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Motivational interviewing promotes healthy behavior

The Center for Integrated Primary Care is bringing a proven technique for influencing positive behavior change to local primary care providers.

History of Medicine enlightens as it informs

The History of Medicine elective appeals to students who understand that history holds valuable lessons for their profession.

Math Learning Communities earn place in national database

The Mathematics Learning Community program developed by the Regional Science Resource Center has been accepted for inclusion in the STEMworks! Change the Equation database.

Compassionate caregiver Zawacki featured in Globe

Gastroenterologist John Zawacki, MD, winner of the 2012 Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award, was featured in the Boston Globe on Monday, Dec. 10.

Mock codes provide nurses with real-life training

During the Graduate School of Nursing’s Fall Interprofessional Simulation Day, participants receive realistic training in managing various acute-care emergencies.

Banking on a primary care revival

Long regarded as one of the least glamorous and lowest-paid of the medical specialties, primary care is getting new recognition as the bedrock of health care reform. “To get our costs under control, we must shift to a more robust primary–care centered health care delivery system,” said Dennis Dimitri, MD, FAAFP, vice chair and clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health. But the number of students choosing primary care has dropped dramatically in the last decade. “It’s urgent that we address this problem as quickly as possible,” he said.

Calendar sales support Nicaraguan medical student exchange

The 2013 Children of the World calendars are on sale now - proceeds will enable two medical students from Nicaragua to travel to Worcester for clinical rotations.

UMass AP Bio Labs volunteers honored

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted a recognition dinner for the volunteers who have contributed their time and facilities to the UMass Advanced Placement Biology Labs.

Rogoff to retire as associate dean for student affairs

Mai-Lan Rogoff, MD, will retire from her role as associate dean for student affairs in June 2013.

Miller named fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Kathleen Miller, EdD, received one of the nursing profession’s highest honors when she was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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