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11 - 27 - 17
Tiny island draws local author
GSBS alum Loree Griffin Burns, PhD, talks about her new book Life on Surtsey: Iceland’s Upstart Island.
11 - 25 - 17
Sunday Sitdown: Dr. Michael P. Hirsh, surgeon and co-founder, Goods for Guns buyback program
Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics, talks about the Goods for Guns program and its origins.
11 - 20 - 17
Peter S. Cohan: UMMS and WPI partner on health apps
The UMass Medical School Diabetes Center of Excellence has partnered with WPI computer science professor Emmanuel Agu to develop a smartphone app called Sugar that can analyze diabetic wound images to determine if the wound is healing.
11 - 20 - 17
Telemedicine Success Often Hinges on Aligning Providers and Payers
A study by Thomas J. Scornavacca Jr., DO, instructor in family medicine & community health, and Mary Maloney, MD, professor of medicine, shows that teledermatology identified cases of skin cancer with the same rate of success as in-person visits.
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11 - 16 - 17
As police suicides proliferate, bill seeks mental health training for cops
Barry N. Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, comments on the need for mental health and wellness training for police officers.
11 - 16 - 17
Investigators compare effects of nicotine with and without menthol on brain and behavior
A new study from Guillaume Poirier, PhD, instructor in psychiatry, explores the link between mentholated tobacco and nicotine addiction.
11 - 15 - 17
Primary care physicians cautious about new guidelines for high blood pressure
Ronald Adler, MD, associate professor of family medicine & community health, and Frank Domino, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, discuss new blood pressure guidelines and suggest lifestyle changes, in addition to medication, should be considered when patients and physicians discuss managing the condition.
11 - 08 - 17
From San Diego, A Great Debate on Biosimilars
Jonathan Kay, MD, the Timothy S. and Elaine L. Peterson Chair in Rheumatology and professor of medicine, reports from the 2017 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego.
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11 - 01 - 17
Rabies drug invented at UMass Medical School launches in India
Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Mark Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for MassBiologics of UMass Medical School and professor of medicine, discuss the launch of Rabishield, a monoclonal antibody for rabies that was developed at MassBiologics.