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UMass Medical School to host innovative competition to improve health care access in Worcester

UMass Medical School to host innovative competition to improve health care access in Worcester

The WooHealth Hackathon took place at UMass Medical School on Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16, bringing together students from nine Worcester colleges and universities for the city’s first-of-its-kind collaboration to improve public health.

Expert’s Corner: Infectious disease expert Richard Ellison on benefits of flu vaccine

Expert’s Corner: Infectious disease expert Richard Ellison on benefits of flu vaccine

As flu season begins, the message from health care providers like UMass Medical School infectious disease expert Richard Ellison, MD, remains the same: Vaccination is the single best way to protect yourself and others from the potentially life-threatening illness.

SOM Admissions Office receives Chancellor’s Award for Advancing UMMS Mission

SOM Admissions Office receives Chancellor’s Award for Advancing UMMS Mission

The School of Medicine Admissions Office at UMass Medical School was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing the UMMS Mission at the 41st Annual Employee Service Awards Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Chancellor Michael F. Collins recognized Brenda Fusaro, Jennifer Lee Shea, Karen Lawton and Paul Charles.

Suzanne Cashman named a finalist for The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Suzanne Cashman named a finalist for The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Suzanne Cashman, ScD, has been named a finalist for the prestigious Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award by Campus Compact and Brown University’s Swearer Center for Public Service, recognizing her as one of the top five community-engaged faculty in the country.

LISTEN: New Voices of UMassMed podcast focuses on women’s health

LISTEN: New Voices of UMassMed podcast focuses on women’s health

In the new Voices of UMassMed podcast episode, Luu Ireland, MD, provides information about women’s health topics and issues, including birth control, pregnancies and abortion.

WBJ, Telegram, media report on impact of new clinic to be built for veterans at UMass Medical School

WBJ, Telegram, media report on impact of new clinic to be built for veterans at UMass Medical School

A new, community-based outpatient clinic for veterans to be built on the campus of UMass Medical School will mean improved access to health care for local veterans, according to media reports.

New VA outpatient clinic to be built on UMass Medical School campus in Worcester

New VA outpatient clinic to be built on UMass Medical School campus in Worcester

VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System and UMass Medical School will build a new, community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC) for veterans, projected to open in 2021, on the campus of UMass Medical School in Worcester.

Community delivers as UMass Cancer Walk hits $750,000 goal

Community delivers as UMass Cancer Walk hits $750,000 goal

Thousands of people flocked to the UMass Cancer Walk and Run on Sunday, Sept. 22, helping organizers meet their $750,000 fundraising goal.

UMass Medical School students incorporating firearm safety into health care education

UMass Medical School students incorporating firearm safety into health care education

School of Medicine students are piloting a new optional enrichment elective on a public health approach to treating gun violence and have formed a chapter of the national organization SAFE (Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic).

‘Pathways of Promise’ campaign exceeds $250 million goal to support UMass Medical School

‘Pathways of Promise’ campaign exceeds $250 million goal to support UMass Medical School

In concluding the largest comprehensive fundraising campaign in the history of UMass Medical School, Chancellor Michael F. Collins has announced that the Medical School surpassed its $250 million goal, raising $279 million in philanthropic gifts and pledges from individuals, corporations and foundations.

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