News Makers 2016

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  • 12 - 28 - 16

    How to Break Your Tanning Habit For Good

    Sherry Pagoto, PhD, professor of preventive & behavioral medicine, suggests healthier ways to deal with stress other than tanning, such as exercise.


  • 12 - 22 - 16

    For women, heavy drinking has been normalized. That’s dangerous

    Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD,  vice chair and professor of medicine, and associate dean for clinical and translational sciences, is quoted in an article about the rise in heavy drinking among women.

    Washington Post

  • 12 - 21 - 16

    David Drachman; helped found neurology unit at UMass

    David A. Drachman, MD, professor and chair emeritus of neurology, who died at age 84, is profiled.

    Boston Globe

  • 12 - 21 - 16

    UMass Medical granted $2.1M to expand region's primary care

    UMMS received $2.1 million in federal funds to expand access to primary care in Worcester County. Joan Vitello, PhD, dean of the graduate school of nursing, is quoted in the story.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 12 - 20 - 16

    Meet Dr. Jeffrey S. Stoff, a pioneer in transplantation and your Wellesley neighbor

    Jeffrey S. Stoff, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology & physiological systems, talks about his career as a nephrologist and the transplant program at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

    Wellesley Townsman

  • 12 - 18 - 16

    WPI, UMass Medical to take part in $250M R&D partnership

    UMass Medical School is part of a Massachusetts consortium that will partner in the nation's first manufacturing innovation institute in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Massachusetts will support the biopharmaceutical manufacturing project's research and development and workforce training efforts through a five-year, $20 million commitment from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 17 - 16

    New medical and nursing training seeks to improve military healthcare

    Janet Hale, PhD, professor and associate director of interprofessional and community partnerships for the Graduate School of Nursing and Linda Cragin, MSW, director of the Massachusetts Area Health Education Centers at Commonwealth Medicine, talk about a new class for medical and nursing students at UMass Medical School focuses on the unique and complex health care needs of Americans who have served their country and invites veterans and members of the military from the UMMS and central Mass. community to share experiences.

    AmeriForce Media

  • 12 - 15 - 16

    For the ‘selfie generation,’ a different kind of breast implant

    Raymond M. Dunn, MD, professor of surgery, is quoted in a story about a new stable silicone breast implant commonly referred to as the “gummy bear.”

    Boston Globe

  • 12 - 12 - 16

    How do dogs’ genes affect their behavior? Your pet could help scientists find out

    Darwin’s Dogs, a project by Elinor Karlsson, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, collects canine DNA with the hope of using the information as a basis for studies of obsessive compulsive disorder and behavioral conditions.

    Washington Post

    Pittsburg Post-Gazette

  • 12 - 08 - 16

    Stopping CRISPR’s genome editing scissors from snipping out of control

    A naturally occurring “off switch” for CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology was discovered by Erik J. Sontheimer, PhD, professor in the RNA Therapeutics Institute.


    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Fierce Biotech

    Nature World News

  • 12 - 07 - 16

    UMass Medical School receives cancer grant

    Brian Kelch, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, was awarded a $788,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to study a protein that controls DNA duplication in cells so that it can be targeted to treat cancer.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 12 - 06 - 16

    UMass Winter Ball raises $1 million

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD; fourth year medical student Michele Sainvil, SOM ’17; third year medical student Philip A. Feinberg, SOM ’18; and Andrew W. Artenstein, MD, regional executive dean, discuss the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health program UMMS is launching at Baystate Health and the expansion of the UMMS medical class.

    Springfield Republican

    WWLP-TV Springfield