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How parents can help children avoid mosquito and tick-borne illnesses this summer

How parents can help children avoid mosquito and tick-borne illnesses this summer

Pediatric infectious disease specialist Christina Hermos, MD, explains how parents can protect their children from mosquito-borne West Nile Virus and Triple E, and from tick-borne Lyme disease, in these Expert’s Corner videos.

Jean Frazier named director of Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMMS

Jean Frazier named director of Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMMS

Child and adolescent psychiatry leader Jean A. Frazier, MD, has been named the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMMS, a new program that brings together the Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Initiative (CANDI), the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO) and the former Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Developmental Disabilities.

Grateful family of cancer survivor raises awareness of Cancer Walk

Grateful family of cancer survivor raises awareness of Cancer Walk

Motivated by the kindness and care they received from the UMass Medicine Cancer Center, the Lefebvre family is helping to raise awareness of the 17th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk. 

Joyce Murphy signs NAMI Mass ‘CEOs Against Stigma’ pledge

Joyce Murphy signs NAMI Mass ‘CEOs Against Stigma’ pledge

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, is one of the first CEOS in Massachusetts to sign a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) pledge to end the stigma of mental illness in the workplace.

UMass Medical School establishes term chairs to support junior faculty

UMass Medical School establishes term chairs to support junior faculty

The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation and The Glass Charitable Foundation are establishing five-year term chairs for three junior faculty in diabetes research at UMass Medical School. Laura Alonso, MD, Michael Brehm, PhD, and Rene Maehr, PhD, will each receive $300,000 over five years. 

Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity launching anti-bullying initiative

Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity launching anti-bullying initiative

The launch of a new initiative “Bullying: Beyond Finger-Pointing to a Culture of Respect” was announced at the 2014-2015 Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity Annual Meeting. 

UMass Medical School to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

UMass Medical School to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will open a regional clinical campus of the medical school in Springfield, to be known as UMMS-Baystate Health. 

New England Newborn Screening lab technician honored as Unsung Heroine for helping save baby’s life

New England Newborn Screening lab technician honored as Unsung Heroine for helping save baby’s life

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women recognized Melody Rush, a lab technician in UMass Medical School’s New England Newborn Screening Program, as an Unsung Heroine for helping save a newborn's life.

MD/PhD student expanding research and advocacy for health care in India

MD/PhD student expanding research and advocacy for health care in India

UMass Medical School students are conducting health disparities research in Gujarat, India, to improve health care in the region. The Research and Advocacy for Health in India initiative was spearheaded by MD/PhD student Apurv Soni. 

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