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  • 08 - 31 - 15

    Grandparent Power: Bonds With Seniors Help Stabilize Teens

    Silvia Corvera, MD, the Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research and professor of molecular medicine talks about women at risk for gestational diabetes in a piece featuring recent research. 
    Wall Street Journal

  • 08 - 30 - 15

    Akindele joins UMMS community team

    Kola Akindele, JD, has joined the UMMS’s Community and Government relations as senior director. He will help develop strategic relationships between UMMS and government and community institutions and organizations in the Worcester region.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 30 - 15

    On Business: MCPHS makes a case for room to grow in health care careers

    An op-ed by Worcester Telegram and Gazette business writer Aaron Nicodemus talks about UMass Lowell’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  The program is a collaborative effort with UMass Medical School.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 30 - 15

    Our View: A horror that impacts all

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, comments on the recent shooting deaths in Virginia.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 29 - 15

    Central Mass. schools tackle student stress

    Mary S. Ahn, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, offers recommendations to help lessen the stress  students  returning to school face.
    The Day
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 29 - 15

    UMass researchers probe genetic mutation in ALS study

    Fen-Biao Gao, PhD, professor of neurology, and colleagues have determined how the most common gene mutation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) disrupts normal cell function by interfering with the movement of RNAs and proteins into and out of the nucleus. This discover provides new insight into the underlying mechanisms causing ALS and FTD and is likely to advance efforts to develop targeted therapies for these brain diseases.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    News Medical
    Medical Xpress
    Science

  • 08 - 27 - 15

    Cambridge biopharma announces research agreement with UMass Medical School

    Cambridge-based biopharmaceutical company Enumeral Biomedical Holdings has announced a research study agreement with the University of Massachusetts Medical School to aid the company in developing new cancer therapies.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 08 - 26 - 15

    Health U helps young people with intellectual disabilities make healthy choices

    Richard Fleming, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and Linda Bandini, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics, are quoted in an article featuring a study participant talking about her experience using the Health U weightless program.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 23 - 15

    New UMass president Meehan wants state to invest in medical school

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins and University of Massachusetts President Martin Meehan talk about efforts to engage state lawmakers about the economic impact UMMS has on the state and how that could increase with additional investment in the medical school.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 21 - 15

    Is it Time to Revise Opioid Prescribing Guidelines (Again)?

    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.
    MD Magazine

  • 08 - 21 - 15

    Odds Favor Life with the FEVAR Procedure at UMass Memorial

    Andres Schanzer, MD, associate professor of surgery, talks about a minimally-invasive operation called a fenestrated, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR),a potentially life-saving operation for people with complex thoracoabdominal aneurysms.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 20 - 15

    Worcester continuing the battle against opioid addiction

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, spoke at a recent press conference about the battle against opioid addiction.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 18 - 15

    Signs of Overtreatment: How to Avoid Unnecessary Care

    Stephen Martin, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, is quoted in an article about unnecessary or excessive medical care.
    U.S. News & World Report

  • 08 - 18 - 15

    UMass doctors find success with Google Glass in poison treatments

    Instructor of emergency medicine and toxicologist Peter R. Chai, MD, explains how UMass Medical School is studying the use of Google Glass in the emergency room to potentially extend toxicology consults to rural and community hospitals.
    Boston Globe

  • 08 - 17 - 15

    Researchers develop screening test for rapid diagnosis of autism in toddlers

    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.
    Fox News

  • 08 - 16 - 15

    Med student's module teaches detection and reversal of opioid overdoses

    UMMS medical student Jonathan Gammel, SOM ’18, has developed a training protocol for treating opioid-addicted patients. 
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 12 - 15

    How Google Glass can save lives

    Instructor of emergency medicine Peter R. Chai, MD, studies the use of Google Glass in the emergency room for virtual consults.
    Worcester Business Journal
    mHealthNews
    Huffington Post
    The Times of India
    The Health Site
    NDTV Gadgets

  • 08 - 11 - 15

    Jackson Laboratory Launches Precision Genetics Center with $10M NIH Grant

    UMMS in collaboration with other institutes will partner to establish a new Center of Precision Genetics, to be launched through a five-year, $9,971,936 grant from the NIH.
    GEN News Highlights
    Hartford Business
    GenomeWeb

  • 08 - 11 - 15

    Rethinking which cells are the conductors of learning and memory

    Marc R. Freeman, PhD, professor of neurobiology, is quoted in an article about new research on the role of glia cells. 
    Science News

  • 08 - 11 - 15

    USPSTF: More Studies Needed on Routine Screening for ASD

    Robert A. Baldor, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, talks about the growing number of children with diagnoses with autism and the importance of early diagnosis. 
    AAFP

  • 08 - 10 - 15

    Baker leads a group-drenching for latest ice-bucket challenge

    Gov. Charlie Baker led about 150 people in yesterday’s Ice Bucket Challenge. The article mentions the Governor’s plan to run in next year’s Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race, which benefits ALS research at UMass Medical School.
    Nashoba Publishing
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 10 - 15

    Ice Bucket Challenge and UMass Med on Ice Bucket Challenge

    Gov. Charlie Baker led about 150 people in the Ice Bucket Challenge. Also in the clip, John Landers, PhD, professor of neurology, talks about the research being done at UMMS with the proceeds from last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge.
    Wall Street Journal
    Worcester News Tonight

  • 08 - 07 - 15

    Filling in the Blind Spot in Chromosome Folding

    GSBS student Tsung-Han Hsieh is recognized in an article for his role in the development of Micro-C, which offers a more comprehensive view of chromosome folding in eukaryotic cells.
    BioTechniques

  • 08 - 07 - 15

    Mindfulness enters corporate mainstream

    An article about how mindfulness programs can reduce employee stress includes quotes from Jon Kabat-Zinn, professor emeritus of medicine and founder of the Center for Mindfulness at UMMS. 
    Boston Globe

  • 08 - 07 - 15

    New fly model developed to study motor neuron degeneration

    Researchers at UMMS, in collaboration with the Babraham Institute, have developed a new model to study motor neuron degeneration and have used this to identify three genes involved in the neurodegeneration process. 
    News Medical
    Health Canal

  • 08 - 07 - 15

    UMass Med School group to advise NJ firm on workflow platform

    The Clinical Pharmacy Services division of UMass Medical School will partner with Armada Health Care, a major contracting and service organization, to provide guidance on the company's clinical software platform for specialty pharmacists. 
    Worcester Business Journal
    Drug Store News

  • 08 - 04 - 15

    Nanoluminous pearls developed by scientists at UMMS

    A microscopic crystal created by Gang Han, PhD, brings the potential use of persistent luminescence nanoparticles for bioimaging one step closer to both the research laboratory and the clinic.
    Science Blog

  • 08 - 04 - 15

    UMMS Researchers Make Progress in ALS Research

    A year after the popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” campaign had households across the country talking about ALS, scientists at UMass Medical School working toward a cure have made meaningful progress. World-renowned neurologist Robert H. Brown Jr. talks about the promising advances taking place in his lab.
    ALS News Today

  • 08 - 03 - 15

    Gout medications may treat alcohol-induced liver disease

    Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about a new study which found that two gout drugs prevented lab mice from developing liver disease due to excessive alcohol consumption.
    UPI
    Science World Report
    MD Magazine
    News-Medical

  • 08 - 03 - 15

    How Aaron Lazare’s leadership renewed a medical school

    An op-ed by Richard Stanton explores the legacy of Chancellor Emeritus Aaron Lazare, MD.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 08 - 02 - 15

    Can UMass Medical School spur more startups?

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, talks about the newly created position of executive vice chancellor of innovation and business development, which will help the medical school develop new scientific partnerships with private companies.  Brendan O’Leary, executive vice chancellor of innovation and business development, is also quoted in the story. 
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 08 - 02 - 15

    Column: Doctors part of solution to opioid epidemic

    In an article written by Dennis M. Dimitri, MD, clinical professor of family medicine & community health and President of the Massachusetts Medical Society, talks about new guidelines for prescribing opioids safely.
    Salem News
    Gloucester Times

  • 08 - 01 - 15

    The Human Touch

    An article about using humanized mice models references studies being conducted by Jennifer Wang, MD, associate professor of medicine.
    The Scientist

  • 08 - 01 - 15

    Unlikely Partners: How Academic Medi-cine and Correctional Facilities Can Forge Progress Together

    Warren J. Ferguson, MD, professor and vice chair of family medicine & community health and director of academic programs for the Health and Criminal Justice Program at Commonwealth Medicine, talks about the need to address the health needs of inmates.
    AAMC