News Makers 2011

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  • 08 - 30 - 11

    Med School Inks $3.75M Contract

    UMass Medical School's Center for Health Care Financing has secured a five-year, $3.75 million contract to help Washington state increase federal reimbursements for health services.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 08 - 29 - 11

    Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease Series

    Commentary on the history of psychiatry by Jeffrey Geller, MD, professor of psychiatry.

  • 08 - 29 - 11

    TVC Systems' components help UMass save energy

    Foster's daily Democrat
    News story on co-generation plant control technology being used in the Power Plant expansion.

  • 08 - 25 - 11

    Diet alone helps lower bad cholesterol: study

    Reuters coverage of scientific study on cholesterol and diet quotes UMMS faculty expert Yunsheng Ma, PhD.

  • 08 - 25 - 11

    Rescue from the clouds

    Dan Meisels, director of the UMass Memorial EMS program, talks about the new LifeFlight helicopter that is equipped with the latest technology in emergency medicine.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 24 - 11

    Next generation of medicine

    In an “As I See It” column, Chancellor Michael F. Collins reflects on how technology is affecting how medical schools teach, and how medical students learn.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 22 - 11

    Airman uses research, experience to contribute to fight

    Assistant Professor Sean Collins, PhD, talks about his work as senior researcher for the Joint Combat Casualty Research Team in Afghanistan. 

    U.S. Air Force

  • 08 - 22 - 11

    Specialist still focused on refining eye implant

    UMMS alum Thomas H. Dohlman, MD, talks about the work of his grandfather Claes Dohlman, MD, the creator of the Boston Keratoprosthesis, an artificial cornea that’s helped some 3,000 blind people see again. 

    Boston Herald

  • 08 - 21 - 11

    Contribution shows mettle of boyfriend

    Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD, professor of surgery and chief of organ transplantation services, talked to columnist Dianne Williamson about the live donor liver transplant program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. The column describes a recent live donor liver transplant performed by Dr. Bozorgzadeh and the transplant team.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 21 - 11

    Shrewsbury teen featured at UMass in Diabetes Hall of Honor

    Shrewsbury teen Liz Bradley is one of several patients to be featured in a photo gallery in the Diabetes Center of Excellence Hall of Fame. David M. Harlan, MD, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and direct of the Center, is quoted in the story. 

    Daily Shrewsbury

  • 08 - 19 - 11

    No Evidence to Restrict Buprenorphine for Opioid Addiction

    Research by Robin E. Clark, PhD, associate professor of family medicine & community health, points to buprenorphine being a less expensive and no less safe form of opioid addiction treatment than methadone. 


  • 08 - 19 - 11

    US cuts could hit grants

    A story about the potential local impact of cuts to the federal budget for medical research includes comments from John L. Sullivan, MD, vice provost for research and professor of pediatrics and molecular medicine. 

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 15 - 11

    Finding Synergy To Promote Worcester

    An op-ed by Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray and Worcester City Manager Michael O’Brien about current economic development projects in Worcester and the need to market the city references the Sherman Center.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 08 - 15 - 11

    The Coming Transformation Of Public Addiction Treatment

    A study by Robin E. Clark, PhD, associate professor of family medicine & community health, argues that buprenorphine treatment offers several advantages over other opioid addiction therapies, such as methadone.

    Health Affairs Blog

  • 08 - 12 - 11

    Direct Routes To Off-Target Effects

    Two studies about novel techniques that directly assess “off-target effects” of gene-cutting zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) includes comments from Scot Wolfe, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine.

    Chemical and Engineering News

  • 08 - 10 - 11

    2 hospitals make US News list

    UMass Memorial Medical Center was named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of best hospitals

    Boston Business Journal

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 10 - 11

    Lawmakers Seek To Ban Designer Drugs Sold As ‘Bath Salts’

    Christopher Rosenbaum, MD, assistant professor in emergency medicine, talks to RadioBoston’s hosts about a new type of designer drug containing amphetamines and stimulants which is marketed and sold as bath salts.


  • 08 - 08 - 11

    The Phantom Menace of Sleep Deprived Doctors

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, writes about recent changes that curb the number of consecutive hours residents can work.

    New York Times

    Boston Globe

    WBUR RadioBoston

  • 08 - 08 - 11

    Total recall

    A story about improving the system companies and hospitals use to identify early signs of troubled medical devices references UMass Medical School’s $12 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to establish a national registry to gather data related to knee and hip replacements.

    Modern Health Care

  • 08 - 08 - 11

    With Health Reform, An Increased Demand For Safety-Net Hospitals, Study Finds

    A new study looks at the demand for care at safety-net hospitals and community health centers following health care reform enactment in Massachusetts. Bob Seifert, principal associate at the Center for Health Law and Economics, comments on the study findings, which he said were not unexpected. 

    WBUR CommonHealth

  • 08 - 07 - 11

    Scientists Identify Novel DNA-Sensing Pathway That Increases Susceptibility to Malaria

    A study by Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD, associate professor of medicine and Douglas T. Golenbock, MD, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, describes a novel DNA-sensing pathway important to the triggering of an innate immune response for malaria.

    St Petersburg Times



  • 08 - 06 - 11

    Elliott Marcus, professor of neurology at Tufts

    An obituary for Elliott M. Marcus, MD, professor emeritus of neurology, includes comments from David Chad, MD, professor of neurology, and former UMMS resident Cynthia Brown, MD.

    Boston Globe

  • 08 - 04 - 11

    Medical mystery: UMass doctors race to counter rare blood disorder

    A feature story about former Worcester School Superintendent John Durkin’s battle with a rare blood condition similar to hemophilia includes comments from the physician who diagnosed the disorder, hematology and oncology fellow Bradley Switzer, MD. 

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 08 - 04 - 11

    More Latinos insured in state

    A story about enrolling non-English speaking Hispanics in health insurance includes comments from Bob Seifert, principal associate at the Center for Health Law and Economics, about how local organizations have increased efforts over the last two years to bridge this gap. 

    Boston Globe

  • 08 - 03 - 11

    Judge rules in favor of Florida’s new lethal-injection drug

    A story about the safety of barbiturate pentobarbital use in capital punishment cases includes comments from Mark Dershwitz, MD, PhD, professor of anesthesiology and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology.

    Miami Herald

  • 08 - 01 - 11

    Assonet resident making mark in medicine

    UMass Medical School graduate Stephanie Ruest, MD, talks about her decision to become a pediatrician. 

    New Bedford Standard-Times

  • 08 - 01 - 11

    Some Smaller Hospitals Can Deliver Big Savings

    A story looking at cost disparities between area hospitals references the cost of delivering a baby at UMass Memorial Medical Center. 

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 08 - 01 - 11

    Tales From The Road: A look at commuting patterns in Central Massachusetts

    A feature about long-distance commuters in Worcester County references UMass Medical School and its efforts to promote alternative modes of transportation, including its partnership with MassRides.

    Worcester Business Journal 

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