Chancellor Michael F. Collins laid out the case during this election season for health care reform and biomedical research funding in an op-ed published in Worcester Medicine.
UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center communities gathered Friday, Sept. 16 to remember Arthur M. Pappas, MD, an esteemed pillar of the medical school and a pioneering orthopedic surgeon and educator who died last spring.
In his annual Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins bestowed Chancellor’s Awards to David Hatem, MD; Steven Reppert, MD; David Drachman, MD; and Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD. He invested Jonathan Kay, MD; Joel Richter, PhD; and Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, as named chairs.
UMass Medical School’s Pathways of Promise capital campaign, the largest fundraising effort since the school was founded in 1962, was launched to support the school’s ongoing pursuit of excellence and to shape advances in biomedical research and education well into the 21st century.
Work Without Limits Director Kathy Petkauskos was inducted into the national Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, thanks to a nomination from employee Megan Northup.
A campus-wide event to raise awareness and provide education about suicide prevention took place at UMass Medical School on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
UMass Medical School autism advocate Elaine Gabovitch, MPA, is creating a series of radio and television shows on the importance of developmental monitoring. The programs will emphasize equal access for families from an array of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
On International Overdose Awareness Day, members of the Department of Emergency Medicine are launching the Overdose Prevention Fund in support of academic efforts in research, education and community-based interventions to help stem the opioid overdose epidemic that has gripped Massachusetts and the rest of the country.
The Massachusetts Medicaid program’s Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative has substantially increased the percentage of children receiving behavioral health screening, according to a study led by UMass Medical School to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics and available online ahead of print.
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is conducting research to determine if simplifying text for people with cognitive disabilities improves their understanding of what they read online.