Sean Maloney, MD, a recent School of Medicine graduate, was interviewed for a story about the school’s intensive training in pain management and opioid prescribing.
Ana Maldonado-Contreras, PhD, instructor in microbioloy & physiological systems, won the 2016 AGA Research Scholar Award.
Researchers at East Tennessee State University are partnering with UMass Medical School on a five-year study designed to help mothers communicate with their teenage daughters about health issues
Amanda J. Collins, director of anatomical services, talks about the Anatomical Gift Program at UMass Medical School and why some people choose to donate to the program.
Elaine Gabovitch, an autism spectrum disorder specialist at UMass Medical School, is quoted in a story about the New England Center for Children's recent expansion, and the need for autism services in the state and the region.
A story about research into new treatments using CRISPR references efforts by Jeremy Luban, MD, the David J. Freelander Professor in AIDS Research and professor of molecular medicine, to use CRISPR/Cas9 to excise HIV from human cells.
Beth McCormick, PhD, vice chair and professor of microbiology & physiological systems, Gang Han, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, and Regino Mercado-Lubo, MD, a postdoctoral fellow, discover a Salmonella protein that increases the efficacy of some cancer drugs. Delivered to mice with colon and breast cancer using a specially designed nanoparticle, the protein was able to dramatically shrink tumors.
Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, talks about using her fitbit activity tracker to monitor her exercise.
Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, is quoted in a story about a phase 2 clinical trial for a stem-cell-derived ALS treatment development by BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. UMass Medical School is one of three sites enrolling patients in the trial.
A retrospective study by Karen Clements, ScD, MPH, senior project director at Commonwealth Medicine, found patients with hepatitis C encounter barriers to obtaining sofosbuvir or simeprevir treatments, which are more effective than other therapeutics, beyond the high cost of the drug.
Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, and Peter R. Chai, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, are testing wearable — and swallowable — devices that could help doctors learn more about how opioid addiction happens and how they can better prescribe the dangerous drugs.
Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, explains how and why people become addicted to indoor tanning.
A study co-authored by Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD, professor of surgery and chief of the division of organ transplantation, showed a sharp uptick in the number of people dropped from organ transplant waiting lists since the federal government set transplant standards in 2007 and that the increasing reluctance to perform transplants on the sickest patients is directly tied to the onset of the standards enforced by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Stephanie Pepper Carreiro, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, and Peter R. Chai, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, are testing wearable — and swallowable — devices that could help doctors learn more about how opioid addiction happens and how they can better prescribe the dangerous drugs.
Joan Vitello, PhD, dean of the graduate school of nursing, is quoted in a story about colleges and universities in Worcester advancing nurse education.
Edward Ginns, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry, comments on Quest Diagnostics’ new digital cognitive assessment tool to assist physicians in diagnosing, assessing and managing the care of people with cognitive dysfunction.
Douglas M. Ziedonis, MD, MPH, chair and professor of psychology, is referenced in a story about the growing number of alternative treatments for psychosis that focus on holistic approaches to healing.
A study by Stephanie Pepper Carreiro, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, found that wristbands monitoring skin temperature and movement can be used to track and predict opioid use with a fair degree of accuracy. The ability to identify instances of opioid use and opioid tolerance in real time could be helpful to manage pain or substance abuse treatment.
Mark D. Johnson, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Neurosurgery.
John Landers, PhD, professor of neurology, led a team of more than 80 scientists who found that variations in a gene with multiple functions in neurons are present in approximately 3 percent of all cases of ALS in North American and European populations, both sporadic and familial. Funding for the work came from donations made as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Toxicologist Kavita Babu, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, is quoted in a story about an increase in opioid-related deaths due to the use of fentanyl.
Fourth-year medical student Carline Yang, SOM ’17, comments on the AAFP’s student delegates adopting resolutions that addressed protecting patient welfare and identifying programs that offer rural training opportunities.
Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics, talks about the damage gunshot wounds can cause to children.
Benjamin Nwosu, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, comments on a new study which found that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children is also associated with abnormal glucose metabolism characteristic of prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
UMass Medical School 2016 graduate Emily Yuan, MD, talks about a standardized patient program at UMass Medical School designed to teach safe pain prescribing techniques, which has become a model for other medical schools around the country.
Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD, professor of medicine, has identified a long noncoding RNA that is responsible for controlling innate immune processes by making sure inflammatory genes in macrophages are switched off until needed.