2014 RESEARCH

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Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant to advance glioblastoma research at UMMS

Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant to advance glioblastoma research at UMMS

Jack L. Leonard, PhD, received a $250,000 grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels and Worcester-area Hyundai dealers to explore a tumor suppressing pathway that arrests growth and initiates programmed cell death in glioblastoma tumor cells.

UMMS rallies with Congressman McGovern in push for increased NIH funding

UMMS rallies with Congressman McGovern in push for increased NIH funding

UMass Medical School doctors and scientists rallied around calls from U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern to increase NIH funding for biomedical research at a public forum moderated by Chancellor Michael F. Collins.  

Experts, advocates to call for biomedical research funding Sept. 24 at UMass Medical School

Experts, advocates to call for biomedical research funding Sept. 24 at UMass Medical School

Members of the UMMS community are invited to join a panel discussion about the importance of National Institutes of Health research funding on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the ASC Cube.

‘It’s personalized medicine,’ Jie Song tells Telegram about UMMS bone research using 3D printers

‘It’s personalized medicine,’ Jie Song tells Telegram about UMMS bone research using 3D printers

At the forefront of materials research for the biomedical field, Jie Song, PhD, is using 3D printers to build scaffolding for bone repair, according to an article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Health policy expert to present MEDTalk on pediatric asthma alternative payment models

UMass Medical School health policy expert Katharine London, MS, will join a roster of health care leaders at the latest Brookings Institution MEDTalk on Wednesday, Sept. 24, to discuss how alternative payment models can support innovative ways of providing care for children with asthma.

Expert’s Corner: UMMS pediatrician explains rare respiratory illness outbreak in parts of country

Expert’s Corner: UMMS pediatrician explains rare respiratory illness outbreak in parts of country

The Centers for Disease Control is warning of a spike in cases of a rare respiratory illness identified as enterovirus D68 that is sickening children in about a dozen states, though none have yet been reported in New England. Pediatrician Christina Hermos explains the symptoms and treatment in this Expert’s Corner video.   

‘Near death, and overmedicated:’ New York Times columnist weighs in on UMMS study findings

‘Near death, and overmedicated:’ New York Times columnist weighs in on UMMS study findings

The new UMMS study led by Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, that found nursing home residents with advanced dementia often receive medications of questionable benefit prompted a strong reaction from a New York Times columnist.  

New UMMS study shows medications of questionable benefit used in advanced dementia

New UMMS study shows medications of questionable benefit used in advanced dementia

Nursing home residents with advanced dementia often receive medications of questionable benefit with costly consequences, according to a new study by researchers at UMass Medical School, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine on Sept. 8.

London to Globe: Single-payer transformation would be complex in Mass.

London to Globe: Single-payer transformation would be complex in Mass.

UMass Medical School health policy expert Katharine London, part of the team developing the Vermont single-payer financing model, talked to the Boston Globe about the complexities of bringing that reform to Massachusetts.

UMMS expert explains FSHD progression and researches the genetic basis

UMMS expert explains FSHD progression and researches the genetic basis

Charles P. Emerson Jr., PhD, director of the UMMS Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center, talks to WCVB about facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), one of the nine primary types of muscular dystrophy.

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