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UMass Medical School takes part in National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

UMass Medical School takes part in National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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.

Coughing in children: UMMS pediatric pulmonologist warns of cough medicine safety and efficacy

Coughing in children: UMMS pediatric pulmonologist warns of cough medicine safety and efficacy

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 Flexibility Award enhances career development and satisfaction at UMass Medical School

Faculty Flexibility Award enhances career development and satisfaction at UMass Medical School

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 Moore named deputy executive vice chancellor at Commonwealth Medicine

Alice Moore named deputy executive vice chancellor at Commonwealth Medicine

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.

Worcester Public Schools and UMass Medical School unveil family support services initiative

Worcester Public Schools and UMass Medical School unveil family support services initiative

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 Ferguson in STAT and Boston Globe: Prisons and jails need support to fight opioid addiction

Warren Ferguson in STAT and Boston Globe: Prisons and jails need support to fight opioid addiction

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.

New UMMS study shows how to account for social disparities in health care costs

New UMMS study shows how to account for social disparities in health care costs

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 Forkey named Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine

Heather Forkey named Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine

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.

Motivated high schoolers learn about health care careers and how to achieve them

Motivated high schoolers learn about health care careers and how to achieve them

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.

Robert Layne named assistant dean for outreach programs

Robert Layne named assistant dean for outreach programs

Longtime educator, mentor and role model Robert Layne, MEd, has been promoted to the newly created role of assistant dean for outreach programs and instructor in radiology at UMass Medical School. 

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