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.
Warren J. Ferguson, MD, is studying how jails and prisons can implement medication-assisted treatment programs for opioid addiction, according to reports by STAT and The Boston Globe.
In a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Arlene Ash, PhD, recommends allocating some health insurance dollars for patients in vulnerable communities and for those subject to social risks, in addition to their medical issues.
Heather C. Forkey, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, director of the Foster Children Evaluation Service, and chief of the Division of Child Protection for the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, has been named the next Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine.
Eighteen teenagers from across Massachusetts gained essential skills and knowledge to turn their dreams for health care careers into reality as participants in the High School Health Careers summer program at UMass Medical School.