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New grand rounds series to focus on Greater Worcester public health topics

New grand rounds series to focus on Greater Worcester public health topics

The inaugural Worcester Public Health Grand Rounds, a collaboration of the UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center and the Worcester Division of Public Health, will take place at Worcester City Hall on Thursday, May 24. The series will focus on public health topics important to the Greater Worcester community.

Worcester Tech students credit UMMS support as key to biotech career path

Worcester Tech students credit UMMS support as key to biotech career path

Worcester Public School officials, the city manager and students thanked UMass Medical School on Tuesday, May 15, for an $875,000 donation that has enabled the biomedical and health program to thrive at Worcester Technical High School.

WBUR: UMass Medical School survey informs recommendations to improve palliative care

WBUR: UMass Medical School survey informs recommendations to improve palliative care

UMass Medical School palliative care expert Jennifer Reidy, MD, is the physician lead on a report recommending five competencies for end of life care and planning which was featured in a WBUR-FM radio interview.

Perinatal depression experts explain need for Lifeline4Moms on FaceBook Live

Perinatal depression experts explain need for Lifeline4Moms on FaceBook Live

Lifeline4Moms, a new program created at UMass Medical School, will help obstetricians and other primary care providers screen, diagnose and refer for treatment women suffering from depression during and after pregnancy, according to a FaceBook Live broadcast with Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, and Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, who created the program.

Luanne Thorndyke receives medical society’s Woman Physician Leadership Award

Luanne Thorndyke receives medical society’s Woman Physician Leadership Award

Luanne E. Thorndyke, MD, has received the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Woman Physician Leadership Award. The honor recognizes outstanding leadership and contributions to patients and the medical profession by a woman physician.

Kathleen Mazor named Health Care Systems Research Network Mentor of the Year

Kathleen Mazor named Health Care Systems Research Network Mentor of the Year

Kathleen M. Mazor, EdD, has received the 2018 Health Care Systems Research Network Mentor of the Year Award.

SACNAS-UMMS student chapter to host New England Regional Conference

SACNAS-UMMS student chapter to host New England Regional Conference

In the year since its inception, the SACNAS-UMMS chapter has recruited members, received a national award and established itself as one of the more active chapters in the national Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. On Saturday, April 21, the group will host the 2018 SACNAS New England Regional Conference.

UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial mark National Minority Health Month

UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial mark National Minority Health Month

UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care observed National Minority Health Month on Wednesday, April 11, with a lecture by Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD, and awards for reducing health care disparities and cultural competence in medicine.

Sheldon Benjamin receives Gary J. Tucker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry

Sheldon Benjamin receives Gary J. Tucker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry

Sheldon Benjamin, MD, received the 2018 Gary J. Tucker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry at the 29th annual meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. 

Women’s role in rise of UMass Medical School recognized at Women’s History event

Women’s role in rise of UMass Medical School recognized at Women’s History event

UMass Medical School historian Ellen More, PhD, delivered the keynote speech at the Women’s History Month celebration that honored trailblazing women at UMass Medical School. More is the author of Beating the Odds: The University of Massachusetts Medical School, A History 1962-2012.

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