News Makers 2018

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  • 04 - 25 - 18

    Claire Cole Running For Dad Who Has ALS

    Boston Marathoner Claire Cole Pelletier raised money for the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund.

    WBZ-TV

  • 04 - 25 - 18

    Mental Health Disparities

    A study by Xiaoduo Fan, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, illuminates a glaring disparity between whites and Asians when it comes to diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

    WGBH News: Greater Boston

    WGBH Radio

  • 04 - 25 - 18

    UMass Earth Day

    Suzanne Wood, sustainability and energy efficiency manager, talks about Earth Day at UMass Medical School and how the medical school has saved more than 5 tons of recyclables from going into landfills through the Surplus with a Purpose program (mark 4:40).

    Worcester News Tonight

  • 04 - 25 - 18

    UMass team raises $79K for ALS in Boston Marathon

    A team of five running the Boston Marathon April 16 in honor of a loved one raised more than double its goal for the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund, nearly $79,000.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 04 - 25 - 18

    WPI, UMass Medical develop app to help assess depression in pregnant women

    Lifeline4Moms, a new tool for assessing perinatal depression in women and guiding them to treatment was co-developed and is being tested by Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, associate professor of psychiatry, obstetrics & gynecology and quantitative health sciences and medical director for MCPAP for Moms, and Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry and quantitative health science.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 04 - 23 - 18

    Worcester Board of Health votes to restrict sale of flavored tobacco products to adults-only retailers

    Tina Grosowsky, project coordinator for the Central Massachusetts Tobacco-Free Community Partnership, is quoted in a story about Worcester considering restrictions on the sales of flavored tobacco products.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Worcester Magazine

  • 04 - 17 - 18

    Life sciences bill on Beacon Hill includes $150M for UMass-related research

    A new version of Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposed Massachusetts Life Sciences Investment Fund, which will continue a decade-long initiative launched by former Gov. Deval Patrick, includes more than $50 million in funding for research at UMass Medical School.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Boston Business Dinner

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 04 - 17 - 18

    UMass Medical students hold ‘die-in’ to protest police shootings of black Americans

    Medical students Laura Schwartz, SOM ’21, and Rose Schutzberg, SOM ’21, participated in and commented on a student protest organized to bring an end to police violence committed against African-Americans.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 04 - 17 - 18

    UMass Memorial reports acts of violence against children increasing as specialized team seeks to help

    Heather C. Forkey, MD, the Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine, associate professor of pediatrics and division chief of child protection, and Jessica Griffin, PsyD, associate professor of psychiatry, discuss the increasing number of child abuse cases in Central Massachusetts.

    MassLive

  • 04 - 16 - 18

    Marathoner Who Ran Boston 31 Times Now Battling ALS

    Rich Kennedy, who has run the Boston Marathon 31 times, is now battling ALS and raising money to fight the disease. Money raised by him goes to the The Angel Fund for ALS Research, which supports ALS research by Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology.

    WBZ-TV Boston

  • 04 - 13 - 18

    Who’s speaking at Central Mass. college graduations?

    Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD, professor of pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neurology, and neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, will speak at the medical school’s 2018 Commencement exercises.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 04 - 12 - 18

    Clinical Testing Begins on New HIV Vaccine at UMass Medical School in Worcester

    A Phase I clinical trial testing the safety of vaccines developed by Shan Lu, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, that might have the potential to prevent HIV infection will begin this month at four sites in the United States.

    NBC 10-TV Boston

    NECN

    MetroWest Daily News

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 04 - 05 - 18

    Gene Therapy Advances: What Health Execs Should Know

    Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the School of Medicine, comments on the challenges remaining to turn potential gene therapies into clinical treatments.

    Managed Health Care Executive

  • 04 - 05 - 18

    The need to revisit treatment approaches for gout

    Leslie R. Harrold, MD, MPH, associate professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, explains the difference between treatments for acute and chronic gout.

    Rare Disease Report

  • 04 - 03 - 18

    A new Springfield: behind the numbers

    An editorial references the opening of UMass Medical School’s Baystate Health regional clinical campus in Springfield, known as UMMS-Baystate Health, as a sign of economic development.

    BusinessWest.com

  • 04 - 02 - 18

    Weston resident runs for ALS Cellucci Fund

    Todd Brisky is running the 2018 Boston Marathon to raise money for the ALS Cellucci Fund at UMass Medical School. A friend of Mr. Brisky's was diagnosed with ALS last year.

    MetroWest Daily News

  • 03 - 29 - 18

    Ten ways to age positively

    Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD, the Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medicine and professor of medicine and family medicine & community health, offers advice for maintaining health as we age.

    Fifty Plus Advocate

  • 03 - 29 - 18

    UMass Medical School research spending hit $280M

    Research funding at UMass Medical School increased 10 percent over 2016 to $280 million.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 03 - 29 - 18

    US investigating treatment of addicted prisoners in Mass.

    Warren J. Ferguson, MD, professor of medicine & community health, talks about treating patients with opioid addiction in a correctional setting.

    Boston Globe

  • 03 - 22 - 18

    Researchers at UMass Medical School discover gene linked to development of ALS

    John Landers, PhD, professor of neurology, led a team of more than 250 scientists who found that variations in the KIF5A gene cause both sporadic and familial ALS.

    NECN

    Boston Herald

    NBC-10 TV Boston

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Worcester Business Journal

    WBZ CBS

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