News Makers 2015

- archived News Makers -
  • 02 - 28 - 15

    Speaking of Science

    A selection of “notable quotes” contains remarks from Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, professor of molecular, cellular & cancer biology and molecular medicine, about prolonging life.
    The Scientist

  • 02 - 25 - 15

    Dietary intervention needed after gestational diabetes, study suggests

    A recent study at UMass Medical School found that women in the US of childbearing age on the average have poor diets.
    Fox News

  • 02 - 24 - 15

    Genetic Geometry Takes Shape

    Job Dekker, PhD, co-director of the Program in Systems Biology and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, is quoted in an article about understanding the architectural structure of the human genome. 
    Quanta Magazine

  • 02 - 22 - 15

    Six Massachusetts organizations working to help find treatments for ALS

    Voyager Therapeutics, a gene therapy start-up company co-founded by Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Gretchen Stone Cook Chair of Biomedical Sciences and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, and Guangping Gao, PhD, the Penelope Booth Rockwell Chair in Biomedical Research and professor of microbiology & physiological systems, is listed in the Boston Business Journal as one of six Massachusetts firms looking for a cure for ALS. 
    Boston Business Journal

  • 02 - 20 - 15

    Beating measles: State vaccination rates among nation's highest

    Christina R. Hermos, MD, MS, assistant professor of pediatrics, explains why children need to receive their measles and other vaccinations.
    Taunton Daily Gazette
    Wicked Local Bourne

  • 02 - 18 - 15

    Massachusetts Medical Society's Dr. Richard Pieters calls governor's opioid addiction working group 'positive step'

    Richard Pieters, M.D, clinical associate professor of radiation oncology and current president of the Massachusetts  Medical Society, voices approval of Governor Baker’s 16-member working group dedicated to combating the state’s opioid addiction crisis.

  • 02 - 18 - 15

    New App Promises To Curb Stress Eating

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, explains how the smart-phone app called RELAX will help users better understand why they overeat.
    WBZ Channel 4 Boston

  • 02 - 17 - 15

    Doctors Pinpoint Why Child Who Appeared Free of HIV Suffered Relapse

    Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, associate provost for global health, is quoted in an article about  why the the child known as the “Mississippi baby,” born with the HIV virus, suffered a relapse after a prolonged remission. 
    US News & World Report 

  • 02 - 17 - 15

    The Secret Weapon of CEOs and Basketball Pros to Get in the Zone

    Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, explains how meditation techniques can help people focus.
    ABC News

  • 02 - 15 - 15

    Focusing on fiber may work for weight loss

    A simple diet focused on increasing fiber consumption may be as effective as the multi-component American Heart Association diet, according to a new study by Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, and Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine. 
    Everyday Health
    The Atlantic
    Yahoo Health
    Huffington Post
    US News & World Report
    WCVB Channel 5 Boston
    Everyday Health
    Glamour Health & Diet
    WBZ Channel 4 Boston
    Science World Report
    Health Day
    Daily RX
    Headline & Global News
    Diabetes Insider
    LA Times
    MedPage Today
    Fox News

  • 02 - 13 - 15

    Worcester colleges earn gold, silver in environmental certification

    Suzanne Wood, sustainability and energy manager, is quoted in an article about local colleges and universities constructing new LEED certified facilities, such as the Albert Sherman Center, which achieved LEED gold certification, and the Ambulatory Care Center, which is certified LEED silver. 
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 02 - 12 - 15

    Long-awaited biological facility opens in Fall River

    Mark S. Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for MassBiologics, talks about the opening of MassBiologics SouthCoast, a new biomedical manufacturing facility in Fall River.
    The Herald News
    South Coast Today
    The Herald News

  • 02 - 10 - 15

    Low vitamin D predicts more severe strokes, poor health post-stroke

    Nils Henninger, MD, assistant professor of neurology, talks about a recent study which showed that stroke patients with low vitamin D levels were found to be more likely than those with normal vitamin D levels to suffer severe strokes.
    Healthcare Professionals Network
    Neurology Advisor
    Science World Report
    Medical Xpress
    Irish Health

  • 02 - 10 - 15

    UMass Medical partners with French company on gene therapy treatment

    UMass Medical School and Auburn University will collaborate with Lysogene, a French biotechnology company, to develop pre-clinical studies for GM1-gangliosidosis, a rare disorder that causes neurological impairment. Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, associate professor of neurology, is quoted in the article.
    Worcester Business Journal
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 02 - 09 - 15

    Compound found in broccoli may help treat children with autism

    Andrew Zimmerman, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, talks about a recent study that discovered that a molecule found in foods such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage may improve some symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.
    News 4 Jax

  • 02 - 08 - 15

    Ice Bucket Challenge: 6 months later

    John Landers, PhD, associate professor of neurology, explains how the Ice Bucket Challenge, which raised $115 million for ALS research, is funding his project to sequence thousands of ALS patients.

  • 02 - 06 - 15

    Allen Foundation responds nimbly as Ebola epidemic shifts

    Patricia A. McQuilkin, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, talks about her return to Liberia to begin the process of restoring the country’s health care infrastructure as part of a $7.5 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
    The Seattle Times

  • 02 - 06 - 15

    Brain Bee crowns regional champ in Worcester

    Fourteen-year-old Lexington High School student Snigdha Allaparthi, was the winner of the ninth annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee. The event was organized by the UMMS psychiatry department and moderated by Sheldon Benjamin, MD, professor of psychiatry.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 02 - 04 - 15

    ‘The Biggest Barrier’ To Preventing Suicide: Not Talking About It

    A story about the prevalence of suicide includes comments from Barry Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of Psychiatry Services in Public Safety, about approaches the health community can take to prevent suicide. 
    WBUR's Common Health

  • 02 - 04 - 15

    Global Universities' Reputations Vary Greatly Internationally, Regionally

    UMMS is listed in the top 25 overperforming schools in the US News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings.
    US News & World Report

  • 02 - 04 - 15

    UMass Med and WPI to team on healthy-eating app

    Researchers at UMass Medical School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute are developing a stress-eating smartphone app that will help users better understand why they overeat. Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, explains how the app called RELAX works.
    Worcester Magazine
    Boston Business Journal
    Boston Herald
    Mobile Health News
    Worcester News Tonight Update 2-3 (begins at marker 11:10)
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    WPI News

  • 02 - 03 - 15

    UMass-led Team Exploring Dendritic Cells as Model for Gene Expression Research

    Jeremy Luban, MD, the David J. Freelander Professor in AIDS Research and professor of molecular medicine, and Manuel Garber, PhD, director of the Bioinformatics Core and associate professor of molecular medicine, will be principal investigators on a three-year, $6.1 million grant to develop a model in dendritic cells for predicting whether a given gene will be turned on or off under specific conditions.

  • 02 - 03 - 15

    Wayland scientist involved in revealing study

    Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, professor of molecular, cellular & cancer biology and molecular medicine, talks about new research that suggests genes that extend lifespan won’t necessarily improve health in advanced age.
    Wicked Local Wayland

  • 02 - 02 - 15

    Flu hospitalizations high; doctors on lookout for measles

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, and Richard T. Ellison III, MD, professor of medicine, are quoted in a story about the flu and the recent resurgence of measles in some parts of the country. 
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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