News Makers 2014

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  • 12 - 28 - 14

    Healthy bodies #14 Anxiety

    Phoebe S. Moore, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, was a recent guest on the SHINE Initiative’s monthly TV show discussing how anxiety effects young people.
    WCCA TV 13

  • 12 - 24 - 14

    2014’s Big Advances in Science

    An article recounting the year’s greatest advances in science includes a comment from Guangping Gao, PhD, the Penelope Booth Rockwell Chair in Biomedical Research, director of the Gene Therapy Center and professor of microbiology & physiological systems, about an improved tissue-clearing technique the leaves tissues virtually see-through in animal models. 
    The Scientist

  • 12 - 22 - 14

    Connecting moms, newborns with Google Glass

    An article about the potential biomedical opportunities for Google Glass mentions that researchers at UMass Medical School are exploring using the device to remotely diagnose toxicology problems with patients. 
    Boston Globe

  • 12 - 22 - 14

    Tanning Beds Are Losing Popularity Among High School Teens, But There's Still More Work To Do

    An article about the popularity of indoor tanning references a recent study from Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine. 
    Medical Daily

  • 12 - 22 - 14

    Why Being A People-Pleaser Is Bad For You (And How to Stop)

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, talks about how being a people pleaser can be unhealthy.
    Yahoo Health

  • 12 - 21 - 14

    Caret’s legacy enlivens search for next UMass president

    A story about University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret being named president of the University of Maryland system includes comments from UMMS Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD.
    Boston Globe

  • 12 - 21 - 14

    Health Matters: Health Matters #151 Suicide Prevention

    Barry Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of Psychiatry Services in Public Safety, is interviewed on a recent Health Matters segment hosted by Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health.
    WCCA TV 13

  • 12 - 18 - 14

    Special K, a Hallucinogen, Raises Hopes and Concerns as a Treatment for Depression

    Anthony Rothschild, MD, professor of psychiatry, is quoted in an article about the potential use of ketamine, a dangerous hallucinogenic, to help patients who haven’t responded to traditional treatment for depression.
    Star Tribune
    New York Times
    Business Insider

  • 12 - 17 - 14

    Padlock Therapeutics Secures $23 Million Series A Financing Led by Atlas Venture

    Padlock Therapeutics, a biotechnology company dedicated to creating new medicines for destructive autoimmune diseases co-founded by Paul R. Thompson, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, announced that the company raised $23 million in a Series A financing led by Atlas Venture.
    Herald Online

  • 12 - 17 - 14

    Suicide Problem Discussed in Northampton Conference

    Barry Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of Psychiatry Services in Public Safety, discusses youth suicide prevention and Lifelines, an evidence-based, comprehensive suicide prevention program for schools.
    WGGB Springfield

  • 12 - 16 - 14

    Massachusetts Gives $1M for Quicker Ebola Test

    UMass Medical School is among a consortium of research institutions, led by Diagnostics For All, that are working to develop a rapid diagnostic test for Ebola. Such testing will make a ‘huge difference in the treatment in West Africa, ’ according to Ebola survivor and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health Rick Sacra, who spoke at the State House press conference about the project.
    WGBH
    NECN
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Boston Globe
    Lowell Sun
    Masslive
    WBUR
    Boston Herald

  • 12 - 15 - 14

    College crunch time: Studying for finals

    Barry N. Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, talks about the stress students who are studying for finals experience and the importance of watching for signs of anxiety. 
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 15 - 14

    Massachusetts doctor cured of Ebola returning to Liberia

    Rick Sacra, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, announced that he will be returning to Liberia in January.
    Huffington Post
    Reuters
    WNPR
    Associated Press
    TIME
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    WBZ Boston
    Star Tribune
    TWC Central
    NBC News

  • 12 - 15 - 14

    National Academy of Inventors names Phillip d. Zamore, PhD, 2014 fellow

    Phillip D. Zamore, PhD,  Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Gretchen Stone Cook Chair in the Biomedical Sciences and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, was named a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation. 
    Phys Org
    GoLocal Worcester

  • 12 - 14 - 14

    Expert: Mental health, smoking linked

    Douglas M. Ziedonis, MD, MPH, chair and professor of psychiatry, is quoted in an article about the link between tobacco use and mental health. 
    Sentinel & Enterprise

  • 12 - 14 - 14

    In nursing homes, statins often continued in advanced dementia

    Nursing home residents with advanced dementia often receive medications of questionable benefit with costly consequences, according to a study by Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, associate professor of quantitative health sciences.
    Medical Xpress

  • 12 - 14 - 14

    The general anaesthetic that led to British socialite leaping to her death

    An article about a women who suffered from extreme postoperative delirium and ended her life, references a study led by Jane Saczynski, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, which showed that older heart patients who experience confusion after surgery take longer to recover cognitive skills.
    Mail Online

  • 12 - 13 - 14

    Mindfulness

    Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, talks about mindfulness with 60 Minutes correspondent Anderson Cooper. The segment also features interviews with Center for Mindfulness founder Jon Kabat-Zinn, and mindfulness practitioner and neuroscientist Jean King, PhD, professor of psychiatry and associate provost for biomedical science research.
    60 Minutes
    Forbes

  • 12 - 11 - 14

    Cilia Seem Harmless, But Scientists Say They May Be Source of Many Genetic Diseases

    George B. Witman, PhD, professor of cell and developmental biology, describes how cilia, hairlike structures on cells, may play a role in a host of genetic disorders, including kidney degeneration, vision impairment and even some cancers.
    TechTimes
    Scientific American

  • 12 - 11 - 14

    Confronting the opiate "epidemic" in Worcester County

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, talks about the health crisis newborns of heroin-addicted mothers experience to a panel gathered yesterday to discuss the opiate epidemic in Worcester County. 
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 11 - 14

    Gene therapy startup Voyager announces manufacturing partnership with MassBiologics

    Voyager Therapeutics has entered into a strategic collaboration with UMass Medical School’s MassBiologics for viral vector manufacturing.
    Boston Business Journal

  • 12 - 10 - 14

    What role do you think vitamin D plays in MS?

    Peter N. Riskind, MD, PhD, clinical professor of neurology, explains the latest research which shows that vitamin D may play a role in multiple sclerosis. 
    Medpage Today

  • 12 - 09 - 14

    Ebola Fighters From Massachusetts Weigh in as TIME's Person of the Year

    Steven C. Hatch, assistant professor of medicine, and Rick Sacra, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, talk about Time Magazine recognizing the efforts of those combating the Ebola outbreak by naming them Person of the Year.
    NECN
    Worcester News Tonight
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    KMTV Channel 3
    Fox News Boston

  • 12 - 03 - 14

    Hartland Scientist Awarded $3 Million To Continue Genetic Research

    Victor R. Ambros, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, talks about his 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences award for his co-discovery of a new world of genetic regulation by microRNAs. 
    The Vermont Standard

  • 12 - 03 - 14

    Medical Registry Costs Cut Both Ways

    David Ayers, MD, the Arthur M. Pappas, MD, Chair in Orthopedics and chair and professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, talks about the  Function and Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in Total Joint Replacement (FORCE-TJR) registry, used to collect information to measure the success of joint replacement surgery.
    Health Leaders Media

  • 12 - 03 - 14

    Microbiome: The bacterial tightrope

    Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, vice chair of the Department of Medicine and associate dean for clinical and translational sciences, is quoted in an article about new findings that show imbalances in gut bacteria may play a crucial role in the progression of liver cancer. 
    Nature

  • 12 - 03 - 14

    Sex differences: Luck of the chromosomes

    In an article about whether being a male or female has any influence on a person’s susceptibility to cancer includes comments from Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, vice chair of the Department of Medicine and associate dean for clinical and translational sciences. 
    Nature

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