2014 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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Health needs assessment reveals disparities for individuals with disabilities in Mass.

Individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts are more likely to experience poor physical and mental health, nicotine addiction and sexual violence, according to a report released this week co-authored by UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Learn the five ‘whys’ of fact-based decision making

In “Fact-Based Decision Making: The Five ‘Whys’ Technique,” Annie Delaney-Magee will introduce the method which can help those who master it make better decisions in hiring, legal compliance and other essential business functions.

Eat noodles, help raise money for cancer research

UMass Medical School community members who want to be the first to check out one of the area’s newest restaurants can also benefit the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk at the same time. 

Surviving and Thriving: Aids, Politics, and Culture exhibit on display in library

The Surviving and Thriving: Aids, Politics, and Culture exhibit was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and is on display until April 26 in the Lamar Soutter Library. A complementary panel discussion featuring UMMS AIDS researchers and clinicians will take place on Tuesday, April 22.

UMMS disability program honored for helping individuals with mental illness re-enter workforce

The UMMS Disability Evaluation Services program was honored at the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition’s 15th Annual Employer Awards Celebration for its role in helping people with mental illness re-enter the workforce.

Montages of survivors’ mementos recall Holocaust memories

The series Inheritance: Stories of Memory and Discovery by Leslie Starobin, professor of communication arts at Framingham State University, is on display at the Lamar Soutter Library through June 27, and she will share stories from the Holocaust survivors and their children who made the project possible at a reception in the library’s Rare Book Room on Thursday, April 24.

UMMS to participate in annual book drive to benefit Worcester kids

The annual Worcester: The City That ReadsBook Drive gets under way on Monday, March 3, and runs through Thursday, May 15. For the fifth year, UMass Medical School will be partnering with Worcester Public Schools to make this drive a success.

Accreditation team to visit for Clinical Learning Environment Review

In the next few months, reviewers from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education will visit UMass Memorial Medical Center for a Clinical Learning Environment Review.

UMMS postdoc is Young Australian of the Year finalist

Postdoctoral fellow Clare Smith was named a finalist for the 2014 Young Australian of the Year for her efforts to help eradicate malaria.

This is Your Brain on Love: A Scientist Looks at Love and Attraction

Sheldon Benjamin, MD, will discuss what is happening in the brain when one experiences feelings of love and attraction in a free lecture at the Worcester Public Library on Feb. 4.

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