2014 MULTIMEDIA

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Expert’s Corner: Don’t worry about Ebola—but be very worried about flu

Expert’s Corner: Don’t worry about Ebola—but be very worried about flu

In this Expert’s Corner video, infectious disease specialist Robert Finberg, MD, compares the incidence and dangers of flu versus Ebola in the United States—and urges everyone to get flu vaccines. 

NIH awards Joel Richter $9.5 million for Fragile X research center

NIH awards Joel Richter $9.5 million for Fragile X research center

The Center for Collaborative Research in Fragile X at UMMS, with a $9.5 million NIH grant, will be led by Professor of Molecular Medicine Joel D. Richter, PhD. Fragile X is the most common form of inherited intellectual and developmental disability. It can affect one in about 4,000 males and one in about 6,000 females.  

Expert’s Corner: Keeping infants safe while they sleep

Expert’s Corner: Keeping infants safe while they sleep

The number of sudden, unexplained infant deaths that may be attributable to an unsafe sleep environment are persistent in Massachusetts. In this Expert’s Corner video, pediatrician Linda Sagor explains the dangers and how to keep babies sleeping safely.  

Honoring the achievements of students and faculty, with a look to the future

Honoring the achievements of students and faculty, with a look to the future

UMass Worcester celebrated the start of the academic year with a week of Convocation 2014 events, recognizing faculty and students. This video highlights ceremonies honoring the achievements of the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Graduate School of Nursing, and captures Chancellor Collins’ promise in his annual address of ‘moments of exhilaration and success’ for the academic medical center.

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.   

Telegram: UMMS students write ‘prescription’ program for fresh produce

Telegram: UMMS students write ‘prescription’ program for fresh produce

Second-year medical students Elizabeth Rosen, Kathryn Bailey and Rachel Erdil started the Farm to Health Center Initiative in July, offering free vegetables and fruits to hundreds of families on Thursday mornings at the Worcester Family Health Center to help address the high level of food insecurity among patients.  

Debbie Sacra requests prayers for husband and practical help for Ebola-stricken Liberia

Debbie Sacra requests prayers for husband and practical help for Ebola-stricken Liberia

In response to the outpouring of concern for her husband, Richard Sacra, MD, the third American doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia, Debbie Sacra expressed gratitude and hope at a press conference at UMass Medical School moments after the announcement that he was headed to Nebraska for treatment. 

UMMS colleagues describe dedication of Richard Sacra

UMMS colleagues describe dedication of Richard Sacra

When news broke that Richard Sacra, MD, was the third American health care worker to contract Ebola while providing care in West Africa, his colleagues at UMass Medical School were heartsick but unsurprised that he had chosen to return to Liberia in the midst of a crisis that is overburdening an already fragile health care system.  

Video: Scientists at UMMS working toward ALS cure

Video: Scientists at UMMS working toward ALS cure

The viral video “Ice Bucket Challenge” campaign is making ALS a household word across the country and shining a light on the scientists around the world searching for a cure. At UMass Medical School, Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, heads a multi-disciplinary team of scientists researching treatments and a cure for the disease. In this video, he and colleagues discuss the groundbreaking research taking place here.

UMass Medical School partners to send Ebola relief to Liberia

UMass Medical School partners to send Ebola relief to Liberia

With deep ties to Liberia and its health care system, members of the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care community have mobilized a broad coalition of partners to collect and ship life-saving protective medical equipment to health care partners in Liberia.

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