News Makers 2015

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  • 07 - 26 - 15

    UMass Medical School seeks to bolster profits from science

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, and Brendan M. O’Leary, PhD, executive vice chancellor for innovation and business development, detail the medical school’s efforts to connect scientific discoveries made at UMMS with the business world.
    Boston Globe

  • 07 - 25 - 15

    Race to find an ALS cure speeds along

    Coverage of the 2nd Annual Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race, held on Saturday in Hudson in memory of the late governor, Paul Cellucci, to benefit ALS research at UMass Medical School. 
    MetroWest Daily News
    MetroWest Daily News
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Community Advocate
    WGBH
    Worcester Telegram & Gazettte
    NECN
    MetroWest Daily News

  • 07 - 24 - 15

    How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

    Stephen C. Miller, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, is quoted in a story about the chemical reactions that create light in fireflies.
    National Geographic

  • 07 - 23 - 15

    An excuse for crushing kratom

    Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, is quoted in an article about kratom which can be used to lessen dependency on opiates. 
    Washington Times

  • 07 - 23 - 15

    Apps to Mind Your Mental Health

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, and WPI are developing an app called RELAX which targets stress eating.
    Yahoo News

  • 07 - 23 - 15

    Harvard spinout stores vitals data from hospital monitors

    A potential new technology for recording and analyzing patient vitals grew out of UMass Medical School research on preventing the onset of neonatal apnea in low birth-weight infants.
    Boston Globe

  • 07 - 23 - 15

    New test helps diagnose children with autism at younger age

    Roula N. Choueiri, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, has developed a rapid intervention screening test for autism spectrum disorders in toddlers. Designed to improve early identification and access to treatment, the study was published in the August issue of The Journal of Pediatrics
    WCVB Channel 5
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Empire State Tribune

  • 07 - 23 - 15

    'Pivotal' research on ALS being done at UMass Medical School

    ALS researchers at UMass Medical School are conducting ground-breaking work on gene discovery, gene therapy and gene silencing, thanks in part to money raised by the “Ice Bucket Challenge” campaign. Coverage contains quotes from Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, and John Landers, PhD, professor of neurology. 
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    NECN
    WCVB

  • 07 - 23 - 15

    UMass life sciences incubator gaining tenants

    Nate Hafer, director of operations for the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (UMCCTS), is quoted in an article about the recently opened Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center or M2D2, created to help entrepreneurs build their businesses and link them to faculty experts.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 07 - 21 - 15

    Doctors challenge high price of new cystic fibrosis drug

    Brian O’Sullivan, MD, professor of pediatrics, comments on the high price of specialty drugs for orphan diseases, such as Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ two-drug therapy for cystic fibrosis called Orkambi.
    Boston Globe

  • 07 - 21 - 15

    The Promise Of CRISPR-Based Genome Editing

    Erik J. Sontheimer, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, writers about the origins of CRISPR-based genome editing. 
    Science
    PhysOrg

  • 07 - 20 - 15

    Conquering cancer in Central Mass., one patient at a time - UMass research drawing interest

    A team of researchers at UMass Medical School is collaborating to develop an effective treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease. 
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 07 - 20 - 15

    Dad of 2 determined to make difference in fight against ALS

    Matt Bellina, a father of two will be among those participating in the 2nd annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race, which is being held on Saturday, July 25. 
    WCVB Channel 5

  • 07 - 16 - 15

    Dr. Aaron Lazare, 79; former chancellor and dean of UMass Medical School

    Aaron Lazare, MD, who served as chancellor and dean at UMMS from 1991 to 2007, died on July 14, 2015 at the age of 79.
    Worcester Business Journal 
    Boston Globe
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Masslive
    Worcester Magazine
    Worcester News Tonight

  • 07 - 15 - 15

    Many opioid overdoses linked to lower prescribed doses, intermittent use

    Jeroan J. Allison, MD, MS, professor of quantitative health sciences, is quoted in an article about the number of opioid overdoses in people who aren’t chronic users.
    Medical Xpress
    Science Daily

  • 07 - 14 - 15

    Massachusetts lawmakers consider regulating e-cigarettes

    Lynda M. Young, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, spoke in support of increased regulation for the use of e-cigarettes at the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Public Health hearing on Tuesday.
    Masslive

  • 07 - 14 - 15

    Medical researchers’ conflicts persist, study says

    Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the School of Medicine, is quoted in an article about industry relationships among members of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) at academic health centers.
    Boston Globe

  • 07 - 14 - 15

    MRI studies point to brain connectivity changes in autism spectrum disorders

    David N. Kennedy, PhD, professor of psychiatry, talks about studies using magnetic resonance imaging techniques in people with autism spectrum disorders that reveal differences in brain connectivity.
    Medical Xpress

  • 07 - 13 - 15

    Mutation-disease link masked in zebrafish

    Nathan Lawson, PhD, professor of molecular, cell and cancer biology, is quoted in an article about research findings that show Zebrafish organisms can work around DNA mutations.
    Science News

  • 07 - 13 - 15

    University Massachusetts Medical School Urology Chair Announces New Urology Residency Program

    A new residency program in urology established at UMass Medical School will begin accepting applications in September.
    URO Today

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