitively navigate diverse cultures while screening children for autism spectrum disorders will be the focus of a pilot project led by Elaine M. Gabovitch, MPA, an autism expert at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, a unit within UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division. Gabovitch was awarded $80,000 to support the project from the Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund, administered by The Medical Foundation in Boston.
    Fort Mill Times
    iStockAnalyst

  • 07 - 29 - 13

    What Can Our City Become?

    The City of Worcester finds itself in the unique position to capitalize on the success of local institutions, such as the University of Massachusetts Medical School, to attract new businesses to the area explains Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD.
    Holy Cross Magazine

  • 07 - 29 - 13

    Will Grove Instruments' bloodless glucose tester hit the market by 2016?

    Grove Instruments, a local Worcester company developing a pocket sized device that measures glucose levels in diabetic patients, have trialed their device at UMass Memorial Medical Center according to an op-ed by Peter Cohan at the Telegram and Gazette.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 28 - 13

    Can Westboro's RXi Pharmaceuticals make it to 2015?

    An op-ed column by Peter Cohan at the Telegram and Gazette examines the future of RXi Pharmaceuticals, a startup company using RNAi technology to develop therapeutic treatments for humans. Referenced in the article is 2006 Nobel Laureate and co-discoverer of RNAi Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 28 - 13

    Nipmuc chief passes the pipe of leadership

    Cheryll L. Holley, clinical supervisor of dermatology at UMass Memorial Medical Center, was named the new Chief Wunnonmetah of the Nipmuc Nation.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 24 - 13

    Sleep Needs May Decline With Age

    Gregg Jacobs, MD, an insomnia specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks about a recent study that shows adults may require less sleep as they age.
    Theramatch.com

  • 07 - 23 - 13

    Family removes stomachs to cut cancer risk

    Siblings Mike Walsh and Beth Walsh Lambert, frequent guest speakers at the Graduate School of Nursing genetics and genomics class, talked to the Boston Globe about the radical surgery they underwent after discovering they have the genetic mutation that causes a rare form of stomach cancer.
    Boston Globe

  • 07 - 23 - 13

    Food waste ban seen as good thing in Worcester

    UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care are already taking steps to meet the proposed ban on commercial food waste in Massachusetts as part of its Growing Green initiative, said Melissa Lucas, sustainability and energy manager.
    Worcester Mag
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 23 - 13

    New Scientific Discovery May Hold Key to Saving Infants with Down Syndrome

    Scientists at UMass Medical School are the first to establish that a naturally occurring X chromosome “off switch” can be rerouted to neutralize the extra chromosome responsible for trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by cognitive impairment. Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology, explains.
    National Catholic Register

  • 07 - 22 - 13

    Jordan Levy Show Features Pancreatic Cancer Team

    Jennifer LaFemina, MD, assistant professor of surgery, and Jilliane Sotelo, MS, LCGC, instructor in pediatrics, were recently featured on the Jordan Levy Show on WTAG AM 580. They discussed risk factors for pancreatic cancer, which is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in America, the importance of screening protocols, research, the role of genetics in screening patients and why they each choose to get involved in this field.
    WTAG

  • 07 - 22 - 13

    Leaps against Down

    An editorial in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette lauds Jeanne Lawrence, PhD, professor and interim chair of cell & developmental biology, and her efforts to silence the extra chromosome responsible for Down syndrome.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 07 - 22 - 13

    UMass announces president awards

    The University of Massachusetts has announced $830,000 in awards for faculty science and technology projects, including grants to Melissa J. Moore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair in Cancer Research and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology; Celia Schiffer, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and co-director of the Institute for Drug Resistance; and Anastasia Khvorova, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, to create a research center "focused on creating a validation laboratory where early stage technologies can be tested”; and Mark Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for the UMass Biologics Laboratory, to support the MassBiologics Gene Therapy Vector Manufacturing Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 07 - 21 - 13

    Cutbacks On University Research Funding Could Hamper Innovation

    A story about how cutbacks in federally funded research mean fewer ground breaking discoveries includes comments from 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. The story refers to the discovery led by Jeanne Lawrence, PhD, professor and interim chair of cell & developmental biology, silencing the extra chromosome responsible for Down syndrome.
    WGBH Radio

  • 07 - 21 - 13

    UMass Medical School's $1.75 billion contribution to Worcester's economy

    James B. Leary, vice chancellor for community and government relations, discusses UMass Medical School’s contribution to Worcester’s economy and highlights some successful local companies that have licensed technology developed at the medical school.
    Worceter Telegram and Gazette

  • 07 - 18 - 13

    Brilliant grad is left in limbo

    An article about a local immigrant who wants to attend UMass Medical School but doesn't qualify because of our in-state guidelines.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 18 - 13

    Fresh Insights Into Down Syndrome

    Scientists at UMass Medical School are the first to establish that a naturally occurring X chromosome “off switch” can be rerouted to neutralize the extra chromosome responsible for trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by cognitive impairment. Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology, explains.
    WBZ-TV Boston
    WBUR's Common Health
    GoLocal Worcester
    Huffington Post
    Chicago Tribune
    Newstalk Radio Dublin
    Irish Times
    Japan Times
    MSN New Zealand
    Science World Report
    WBUR
    Boston Globe
    WBUR's Here & Now
    Fox 25 Morning News
    WCVB Channel 5
    Boston Herald
    Fox News
    Bloomberg
    Nature World News
    BBC News
    National Geographic
    Science News
    CBS News
    New York Post
    The Guardian
    Discovery News
    Boston Business Journal

  • 07 - 17 - 13

    Bacolod-born scientist one of Time Magazine's most influential people

    Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine and named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2013, talks about her work.
    GMA News

  • 07 - 17 - 13

    UMass Cancer Walk Celebrates its 15th year

    The UMass Medicine Cancer Walk is kicking off its 15th year with a breakfast and special program for team fundraisers and community members Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 am in the Aaron Lazare Research Building.
    The Shrewsbury Lantern

  • 07 - 16 - 13

    Baystate Medical Center listed as third-best hospital in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report

    UMass Memorial Medical Center is the 14th-best hospital in Massachusetts, according to the new U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” ranking.
    Springfield Republican

  • 07 - 16 - 13

    Dr. Francis Bednarek, head of UMass Memorial neonatal unit, dies

    Francis J. Bednarek, MD, chief of neonatology at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center, and director of the perinatal fellowship program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, passed away this week.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 15 - 13

    Patrick Muldoon named leader of UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Patrick Muldoon, president and CEO of a UMass Memorial Health Care affiliate, has been named the new president of UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Boston Globe
    Worcester Business Journal
    Worcester Magazine
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 14 - 13

    Gene therapy’s time seems to have come

    A front page story in Sunday’s Boston Globe about advances in gene therapy prominently feature comments from 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; Robert H. Brown, Jr., DPhil, MD, Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology and; Neil Aronin, MD, professor of medicine, cell & developmental biology and microbiology & physiological systems.
    Boston Globe

  • 07 - 14 - 13

    Mass. health care cost containment only goes so far

    An op-ed by Worcester Telegram and Gazette business writer Aaron Nicodemus examines an aspect of the Massachusetts health cost containment law, which he argues focuses on redistributing wealth from "asset-rich" hospitals to those considered "distressed," even if those hospitals are part of the same health care institution.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 14 - 13

    Obesity a disease that calls for range of care

    Mitchell Jay Gitkind, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, writes a letter to the Boston Globe expressing his disappointment with Alex Beam’s June 27 op-ed column condemning the recent decision by the American Medical Association to recognize obesity as a disease.
    Boston Globe

  • 07 - 11 - 13

    Who Has an Abortion After 20 Weeks?

    In an op-ed piece, Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, explains the medical reasons a woman may need to terminate a pregnancy after 20 weeks of gestation, which a new bill in Texas would ban.
    Slate

  • 07 - 10 - 13

    Cape Cod nonprofits to explore health coverage plans

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research will examine the quality of high-deductible plans being offered by three nonprofit community health centers on Cape Cod as part of the federal Affordable Care Act.
    Cape Cod Times

  • 07 - 10 - 13

    Colleges of Worcester Consortium splits, MassEdCO born

    The Colleges of Worcester Consortium, whose 13 members include the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has split into two parts. The two groups have been rebranded the Massachusetts Education and Career Opportunities Inc. and the Colleges of Worcester Consortium. The Colleges of Worcester Consortium will eventually be renamed.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 10 - 13

    Job Club with 55 percent success rate ready to start again

    Stephen Colella, disability reviewer at UMass Medical School, helps local members of Job Club RI find employment. Colella created the Club in 2009 as a community-based organization to help members exchange ideas and information on improved job searches, résumés, cover letters, interview skills, follow-up skills, Internet job searching techniques and the hidden job market.
    Cranston Herald

  • 07 - 10 - 13

    Remembering the Boston Marathon tragedy: A report from physicians who were there

    James B. Broadhurst, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, and Pierre A. Rouzier, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, who were among the Boston Marathon medical volunteers, remember the tragedy and the amazing efforts of all those who raced to help the victims.
    Medical Economics

  • 07 - 09 - 13

    Diabetes clinic improves outcomes across patient population

    A blog post by David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, explains how UMass Memorial Medical Center is using electronic health records to connect diabetic patients with their health care teams, engage patients in their own care, and can facilitate communication among healthcare team members.
    Allscripts

  • 07 - 09 - 13

    YouthWorks helping young adults find employment opportunities in Mass.

    In an article about the need for summer jobs for young adults, Monica Lowell, vice president for community relations at UMass Memorial Health Care, talks about the Wheels to Water program which puts approximately 60 young adults to work each summer. The program is sponsored in part by UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    NECN

  • 07 - 08 - 13

    Central Mass. Scientists Chip Away At Finding Cancer Cures

    An article about local companies and researchers looking for new ways to treat cancer includes comments from, Giles Whalen, MD, professor of surgery, and Brian Lewis, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine, about the importance of clinical trials and new research taking place at UMMS.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 07 - 08 - 13

    Salk Researchers Identify Potential Biomarker for Cancer Diagnosis

    Andrew H. Fischer, MD, professor of pathology, participated in a new study, published on July 3 in Cell, which finds that disrupted micronuclei, which can trigger massive DNA damage in chromosomes, might play an even more active role in carcinogenesis than previously thought.
    Newswise

  • 07 - 08 - 13

    The delicate art of the corporate apology ad

    An article about the sincerity of public apologies includes quotes from Aaron Lazare, MD, chancellor and dean emeritus and professor of psychiatry.
    Salon

  • 07 - 07 - 13

    Barre clinic joins medical home movement

    Judith L. Steinberg, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, and Ronald N. Adler, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, are quoted in a story about the state’s three-year demonstration project aimed at turning 46 primary care medical practices into "medical homes." Stephen T. Earls, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health, Marco Cornelio, MD, chief resident, and Alice M. LeBlanc, clinical care manager at the Barre Family Health Center, one of the 46 pilot sites, are also quoted in the article.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 05 - 13

    Staying Safe in the Heat

    Marc C. Restuccia, MD, clinical associate professor, and Paul Cutler, UMass Memorial Medical Center EMS, offer tips for staying safe during the recent heat wave.
    Worcester News Tonight

  • 07 - 05 - 13

    Volunteering has healthy side-effects

    Amy B. Wachholtz, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, explains the health benefits that come from volunteering.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 03 - 13

    Worcester, Mass. surgeon to receive Bronze Star

    Mark D. Price, MD, PhD, assistant professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, will receive the Bronze Star on July 14 in Newport, R.I. for meritorious service in combat situations. A member of the U.S. Navy Reserve, Price will receive the commendation, in part, for his innovation in outfitting a mobile hospital unit during his tour in Afghanistan.
    NECN
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 02 - 13

    $34B budget approved on Beacon Hill

    Massachusetts senate leaders agree to increase funding for the University of Massachusetts, eliminating the need for tuition and fee increases through 2015.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 02 - 13

    WNT Wheels to Water Begins July 2

    Cheryl Lapriore, vice president and chief of staff at UMass Memorial Health Care, speaks at the Wheels to Water program kickoff event. The Wheels to Water program kicked off its fifth year. The program, funded in part by UMass Memorial Health Care, gives local children transportation to area pools and offers swim lessons and activity programs.
    Charter TV3
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 01 - 13

    ADHD in Children Linked to Obesity in Adulthood

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about the connection between childhood ADHD and adult obesity.
    Digital Journal

  • 06 - 30 - 13

    Endowed chairs give UMass researchers flexibility

    A column by Worcester Telegram and Gazette Business Editor Aaron Nicodemus explores how endowed chair and professor positions at UMass Medical School provide an opportunity for private donors to support a specific area of scientific research.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 30 - 13

    'Perfect' Teamwork Saves Cardiac Arrest Victim

    A UMass Memorial Medical Center dispatcher instructs bystanders to perform CPR on a patient in cardiac arrest until paramedics can arrive, helping to save the patient’s life.
    Westborough Patch

  • 06 - 28 - 13

    Hingham Resident to Serve as ‘Brave Spirit’ Fighting ALS

    Robert H. Brown, Jr., DPhil, MD, Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, is quoted in an article about a Hingham resident who will be serving as national chair of the ALS Therapy Alliance’s new campaign, Breakthrough ALS.
    Wicked Local Hingham

  • 06 - 27 - 13

    Health Watch Incontinence

    Michael K. Flynn, MD, MHS, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology, talks about treatment options for pelvic floor disorders.
    Charter TV3

  • 06 - 27 - 13

    Health Watch Kids Safety – Swimming

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, offers summer swimming safety tips for children and parents.
    Charter TV3

  • 06 - 27 - 13

    SSRIs in late pregnancy may increase PPHN risk in newborns

    Alan Ehrlich, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, writes about the risks for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn associated with the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy.
    The Clinical Advisor

  • 06 - 27 - 13

    UMass Medical School Establishes Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research

    Through the generous support of Stanley Berman and his late wife Eileen Berman, EdD, UMass Medical School has established the Dr. Eileen L. Berman and Stanley I. Berman Foundation Chair in Biomedical Research, supported through an endowed fund that the Bermans created at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence in 2011. Dale Greiner, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, will be the inaugural recipient.
    Worcester Business Journal
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 06 - 26 - 13

    Medical Schools Integrate Health Disparity Education Across Curriculum

    Suzanne B. Cashman, DSc, professor of family medicine & community health, is quoted in an article about how medical schools are integrating health disparities into their curriculum.
    AAMC Reporter

  • 06 - 26 - 13

    Obesity as a disease: A first step to prevention?

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, explains the recent announcement by the American Medical Association to officially recognize obesity as a disease in an op-ed for Boston.com.
    Boston.com

  • 06 - 26 - 13

    Shrewsbury Rotary honors UMass physician

    Alan Peter Picarillo, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, was awarded the Paul Harris Award by the Shrewsbury Rotary Club. The award, named in honor of Rotary’s founder, is the International Rotary’s highest community service award.
    Community Advocate

  • 06 - 26 - 13

    Viewpoint: Profound Lessons for Tomorrow’s Doctors

    In an op-ed by Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, talks about the heroism of the first responders at the Boston Marathon Bombing last April and the commitment of academic medical centers to serve patients, educate students and conduct research.
    AAMC Reporter

  • 06 - 25 - 13

    Childhood ADHD Tied to Obesity Decades Later

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about the connection between childhood ADHD and adult obesity.
    Pacific Standard

  • 06 - 25 - 13

    Sen. Moore announces IT grants for area hospitals

    UMMHC will receive a HIway Implementation Grant for $75,000 to assist in connecting to the statewide Health Information Exchange.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 24 - 13

    Early lung cancer detection could cost you

    UMass Memorial Health Care plans to join local hospitals in offering discounted rates for CT screening.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 24 - 13

    UMMS tracks impact of bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes – Video

    Richard Perugini, MD, assistant professor of surgery and surgical director of the UMass Memorial Weight Center, has seen firsthand the positive impact of gastric bypass surgery on patients with type 2 diabetes for years.
    Genetherapy.tv

  • 06 - 24 - 13

    Using a phone while walking is risky

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, talks about the increase in pedestrian injuries due to the distractions of cellphones and other mobile devices.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 24 - 13

    Valeritas May Improve Glycemic Control And Reduce Total Daily Insulin Dose For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

    An article about an insulin delivery device called V-Go, includes quotes from David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine.
    The Lahore Times

  • 06 - 24 - 13

    View This Year's Central Mass. 100

    UMass Memorial Health Care and UMass Medical School ranked first and third respectively in the Worcester Business Journal’s Central Mass. 100 this year. Companies are ranked based on number of employees.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 06 - 22 - 13

    Groundbreaking artery implant at UMass

    Jeffrey J. Rade, MD, professor of medicine, talks to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette about a new clinical trial for a bioresorbable vascular stent, commonly used in cardiac catheterizations, taking place at UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 21 - 13

    Pre-med boot camp at UMass Medical School

    Robert Layne, MEd, director of outreach programs, talks to Worcester Channel 3 about UMass Medical School’s summer enrichment programs for college sophomores and juniors interested in the medical field.
    NECN
    CSNNE

  • 06 - 21 - 13

    UMass Medical School Health Policy Experts to Present at Academy Health Conference

    Robin E. Clark, PhD, associate professor of family medicine & community health, Judith L. Steinberg, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, Ann G. Lawthers, DSC, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, and Bruce A. Barton, PhD, research professor of quantitative health sciences, will present at the AcademyHealth Conference in Baltimore this month.
    Wall Street Journal
    Market Watch
    HeraldOnline
    Morningstar
    Reuters

  • 06 - 20 - 13

    Depression Linked to Elevated Markers for CVD, Diabetes

    Postmenopausal women who use antidepressant medication or suffer from depression might be more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI), larger waist circumference and inflammation—all associated with increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a study led by UMass Medical School investigator Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, and published in the June 13 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
    Medscape
    News-Medical
    Science Codex
    Health Canal
    Medpage Today
    Daily RX

  • 06 - 19 - 13

    American Medical Association: Obesity is a disease

    Mitchell Jay Gitkind, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, talks about the recent announcement by the American Medical Association to officially recognize obesity as a disease.
    NECN
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 19 - 13

    Festivals make city vibrant

    UMass Medical School helps sponsor local summer festivals.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 19 - 13

    New England has more primary care doctors than most of U.S.

    Article about the number of primary care physicians per capita in New England credit the UMass Medical School with having increased their emphasis on educating doctors for primary care.
    Press Herald
    Boston Herald

  • 06 - 19 - 13

    Touching hearts, saving lives

    A local family who lost a son to an undetected heart condition, offer heart screenings for teens to detect potential heart conditions. Doctors from UMass Medical School were among volunteers who participated in last Saturday’s screening.
    The Landmark

  • 06 - 19 - 13

    Wheels to Water aims for safe and sound summer fun

    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 & Gazette

  • 06 - 18 - 13

    Cellucci: A true public servant

    In an op-ed, Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, pays tribute to the life of former Governor Paul Cellucci, and his commitment to raise funds to support the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s research into a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 18 - 13

    More good job reviews for city manager

    Chancellor Michael Collins, MD, is pictured in an article about last night’s City Council meeting.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 18 - 13

    School libraries to benefit from help from Worcester Public Library

    James Leary, vice chancellor of community and government relations, is quoted in an article about Worcester’s One City, One Library program. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is providing a five-year, $1.6 million grant to support the Worcester Public Library and Worcester Public Schools’ biotech and bioscience classrooms and curriculum.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 14 - 13

    DSM-5 Offers Creative Teaching Opportunity

    Sheldon Benjamin, MD, professor of psychiatry and neurology and vice chair of education for the Department of Psychiatry, was quoted at a recent symposium about the newly released DSM-5, the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
    Psychiatric News

  • 06 - 14 - 13

    Scientists at UMass Medical School identify neurons that control feeding behavior in Drosophila

    Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed a novel transgenic system which allows them to remotely activate individual brain cells in the model organism Drosophila using ambient temperature. Motojiro Yoshihara, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology, is quoted in the article.
    Science Daily
    EurekAlert
    News Medical

  • 06 - 13 - 13

    Tribute to Governor Paul Cellucci

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, and UMass Medical School pay tribute to the life of Governor Paul Cellucci.
    Boston Globe
    Boston Herald
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 13 - 13

    UMass Medical School chancellor: 'Cellucci knew he was embarking on final campaign with ALS'

    Paying tribute to the life of former Governor Paul Cellucci, Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, and Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, talk about his commitment to raise funds to support the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s research into a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
    NECN
    NECN
    Masslive.com
    NECN
    Fox 25
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    National Post

  • 06 - 13 - 13

    UMass Memorial doctor gives tips to exhausted Bruins fans

    Josna Adusumilli, MD, assistant professor of neurology, offers tips for those suffering from sleep deprivation.
    NECN

  • 06 - 12 - 13

    Hopkins Researcher Describes First ‘Functional HIV Cure’ in an Infant

    Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and medicine, talks about the recent breakthrough of a “functional cure” in an HIV-infected infant. The finding, according to Dr. Luzuriaga, may help pave the way to eliminating HIV infection in children.
    Health Canal

  • 06 - 12 - 13

    Jammed molecular motors may play role in development of ALS

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, participated in a recent study which showed how a genetic mutation often associated with inherited ALS caused delays in the transport of important molecules along the long axons of neurons.
    Health Canal

  • 06 - 11 - 13

    A Simple Test. Newborn Lives Saved. What's The Holdup?

    An article about making pulse oximentry screening mandatory for newborns is written by Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics. The test can detect serious heart defects in newborns by measuring oxygen levels.
    WBUR

  • 06 - 11 - 13

    Program Cuts Use of Antibiotics in Kids

    Brian O’Sullivan, MD, professor of pediatrics, weighs in on new research showing an educational intervention combined with regular feedback to pediatricians reduced inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics for children treated for respiratory infections in an outpatient setting.
    MedPage Today

  • 06 - 11 - 13

    Shrewsbury, Mass. family who lost 5-year-old son gives back to UMass ICU

    A family from Shrewsbury raised $25,000 for 3 nicview cameras at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Scot T. Bateman, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, is interviewed in the segment.
    NECN

  • 06 - 11 - 13

    UMass Remembers Cellucci’s ‘Courageous’ Campaign For ALS Research

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, talks about former Governor Paul Cellucci and his commitment to raising funds to support the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s research into a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
    WBUR
    MetroWest Daily News

  • 06 - 09 - 13

    Former Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci mourned

    Former Massachusetts Governor A. Paul Cellucci, a devoted public servant who dedicated the final chapter of his life to raising funds to support the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s research into a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), died June 8 at his home in Hudson, surrounded by family, from complications of the disease.
    WCVB
    Boston Herald
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Boston Globe
    WHDH
    CNN
    Boston Herald
    USA Today
    New York Times
    Boston.com
    Boston Herald
    Newsday
    Boston Globe
    WBUR
    Fox Boston
    CBS Boston
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 09 - 13

    UMass professor gets screening award

    Anne Marie Comeau, deputy director of the New England Newborn Screening Program and professor in the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s department of pediatrics, has been awarded the 2013 Harry Hannon Laboratory Improvement Award in Newborn Screening.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 09 - 13

    WPI professor developing health care apps

    WPI and researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Diabetes Center of Excellence are working to develop a smartphone application that could save diabetes patients some trips to the hospital.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 08 - 13

    Fmr. Mass. Governor Paul Cellucci dead at 65

    Chancellor Michael Collins and Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology talk to NECN about Former Governor A. Paul Cellucci’s dedication to ALS research.
    NECN

  • 06 - 08 - 13

    Technology blurs lines between home, office

    Lynn Koerbel, senior teacher, and Paul Galvin, interim assistant director of the Oasis Institute at University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, are quoted in an article about the pressures of being constantly connected via electronics.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 06 - 06 - 13

    Health Watch Bike Safety

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, talks about the importance of children always wearing a helmet and other safety tips when bicycling in the recent Health Watch segment.
    Charter TV3

  • 06 - 06 - 13

    UMass Amherst gets $95m life sciences grant

    The Albert Sherman Center is referenced in an article about Governor Patrick’s investment in the life science industries.
    Boston Globe
    Boston.com

  • 06 - 05 - 13

    Delivering the doctors

    An editorial about the importance of primary care physicians in the health care system and the need to encourage more students to enter the specialty praises UMass Medical School for its success in producing and training primary care physicians.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 05 - 13

    Raised awareness for genetic testing for breast cancer

    Jilliane Sotelo, MS, LCGC, instructor in pediatrics and a licensed genetic counselor at UMass Memorial Medical Center, is quoted in an article about genetic testing and the risks of breast and ovarian cancers for women who carry the BRCA1 gene mutation.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 05 - 13

    Study Hints of Rituximab MS Benefit

    Christopher Perrone, SOM 2014, talks about study findings which showed patients receiving off-label rituximab (Rituxan) for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis either improved or showed little further progression of the disease.
    Medpage Today

  • 06 - 04 - 13

    OCD In Dogs And Humans Has Similar Brain Abnormalities

    An article about similarities in structural brain abnormalities in dogs and humans afflicted with obsessive compulsive disorder, refers to a 2010 study by Edward I. Ginns, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry, neurology and pathology.
    Science
    Science Codex

  • 06 - 03 - 13

    More than 200 get degrees at University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Students from the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences receive their degrees at UMass Medical School’s 40th Commencement exercises. Quoted in the story is Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, who recognized Christina H. Hernon, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, and Maurine Williams, MD, emergency medicine resident, for their part in responding to the twin bombing attack that killed three and injured 264 at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Also mentioned in the story was 2013 MD/PhD graduate Keith P. Romano who was hooded by Thomas F. Halpin, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, the doctor who delivered him 32 years ago.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 06 - 03 - 13

    NIH grants fall victim to budget cuts

    A story about how federal budget cuts are impacting NIH grants for small businesses mentions UMass Medical School’s research enterprise.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 31 - 13

    Study Aims to Address Needs of Changing Demographics

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School will work with the Martha’s Vineyard Donors Collaborative on a project geared to providing a more aging-friendly environment for the elderly population on Martha’s Vineyard.
    Vineyard Gazette

  • 05 - 31 - 13

    Worcester residents stay cool in extreme heat

    UMass Memorial Medical Center EMS Deputy Chief Michael Hunter talks to New England Cable News about the need to hydrate in hot weather.
    NECN

  • 05 - 30 - 13

    EVENT PREVIEW: Sharon Timlin 5K June 15

    The 10th Annual Sharon Timlin Race will be held in Hopkinton on June 15th. Proceeds will benefit the Cecil B. Day Laboratory at UMMS to support ALS research.
    Wicked Local Hopkington

  • 05 - 30 - 13

    Health Watch Poison Ivy Extended

    Carolyn Keiper, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, discusses poison ivy for a recent Charter TV3 Health Watch segment.
    Charter TV3

  • 05 - 30 - 13

    Newborn Screening Leader from UMass Medical School Receives Prestigious Award

    Anne Marie Comeau, PhD, deputy director of the New England Newborn Screening Program and professor of pediatrics, has been awarded the 2013 Harry Hannon Laboratory Improvement Award in Newborn Screening. Joyce A. Murphy, executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine is quoted in the article.
    Business Wire
    Fort Mill Times

  • 05 - 29 - 13

    Auburn Parzych twins follow successful paths together

    Twin sisters Julia and Lydia Parzych, School of Medicine class of 2013, talk to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette about their pending graduation from medical school on Sunday, June 2, and the prospect of pursuing different academic paths for the first time in 28 years.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 29 - 13

    Bikini season and the effect on body image

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, joins NECN’s Morning Show to talk about the effects of fat-shaming and body image.
    New England Cable News

  • 05 - 29 - 13

    The Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research Announces 2013 Grant Recipients

    Craig J. Ceol, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, has been named a 2013 Kimmel Scholar Award by the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research.
    Times Union

  • 05 - 29 - 13

    WSP Project for UMass Medical School Wins Award From the New England Chapter of CMAA

    The Albert Sherman Center has been named “Project of the Year” in its size category by the New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).
    Citybizlist.com
    Boston Business Journal

  • 05 - 28 - 13

    Depending on Cigarette Taxes

    An article on states dependencies on the added tax revenue generated by the cigarette excise tax includes comments from Denise Jolicoeur, program director for the Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control.
    NACS Online

  • 05 - 26 - 13

    Confident Worcester leaders solicit ideas for development

    Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell & developmental biology, took part in a forum last week on ways to improve Worcester's competitiveness. The meeting was held by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 26 - 13

    Medical school launches online course for parents of children with autism

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School's Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has produced an online course that helps parents understand behavioral intervention, an evidence-based program designed to help people with autism. Maura Buckley, program manager, is quoted in the story.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 25 - 13

    John Monfredo: Making Worcester “The City That Reads”

    UMass Medical School participated in Worcester’s “Give A Book” Drive to assist local children and to raise awareness of the importance of literacy.
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 05 - 25 - 13

    Polaris Awarded NCI Grant to Develop Oncology Survivor Transition System

    Polaris Health Directions has partnered with the University of Massachusetts Medical School to begin building an innovative system that will create tailored survivorship plans for cancer patients in remission.
    PR.com

  • 05 - 25 - 13

    State ALS registry to be named after former Gov. Cellucci

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci, who helped launch the UMass ALS Champion Fund two years ago after disclosing his own diagnosis with the disease, is “honored and humbled” by the state Senate vote to name the state ALS registry after him.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Boston Herald

  • 05 - 23 - 13

    Dr. Wayne B. Glazier is recognized among Castle Connolly's Top Doctors® for Worcester, MA region in 2013.

    Wayne B. Glazier, MD, clinical assistant professor of urology, has been named a Regional Top Doctor for 2013 by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
    Heraldonline.com

  • 05 - 23 - 13

    Health Watch Genetic Counseling

    Jilliane Sotelo, MS, LCGC, instructor in pediatrics, discusses the field of genetic counseling.
    Charter TV3

  • 05 - 23 - 13

    Health Watch Weight Center Extended

    Mitchell Jay Gitkind, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, talks about making the decision for weight loss surgery and the different types of procedures offered at UMass Memorial.
    Charter TV3

  • 05 - 23 - 13

    Making strides for mental health

    Fidelity Bank has hosted two fundraisers to benefit mental health research at the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Healthcare’s Department of Psychiatry in Worcester, as well as for continued awareness and education programming in Central Massachusetts.
    Leominster Champion

  • 05 - 20 - 13

    Giving up cushy gigs to save lives in mid-air

    Joshua Sparks, critical care paramedic, and Ed Shoemaker, helicopter pilot, for UMass Memorial's Life Flight team, talk to Fortune about providing critical care to trauma patients in a helicopter.
    Fortune.com

  • 05 - 20 - 13

    How Does Weight Affect Joint Health?

    David Ayers, MD, chair and professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, joins fellow experts for a panel on joint health.
    Everydayhealth.com

  • 05 - 20 - 13

    Study: ADHD In Childhood Linked To Obesity In Adulthood

    Study: ADHD In Childhood Linked To Obesity In Adulthood

  • 05 - 20 - 13

    UMass student trustees seek state budget that would avoid tuition, fee hikes

    University of Massachusetts student trustees called on the Senate to approve a $478 million funding proposal from Governor Deval Patrick. The student trustees are Jennifer Healy, of UMass Amherst; Alexis Marvel, of UMass Boston; Joshua Encarnacion, of UMass Dartmouth; Phillip J. Geoffroy, of UMass Lowell; and Brian Quattrochi, UMass Worcester. University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret is quoted in the story.
    Masslive.com

  • 05 - 19 - 13

    A renewed focus on family medicine

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD; Ronald N. Adler, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health; and Elise M. Bognanno, fourth year medical student, are featured in an article about the shortage of primary care physicians and how UMass Medical School is combating the problem.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 19 - 13

    Business People

    Dennis M. Dimitri, MD, clinical associate professor in family medicine & community health, was elected vice president of the Massachusetts Medical Society.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 19 - 13

    Dennis M. Dimitri, MD, clinical associate professor in family medicine & community health, was elected vice president of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    An internationally recognized expert in viruses, Robert W. Finberg, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Professor of Medicine, chair and professor of medicine and professor of microbiology & physiological systems, is quoted in an article about a recent study that details an innovative method of using the genetic code of a flu virus to quickly design its vaccine.
    Boston Globe
    iHealth Beat
    Popular Science
    Device.com

  • 05 - 19 - 13

    Heart implants found to be effective

    Patients from UMass Memorial Health Care were part of a study which found that cardiac defibrillators implanted in patients at high risk for heart attack proved effective in predicting heart attacks.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 19 - 13

    Mergers likely to continue in behavioral care

    An article about the possibility of smaller behavioral health providers merging due to financial constraints mentions UMass Memorial Health Care as an example of consolidation in the health care industry.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 16 - 13

    Heart failure patients living longer, but long-term survival still low

    A new study by cardiac fellow Samuel W. Joffe, M.D., shows that people hospitalized for acute heart failure are likely to survive longer compared to the prior decade but overall, long-term survival rates remain low.
    Medical Xpress

  • 05 - 15 - 13

    Scientific Design, Development of Polaris’s Oncology Distress Management System Published in Contemporary Clinical Trials

    Researchers at UMass Medical School were part of a trial for an oncology distress management system that assessed its clinical compatibility and utility.
    PR.com

  • 05 - 15 - 13

    Sustainability at UMass Medical School

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD; John Baker, associate vice chancellor of facilities; Melissa Lucas, sustainability and energy manager; Tina Fortier, research associate cancer biology, 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, are featured in a video about the Growing Green sustainability program at UMass Medical School.
    IPS Cell Therapy
    Immortality Medicine

  • 05 - 14 - 13

    Lipitor Linked To An Increased Risk For Diabetes In Women

    Research by Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, found that women who take Lipitor are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
    Attorney at Law

  • 05 - 14 - 13

    UMass Boston to award posthumous degree to bombing victim Krystle Campbell

    The University of Massachusetts today announced a series of initiatives to honor victims injured and killed a month ago during the Boston Marathon attack, including a posthumous degree for Marathon victim Krystle Campbell, a former sociology student at UMass Boston.
    Boston.com
    Fox Boston

  • 05 - 13 - 13

    Boston scientists earn Hughes Institute investigator status

    Marc R. Freeman, PhD, associate professor of neurobiology and a leader in the study of glial cells, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.
    Boston Globe
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 13 - 13

    Mother's Day a stressful time for women going through infertility

    An article about the rise in infertility rates among women includes quotes from Julia V. Johnson, MD, chair and professor of obstetrics & gynecology.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 13 - 13

    Sensor technology holds promise to keep former drug addicts clean

    An article about the use of sensor-based devices to help treat people with substance abuse problems mentions a smartphone application called iHeal, developed by Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, and Richard Fletcher, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry. The application is designed to help detect developing drug cravings and promote an intervention prior to drug use.

  • 05 - 13 - 13

    Weekly challenge: Say no to Abercrombie & Fitch’s weight discrimination

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, was interviewed by the Boston Globe about retailer Abercrombie & Fitch’s decision not to carry extra-large clothing sizes and what message that might send to image-conscious teenagers.
    Boston.com

  • 05 - 12 - 13

    Co-chairmen picked for Heart Walk

    UMass Medical School is a sponsor of the 2013 Central Massachusetts Heart Walk planned for May 19 at Cristoforo Columbo Park in Worcester.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 10 - 13

    Sensor technology is psychologists’ latest tool in tackling drug abuse

    An article about the use of sensor-based devices to help treat people with substance abuse problems mentions a smartphone application called iHeal, developed by Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, and Richard Fletcher, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry. The application is designed to help detect developing drug cravings and promote an intervention prior to drug use.
    Gigaom.com

  • 05 - 09 - 13

    Appointments to the Mass. Medical Society

    Richard S. Pieters, MD, clinical associate professor of radiation oncology, was named president-elect of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Dennis M. Dimitri, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health was named vice president.
    Boston.com

  • 05 - 09 - 13

    Boston-area scientists receive biomedical research funding

    Marc R. Freeman, PhD, associate professor of neurobiology and a leader in the study of glial cells, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.
    Boston Globe
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    EurekAlert
    Phys.org

  • 05 - 09 - 13

    Charlton Girl Scout Cadettes make Blankets for Babies

    Four local cadettes of Girl Scout Troop 11284 have donated blankets to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 09 - 13

    Health Watch Allergies Extended

    Stephen J. Krinzman, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, offers advice to those who suffer from spring allergies.
    Charter TV3

  • 05 - 09 - 13

    Health Watch Cancer Walk

    On the latest Health Watch segment Andrew Evens, DO, associate professor medicine, discusses the valuable clinical care and research that gets funded each year by the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk.
    Charter TV3

  • 05 - 09 - 13

    Local hospital charges reflect disparities in system

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released data this week showing a wide ranges in what local hospitals, including UMass Memorial Medical Center, charge for medical procedures.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 09 - 13

    Methylphenidate 'Normalizes' Activation in Key Brain Areas in Kids with ADHD

    Constance M. Moore, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, was the lead investigator on new research that showed the stimulant drug methylphenidate "normalizes" activation of several brain areas in young patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
    Newswire.com
    Bio-Medicine
    Bio-Medicine
    Health.com
    WebMD

  • 05 - 09 - 13

    One-third of new Howard Hughes-funded biomedical researchers from Massachusetts

    An article about Massachusetts major funders of biomedical research mentions the recent announcement of Marc R. Freeman, PhD, associate professor of neurobiology and a leader in the study of glial cells, as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.
    Boston.com

  • 05 - 09 - 13

    Pagoto: Society shouldn't allow stores to set beauty standards

    Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, talks to NECN about the controversy over a retailer who markets to an exclusive size range.
    NECN

  • 05 - 09 - 13

    Phillips vows to keep taking the fight to diabetes

    David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, and Michael P. Czech, PhD, the Isadore and Fannie Foxman Chair in Medical Research, chair and professor of molecular medicine and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, were among a panel of speakers to address Central Massachusetts business leaders on behalf of the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes event.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 09 - 13

    United Way bestows awards at meeting

    Eric W. Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, senior associate dean, professor of emergency medicine and the newly named president and chief executive officer of UMass Memorial Health Care, spoke at the United Way of Central Massachusetts’ 93rd annual meeting.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 08 - 13

    10 years after landmark study, progress and challenges remain for youth mental health treatment

    Thomas Grisso, PhD, professor of psychiatry, talks about the impact of a study by the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention on mental health and substance abuse problems faced by confined youth and the treatment provided to them, two years after its release.
    Publicintegrity.org

  • 05 - 08 - 13

    Here Are the Official Medical Marijuana Regulations for Massachusetts

    An article about the recent release of medical marijuana rules and regulations by the Department of Public Health, includes comments from James B. Broadhurst, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health.
    Boston Magazine

  • 05 - 08 - 13

    In stressful times, helping others reduces your stress, too

    A story about coping with everyday stress, mentions a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about the increasing number of hospitals combining meditation with traditional medical therapies like Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, which was devised at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
    Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.com

  • 05 - 08 - 13

    State House News -- Departing health commissioner looking to stay in public service

    Former Vice Chancellor of University Relations Albert “Albie” Sherman, is stepping down from the Public Health Council after 25 years.
    Braintree Wicked Local
    State House News Service

  • 05 - 07 - 13

    Hunting down the deadly

    Robert A. Fein, PhD, senior affiliate in psychiatry, is quoted in a story about the pitfalls and challenges of profiling potential terrorists and shooters.
    Politico

  • 05 - 07 - 13

    Quality Measures for Kids Need to Be Different

    David M. Keller, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, talks about the need for policymakers to develop Affordable Care Act models to measure pediatric care.
    MedPage Today

  • 05 - 07 - 13

    Waking Up the Workplace

    Gregg Jacobs, MD, an insomnia specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks about the need for employers to recognize sleep-deprivation as part of their wellness programs.
    Human Resource Executive Online

  • 05 - 06 - 13

    A weight off one’s mind

    A recent study found that women struggling with clinical depression and obesity significantly boosted their moods when behavioral therapy was incorporated into a comprehensive diet and exercise program. Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in the article.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 06 - 13

    F.D.A. Proposes New Tanning Bed Warnings

    Tanning beds could soon be labeled with skin cancer warnings, according to a report in USA Today that quotes Mary Maloney, MD, professor of medicine and director of dermatologic surgery and spokeswoman for the American Academy of Dermatology, on the new proposal from the Food and Drug Administration.
    New York Times
    USA Today
    NYDailyNews.com
    Wall Street Journal

  • 05 - 06 - 13

    Marlborough Hospital Opens Spine Center

    Robert L. Deters, MD, clinical assistant professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, joins Marlborough Hospital’s Spine Center.
    Marlborough Patch

  • 05 - 06 - 13

    Newfound hormone holds hope for diabetes treatment

    A story about the discovery of a hormone that can sharply boost the number of cells that make insulin in mice includes comments from Philip J. diIorio, PhD, research assistant professor, about the potential for building supplies of human beta cells in a lab for transplant into diabetes patients.
    Associated Press

  • 05 - 05 - 13

    Emergency funds for medical students

    UMMS is one of four Massachusetts medical schools to receive a $100,000 grant from the Middlesex District Medical Society to benefit medical students during unanticipated financial emergences.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 05 - 05 - 13

    Telomeres Affect Gene Expression

    Rossella Tupler, MD, PhD, research assistant professor in molecular medicine, is quoted in an article about a new study which found the gene responsible for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is caused, not by a genetic mutation, but by shortening of telomeres as we age.
    The Scientist

  • 05 - 04 - 13

    UMass Medical School Doctor Named to TIME’s Top

    UMass Medical School’s Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine, was recently named to TIME Magazine’s 2013 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The article also includes coverage of the first case of a so-called “functional cure” in an HIV-infected infant.
    GoLocal Worcester
    PhilStar.com

  • 05 - 03 - 13

    At-Home Drug Errors Common for Kids With Cancer

    New research by Kathleen E. Walsh, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, looks at missed doses, wrong doses and other medication errors among children with cancer who receive part of their treatment at home.
    WebMD
    US News

  • 05 - 03 - 13

    Chuck Brown: Am I a Dad or a Chuck?

    An article about the challenges of raising a teenager daughter, quotes Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the author of A Map of the Child: A Pediatrician’s Tour of the Body.
    The Kitchener Recorder.com

  • 05 - 03 - 13

    Obama Calls for Major Initiative to Advance Brain Research

    An article about President Obama’s proposed Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project, includes comments from Sheldon Benjamin, MD, professor of psychiatry.
    Psychiatric News
    Healio.com

  • 05 - 02 - 13

    The Changing Face of Autism

    A story about the new Center for Autism and NeuroDevelopmental Disorders opening at UMass Medical School includes comments from Jean A. Frazier, MD, the Robert M. and Shirley S. Siff Chair in Autism and professor of psychiatry and pediatrics; David Micah Cochran, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry; and Kelly Hurley, an autism resource specialist at UMMS.
    Worcester Magazine

  • 05 - 01 - 13

    29 Massachusetts Students Who Shine

    UMass Medical School GSN student Meredith Walsh, MPH, RN, was named by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education as one of its “29 Who Shine” honorees for 2013. The award honors outstanding public university and college graduates, one from each UMass campus, state university and community college, for their academic achievement and community service.
    Boston.com
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    UMassMedNow

  • 04 - 30 - 13

    Creating a safe space for LGBT teens

    An article about Safe Homes, a Worcester-based nonprofit organization that helps young people who identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender (LBGT), credits part of its success to the bonds it’s formed with UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 30 - 13

    Safe Homes gala May 3

    John Trobaugh, educational specialist at UMass Medical School, will receive the Safe Homes People of Courage Volunteer Award from the Bridge of Central Massachusetts on May 3.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 30 - 13

    Spike in number of women having arm lifts

    Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, talks to NECN about the recent spike in the number of women having arm lifts.
    NECN

  • 04 - 29 - 13

    At-Home Drug Errors May Harm Kids with Cancer

    New research by Kathleen E. Walsh, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, looks at missed doses, wrong doses and other medication errors among children with cancer who receive part of their treatment at home.
    Medpagetoday.com

  • 04 - 29 - 13

    Briefing: UMass Memorial Vs. Nurses Union

    Todd A. Keating, chief finance officer for UMass Memorial Health Care and Robert Brogna, media and public relations manager at UMass Memorial Health Care, are quoted in an article about the recent vote by registered nurses at the university and memorial campuses of UMass Memorial Medical Center to authorize a one-day strike.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 04 - 29 - 13

    Medication errors also happen at home: study

    New research by Kathleen E. Walsh, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, looks at missed doses, wrong doses and other medication errors among children with cancer who receive part of their treatment at home.
    Reuters

  • 04 - 29 - 13

    Medication side effects can cause a range of problems

    Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD, the Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medicine and professor of medicine and family medicine & community health, is quoted in an article about the prevalence of adverse drug events.
    Boston Globe

  • 04 - 29 - 13

    UMass Medical School faculty volunteers at the Boston Marathon

    James B. Broadhurst, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, talks about being inside the medical tent at the 2013 Boston Marathon. (10 p.m. update, 4-29)
    Charter TV3

  • 04 - 28 - 13

    Marathon medical volunteers adjust

    Boston Marathon medical volunteers Adam C. Darnobid, MD, instructor in emergency medicine; Jim Asaiante, RN, an emergency room nurse at UMass Memorial Medical Center; and Nolene Ferguson, RN, a critical care nurse and GSN student, talk about dealing with the trauma of the marathon bombings and returning to their daily routines. Mary-Elise Manuell, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine and director of disaster medicine is also quoted in the story.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 28 - 13

    Road to recovery arduous, rewarding

    Patricia Garvey, clinical risk manager at UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks about her recovery and physical rehabilitation after having part of her leg amputated four years ago due to complications from diabetes.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 28 - 13

    Translating research into medical treatments

    Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine, and Craig J. Ceol, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, are quoted in a story about the new emphasis being placed on translational research by the NIH. Pictured in the article is research technician Melissa Kasheta.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 26 - 13

    Massachusetts' four medical schools get $100,000 from medical society

    UMMS is one of four Massachusetts medical schools to receive a $100,000 grant from the Middlesex District Medical Society to benefit medical students during unanticipated financial emergences. Quoted in the article is 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.
    Masslive.com

  • 04 - 26 - 13

    Newfound hormone holds hope for diabetes treatment

    A story about the discovery of a hormone that can sharply boost the number of cells that make insulin in mice includes comments from Philip J. diIorio, PHD, research assistant professor, about the potential for building supplies of human beta cells in a lab for transplant into diabetes patients.
    Boston Globe
    Associated Press
    USA Today
    MSN News
    Huffington Post
    Chicago Daily Herald
    Newsday.com

  • 04 - 26 - 13

    Pollen pandemonium: Allergy sufferers face intense season

    An article about the spring allergy season includes quotes from Stephen J. Krinzman, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 25 - 13

    Methylprednisolone acetate: the lethal painkiller

    Stuart M. Levitz, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about the dangers of improper manufacturing of methylprednisolone acetate.
    Gulfnews.com

  • 04 - 24 - 13

    Audit: MassHealth overpaid $1.3M to UMass Memorial

    A state audit released found that MassHealth paid for $1.3 million in drug tests at UMass Memorial Medical Center that should not have been covered by the program.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Springfield Republican

  • 04 - 24 - 13

    Four-cycle ABVD unsuitable for older patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

    An editorial by Andrew M. Evens, DO, associate professor of medicine, talks about the challenges of treating older patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
    Healio

  • 04 - 22 - 13

    Business People: Mark Klempner

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

  • 04 - 22 - 13

    VNA takes on new challenges

    A story about the VNA Care Network & Hospice references the organization’s acquisition of UMass Memorial Home Health & Hospice last fall.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 21 - 13

    Medical society donates to local charities

    UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester received $15,000 from the Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance Charitable Foundation for a home-based asthma reduction program for children and families living in the Bell Hill neighborhood of Worcester.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 21 - 13

    Somehow, UMass Memorial, nurses union must agree

    An op-ed by Aaron Nicodemus addresses the recent vote by registered nurses at the university and memorial campuses of UMass Memorial Medical Center to authorize a one-day strike.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 20 - 13

    Cooking up success

    A story about David deCastro, a young chef from Boylston, references his family’s friendship with Aaron Lazare, MD, chancellor and dean emeritus and professor of psychiatry.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 20 - 13

    Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Depression

    Anthony Rothschild, MD, the Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Endowed Chair and professor of psychiatry, is quoted in an article about a recent clinical trial involving deep brain stimulation for patients with treatment-resistant depression.
    Psychcentral.com

  • 04 - 20 - 13

    Obama visited Bolton man hospitalized after bombing

    Mary Jo White, program director in family medicine & community health, along with her husband and son, were among those injured in the Marathon bombing.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 20 - 13

    Safe Homes to host Spring Gala May 3 at historical museum

    John Trobaugh, educational specialist at UMass Medical School, will receive the Safe Homes People of Courage Volunteer Award from the Bridge of Central Massachusetts on May 3.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 20 - 13
  • 04 - 19 - 13

    Hadassah’s first health festival offers health and wellness tips

    Elena Salmoirago Blotcher, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, spoke about stress cardiomyopathy at the first New England HealthFest.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 19 - 13

    Profit rises for da Vinci maker

    An article about the rising profits for Intuitive Surgical Inc., the maker of robotic surgery devices, names UMass Memorial Medical Center as one of 1,371 hospitals using the da Vinci robot system.
    Bloomberg News

  • 04 - 18 - 13

    Collaboration authors a library renaissance at Elm Park school

    Worcester City Manager Michael O’Brien says approximately $700,000 of the $1.58 million donated by UMMS will go to the Worcester Public Library to expand programming into neighborhoods and complement the work of the mobile library and the library's two branches.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 18 - 13

    Health Watch Transplants

    Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD, professor of surgery, talks about UMass Memorial Medical Center’s liver transplant program, the largest in New England.
    Charter TV3

  • 04 - 18 - 13

    Shrewsbury Relay For Life

    Proceeds from the 9th annual Relay for Life at Oak Middle school on May 10-11, 2013 will help support vital, cutting-edge cancer research at UMass Medical School and elsewhere.
    The Shrewsbury Lantern

  • 04 - 18 - 13

    TIME’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world

    TIME Magazine has named UMass Medical School’s Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and medicine, to the 2013 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
    TIME Magazine
    Fox News
    Harvard Press
    Asian Journal

  • 04 - 17 - 13

    Memories that will not dim with time

    An article about the tragedy at the Boston Marathon finish line includes quotes from Adam C. Darnobid, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, who was working in the medical tent.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 17 - 13

    Scientists link tattooing with Hepatitis-C

    John M. Levey, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about the link between tattoos and Hepatitis-C.
    Health Destination

  • 04 - 17 - 13

    Talking to kids about tragedy

    Negar Beheshti, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and director of the Child Psychiatry Consultation Service and Child Psychiatry Emergency Mental Health Service, offers advice to parents about how to talk to children about the tragic events at Monday’s marathon.
    Charter TV3

  • 04 - 17 - 13

    We Can Do Well

    Christina H. Hernon, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, was one of the doctors working the medical tent at the Boston Marathon on April 15th when two explosive devices were triggered. Dr. Hernon talked to CNN about her reaction and efforts to help the injured victims.
    The Daily Beast

  • 04 - 16 - 13

    At Our Best When the Worst Happens

    Richard Aghababian, MD, president of the Massachusetts Medical Society and founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, writes in the Massachusetts Medical Society blog about the Boston Marathon bombing. Dr. Aghababian writes that Boston is known for its medical care, and "we are fortunate to have such dedicated medical and law enforcement professionals among us."
    Massachusetts Medical Society

  • 04 - 16 - 13

    Boston doctor: 'Everyone was my patient'

    Christina H. Hernon, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, was one of the doctors working the medical tent at the Boston Marathon on April 15th when two explosive devices were triggered. Dr. Hernon talks to CNN about her reaction and efforts to help the injured victims.
    CNN

  • 04 - 16 - 13

    Boston Marathon: Reflections from a Spectator

    Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, reflects on the stories of hope and inspiration associated with the Boston Marathon bombing.
    Psychology Today

  • 04 - 16 - 13

    Coping with stress after Boston Marathon blasts

    Amy B. Wachholtz, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, offers insight into how people affected by the Boston Marathon bombing can begin coping emotionally with the tragedy.
    NECN

  • 04 - 16 - 13

    Nurses relied on trauma experience to help bombing wounded

    Jim Asaiante, an emergency room nurse at UMass Memorial Medical Center, is quoted in an article about efforts to help the victims injured at the scene of two explosions at the Boston Marathon.
    CNN

  • 04 - 16 - 13

    Round-up: Where to Give Blood

    A reminder about the importance of blood donations lists UMass Memorial Medical Center as one of the American Red Cross blood donation locations.
    Boston Magazine

  • 04 - 15 - 13

    Doctor’s Orders: 20 Minutes Of Meditation Twice a Day

    An article about the increasing number of hospitals combining meditation with traditional medical therapies says the most common type of meditation recommended by doctors is the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, which was devised at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
    Wall Street Journal

  • 04 - 15 - 13

    MicroRNA: The Diamond in the Rough?

    Victor R. Ambros, PhD, the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and professor of molecular medicine, is referenced in an article about microRNA for originally discovering the oligonucleotides using C. Elegans while studying abnormalities in early development and for receiving the 2012 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.
    OneMedPlace

  • 04 - 15 - 13

    Women Leading in Central Mass.: Cancer Crusader Corrie Painter

    Corrie Painter, PhD, organizer of the 3rd annual Angiosarcoma Awareness 5K Race and Walk and a postdoctoral student at UMMS, talks about her personal battle with angiosarcoma (AS) and her future as a biomedical scientist.
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 04 - 14 - 13

    College Town

    GSN student Meredith Walsh, RN, was honored by the Colleges of Worcester Consortium (COWC) for founding the Worcester Refugee Assistance program (WRAP) for refugees from Burma.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 14 - 13

    Doctor honored

    Marianne E. Felice, MD, professor of pediatrics and obstetrics & gynecology, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the recipient of its first Woman Physician Leadership Award.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 14 - 13

    Medical school is finalist for climate award

    UMass Medical School is named a finalist for the 2013 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 14 - 13

    Meditation can bring health benefits

    Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, associate professor of medicine, talks to the Boston Globe about the healing powers for mindfulness meditation.
    Boston Globe

  • 04 - 12 - 13

    Acting director of health named

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics, is named Worcester’s acting commissioner of public health.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 04 - 12 - 13

    Best Green Practices: UMass Medical School

    The Albert Sherman Center, which achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, has won a best green practices design award from the Boston Business Journal. John Baker, associate vice chancellor of facilities, is quoted in the story.
    Boston Business Journal
    Masslive.com

  • 04 - 12 - 13

    UMass Memorial Nurses Authorize Strike

    Registered nurses at the university and memorial campuses of UMass Memorial Medical Center have voted to authorize a strike.
    Worcester Business Journal
    WBZ TV4
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    NECN

  • 04 - 11 - 13

    Health Watch: Kids Outside

    Safdar Medina, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, details how spending time outdoors benefits children and families.
    Charter TV3

  • 04 - 10 - 13

    Special Forum Inspires WHS Students

    Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, was a guest speaker at the first TEDx Youth Forum at Westborough High School last Thursday.
    Westborough Patch

  • 04 - 10 - 13

    Trio of med device startups named M2D2 venture competition winners

    Little Sparrows, Boston, Mass.-based Cellanyx Diagnostics Inc. and Burlington, Mass.-based BioSignostix have been named the 2013 winners of the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) New Venture Competition. M2D2 is a cooperative effort between the University of Massachusetts Lowell and UMass Worcester that supports Massachusetts-based medical device technology startups and entrepreneurs.
    Boston Business Journal

  • 04 - 09 - 13

    Even With Known Skin Cancer Risks, People Still Love Tanning -- But Why?

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, talks about why some people are addicted to tanning.
    Huffington Post

  • 04 - 09 - 13

    UMass Memorial Nurses To Hold Strike Vote

    Registered nurses at the university and memorial campuses of UMass Memorial Medical Center have scheduled a vote on Thursday to authorize a one-day strike.
    Worcester Business Journal
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Masslive.com
    GoLocal Worcester
    Becker’s Hospital Review

  • 04 - 08 - 13

    A fly mutation suggests a new route for tackling ALS

    A team of researchers, led by Marc Freeman, PhD, an early career scientist with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and associate professor of neurobiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, have discovered a mutant gene in the fruit fly Drosophila that blocks the self-destruction of damaged axons, which could hold clues to treating motor neuron diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
    EurekAlert
    Science Newsline
    News-Medical.net
    Rehabpub.com

  • 04 - 08 - 13

    Flies with personality

    Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School collaborated on a new genetic study showing that transposons, also known as 'jumping genes,’ make every fly brain unique.
    Phys.Org

  • 04 - 08 - 13

    Lenox Doctor Named 'Community Clinician of the Year'

    Paula J. Aucoin, MD, assistant professor of medicine, has been honored as the 2013 Community Clinician of the Year by the Berkshire District Medical Society, an honor recognizing her professionalism and contributions as a physician.
    ibershires.com

  • 04 - 08 - 13

    Monarch butterflies navigate with compass but no map

    Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology, is quoted in an article about the monarch butterfly’s annual migration to Mexico. Research suggests that the migration could be vulnerable to climate change.
    Nature.com

  • 04 - 08 - 13

    Scientists tie dietary influences to changes in gene expression and physiology

    A.J. Marian Walhout, PhD, co-director of the program in systems biology and professor of molecular medicine, discusses her new work which shows that the precise composition of a diet can have profound health effects, suggesting that exactly what’s in each mouthful may matter more than anyone anticipated.
    Genetics Times

  • 04 - 08 - 13

    Turning medical jargon into plain language

    Penny Glassman, head of technology initiatives in the Lamar Soutter Library, is quoted in an article about the need for people who can translate medical terminology into language that can be understood by patients.
    Washington Post

  • 04 - 08 - 13

    UMass Memorial Physician Honored by Massachusetts Medical Society

    Marianne E. Felice, MD, chair and professor of pediatrics and obstetrics & gynecology, was been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the recipient of its first Woman Physician Leadership Award.
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 04 - 07 - 13

    Hospitals take a harder look at readmissions

    To improve patient care, the federal government has started penalizing hospitals for high rates of readmission among Medicare patients. Robert A. Klugman, MD, chief quality officer and senior vice president at UMass Memorial Medical Center and associate professor of medicine, is quoted in the article.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 07 - 13

    Lift weights to lower blood sugar? White muscle helps keep blood glucose levels under control

    Jason K. Kim, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, and Dae Young Jung, PhD, instructor in molecular medicine, were co-authors of a research study which shows that the white muscle used in resistance training helps keep blood sugar in check.
    EurekAlert
    Alaska-Native-News
    Medical News Today
    HealthCanal.com

  • 04 - 07 - 13

    This PILOT should crash

    A local op-ed details the many contribution UMass Medical School makes to the City of Worcester and how its presence benefits the city.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 06 - 13

    Worcester Technical High School Grant Invests in Future Business Leaders

    Worcester Technical High School is one of 10 high schools across the state to receive a grant for $20,000 to develop a pilot financial literacy program for the 2013-2014 school year. WTHS will partner with the Worcester Credit Union, the Regional Science Resource Center and University of Massachusetts Medical School to implement the financial literacy program.
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 04 - 05 - 13

    Health Watch Autism

    David Cochran, MD, PhD, assistant medical director of the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at UMass Memorial Medical Center and assistant professor of psychiatry at UMass Medical School, discusses the causes, diagnosis and treatment of autism.
    Charter TV3
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 04 - 05 - 13

    Latest Campus Gun Scare: Are Worcester Campuses Prepared?

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, is quoted in an article about emergency preparedness.
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 04 - 05 - 13

    Region's teen birth trends are vexing

    An article about the decrease in teen pregnancies mentions a draft Community Health Improvement Plan that was released in December by the city of Worcester. Worcester is working with UMass Memorial Medical Center and Common Pathways to focus on primary care and wellness.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 05 - 13

    Trash cleanup set in Worcester Bell Hill area

    The city of Worcester and UMass Memorial Health Care will kick off this year’s initiative with a neighborhood trash cleanup in the Bell Hill area from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 04 - 13

    Worcester Arts Council to Hold Annual Grants Reception

    The Worcester Arts Council will hold its annual Arts Grant Reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight. The event will recognize the awarding of forty-one grants totaling over $86,000 to artists and cultural organizations throughout the city. UMass Medical School is among this year’s recipients.
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 04 - 04 - 13

    WPI and UMass Medical School Team Up to Improve Healthcare Delivery

    UMass Medical School (UMMS) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have established a new strategic affiliation to foster joint research and educational programs that improve health care delivery. The five-year affiliation agreement creates a partnership between WPI’s Healthcare Delivery Institute (HDI) and UMMS to bring clinical, scientific, engineering and business management expertise to bear on a range of complex challenges facing the health care system.
    Executive Insight

  • 04 - 03 - 13

    Athletes need to find right balance between too much and too little water

    Mary-Elise Manuell, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, is quoted in an article about how runners should prepare for the Boston Marathon.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 03 - 13

    Gregory Wolf named UMass Medical School CIO

    Gregory R. Wolf, the executive director of research computing platforms at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) in Cambridge, joins UMass Medical School as chief information officer.
    District Administration

  • 04 - 03 - 13

    Phase 1 ALS trial is first to test antisense treatment of neurodegenerative disease

    Robert H. Brown, Jr., DPhil, MD, Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, is quoted in a release about a trial in treating ALS.
    EurekAlert

  • 04 - 02 - 13

    April the time for autism awareness

    An article about Autism Awareness Month mentions the World Autism Day celebration event being held at UMMS today from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 04 - 02 - 13

    How the worm turns

    New research by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School shows at the single cell level how an external stimulus sets off a molecular chain reaction in the transparent roundworm C. elegans, a process in which a single neurotransmitter coordinates and times two separate actions. Mark Alkema, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology, is quoted in the story.
    EurekAlert
    e! Science News
    Interesting Tech
    Physorg.com
    Science Codex
    News-Medical.net
    LabSpaces

  • 04 - 02 - 13

    UMass Medical Makes Finals in National Video Competition

    UMass Medical School is a finalist for the 2013 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award and will be recognized this month as one of 20 colleges and universities nationwide that exemplify the mission of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to re-stabilize the earth’s climate through education, research and community engagement.
    GoLocal Worcester
    Sustainability

  • 04 - 01 - 13

    Marlborough Hospital president resigns

    Karen Moore, president and CEO of Marlborough Hospital has stepped down from her position.
    MetroWest Daily
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 04 - 01 - 13

    Worm study suggests diet has big effect on health

    A.J. Marian Walhout, PhD, co-director of the program in systems biology and professor of molecular medicine, discusses her new work which shows that the precise composition of a diet can have profound health effects, suggesting that exactly what’s in each mouthful may matter more than anyone anticipated.
    Boston Globe
    Science Daily
    Deccan Chronicle
    Medical News Today

  • 03 - 31 - 13

    Doctor to receive public health award

    Linda D. Sagor, MD, MPH, clinical professor of pediatrics, is this year’s recipient of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Award for Excellence in Public Health.
    Boston Globe

  • 03 - 31 - 13

    Medical School researchers win grants

    Researchers Gang Han, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology; Jie Song, PhD, associate professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation; Stephen C. Miller, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology; and Paul D. Kaufman, PhD, professor of molecular medicine; recently received $25,000 research grants through the Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property Technology Development Fund at UMass.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 29 - 13

    Doctors at odds

    Stephen T. Earls, MD, clinical associate professor in family medicine & community health, is quoted in an article about proposed regulation which would require tighter control of drugs that include hydrocodone, an opioid found in Vicodin and dozens of other brand-name products.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 29 - 13

    From survival to real recovery

    A patient who was pronounced brain dead after an accident back in 2004, credits Gerald T. McGillicuddy, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery as his saving grace.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 29 - 13

    Milford establishes satellite Kennedy community health center

    In an article about the importance of affordable health care being offered through the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, UMass Medical School is credited as the seventh largest producer of primary care physicians in the country.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 29 - 13

    Texting and Driving Dangers

    Mariann M. Manno, MD, professor of pediatrics, talks about the impact of auto accidents due to distracted driving.
    Worcester News Tonight

  • 03 - 28 - 13

    At Statehouse, all's OK with UMass Med purchase of biotech park

    UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Worcester City Manager met before the Legislature’s Education Committee to discuss the school’s recent agreement to contribute nearly $1.58 million over five years to support education programs in Worcester.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 28 - 13

    Exosomes can transfer membrane proteins, study reveals

    Important new research from UMass Medical School demonstrates how exosomes shuttle proteins from neurons to muscle cells where they take part in critical signaling mechanisms, an exciting discovery that means these tiny vehicles could one day be loaded with therapeutic agents, such as RNA interference (RNAi), and directly target disease-carrying cells.
    News-Medical.net

  • 03 - 28 - 13

    Farewell party for UMass Memorial CEO

    John G. O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care since 2002, says goodbye to staff and friends.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 28 - 13

    Hip Replacement Worth the Cost, Says Study

    David Ayers, MD, chair and professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, is quoted in an article about hip replacement.
    Medscape

  • 03 - 28 - 13

    Precise makeup of diet affects health in powerful ways, UMass worm research suggests

    A.J. Marian Walhout, PhD, co-director of the program in systems biology and professor of molecular medicine, discusses her new work which shows that the precise composition of a diet can have profound health effects, suggesting that exactly what’s in each mouthful may matter more than anyone anticipated.
    Boston.com

  • 03 - 27 - 13

    Life science is a life saver for Bay State, MetroWest

    The Albert Sherman Center is referenced in an article about Governor Patrick’s investment in the life science industries.
    MetroWest Daily News

  • 03 - 27 - 13

    Pregnancy weight gain versus being overweight

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, was featured on NECN where she discussed unhealthy attitudes towards pregnancy weight gain.
    NECN

  • 03 - 27 - 13

    UMass Medical School will pay Worcester $1.58M

    UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins is quoted in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette regarding a new economic and educational support agreement the medical school has reached with the city of Worcester. UMMS will contribute nearly $1.58 million over five years to support programs in Worcester that create a skilled and technologically literate workforce, including contributions to the Worcester Public Library and the biotech and bioscience programs at Worcester Technical High School.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    MassLive.com
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 26 - 13

    UMass Memorial EMS Trains Motorcycle Group in CPR (begins at mark 2:00)

    Richard Nudam, training coordinator in emergency medicine, talks about a recent CPR training course.
    Worcester News Tonight

  • 03 - 25 - 13

    HealthAlliance Tops Consumer Reports' Hospital Safety Ranking

    HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster, which is a member of Worcester-based UMass Memorial Health Care, scored the highest safety rating in the state in Consumer Reports' ranking released this month. The magazine offers independent reviews of consumer products and services.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 03 - 25 - 13

    Paramedic Dan Hehir Discusses How Common Emergency Home Births Are

    Dan Hehir, a paramedic in emergence medicine, talks about a recent emergency call for assistance in delivering a baby.
    Worcester News Tonight

  • 03 - 25 - 13

    Worcester firefighters deliver baby girl at family’s apartment

    Worcester firefighters and UMass Memorial Medical Center EMTs assist in delivering a baby girl.
    Boston Globe
    NECN

  • 03 - 25 - 13

    Worcester Sharks host suicide prevention program

    Barry N. Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, was at the DCU Center Sunday to promote efforts to prevent suicides in Central Massachusetts. In a talk, Dr. Feldman stressed the importance of confronting the issue with people who showed the potential to attempt suicide. The event was sponsored by the SHINE Initiative, the Central Mass. Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Worcester Sharks.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 22 - 13

    Worcester Students to Learn about Careers for Women in Science

    The 17th Annual Women in Science Conference, sponsored by the EcoTarium and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, was held over the weekend. The conference is designed to give seventh and eighth grade girls the opportunity to explore careers in the sciences.
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 03 - 21 - 13

    Health Watch Perinatal Depression

    Nancy Byatt, DO, assistant professor of psychiatry, discusses the signs of perinatal depression, which occurs during pregnancy and can last up to one year after delivery, and potential treatment options.
    Charter TV3

  • 03 - 21 - 13

    New UMass Memorial chief targets reform

    Speaking at the F.J. Aspinwall Symposium at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Wednesday, Eric W. Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, senior associate dean, professor of emergency medicine and the newly named president and chief executive officer of UMass Memorial Health Care, said it’s possible to come up with better health care delivery systems in a place like Worcester.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester News Tonight

  • 03 - 21 - 13

    Shrewsbury Street neighbors express concerns about UMass psychiatric facility

    The Shrewsbury Street Neighborhood Association voices concerns about UMass Memorial Health Care’s plans to relocate its outpatient psychiatric services to the neighborhood.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 21 - 13

    WPI and UMass Medical School Team Up to Improve Healthcare Delivery

    UMass Medical School (UMMS) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have established a new strategic affiliation to foster joint research and educational programs that improve health care delivery. The five-year affiliation agreement creates a partnership between WPI’s Healthcare Delivery Institute (HDI) and UMMS to bring clinical, scientific, engineering and business management expertise to bear on a range of complex challenges facing the health care system.
    WPI News
    UMassMedNow
    IPS Cell Therapy
    Becker's Hospital Review
    HealthTechZone.com

  • 03 - 20 - 13

    Relieving stress through mindfulness

    An article about the growing trend of practicing “mindfulness” in the workplace, references the Center for Mindfulness at UMMS.
    Consumer Affairs

  • 03 - 20 - 13

    UMass Doctor Scores $150K Grant From March of Dimes

    Chinmay M. Trivedi, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, has been awarded the Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award grant from the March of Dimes Foundation.
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 03 - 19 - 13

    Affordable Care Act At 3: A Snapshot In Massachusetts

    An update on the Affordable Care Act references the Early Innovator Grant, which was awarded to a consortium of New England states and is being led by UMass Medical School.
    WBUR CommonHealth

  • 03 - 19 - 13

    M2D2 venture competition kicks off Wednesday

    The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2), a joint UMass Lowell and UMass Medical School initiative, is sponsoring the 2013 M2D2 New Venture Competition Showcase to find top medical-device startups, product designs and technologies. Winner will be awarded $20,000 in engineering, business, legal and medical services.
    Lowell Sun

  • 03 - 18 - 13

    Central Mass. Sweating Federal Budget Cuts’ Potential Impacts

    The apparent cure of a Mississippi toddler infected with HIV at birth, is just one of the many medical breakthroughs that might be sacrificed if looming federal budget cuts to medical research are instituted according to UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 03 - 18 - 13

    Harvard, MIT thwart effort to cap overhead payments

    Harvard, MIT, and a coalition of other powerhouse research institutions have thwarted a reform proposal by the Obama administration to slash the amount of government research money each school receives for overhead costs.
    Boston Globe

  • 03 - 18 - 13

    Social Support for Weight Loss: Online Friends Versus Real Friends

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, will present her research on how tweeting about your weight loss journey can actually lead to additional weight loss at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, March 20-23, in San Francisco, CA.
    PRWeb

  • 03 - 18 - 13

    UMass Medical Purchase Highlights Twists Of Non-Profit Ownership

    An article about UMass Medical School’s recent acquisition of the biotech buildings on Plantation Street elaborates on tax policies for non-profit entities and UMass Medical School’s plans to find for-profit tenants for the space.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 03 - 18 - 13

    UMass Memorial's outlook dims as pension liabilities mount

    Moody Investor Service downgrades UMass Memorial Health Care’s credit from “stable” to “positive” due to concerns over it weakening operating performance and pension liability.
    Boston Business Journal

  • 03 - 18 - 13

    Wooing Life Sciences To Worcester

    A reception, organized by the Economic Development Coordinating Council, was held last week at the Albert Sherman Center, to educate commercial real estate agents about the life science space available in the City of Worcester.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 03 - 17 - 13

    Bill would ban smoking in apartments

    Jennifer MacDonald, MD/PhD student at UMMS and a trustee at the 12-unit Dickinson Place Condominiums on Williams Street in Worcester, is quoted in an article about a bill that would ban smoking in multi-unit housing.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 16 - 13

    Happy faces as medical students learn their next move

    Match Day coverage at UMass Medical School includes comments fromChancellor Michael F. Collins and School of Medicine class of 2013 students Timothy Gleeson, Seth Curits, Megan Weeks, Jennifer Evansmith and Anna McMahan.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 16 - 13

    It’s ‘Match Day’ at UMass Medical School

    Vincent Minichiello, School of Medicine class of 2013, talks about the Match Day experience and his residency plans, which he’ll be doing at the University of Wisconsin.
    NECN

  • 03 - 16 - 13

    Twin sisters a perfect match on Match Day

  • 03 - 15 - 13

    Belchertown's Jesse Columbo joins other students being matched with medical centers

    Jesse Columbo, School of Medicine class of 2013, learns he’ll spend the next six years training in vascular surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire.
    The Republican

  • 03 - 15 - 13

    No need for multivitamins

    Ira S. Ockene, MD, professor of medicine, discusses vitamin supplements and the importance of diet and exercise.
    What’s In It 4 Me

  • 03 - 13 - 13

    Buyer beware when it comes to online beauty bargains

    An article about the growing concerns over the safety of cosmetic procedures being promoted by internet coupons includes quotes from Raymond M. Dunn, MD, professor of surgery.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 13 - 13

    Dermatology Consults Halt Cellulitis Misdiagnoses

    Lauren Strazzula, School of Medicine class of 2013, talks about research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 71st Annual Meeting which found that using dermatology consultations prevented misdiagnosis of cellulitis.
    Medscape.com

  • 03 - 13 - 13

    Program gives troubled vets a lifeline

    David A. Smelson, Psy.D., professor of psychiatry, was part of a roundtable discussion about Mission Direct Vet, which provides alternatives to incarceration for veterans with trauma-related mental health and substance abuse issues who run afoul of the law.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 13 - 13

    UMass Memorial failed to notify state DPH of water contamination

    Robert Brogna, media and public relations manager at UMass Memorial Health Care, is quoted in an article about the timing to report problems associated with instrument sterilizing equipment last January to state hospital regulators.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 12 - 13

    BBJ names Best Green Practices award winners

    Architectural Resources Cambridge (ARC) and Suffolk Construction are this year’s winners of the BBJ’s Best Green Practices award in design for their work on the Albert Sherman Center.
    Boston Business Journal

  • 03 - 12 - 13

    Could a bitter compound give clues about asthma?

    Ronghua ZhuGe, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and physiological systems, talks with the Boston Globe about his new study which explains how substances that give some foods their bitter flavors can also act to reverse the contraction of airway cells. These findings may lead to new treatments for asthma.
    Boston Globe

  • 03 - 12 - 13

    Despite ‘cure,’ HIV researchers cautious about path forward

    Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and medicine, talks about the recent breakthrough of a “functional cure” in an HIV-infected infant. The finding, according to Dr. Luzuriaga, may help pave the way to eliminating HIV infection in children.
    Boston Globe

  • 03 - 12 - 13

    New law requires revelation of gifts to health providers

    An article about the Physician Payment Sunshine Act — now part of the Affordable Care Act — which will require manufacturers to collect information about financial payments or gifts to health care providers starting August 1 includes comments from John T. Randolph, vice president and chief compliance officer at UMass Memorial Medical Center about the system’s 2008 policy prohibiting anyone directly or indirectly involved with patient care from accepting gifts, food, entertainment, travel and honorariums from manufacturers.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 12 - 13

    Plumley Village residents get insights on cooking healthier on a low budget

    Margaret Apura, dietician at the Center for Advancement of Primary care at UMass Memorial Medical Center, is quoted in an article about the Share Our Strengths Cooking Matters program, which teaches families to prepare healthy and affordable meals.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 12 - 13

    U.S. News 2014 Best Medical School Rankings

    UMass Medical School was ranked ninth in primary care education among 126 medical schools and 23 schools of osteopathic medicine surveyed by weekly news magazine U.S. News & World Report in its 2014 edition of the “Best Graduate Schools” issue, released Tuesday, March 12. UMMS has been listed near the top of the category since 1994 when the magazine began publishing the much-anticipated rankings.
    Huffington Post
    GoLocalWorcester
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 12 - 13

    Winners celebrated for their community vision

    Abraham W. Haddad, DMD, clinical assistant professor of surgery, received the Isaiah Thomas Award at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s Annual Vision Awards held at Mechanics Hall last night.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 10 - 13

    Good Deeds

    Tens of thousands of people in the Dominican Republic, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will receive tetanus and diphtheria vaccine thanks to a donation by MassBiologics to Project HOPE, a global non-governmental organization dedicated to making health care available for people around the globe.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 09 - 13

    The ills of smoking

    Douglas M. Ziedonis, MD, MPH, chair and professor of psychiatry, is quoted in an article about the relationship between mental illness and smoking.
    Scienceline.org

  • 03 - 09 - 13

    UMass sells $284M in bonds for construction

    The University of Massachusetts has sold $284 million in bonds to help fund construction projects across the school’s five campuses, including UMass Medical School’s purchase of three buildings at the biotechnology research park.
    Boston.com
    Boston Herald.com
    The Daily Collegian

  • 03 - 07 - 13

    Bitter Compounds Have The Potential To Be Used Therapeutically To Relax Airways

    Ronghua ZhuGe, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and physiological systems, is senior author of a new study which explains how substances that give some foods their bitter flavors can also act to reverse the contraction of airway cells. These findings may lead to new treatments for asthma.
    Medical News Today
    MediLexicon.com
    Ivanhoe.com
    Boston.com
    Fox 25 Boston
    WGBH Radio
    Yahoo News
    Science Codex
    Science Daily
    Truthdive.com

  • 03 - 07 - 13

    Health Watch Colonoscopy Extended

    Justin A. Maykel, MD, assistant professor of surgery was featured on a recent Health Watch segment discussing colorectal cancer, which kills 50,000 people annually in the United States.
    Charter TV3

  • 03 - 07 - 13

    UMass Medical School plays key role in HIV discovery

    Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine, is interviewed on Worcester News Tonight about the recent announcement of the case of an infant who underwent remission of HIV infection after receiving ART within 30 hours of birth.
    Charter TV3 (story begins at 6:30 mark)
    NECN

  • 03 - 07 - 13

    Unseen, Mortal Wounds: The Struggle to Prevent Veteran Suicides

    Barry N. Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, talks about suicide prevention strategies for military personnel.
    WGBH

  • 03 - 07 - 13

    Westborough’s RXi Buys Firm’s RNAi Assets

    Biotechnology firm RXi Pharmeceuticals of Westborough will acquire all of OPKO Health Inc.'s assets that are related to RNA Interference (RNAi), including 12 patent families tied to biological targets. 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.
    Worcester Business Journal
    Fierce BioTech

  • 03 - 06 - 13

    FDA Panel Nixes 2 Nonhormonal Meds for Hot Flashes

    Chair of the FDA’s advisory committee for reproductive health drugs Julia V. Johnson, MD, chair and professor of obstetrics & gynecology, explains why the panel voted against approving two nonhormonal products for the treatment of hot flashes associated with menopause.
    WebMD
    New York Times
    Medpage Today

  • 03 - 06 - 13

    Twelve-college consortium considers changes

    The Colleges of Worcester Consortium, whose 12 members include the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is reassessing how those members fund the institution and the services it provides.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 06 - 13

    U.S. doctor's "gutsy" move led to baby's cure from HIV

    Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and medicine, and a team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, describe the first case of a so-called “functional cure” in an HIV-infected infant. The finding, according to Dr. Luzuriaga, may help pave the way to eliminating HIV infection in children.
    Reuters
    Fox News
    Wall Street Journal
    New York Times
    Washington Post
    CNN
    USA Today
    NPR
    Boston Globe
    Boston Business Journal
    Vitals NBC News
    Reuters
    Boston Herald
    PBS News Hour
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    The Guardian
    CBS Boston
    KFSN Fresno

  • 03 - 06 - 13

    Worcester, Mass. residents try to chase away winter blues

    Amy B. Wachholtz, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, gives advice on how to avoid seasonal depression.
    NECN

  • 03 - 05 - 13

    Baby HIV cure raises more questions than answers

    Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and medicine, talks about the recent breakthrough of a “functional cure” in an HIV-infected infant. The finding, according to Dr. Luzuriaga, may help pave the way to eliminating HIV infection in children. A second study shows babies born HIV positive who were treated within two months of birth with anti-retroviral drugs showed “dramatically” lower copy numbers of viral DNA compared to those treated later.
    Boston.com
    Huffington Post
    Discovery News
    Japan Times

  • 03 - 05 - 13

    Early treatment could thwart HIV

    A second study by Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine, shows that babies born HIV positive who were treated within two months of birth with anti-retroviral drugs showed "dramatically” lower copy numbers of viral DNA compared to those treated later.
    Boston Herald
    Boston Herald

  • 03 - 04 - 13

    Boston medical mysteries: A mini-epidemic

    Sharone Green, MD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about a patient diagnosed with dengue hemorrhagic fever.
    Boston Globe

  • 03 - 04 - 13

    Cancer Care Grows In Central Mass.

    UMass Memorial's Marlborough Hospital Cancer Pavilion, a state-of-the-art care center, is scheduled to open later this year.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 03 - 04 - 13

    The Intriguing Case of a Baby Cured of HIV

    Editorials by the New York Times and Boston Herald tout the work of Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine, and others to “functionally cure” an HIV-infected infant as potentially game-changing for the 300,000 infants around the world born with HIV each year.
    New York Times
    Boston Herald
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 04 - 13

    UMass Researcher Involved In Cure For Baby Born With HIV

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins and John Sullivan, MD, professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine, spoke to Boston media about the recent breakthrough by Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine, and a team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, describing the first case of a so-called “functional cure” in an HIV-infected infant.
    WBZ Boston
    WHDH-TV Boston
    Fox-TV News Boston
    NECN
    WCVB-TV Boston
    Channel 3 Worcester News Tonight
    CNN
    Reuters
    WBUR
    Bio-Medicine
    Los Angeles Times
    Oregon Live

  • 03 - 03 - 13

    Are city's tax loss worries overblown?

    A close look at UMass Medical School’s plans to find for-profit tenants for Biotech III, IV and V, which were acquired by the medical school two weeks ago, reveals that fears about potential lost tax revenue by the City of Worcester may be exaggerated.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 03 - 13

    The serious side of video games

    Michele P. Pugnaire, MD, senior associate dean for educational affairs and professor of family medicine and community health, talks about the role video games, such as “On Call” which was developed by UMass Medical School, the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute and Becker College, play in training medical students.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 03 - 01 - 13

    MGHPCC Receives $4.54 Million Grant from MLSC

    Manuel Garber, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine, is quoted in an article about a $4.54 million grant the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) received from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) for a supercomputer system. The computer system will be used by biomedical researchers at UMass Medical School, such as Dr. Garber.
    HPC Wire

  • 03 - 01 - 13

    UMass gets $750K NSF grant to study workplace gender bias

    UMass Lowell and UMass Medical School received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an index that will measure gender biases in the workplace.
    Boston Business Journal

  • 02 - 27 - 13

    City to work with UMass on Biotech Park tenants

    City Manager Michael B. O’Brien says he will work with UMass Medical School to find taxpaying tenants for Biotech III, IV and V, which were acquired by the medical school last week.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 27 - 13

    Neighbors want answers about vacant Shrewsbury Street building owned by UMass Memorial

    A building on Shrewsbury Street owned by UMass Memorial Realty, Inc. and currently closed for renovations has received the attention of the Shrewsbury Street Neighborhood Association.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 27 - 13

    Region braces for federal spending cuts

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins is quoted in an article about the impact looming federal budget cuts would have on medical research.
    Akron Legal News

  • 02 - 27 - 13

    UMass Memorial gets new payment plan

    UMass Memorial Health Care and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts have signed a contract adding the hospital’s more-than 1,400 doctors to the list of professionals across the state participating in the insurance provider’s Alternative Quality Care program. Eric W. Dickson, MHCM, FACEP, president and chief executive officer of UMass Memorial Health Care is quoted in the story.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Business Wire
    Yahoo Finance

  • 02 - 27 - 13

    Why Do So Many People Think They Need Gluten-Free Foods?

    In an op-ed piece,Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology, writes about the myths and realities of adopting a gluten-free diet.
    Slate

  • 02 - 26 - 13

    UMass Medical School names new research center after Brookline resident

    Former Vice Chancellor of University Relations Albert “Albie” Sherman, talks about the opening of the newest UMMS research facility – the Albert Sherman Center.
    Wicked Local Brookline

  • 02 - 25 - 13

    Premier 100 IT Leader profile: George M. Brenckle

    George M. Brenckle, senior vice president and chief information officer, UMass Memorial Health Care, was named a Premier 100 IT Leader for transforming the way data is used at UMMHC.
    Computer World

  • 02 - 23 - 13

    UMass subsidiaries buy big hunk of biotech park

    Three newly created nonprofit subsidiaries of the University of Massachusetts Medical School paid $40.2 million Friday to acquire Biotechs 3, 4 and 5.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 22 - 13

    Cold snaps trigger Monarch butterfly migrations

    New research by Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology, finds that the monarch butterfly’s annual migration is triggered by cold temperatures found in its overwintering sites in Mexico. This suggests that the migration could be vulnerable to climate change.
    NBCNews
    Live Science
    New Scientist
    Science News
    Climate Central
    Climate Wire
    Health Day/US News and World Reports
    EurekAlert
    Science Codex
    eScience
    PopBlend
    French Tribune
    PhysOrg.com
    Science Daily

  • 02 - 21 - 13

    Health Watch Heart Failure

    Theo E. Meyer, MD, DPhil, professor of medicine, was featured in last week’s Charter TV3 Health Watch segment on Worcester News Tonight to talk about heart failure.
    Charter TV3

  • 02 - 20 - 13

    Departing UMass Head O’Brien To Teach At Clark

    John O'Brien, former president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, has been appointed to a distinguished professorship at Clark University.
    Worcester Business Journal
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 02 - 20 - 13

    Federal Bureau of Prisons signs new $60m contract with UMass Medical School

    UMass Medical School has been awarded a new five-year contract to coordinate health care services for inmates at the Federal Medical Center in Devens. Joyce A. Murphy, executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine, is quoted in the article.
    Boston Globe
    Boston Herald
    Boston.com
    Worcester Business Journal
    Enhanced Online News
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 20 - 13

    Orthopedic Surgeon Offers Tips for a Safe Day on the Slopes

    Kelton Miller Burbank Jr., MD, instructor in family medicine & community health, offers safety tips for skiers.
    Charter TV3

  • 02 - 20 - 13

    Ribbon cutting marks opening of $400M Albert Sherman Center at UMass Medical

    UMass Medical School completes construction of the $400 million Albert Sherman Center.
    Boston Business Journal
    Buffalo Business First
    Commercial Property Executive

  • 02 - 19 - 13

    Region braces for federal spending cuts

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins is quoted in an article about the impact looming federal budget cuts would have on medical research.
    Boston.com
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    MetroWest Daily News
    WBUR

  • 02 - 18 - 13

    Cancer Rehab Begins To Bridge A Gap To Reach Patients

    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
    BioPortfolio
    Kaiser Health News

  • 02 - 18 - 13

    Has mobile health monitoring hit a wall?

    David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about patients using technology, such as mobile apps, to track their health.
    Amednews.com

  • 02 - 18 - 13

    Motivating patients to make wise choices

    Frank J. Domino, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, talks about using motivational interviewing to move patient behaviors towards better health outcomes.
    Amednews.com

  • 02 - 17 - 13

    Twins still popular after all these years

    A photo of twin sisters born prematurely 17 years ago at UMass Memorial Medical Center posted by local radio station WSRS on facebook renews interest in the girls’ story. Gayle Kasparian, RN in the neonatal ICU, talks about the decision to keep the twins together in the same incubator.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 15 - 13

    The Blizzard’s Biggest Killer — And How To Prevent It Next Time

    In an op-ed piece for WBUR,Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology, calls for the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in cars to prevent unnecessary deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning, such as those caused by last week’s snow storm.
    WBUR

  • 02 - 14 - 13

    $1 million grant

    Jeanne Lawrence, PhD, professor and interim chair of cell & developmental biology, is one of the inaugural recipients of grants in a new program supporting translational research into developmental disabilities.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 02 - 14 - 13

    OCD Lecture and Support Groups Tonight at UMass Med School

    Author Lee Bauer gave a free lecture on intrusive thoughts for those suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), at UMass Medical School last night.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 02 - 14 - 13

    On way to ‘banner year,’ UMass looks to innovate fund-raising options

    The University of Massachusetts has ratcheted up fund-raising efforts, achieving 58 percent of its nearly $103 million goal in the first half of fiscal 2013.
    Boston Globe

  • 02 - 13 - 13

    UMass research spending surpasses $500M in FY2012

    The University of Massachusetts’ research dollars surpassed the $500 million mark for the third consecutive year during the fiscal year of 2012, climbing 1.8 percent over FY2011 to $586.7 million. UMass Medical School accounted for $256 million of that total.
    Providence Business News

  • 02 - 12 - 13

    Anti-Psychotics Used In Nursing Homes Can Be Harmful

    A study by Becky A. Briesacher, PhD, associate professor of medicine, assesses the level of anti-psychotic use in U.S. nursing homes from September 2009 through August 2010.
    ThirdAge.com

  • 02 - 12 - 13

    Pope's shocker underscores strain of late-life work

    Sarah McGee, MD, MPH, clinical associate professor of medicine, is quoted in a story about people staying on the job past the age of 75.
    NBCNews.com

  • 02 - 12 - 13

    Safety concerns in aftermath of blizzard

    Marc C. Restuccia, MD, clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, and Michael Hunter, deputy chief of EMS at UMass Memorial Health Care, talk to NECN about how to safely remove snow without incurring unnecessary health risks.
    NECN

  • 02 - 11 - 13

    Albert Sherman Center, UMMS, United States of America

    Opening of the Albert Sherman Center School expands the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s research and teaching capabilities.
    Pharmaceutical-technology.com

  • 02 - 11 - 13

    Health Watch Heart Valve Disease

    Nikolaos Kakouros, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, explains the symptoms of heart valve disease and how it is treated.
    Charter TV3

  • 02 - 10 - 13

    Six Reliant doctors receive recognition

    Renu S. Goyal, MD, assistant professor of medicine, was awarded the Community Educator Award for 2011-12 by the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 10 - 13

    Watertown native uses a plant-based approach to fight malaria

    Douglas T. Golenbock, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology & physiological systems and chief of infectious diseases and immunology, along with faculty from UMass Amherst and WPI, are investigating a new treatment for malaria using the entire artemisia plant instead of the purified version currently being used in Coartem and Riamet.
    Watertown Daily Times

  • 02 - 09 - 13

    Blizzard 2013: Worcester Blizzard Baby

    Worcester paramedics help deliver a baby in Worcester during this weekend’s blizzard. The healthy baby girl was later transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    WBZ-TV Boston
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    U.S. Department of Defense
    Huffington Post

  • 02 - 09 - 13

    Pats player Steve Gregory makes them smile at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center

    Patriots safety Steve Gregory and his wife, Rosanne, visited patients at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center on Thursday.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Boston.com
    ESPN.com

  • 02 - 08 - 13

    Greater Boston Business Council honors UMass Medical School's Work Without Limits program

    The Greater Boston Business Council honored UMass Medical School's Work Without Limits program with its Outstanding Business Member of the Year Award for Excellence in Community Service.
    IPS Cell Therapy
    News-Medical.net

  • 02 - 06 - 13

    Away from home: Work culture matters

    Shankar Das, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at UMass Medical School, writes about his experience working as an Indian postdoc in the U.S. and offers tips for other postdocs headed abroad.
    Nature India

  • 02 - 06 - 13

    Lupus Research Institute Accelerates Drive for the Cure: Calls for $1 Million Distinguished Innovator Award Submissions

    The Lupus Research Institute (LRI), the world's leading supporter of innovative research in lupus, is inviting notable scientists from around the world to submit proposals for its $1 million Distinguished Innovator Award. Ann Marshak-Rothstein, MD, professor of medicine, was one of two recipients of the first LRI Distinguished Innovator Awards announced last fall.
    Heraldonline.com

  • 02 - 06 - 13

    Study: Gift bans in medical school affect doctors’ later prescribing patterns

    An article about medical school’s policies on prohibiting drug marketing talks about a policy that was enacted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School back in 2008 prohibiting students from accepting gifts from drug and device makers.
    Boston.com

  • 02 - 06 - 13

    UMass Memorial Health Care names a new CEO

    UMass Memorial Health Care’s Board of Trustees has announced that Eric W. Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, will become the health care system’s new president and chief executive officer, succeeding John O’Brien, who is retiring after serving in the role for 10 years.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Boston.com
    Worcester Business Journal
    Market Watch
    Yahoo News
    UMassMedNow
    UMassmed.edu

  • 02 - 06 - 13

    WNT Memories of the Blizzard of ‘78

    Joel M. Gore, MD, professor of medicine, talks to Worcester News Tonight about the blizzard of ’78.
    Worcester News Tonight

  • 02 - 05 - 13

    ACOs ready for Medicare patients

    An article about the emergence of accountable care organizations, or ACOs, includes comments from Eric Dickson, MD, professor of emergency medicine, and David Fairchild, MD, professor of medicine. According to the article, UMass Memorial Health Care has been shifting to accountable care models for its insurance contracts over the last two years.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 04 - 13

    Emergency room simulation wins award for local video-game developers

    A video game developed by UMass Medical School, the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute and Becker College for training emergency room personnel was voted Best in Show at the Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase at the 2013 SSIH International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando, FL.
    Boston Globe
    GamePolitics.com
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 04 - 13

    Former Gov. Cellucci opens up about ALS

    Former Gov. A. Paul Cellucci opens up about his life with ALS and Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, talks about the latest scientific breakthroughs being made at UMMS that might one day lead to a cure for the disease.
    WCVB

  • 02 - 04 - 13

    TCG Launches NITRC-CE on AWS Marketplace

    David Kennedy, PhD, professor of psychiatry, is quoted in an article about the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse Computational Environment (NITRC-CE), a high-performance computing tool designed to be used by neuroscientists who use large data sets.
    HPC Wire

  • 02 - 04 - 13

    UMass Memorial To Hold Free Seminar On Coping With Cancer

    UMass Memorial Medical Center will join with the American Cancer Society to hold a free seminar on coping with cancer on Wednesday, February 8 at 6 p.m.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 02 - 03 - 13

    Albie Sherman knows everyone who's anyone

    Former Vice Chancellor of University Relations Albert “Albie” Sherman, talks to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette about the opening of the newest UMMS research facility – the Albert Sherman Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 03 - 13

    Doctors who treat the elderly are in short supply

    Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD, the Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medicine and professor of medicine and family medicine & community health, is quoted in an article about the shortage of physicians who treat the elderly.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 03 - 13

    Programs hope to cut military suicide rate

    Barry N. Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, talks about suicide prevention strategies for military personnel and references a new partnership between UMass Medical School, the Massachusetts National Guard and the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Service, aimed at helping prevent suicide among National Guardsmen.
    MetroWest Daily News
    Lawrence Eagle Tribune
    Bluefield Daily Telegraph

  • 02 - 03 - 13

    Tantasqua Regional student to compete in National Brain Bee

    Elliot S. Davis, 16, a junior at Tantasqua Regional High School, won the 7<sup>th</sup> annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee which was held at UMass Medical School over the weekend. The event was organized by the psychiatry department and moderated by <strong>Sheldon Benjamin</strong>, MD, professor of psychiatry and neurology.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 02 - 13

    Insurers push clinic sleep testing into homes

    An article about alternatives to overnight testing facilities used to diagnose patients with sleep apnea includes comments from Stacia Sailer, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine and medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Boston Globe

  • 02 - 02 - 13

    LEED certification for UMass Medical School building

    The $400 million Albert Sherman Center, a 512,000-square-foot facility for biomedical research, has achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 02 - 13

    Northboro man takes helm at state Health and Human Services

    John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, is quoted in an article about the naming of John W. Polanowicz, former CEO of Marlborough Hospital, as the new Massachusetts Health and Human Services secretary.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 02 - 01 - 13

    Dr. Maloney talks about winter sun safety

    Mary Maloney, MD, chief of dermatology, was recently featured on Health Watch to discuss how our skin is susceptible to sun damage even in the winter.
    Charter TV3

  • 02 - 01 - 13

    Insects That Put Google Maps to Shame

    An article about the value of basic science research references work done by Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of neurobiology, to ascertain how monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles over several generations to a small area in Mexico.
    Wall Street Journal

  • 01 - 31 - 13

    Changing history

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, Governor Deval L. Patrick, Lt. Governor Timothy P. Murray, Nobel Laureate Craig Mello, PhD, U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, Senate President Therese Murray, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President & CEO Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD, Worcester City Manager Michael O’Brien and former Vice Chancellor of University Relations Albert “Albie” Sherman open the Albert Sherman Center with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony in front of local dignitaries, friends and family.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    SLIDE SHOW: Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester News Tonight
    Worcester Business Journal
    VIDEO: Worcester Business Journal
    GoLocalWorcester
    UMassMedNow

  • 01 - 30 - 13

    Could an earlier lunchtime help you lose weight?

    Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about a study evaluating whether dieters who ate early lunches tended to lose more weight than those who had their midday meal later.
    Chicago Tribune
    GMA News
    Examiner.com
    All Africa
    Yahoo News

  • 01 - 30 - 13

    Science spotlight

    An editorial in today’s Worcester Telegram and Gazette calls the opening of the Albert Sherman Center a triumph for UMass Medical School and supports Chancellor Michael F. Collins' optimism for the ground breaking discoveries and collaboration that will take place inside its walls.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 30 - 13

    UMass Medical School Sherman Center Video Tour

    Shawn Mcguinness, senior architectural project manager, tours the newly opened Sherman Center with the Worcester Business Journal.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 01 - 30 - 13

    UMass research center opening at 3

    UMass Medical School will unveil the $400 million Sherman Center with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 01 - 29 - 13

    Mass. becomes 7th state to pass surgical safety law

    Demetrius Litwin, MD, chairman and professor of surgery, is quoted in a story about a new law in Massachusetts which requires surgical technologists be certified.
    NECN

  • 01 - 29 - 13

    New UMass Medical research center recognized for green design

    The $400 million Albert Sherman Center, a 512,000-square-foot facility for biomedical research, has achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 01 - 29 - 13

    UMass Medical School Celebrates Service

    A video which was played at yesterday’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration included interviews with Denise Daily, of the New England Newborn Screening Program; Thomas Pomfret, clinical pharmacy services at Commonwealth Medicine; Alison Little, SOM class of 2014; and Charlene Baron, digital imaging specialist in cell & developmental biology, who shared their personal volunteer stories. Also included in the video are Chancellor Michael F. Collins and James Leary, vice chancellor of community and government relations.
    World Medical School
    IPS Cell Therapy

  • 01 - 28 - 13

    Program brings dental care to children without dentists

    An article about a Commonwealth Medicine public health program which brings dental care to nearly 7,000 children. The program began with a $10,000 investment through an innovative UMMS/Commonwealth Medicine program and the state’s MassHealth agency.
    Boston Globe
    Herald News

  • 01 - 27 - 13

    DC Dialogue: Budget sequestering

    University of Massachusetts Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins spoke to New England Cable News about the effect that potential federal spending cuts would have on medical research and the economy. In the interview, Dr. Collins also talks about the opening of the Albert Sherman Center and the impact the ASC will have on life sciences research and development.
    NECN

  • 01 - 27 - 13

    Medical malpractice: Why is it so hard for doctors to apologize?

    In an essay for Globe Magazine, Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology, describes how the increased specialization of medicine has revolutionized care but created a depersonalized system that often results in needless medical malpractice cases.
    Boston Globe

  • 01 - 27 - 13

    Needham Health Department: Integrate physical activity into your daily life

    An article about the Needham Health Department and its concerns about the dangers of sedentary lifestyles includes quotes from Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine and a licensed clinical psychologist.
    Wicked Local Needham

  • 01 - 27 - 13

    'State getting 'F' from the CDC'

    The Centers for Disease Control has given Massachusetts a failing grade when it comes to tobacco control and prevention. The article references the Central Massachusetts Tobacco-Free Community Partnership, a program of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care, which serves 69 communities.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 27 - 13

    T&G Santa is grateful for everyone’s generosity

    The Telegram & Gazette Santa Fund thanks donors who helped raise $151,275.39 in contributions this past year. The donors included caregivers at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 26 - 13

    John Monfredo: Worcester Students Remember Dr. King in Their Work

    James Leary, UMMS vice chancellor of community and government relations, was the master of ceremonies at the 28th annual Worcester County community Martin Luther King Day breakfast.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 01 - 25 - 13

    Health Watch Winter Safety

    Michael Hunter, UMass Memorial Deputy Chief of EMS, discusses winter safety.
    Charter TV3

  • 01 - 25 - 13

    Mass. Life Science report

    The opening of the Albert Sherman Center is highlighted on NECN.
    NECN

  • 01 - 25 - 13

    NEW: Patrick to Unveil $400 Million Biomed Facility at UMass Med School

    The opening event for the Albert Sherman Center will include Governor Deval Patrick, as well as UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins and President Robert Caret, along with Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, Congressman James McGovern, Senate President Therese Murray and Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo.
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 01 - 24 - 13

    Got flu? Get paid to help research new drug

    Robert W. Finberg, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Professor of Medicine, chair and professor of medicine and professor of microbiology & physiological systems, is quoted in an article about flu-related clinical trials.
    The Dayton Beach News-Journal

  • 01 - 24 - 13

    Hepatitis C linked to ink

    An article about a recent study on the link between body art and Hepatitis C, the leading cause of liver cancer, contains quotes from John M. Levey, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine.
    Reuters
    GMA News
    Dawn.com
    Fox News
    Chicago Tribune

  • 01 - 23 - 13

    25 Leadership Award Nominees to Know

    John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, has been nominated for Becker’s Hospital Reviews 2013 Leadership Award.
    Becker's Hospital Review

  • 01 - 23 - 13

    HHS Awards $1.5 Billion in New Grants, Relaunches Website With Eye on Enrollment

    An article about insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act that will soon start enrollment references the Early Innovator Grant, awarded to a consortium which includes UMass Medical School.
    Bloomberg BNA

  • 01 - 23 - 13

    Retrovirus in the human genome is active in pluripotent stem cells

    Jeremy Luban, MD, the David L. Freelander Memorial Professor in HIV/AIDS Research and professor of molecular medicine, was the lead author of a study published in the journal Retrovirology about a retrovirus called HERV-H, which inserted itself into the human genome millions of years ago and may play an important role in pluripotent stem cells.
    EurekAlert
    Medical Xpress

  • 01 - 23 - 13

    UMass Medical chancellor hopes to change history with new research center

    University of Massachusetts Medical School Chancellor Michael Collins spoke to the Boston Business Journal about the opening of the Albert Sherman Center. An interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art research and education facility designed to maximize interaction and collaboration among researchers, educators and learners to encourage innovation and learning across disciplines, the Sherman Center will officially open its doors at the end of this month.
    Boston Business Journal

  • 01 - 22 - 13

    Binge Drinking Can Dramatically Amplify Damage to the Liver

  • 01 - 22 - 13

    Local scientists searching for flu fighters

    An internationally recognized expert in viruses, Robert W. Finberg, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Professor of Medicine and chair and professor of medicine, spoke to the Boston Globe about his work to develop new ways of predicting how the influenza virus changes and evolves in response to anti-viral drugs and the human immune system. Dr. Finberg is also testing a new antiviral treatment called Favipiravir in a trial that will soon open to the public.
    Boston Globe

  • 01 - 21 - 13

    Hospitals Use Data To Boost Staff Vaccinations, Improve Care

    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 increased influenza vaccinations among health care workers.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 01 - 20 - 13

    Bomb squad removes materials from UMass Medical School

    State Police dispose of “outdated” hazardous materials found during a lab renovation at UMass Medical School.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 20 - 13

    Health Watch Shoveling Safety

    Ronald Gigliotti, UMass Memorial paramedic, demonstrates the proper way to shovel snow.
    Charter TV3

  • 01 - 20 - 13

    What Lance Armstrong Needs to Learn From Other Sports Apologies

    An op-ed by Aaron Lazare, MD, chancellor and dean emeritus and professor of psychiatry, offers insights into Lance Armstrong's apology regarding improprieties made during his cycling career.
    Wall Street Journal

  • 01 - 18 - 13

    National Academy of Inventors Elects John Ware a Charter Fellow

    John E. Ware, PhD, professor of quantitative health sciences, was elected a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
    TMCnet

  • 01 - 15 - 13

    Join the Northborough Ex-Smokers Hall of Fame

    The UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Health Care Ex-Smokers Hall of Fame travels to Northborough to try to encourage residents to quit smoking and share their stories.

  • 01 - 14 - 13

    7 Healthcast: Nicview Webcam System lets parents watch infants in NICU

    An article about the Nicview camera system, which allows parents to monitor and bond with babies admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, mentions that UMass Memorial Medical Center is one of 17 NICU units across the country currently piloting the technology.
    WHDH

  • 01 - 14 - 13

    First person: Getting to the Mae Tao Clinic in Thailand

    Fourth year medical student Andrea Posa, SOM ’13, writes about her experience as an international exchange student at the Mae Tao Clinic Mae Tao Clinic in Burma, Thailand.
    Wicked Local Wayland

  • 01 - 14 - 13

    For dieters, many paths to weight loss

    Local author and nutritionist Linda Hilliard credits her successful weight loss to a program at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    MetroWest Daily News

  • 01 - 13 - 13

    Research takes center stage

    University of Massachusetts Medical School Chancellor Michael Collins spoke to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette about the soon-to-be open Albert Sherman Center. The featured story, with a photo of the completed building, graced the cover of the Jan. 13 Business Matters section of the Telegram. Guangping Gao, PhD, the Penelope Booth Rockwell Chair in Biomedical Research and professor of microbiology & physiological systems, was also quoted in the story.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 13 - 13

    UMass team puts spotlight on disorder

    An article about normal pressure hydrocephalus, or NPH, includes comments from John M. Solomonides, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine and pediatrics; Oguz I. Cataltepe, MD, professor of neurosurgery; and Banu Sundar, MD, clinical assistant professor of neurology.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 12 - 13

    Sudbury surgeon seeks sensible gun policy

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, is scheduled to be part of a panel discussion designed to educate the public about the dangers of easily accessible fire arms. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16th at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School auditorium.
    Boston.com
    Grays Medicine
    Lexington Patch

  • 01 - 11 - 13

    Medical marijuana: More questions than answers

    James B. Broadhurst, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, is quoted in an article about pending regulations for medical marijuana use by the Department of Public Health.
    Wicked Local Harvard
    Wicked Local Bedford

  • 01 - 11 - 13

    UMass Memorial Medical Center reducing surgeries to fix equipment

    Problems associated with instrument sterilizing equipment prompted the cancellation of some surgeries at the Memorial Campus of UMass Memorial Medical Center. Robert Brogna, media and public relations manager at UMass Memorial Health Care, is quoted in the article.
    WCVB
    Boston Globe
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    The-Dispatch.com
    Pressdemocrat.com

  • 01 - 10 - 13

    18 flu deaths reported in state; UMass Memorial advises against kids' visits

    Robert Brogna, media and public relations manager at UMass Memorial Health Care, explains UMass Memorial’s flu season visitation policy, recently activated because of the severity of this year’s flu.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    GoLocalWocester
    United Press International

  • 01 - 10 - 13

    Fund NIH, build on legacy

    An op-ed by Thoru Pederson, PhD, the Vitold Arnett Professor of Cell Biology and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, calls for the continued support of the National Institutes of Health which funds 90 percent of biomedical research.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 10 - 13

    Johnson & Johnson Issues Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research Call for Nominations

    Victor R. Ambros, PhD, the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and professor of molecular medicine, received the 2012 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research at a ceremony in New York City.
    PR Newswire

  • 01 - 10 - 13

    M2D2 plans medical-device competition

    The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center, referred to as M2D2, is sponsoring a medical-device venture competition that aims to find the best new medical-device startups. The winner of the competition will receive $20,000 in product-development services. The center is a joint initiative between UMass Lowell and UMass Medical School in Worcester.
    Lowell Sun

  • 01 - 10 - 13

    Mass. Residents Rush To Get Flu Shots As Sickness Spikes

    Robert A. Klugman, MD, chief quality officer and senior vice president at UMass Memorial Medical Center and associate professor of medicine, is interviewed about the recent flu outbreak and the importance of preventative hygiene.
    CBS Boston

  • 01 - 10 - 13

    UMass Medical School expert seeks better flu vaccines

    An internationally recognized expert in viruses, Robert W. Finberg, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Professor of Medicine and chair and professor of medicine, is lead investigator on a $12 million project to develop new ways of predicting how the influenza virus changes and evolves in response to anti-viral drugs and the human immune system.
    Bio-Medicine
    EurekAlert
    PhysOrg
    News Medical
    Worcester News Tonight

  • 01 - 09 - 13

    Boston declares a flu emergency

    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 how local health care facilities are taking measures to protect patients against the flu.
    Boston Globe

  • 01 - 09 - 13

    Does 'The Perfect Woman' exist?

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine and a licensed clinical psychologist, discussed the changing view of the “perfect” sized woman on the New England Cable News Morning Show.
    NECN

  • 01 - 09 - 13

    Parents of Down children cherish special moments

    An article about the ethical implications a potential treatment for Down syndrome may have for effected families references the recent discovery by Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology, that the extra chromosome linked to Down syndrome could potentially be “switched off.”
    Florida Today

  • 01 - 08 - 13

    AHA Issues Call to Action on CVD

    Judith K. Ockene, PhD, MEd, MA, the Barbara Helen Smith Chair in Preventive & Behavioral Medicine and professor of medicine, comments on a recent science advisory from the American Heart Association that urges the health care industry to target unhealthy behaviors that lead to cardiovascular disease.
    Medpage Today

  • 01 - 07 - 13

    Cancer death rates continue to drop

    Anne Powell, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, talked to NBC’s chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman about the increase in HPV-related cancers and the HPV vaccine.
    NBC Nightly News
    Charter TV3

  • 01 - 07 - 13

    First person: Miracles happening at Mae Tao Clinic in Burma

    Fourth year medical student Andrea Posa, SOM ’13, writes about her experience as an international exchange student at The Mae Tao Clinic on the Thailand/Burma border.
    Wicked Local Weston

  • 01 - 07 - 13

    Health Watch Quitting Smoking

    Greg Seward, director of the Tobacco Free Initiative, offers advice on how to find the support you need, including free services, to stop smoking.
    Charter TV3
  • 01 - 07 - 13

    Newtown Update: New Information Contradicts Earlier Reports; Was Adam Lanza Targeting One Teacher?

    Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine, is quoted in an article about plans to study the DNA of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza for abnormalities.
    Digital Times
    New York Magazine

  • 01 - 07 - 13

    Setback for Biogen

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, is quoted in an article about the disappointing results in dexpramipexole, an experimental drug once considered to be a promising treatment for Lou Gehrig’s disease.
    Boston Herald

  • 01 - 07 - 13

    Top Scientists and Innovators honored by National Academy of Inventors

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, Roger J. Davis, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, and John E. Ware, PhD, professor quantitative health sciences, have been named 2012 Charter Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). NAI fellows are recognized for exceptional achievements "in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society."
    Yahoo News
    Examiner.com

  • 01 - 03 - 13

    EVO to host Celebrity Chef Dinner

    Local restaurant EVO will hold its first Celebrity Chef Dinner Party on Feb. 4 to benefit the Colorectal Cancer Alliance of Central Massachusetts, which supports community education and research and treatment at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. Justin A. Maykel, MD, assistant professor of surgery, is on the alliance’s medical advisory board and brother to EVO co-owners Celeste Maykel-Zack and Albert Maykel III.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 03 - 13

    Predicting violence is a work in progress

    Gina Vincent, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is quoted in an article about whether or not there’s a link between mental illness and violence.
    Washington Post
    Daily Freeman

  • 01 - 02 - 13

    National Grid awards $1.6M to UMass Medical School

    National Grid has awarded UMass Medical School $1.6 million for the energy-efficient design of the Albert Sherman Center.
    Milford Daily News

  • 01 - 02 - 13

    New Year's baby: Payton Marie arrives first in 2013

    Mark A. Aversa, MD, instructor in obstetrics & gynecology, is quoted in an article about Worcester’s New Year’s Baby born at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 02 - 13

    UMass Memorial completes lab sale

    UMass Memorial Health Care has confirmed the sale of two laboratory businesses to Quest Diagnostics Inc. for an undisclosed price.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Business Journal

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