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 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.
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.
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 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 M. Mazor, EdD, has received the 2018 Health Care Systems Research Network Mentor of the Year Award.
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 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, MD, received the 2018 Gary J. Tucker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry at the 29th annual meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association.
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.