News Makers 2017

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  • 02 - 28 - 17

    Trump Administration Immigration Actions’ Disproportionate Impact on Certain Industries

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins talks about the disruption the executive order on immigration will cause to  biomedical research programs and physician training.

    National Law Review

    Boston Globe

  • 02 - 27 - 17

    Fluoridation Remains a Complicated Matter for Worcester

    A report released Feb. 8 by the Massachusetts Health Council and UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Law and Economics strongly supports community water fluoridation.

    Boston University News Service

  • 02 - 27 - 17

    Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to use their guest pass to undercut Trump’s speech

    Babak Movahedi, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, was the guest of Rep. Jim McGovern at a joint session of Congress addressed by President Trump.

    Boston.com

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 02 - 27 - 17

    MRI, CT key in spreading awareness of often undiagnosed brain condition

    Mark D. Johnson, MD, PhD, chair and professor of neurosurgery, is developing a test for normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) that is easier to conduct than CT scans or MRI.

    HealthImaging.com

  • 02 - 27 - 17

    What your family needs to know about IV vitamins

    A new study Benjamin U. Nwosu, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, has found more that 90 percent of preteens and teenagers with IBS are deficient in Vitamin D, adding another concern for patients. Vital for overall health, adequate Vitamin D is essential for children’s growing bones.

    Deseret News

  • 02 - 21 - 17

    Can Massachusetts become a leader in digital healthcare? Gov. Charlie Baker's innovation chief Katie Stebbins argues yes

    UMMS is referenced in an article about using technology innovation in health care delivery.

    MassLive.com

  • 02 - 21 - 17

    Economist: Trump uncertainty clouding potential growth

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins speaks at the Worcester Economic Forum about the disruption the executive order on immigration will have on  biomedical research programs and physician training.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 02 - 21 - 17

    Moulton, McGovern explore Cuba for Mass. business opportunities

    Representatives from UMMS accompanied Congressman Jim McGovern to Cuba in an effort to connect American institutions with their Cuban counterparts and encourage exchanges that had been barred for decades.

    Boston Globe

  • 02 - 20 - 17

    Central Mass. economic forecast: a high schooler perspective

    An op-ed by Nicholas DeCastro, a junior at Maynard High School, references Chancellor Michael F. Collins’ remarks at the Worcester Economic Forum.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 02 - 20 - 17

    Doctors increasing HPV vaccination efforts for teens

    William V. Walsh, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine; Richard Moriarty, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics; and Sarah H. Hughes, MD, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology, talk about a vaccine designed to prevent cancers related to the human papillomavirus (HPV).

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 02 - 20 - 17

    UMass Center in downtown Springfield fulfilling promise as base for academics, community engagement

    A story about the UMass Center in Springfield references the medical school’s partnership with Baystate Health to start a new medical school program.

    Springfield Republican

  • 02 - 16 - 17

    Central Mass. companies embrace mindfulness programs

    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.

    CapeCod.com

  • 02 - 16 - 17

    Nearly 2,000 died from opioid overdoses in Mass. last year

    Jeffrey D. Baxter, MD, associate professor of family medicine & community health, said that while  access to opioid addiction treatment in Massachusetts has expanded dramatically in recent years, it is still not keeping up with demand.

    Boston Globe

  • 02 - 16 - 17

    Should You Try Mindfulness Meditation to Treat Anxiety Disorder?

    Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD,  associate professor of medicine, comments on the use of mindfulness techniques to relieve generalized anxiety.

     U.S. News & World Report

  • 02 - 16 - 17

    UMass Medical and the Immigrant Ban Impact

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins talks about the disruption the executive order on immigration will have on  biomedical research programs and physician training.

    NECN-DC Dialogue

  • 02 - 15 - 17

    Life, longevity and modern medicine

    Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the School of Medicine, explains how modern medicine has progressed over the last several decades and increased lifespan for most people.

    Worcester Magazine

  • 02 - 15 - 17

    Report: Insured Mass. residents still struggle with access to health care

    Robert Seifert, principal at the Center for Health Law and Economics, comments on a new study which shows that high costs limits access to health care for many.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 02 - 15 - 17

    Worcester restaurants close as part of 'Day Without Immigrants'

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins talks about the disruption the executive order on immigration will have on  biomedical research programs and physician training.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 02 - 14 - 17

    How the battle lines over CRISPR were drawn

    Erik J. Sontheimer, PhD, professor in the RNA Therapeutics Institute, is quoted in a story about the patent battle over CRISPR/Cas9 technology.

    Science

  • 02 - 13 - 17

    Vitamin D deficiency found in children with digestive disorder, UMass study finds

    A study by Benjamin Nwosu, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, found that the majority of children with irritable bowel syndrome are low on vitamin D.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Science Times

  • 02 - 12 - 17

    Lung cancer relapse not unusual, specialist says

    Wen Xue, PhD, assistant professor in the RNA Therapeutics Institute, is quoted in a story about immunotherapy treatments for lung cancer.

    Boston Globe

  • 02 - 12 - 17

    Mouse fathers pass on drug tolerance to babies, UMass researchers find

    Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, demonstrates that mice born of fathers who are habitually exposed to nicotine inherit enhanced chemical tolerance and drug clearance abilities.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    MassLive.com

    Boston Herald

    Daily Mail

  • 02 - 10 - 17

    Report: Insured Mass. residents still struggle with access to health care

    Robert Seifert, principal at the Center for Health Law and Economics, comments on a new study which shows that high costs limits access to health care for many.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 02 - 08 - 17

    Two minutes with . . . Meredith Walsh

    Meredith Walsh, MPH, RN, GSN ’13, talks about the refugee assistance organization she co-created,  Worcester Refugee Assistance Project, or WRAP.

    Worcester Magazine

  • 02 - 07 - 17

    Immigration ban ties up 2 Iranian hires for UMass Medical

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins talks about the disruption the executive order on immigration will have on  biomedical research programs and physician training.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 02 - 06 - 17

    Trump’s travel ban could cause irreparable harm to the US health care system

    An op-ed by Chancellor Michael F. Collins examines the disruption the executive order on immigration will have on  biomedical research programs and physician training.

    STAT

  • 02 - 01 - 17

    Soul-Searching at Clinton Foundation in Trump Era

    Patricia A. McQuilkin, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted in a story about the future of the Clinton Foundation, specifically on the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which was active in Liberia during the Ebola epidemic.

    New York Times

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