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News Makers 2017

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  • 12 - 29 - 17

    30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

    Anthony Rothschild, MD, professor of psychiatry, talks about the impact fluoxetine has had on patients with depression.

    Quartz

  • 12 - 27 - 17

    Hurricane evacuees find work opportunities at Worcester job fair

    UMass Medical School was one of several organizations to participate in a job fair at Centro Inc. for hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 12 - 26 - 17

    Member Engagement, Medicare Advantage Growth Top 2018 Payer Trends

    An article about using social determinants to calculate health costs includes a quote from Arlene Ash, PhD, professor of quantitative health sciences, who developed a payment formula to begin the process.

    HealthPayerIntelligence.com

  • 12 - 22 - 17

    Gene Editing Delays Disease Onset in ALS Model Mice

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, along with collaborators at Wave Life Sciences Ltd., discusses the potential for gene editing techniques such as AAV and CRISPR to treat ALS.

    ALS Research Forum

  • 12 - 20 - 17

    Mass. Researchers Seek Funding To Keep Testing Diphtheria Treatment

    Heidi L. Smith, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and director of clinical affairs at MassBiologics of UMass Medical School, discusses work by MassBiologics to produce a new diphtheria serum using a monoclonal antibody.

    WBUR

    Here & Now

  • 12 - 19 - 17

    Wave Life Sciences Therapy Reduces Levels of ALS Markers, Animal Studies Show

    Robert H. Brown  Jr., DPhil, MD, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, along with collaborators at Wave Life Sciences Ltd., announced data from preclinical studies of WVE-3972-01, the company’s investigational therapeutic for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia.

    ALS News Today

  • 12 - 15 - 17

    At a UMass lab, a eureka moment

    A story about the high cost of drugs for treating orphan diseases references work done by former UMass Medical School faculty member Ravindra Singh that led to the development of Spinraza, a drug that treats the cause of spinal muscular atrophy.

    Boston Globe

  • 12 - 12 - 17

    ‘Huge step’ in neuro disease research

    Neil Aronin, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience, professor of medicine and co-director of the Neurotherapeutics Institute, discusses his research using gene silencing technology to potentially treat Huntington’s disease.

    Boston Herald

  • 12 - 05 - 17

    UMass Medical Winter Ball raises $1.4 million

    UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center raised a record $1.4 million at the annual Winter Ball gala.

    Worcester Business Journal

    MassLive.com

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette