Michael R. Green, MD, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Lambi and Sarah Adams Chair in Genetic Research and chair and professor of molecular, cell & cancer biology, comments on a new study which found that manipulating pathways that help silence a copy of the X chromosome may help treat Rett syndrome, a condition closely related to autism.
An op-ed by Rachel Gershon, JD, associate at the Center for Health Law and Economics, looks at ways Republicans could still change health care without repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, pharmacy director at Commonwealth Medicine, has been elected to the board of directors of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.
John Landers, PhD, professor of neurology, and his research into ALS genetics are referenced in a story about Kade McCann, a local teen with myotonic dystrophy.
Mark Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for MassBiologics at UMass Medical School and professor of medicine, explains how scientists at MassBiologics are developing a pre-exposure prophylaxis that prevents tick-transmitted infection of Lyme disease, a breakthrough that could lead to seasonal prevention against the most common tick-borne infection in North America.
UMass Medical School has created a scholarship in the field of criminal justice health in honor of Warren Ferguson, MD, vice chair and professor of family medicine & community health.
A study by Leslie Harrold, associate professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, MD, MPH, found that psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients who had not been exposed to biologic treatment stuck with tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) therapy longer than those who had previously used biologics.
Katharine London, MS, principal consultant at the Center for Health Law and Economics, is quoted in a story about the potential of a new, single-payer health care system for Massachusetts.
In an op-ed, Chancellor Michael F. Collins explains how the Trump administration's proposal to cut $6 billion or more from the National Institutes of Health would deal a devastating blow to biomedical research into new, life-saving treatments for millions of patients.
Barry N. Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry; and James B. Broadhurst, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, are quoted in an article about local suicide prevention efforts.
On Match Day, the School of Medicine Class of 2017 learned where they will begin their careers as doctors, including 58 percent who have chosen primary care specialties. Chancellor Michael F. Collins, and SOM ’17 medical students Hazel Marecki, Gregory Foos, Andy Dowd, Courtney M. Temple, Chioma Okwara and Anouch Matevossian, were interviewed.
Steven C. Hatch, MD, assistant professor of medicine, discusses his latest book Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story.
Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH, DFASAM, FACP, professor of quantitative health sciences, is quoted in a story about the potential ramifications of the ACA repeal on treatment for opioid use disorder.
Jennifer S. Daly, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in a story about the peak of the flu season having passed.
UMass Medical School was referenced in an article about the legal battle against President Trump’s travel ban.
Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, the UMass Memorial Health Care Chair in Biomedical Research, professor of molecular medicine, pediatrics and medicine, and associate provost for global health, was quoted in a story about perinatal transmission of HIV.
David N. Kennedy, PhD, professor of psychiatry, said identifying biological markers for autism is key to developing early interventions.
Olga Valdman, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health will serve as a panelist on a forum about immigration at Becker College. Meredith Walsh, MPH, RN, GSN ’13, executive director and co-founder of Worcester Refugee Assistance Project, will also participate on the panel.