Eighteen Worcester area public service agencies and the UMMS Community Engagement Committee will be on hand at the Volunteer Fair being held Sept. 29 at UMass Medical School.
The work of Troy Thompson will be featured in the next installment of the Lamar Soutter Library’s Artist in Residence series, which runs from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31 on the first floor of the library.
A UMass Medical School survey of primary care physicians at Massachusetts community health centers finds a workforce more prepared to practice in a health center through training while also citing concerns of an aging workforce, according to an article in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
Research by scientists at UMMS that shows how argonaute proteins rewrite the rules to make oligonucleotides behave like RNA-binding proteins is the topic of a paper selected by the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society as the most impactful paper in the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics for 2015-16.
The Lamar Soutter Library has announced the online publication of The University of Massachusetts Medical School, A History: Integrating Primary Care and Biomedical Research, written by UMMS historian Ellen More, PhD.
Biogen and Ionis Pharmaceuticals said their investigational treatment for infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy demonstrated statistically significant improvement in certain motor functions for infants in a clinical trial. The treatment is based on discoveries made at UMass Medical School that used “antisense” technology to increase the availability of a protein crucial for normal neuron function.
A new study showing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children is associated with abnormal glucose metabolism is more evidence that a large percentage of patients with type 2 diabetes also have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Benjamin Nwosu, MD, told MedPage Today in an Aug. 2 story.
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau has re-funded UMass Medical School’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program with a $3.08 million, five-year grant.
Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, has been elected clerk of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare Board of Directors.
Leslie Shaw, PhD, associate professor of molecular, cell & cancer biology, received a $300,000 grant to examine a mutation in gene IRS-2 to determine impacts on patient outcomes.