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Research by Craig M. Lilly, MD, professor of medicine, anesthesiology and surgery and director of the eICU program, shows some of the first evidence that telemedicine can improve care provided at the bedside.
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According to research by clinicians at the University of Massachusetts Medical School more than eight out of 10 women believe new guidelines recommending against routine breast cancer screening of women under 50 are "unsafe." The survey also found that most women overestimate their risk of developing breast cancer according to study author and third year resident Autumn Davidson, MD.
A feature story about the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University includes comments from David Paydarfar, MD, professor of neurology and physiology, who discusses his research suggesting that sleep apnea in premature infants can be inherited.
Laura Lambert, MD, assistant professor of surgery and director of the Peritoneal Carcinoma Center, discusses the use of an innovative surgical technique to treat peritoneal carcinomatosis, the growth of cancer cells on the surface of organs inside the abdominal cavity or on the peritoneum itself.Worcester Telegram and Gazette
New York-based author Annie Murphy Paul visited UMass Medical School last week to discuss her latest book, “Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives.”Boston Globe
A story about the impact of low calorie diets on longevity includes comments from Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine, whose research explores the genetic mechanisms involved in regulating life-span.
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In memory of his brother, David Kane, MD, pediatric cardiologist and assistant professor of pediatrics, and his family will hold the 12th annual BK Wiffle Ball Tournament to fund local scholarships and buy defibrillators for local high schools.Boston Globe
Linda M. Cavallero, PhD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry, talks about the difficulties children face when parents who are public figures separate.
Making a pitch for ALS researchTelegram & Gazette
Brown: ALS fund is key to aggressive researchBoston GlobeEx-gov. with ALS raises money for diseaseUPI.com
Cellucci helping raise money for ALS researchMBL.com
'I'm Living My Life,' Says Ex-Gov. Battling Deadly Disease WCVB-TV
Cellucci aims to raise funds for ALS research at UMass Worcester Telegram and Gazette
Former governor Paul Cellucci talks about ALS diagnosis MetroWest Daily NewsUMass Could Get Millions For ALS Fight Worcester Business JournalThe Campaign of his lifeChronicle, WCVB-TV
Research by Craig M. Lilly, MD, professor of medicine and anesthesiology and surgery and director of the eICU program, shows some of the first evidence that telemedicine can improve on care provided at the bedside. Patrick Muldoon, president of HealthAlliance Hospital, which is part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system, is also quoted in the story.
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A story about a new blood test used to measure telomere length as a potential indicator of how long a person may live includes comments from Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine. Dr. Tissenbaum explains in the article that lifespan is determined by both genetic and environmental factors and therefore a test examining one measurement, may not accurately predict this process.
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An automated external defibrillator prevented a tragedy for 15-year-old Tyler Symes during a local hockey game. David Kane, MD, pediatric cardiologist and assistant professor of pediatrics, treated Tyler in the emergency room and explains how having the right equipment and properly trained personnel saved the boys life.
Boston GlobeA story about the complexity of prescribing multiple drugs to elderly patients includes comments from Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD, the Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medicine and professor of medicine and family medicine & community health.
American Medical NewsDennis M. Dimitri, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health and vice chair of the department of family medicine, discusses the use of open-access scheduling.
Worcester Telegram and GazetteFourth year medical student Tara Chute is named one of Gov. Deval L. Patrick’s “29 Who Shine.”
TheDailyAuburn.comArthur M. Pappas, MD, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and pediatrics, was honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with its 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Worcester Telegram and GazetteA story about the Angiosarcoma Awareness 5K Race and Walk taking place in Oxford on May 15 features PhD student and the cofounder of the organization, Corrie Painter. The event will raise funds for medical research for angiosarcoma, a rare cancer.
Milford Daily NewsNancy von Hone, artist and academic administrator for cell biology, has a new art show on display at the Westboro Gallery on 8 West Main St. as part of the gallery’s exhibit "Seasons of Light."
Holden LandmarkJoseph R. Difranza, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2011 recipient of the Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Award for Excellence in Public Health. (login required)
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology NewsA story about private industry partnering with academic medical researchers references the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and grants it gave to RXi and UMass Medical School.
Gatehouse News ServiceSergeant Jim Steinwachs shares his weight loss journey and offers tips for others trying to lose weight.
Worcester Business JournalA story about the proliferation of cancer centers in Worcester County includes comments from Michael L. Blute, MD, director of the Cancer Center of Excellence, the Mary C. DeFeudis Chair in Cancer Care and Research and professor of surgery, about the UMass Memorial Health Care network and access to clinical trials.
Shrewsbury LanternJoel H. Popkin, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, was named 2011 Community Clinician of the Year by his physician peers of the Worcester District Medical Society.
Boston GlobeKurt G. Barringhaus, MD, assistant professor of medicine, talks about a new sensory device being tested at UMass Medical School that will allow physicians to measure blood pressure in real time as it travels through a patient’s arteries during angioplasties and stent procedures.
Worcester Telegram and GazetteA story about the lack of primary care physicians in Worcester County talks about the Medical School’s role in educating physicians for the commonwealth. Included in the story are quotes from Terence R. Flotte, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, deputy executive chancellor and Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medicine, and fourth-year medical student Marcy Boucher.
Worcester Business JournalA story about job growth projections in Worcester County includes comments from Terence R. Flotte, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, deputy executive chancellor and Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medicine, about the increase in biotech jobs expected from completion of the $400 million Sherman Center and increased grant funding
Anesthesiology NewsJohn Poikonen, PharmD, clinical informatics director at UMass Memorial Health Care, comments on the prevalence of medical errors caused by technology designed to prevent errors.
Worcester Telegram and GazetteSecond-year medical student Kevin Jillson explains how he juggles his medical studies with training for a marathon.
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Patricia D. Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, the Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and family medicine & community health, was quoted in a story about total joint replacement, which included information about the Medical School’s $12 million grant to establish a national registry to gather data related to knee and hip replacements.
Patricia D. Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, the Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and family medicine & community health, was quoted in a story about total joint replacement, which included information about the Medical School’s $12 million grant to establish a national registry to gather data related to knee and hip replacements.
Medical Groups Tracking Hip, Knee Implants Following J&J RecallBusiness Week
Doctors Tracking U.S. Hip, Knee Implants Aim to Avoid Another J&J RecallBloomberg
Boston GlobeDr. Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker at the Women Authors Evening at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, spoke to the Boston Globe about what it’s like to be a physician and a novelist.
NECNChancellor Michael F. Collins examines the impact of UMass Medical School on the Worcester economy and talks about construction of the Sherman Center.