News Makers 2016

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  • 11 - 29 - 16

    On World AIDS Day, living with HIV is now the focus

    Jennifer S. Daly, MD, professor of medicine, discusses current treatments for HIV-positive patients and some of the challenges that caregivers might encounter.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 11 - 29 - 16

    UMass Medical School will monitor patients in real time with technology through partnership with InterVRx

    Timothy Cummins, MBA, BS, RPh, executive director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, said the medical school will support the development of InterVRx’s specialty drug clinical protocols and monitor patients.


  • 11 - 21 - 16

    From Washington, an Update on Arthritis and Arteritis

    Jonathan Kay, MD, professor of medicine, offers highlights of the 2016 American College of Rheumatology annual scientific meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • 11 - 20 - 16

    Scientists hope Trump won’t decrease the flow of federal research dollars

    Commenting on the upcoming Trump administration and NIH funding, Chancellor Michael F. Collins said it’s important for scientists to step up and explain the impact of their work.

    Boston Globe

  • 11 - 19 - 16

    Four different studies this month all found that sprains and strains are the most common type of injury sustained from sports activity

    A study by Jill Tirabassi, MD, assistan professor of family medicine & community health, found that girls are more likely to get injured than boys while playing the same sport.

    MedPage Today

  • 11 - 19 - 16

    UMass doctor questions preventive statins for older adults

    Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD, professor of medicine, said there isn’t strong evidence that the routine prescription of statins as a preventive measure for healthy older adults outweighs their side effects and costs.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 11 - 16 - 16

    Treating substance-use disorder on Martha’s Vineyard

    Second-year medical student Heather Reiley, SOM ’19, talks about the findings of a medical student project examining substance-use disorder services in the island community.

    Martha's Vineyard Times

  • 11 - 15 - 16

    16 Things You Need to Know About Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy

    Nancy Byatt, DO, MBA, assistant professor of psychiatry and obstetrics & gynecology, explains what women who are pregnant should know about taking antidepressants.


  • 11 - 15 - 16

    ALS Association Grants $2M for Gene Therapy Research at UMass Medical School

    The ALS Association is awarding a $2 million grant to the ALS ONE-Massachusetts Partnership to support the research of Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology.

    ALS News Today

  • 11 - 10 - 16

    Nanoparticle conjugates could help treat flu

    Jennifer Wang, MD, associate professor of medicine, comments on an experimental way of treating influenza using nanoparticles.


  • 11 - 10 - 16

    Wait times, care continue to improve at VA in Central Mass.

    Newly renovated space rented by the VA at UMass Medical School has improved wait times for patients and expand offerings in Worcester.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 11 - 05 - 16

    Naloxone recalled due to not being effective anymore?

    Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, comments on the recall of an atomizer used to administer naloxone.

    Latin Post

  • 11 - 03 - 16

    Ebola Evolved Into Deadlier Enemy During the African Epidemic

    A new study by Jeremy Luban, MD, the David J. Freelander Professor in AIDS Research and professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, found that a mutation to the Ebola virus during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak made it easier for the virus to infect human cells.

    New York Times


    New Scientist

    Scientific American

    Washington Post


    Boston Herald

    NBC News

    The Atlantic

    International Business Times


    Worcester Telegram & Gazette


    Science Magazine

  • 11 - 03 - 16

    Peace of Mind for a Tumultuous Election: Paper Trails and Risk-Limiting Audits

    An op-ed by Arlene Ash, PhD, professor of quantitative health sciences, explores the relevance and importance of conducting post-election audits of paper ballots.

    Huffington Post

  • 11 - 02 - 16

    Nanoparticle conjugates could help treat flu

    Jennifer Wang, MD, associate professor of medicine, comments on an experimental way of treating influenza using nanoparticles.

  • 11 - 01 - 16

    How to cram your entire genome into a tiny nucleus

    Job Dekker, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and co-director of the Program in Systems Biology, explains how the genome is packed into our cells.


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