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Boudreaux Study: Suicide screening, interventions in emergency department can save lives
A new study finds that a combination of brief interventions administered during and after an emergency department visit can decrease suicidal behavior among at-risk patients following the emergency room visit. The findings, published in JAMA Psychiatry, are the result of a clinical trial conducted in eight hospitals by the Emergency Department Safety Assessment and Follow-up Evaluation (ED-SAFE) study. Co-led by principal investigators Edwin Boudreaux, PhD, of UMass Medical School; Ivan Miller, PhD, of Brown University; and Carlos Camargo Jr, MD, DrPH, of Harvard University, ED-SAFE is a multisite study funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health aimed at improving suicide prevention in hospital emergency department patients. Read more
Public Sector Psychiatry Conference 33rd Annual Public Sector Psychiatry Conference
"Communicating With and About Persons With Mental Illness: The Tried-And-True and the New"
Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. More information
Light it up blue UMass Medical School 'lights it up blue' for autism awareness
Parents, children, friends, community members, and professionals gathered to celebrate autism awareness and acceptance at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care's Light It Up Blue observation of International Autism Awareness Day on April 7. See the video by Worcester News Tonight.
Rogoff Educational Recognition Awards
Congratulations to Mai-Lan Rogoff, MD, for receiving one of this year's Educational Achievement (Star) Awards for her wonderful contributions as an innovator in flipping the classroom for the Brain NSB course.
The Star Award is presented to individuals with outstanding achievements in medical student education. Dr. Rogoff was also presented with an Outstanding Medical Educator Award.
Barry Feldman PhD Feldman and Broadhurst address suicide prevention in Telegram & Gazette
Suicidologist Barry Feldman, PhD, and family medicine faculty member James Broadhurst, MD, are encouraged by the growing number of people who are speaking out to help suicide survivors and prevent future tragedies. Both UMass Medical School experts were interviewed for an in-depth Telegram & Gazette report on suicide prevention efforts in Central Massachusetts. Read the UMassMed Now article.
Amber Thompson MD Psychiatry resident Amber Thompson receives American College of Psychiatrists PRITE fellowship
Amber Thompson, MD, a second-year general psychiatry resident, has been selected by the American College of Psychiatrists as one of four fellows to serve on its Psychiatry Resident In-Training Examination (PRITE) Editorial Board. Dr. Thompson is the first UMass Medical School resident to be selected for the ACP fellowship. Read the story in the February 1 UMassMed Now.