2017 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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Submissions open for annual Gerald F. Berlin Prize for Creative Writing

The Gerald F. Berlin Creative Writing competition recognizes the creative writing talents of UMass Medical School students from all three schools and residents and fellows at UMass Medical School, Berkshire Medical Center, Worcester Medical Center/St. Vincent Hospital and Baystate Medical Center.

Telegram editorial: Goods for Guns buyback program reduces firearm violence

The national expansion on Saturday, Dec. 16, of the Goods for Guns buyback program, co-founded by trauma surgeon Michael P. Hirsh, MD, is one significant step to reducing gun violence, according to a Dec. 14 editorial in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

UMass Medical School Police collect gifts for children in need

Members of the UMass Medical School Police Department and colleagues filled nine cruisers with donated gifts for foster children in the region thanks to generous holiday shoppers.

Dec. 12 forum at UMMS to provide update on state, national health care policy

Members of the UMass Medical School community are invited to attend a discussion on health care policy and access entitled, “Chaos in State and Federal Health Policy: What’s Going on and What Does It Mean for Us?” on Tuesday, Dec. 12. 

Donations sought at UMass Medical School for Worcester Coats for Kids program

UMass Medical School is participating in the Coats for Kids winter clothing drive, to benefit the Worcester Public Schools North Quadrant.

Photos by Artist in Residence Andrea Pastick share peace in nature, emotion in portraiture

The Lamar Soutter Library’s Artist in Residence Series presents “What the Eye Sees and the Heart Feels,” an exhibit of photographs by Andrea Pastick

Electrical project to impact quad, west hospital entrance

On Monday, Oct. 30, Facilities Management will begin work to install an electrical substation on the roof of the University Campus hospital. A large work and staging area on the quad in front of the hospital and the main medical school entrance will be fenced off throughout the project, which is expected to be completed in April.

UMass Medical School scientists honored for gene therapy patent for alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency

Terence R. Flotte, MD; Phillip D. Zamore, PhD; and Christian Mueller, PhD, were recognized by the Boston Patent Law Association for a patent that describes an improved method of using gene therapy to treat alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

UMMS pharmacy leader recognized for prescription drug abuse prevention efforts

The Massachusetts Pharmacists Association will honor UMass Medical School pharmacy leader Kimberly Lenz, PharmD, with the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award on Sept. 14 for her efforts to combat prescription drug abuse. 

Data center at UMMS awarded Management & Operations Certification

The data center at UMass Medical School has been awarded the Management & Operations Certification by the Uptime Institute

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