News Makers 2017

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  • 02 - 17 - 17

    UMass Medical and the Immigrant Ban Impact

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins talks about the disruption the executive order on immigration will have on  biomedical research programs and physician training.

    NECN-DC Dialogue

  • 02 - 16 - 17

    Life, longevity and modern medicine

    Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the School of Medicine, explains how modern medicine has progressed over the last several decades and increased lifespan for most people.

    Worcester Magazine

  • 02 - 16 - 17

    Report: Insured Mass. residents still struggle with access to health care

    Robert Seifert, principal at the Center for Health Law and Economics, comments on a new study which shows that high costs limits access to health care for many.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 02 - 15 - 17

    How the battle lines over CRISPR were drawn

    Erik J. Sontheimer, PhD, professor in the RNA Therapeutics Institute, is quoted in a story about the patent battle over CRISPR/Cas9 technology.

    Science

  • 02 - 14 - 17

    Vitamin D deficiency found in children with digestive disorder, UMass study finds

    A study by Benjamin Nwosu, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, found that the majority of children with irritable bowel syndrome are low on vitamin D.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Science Times

  • 02 - 13 - 17

    Lung cancer relapse not unusual, specialist says

    Wen Xue, PhD, assistant professor in the RNA Therapeutics Institute, is quoted in a story about immunotherapy treatments for lung cancer.

    Boston Globe

  • 02 - 13 - 17

    Mouse fathers pass on drug tolerance to babies, UMass researchers find

    Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, demonstrates that mice born of fathers who are habitually exposed to nicotine inherit enhanced chemical tolerance and drug clearance abilities.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    MassLive.com

    Boston Herald

    Daily Mail

  • 02 - 09 - 17

    Two minutes with . . . Meredith Walsh

    Meredith Walsh, MPH, RN, GSN ’13, talks about the refugee assistance organization she co-created,  Worcester Refugee Assistance Project, or WRAP.

    Worcester Magazine

  • 02 - 08 - 17

    Immigration ban ties up 2 Iranian hires for UMass Medical

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins talks about the disruption the executive order on immigration will have on  biomedical research programs and physician training.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 02 - 07 - 17

    Trump’s travel ban could cause irreparable harm to the US health care system

    An op-ed by Chancellor Michael F. Collins examines the disruption the executive order on immigration will have on  biomedical research programs and physician training.

    STAT

  • 02 - 02 - 17

    Soul-Searching at Clinton Foundation in Trump Era

    Patricia A. McQuilkin, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted in a story about the future of the Clinton Foundation, specifically on the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which was active in Liberia during the Ebola epidemic.

    New York Times

  • 02 - 01 - 17

    RNA Interference Between Kingdoms

    Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Gretchen Stone Cook Chair of Biomedical Sciences and chair of the RNA Therapeutics Institute, discusses the possibility that plants use RNAi-like mechanisms as a defense against pathogens.

    The Scientist

  • 02 - 01 - 17

    UMass Medical, law enforcement to study prison substance abuse

    UMMS is partnering with departments of corrections in Connecticut and Rhode Island and sheriffs in Middlesex and Barnstable counties to study best practices in treating substance abuse in prisons and jails.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 02 - 01 - 17

    UMass Medical, law enforcement to study prison substance abuse

    Warren Ferguson, MD, vice chair and professor of family medicine & community health, said UMMS is partnering with departments of corrections in Connecticut and Rhode Island and sheriffs in Middlesex and Barnstable counties to study best practices for treating substance abuse in prisons and jails.

    MassLive.com

  • 01 - 30 - 17

    Trump’s Ban Isn’t Just Inhumane—It’ll Make America Dumber

    Erik J. Sontheimer, PhD, professor in the RNA Therapeutics Institute, and Alireza Edraki, a PhD candidate in the Sontheimer lab, are quoted in a story about the impact the executive order on immigration will have on  biomedical research programs that employ foreign-born nationals.

    WIRED

  • 01 - 30 - 17

    UMass Medical School cracks top quarter of NIH funding

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins is quoted in a story about UMMS ranking in the top 30 of U.S. medical schools receiving National Institutes of Health funding.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 01 - 23 - 17

    Kalter: Sights set on glaucoma fight

    Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, chair and professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, is quoted in an article about the need to replace   eye drops prescribed for glaucoma, which are costly and often administered improperly, with newer technologies to treat the disease.

    Boston Herald

  • 01 - 21 - 17

    What’s next after the Women’s March?

    Deborah L. Plummer, PhD, vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion, is quoted in an op-ed about this weekend’s protests and what may follow.

    Washington Post

  • 01 - 19 - 17

    Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

    Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD,  associate professor of medicine, is referenced in an article about the default mode of brain function and meditation.

    New York Magazine

  • 01 - 19 - 17

    MVCS telemedicine clinic boosts mental health care on Martha’s Vineyard

    Alan P. Brown, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry, is using a telemedicine clinic to see patients on Martha’s Vineyard via videoconference.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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