On International Overdose Awareness Day, members of the Department of Emergency Medicine are launching the Overdose Prevention Fund in support of academic efforts in research, education and community-based interventions to help stem the opioid overdose epidemic that has gripped Massachusetts and the rest of the country.
The Massachusetts Medicaid program’s Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative has substantially increased the percentage of children receiving behavioral health screening, according to a study led by UMass Medical School to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics and available online ahead of print.
A new study by Thoru Pederson, PhD, and colleagues published in the Journal of Cell Biology reveals important new details about the inner workings of the CRISPR-Cas9 machinery in live cells.
UMass Medical School’s Anatomical Gift Program has received an increase in donations, according to an Aug. 26 article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. The rate of donations has risen about 45 percent overall since 2010, with 112 donations this year.
Researchers at UMass Medical School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute are investigating how newborns become infected with Candida albicans, a common fungus that is known to live on almost every human being.
Terence R. Flotte, MD, and colleagues from the Medical Education Working Group published a paper in the AAMC journal American Medicine about the collaboration to develop cross-institutional core competences for the prevention and management of prescription drug misuse.
UMMS mourns the death of Paul Marshall, MD, professor emeritus of pediatrics and neurology, who died in a swimming accident in July. Dr. Marshall was 71. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10.
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is conducting research to determine if simplifying text for people with cognitive disabilities improves their understanding of what they read online.
Andreas Bergmann, PhD, has received a five-year, $3.5 million Maximizing Investigator Research Award from the National Institutes of Health.
An online cognitive behavioral therapy program for insomnia co-developed by UMass Medical School sleep medicine specialist Gregg Jacobs, PhD, was put to the test by a New York Times Well columnist, who reported on her experience in an Aug. 16 story.