Luanne Thorndyke, MD, and Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, served as keynote speakers at the Conference of Women Healthcare Professionals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care community is working to assist the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico with the deployment of a disaster relief team, support of the American Red Cross, and collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges to help the island’s four medical schools.
Kate McEvoy-Zdonczyk, Beata and Michael O’Brien, and Kim and Eric Schultz are serving as co-chairs of the ninth annual Winter Ball, the fundraising gala benefiting UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. The event is Friday, Dec. 1 at Mechanics Hall.
Andrei Korostelev, PhD, has been awarded the Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar Award from the American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.
On Sunday, Sept. 24, the 19th annual UMass Cancer Walk & Run will bring together cancer survivors, families who have lost loved ones to the disease, clinicians dedicated to caring for patients and scientists researching a cure.
UMass Medical School is participating in National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month this September with resources, training and advocacy to address a significant and increasing national public health problem.
A federal committee is considering whether cough medicine containing certain opioids, such as codeine, should no longer be used to treat severe pain or cough in children. Ted Kremer, MD, said cough medicines in general are not beneficial to children.
Faculty at UMass Medical School are reaping the benefits of enhanced mentoring and career development resources, thanks in part to programs funded by the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility. The final grant report documents five years of accomplishment.
Alice E. Moore, JD, will join UMass Medical School in October as the deputy executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine, according to an announcement by Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Commonwealth Medicine Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy.
UMass Medical School is stocking a school food pantry, distributing 700 backpacks filled with supplies to students and installing washers and dryers in the Worcester Public Schools, thanks to support from the Remillard Family Community Service Fund.