News Makers 2013

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  • 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