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UMass Medical School to launch ‘Voices of UMassMed’ podcast

By Sarah Willey

UMass Medical School Communications

July 30, 2018
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UMass Medical School is launching the Voices of UMassMed podcast series that will examine the stories behind the pioneering science, health care and education at UMMS.

The first podcast will debut on Aug. 6, the first day of the new academic year, with an interview with Chancellor Michael F. Collins, in which he welcomes the Class of 2022, shares advice and stories from his own medical education, and touches on issues important to academic medicine such as diversity, immigration and the recent signing of the Life Science Bond Bill in Massachusetts.

Each episode of Voices of UMassMed is produced by the Office of Communications. The series seeks to provide rich discussions with UMMS faculty so that listeners have the opportunity to learn about who they are and about their ongoing contributions to science, medicine, education and public service.

“I look forward to listening to these podcasts. I know they are going to be very special,” said Chancellor Collins. “There are so many people at UMass Medical School who have interesting things to share about their commitment to scientific research and medical education.”

Upcoming episodes of Voices of UMassMed include:

      • Aug. 6: Leading a Medical School: Chancellor Michael F. Collins
      • Aug. 20: Citizen Science and Dog Genetics: Elinor Karlsson, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine
      • Sept. 4:  Tackling the Ebola Crisis: Steven C. Hatch, MD, assistant professor of medicine
      • Sept. 17: Addressing Palliative Care: Jennifer Reidy, MD, associate professor of family medicine & community health and chief of the Division of Palliative Care in the Department of Medicine at UMM
      • Oct. 1: Vitiligo: More than Skin Deep: John Harris, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology and director of the UMass Medical School Vitiligo Clinic and Research Center
      • Oct. 15: Caring for Mothers with Perinatal Depression: Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, associate professor of psychiatry, obstetrics & gynecology and quantitative health sciences and medical director for MCPAP for Moms; and Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry and quantitative health sciences

A new episode of the podcast will be released every two weeks. A reminder will be delivered to your inbox in the Monday newsletter. You can listen at: Beginning Aug. 6, you can subscribe to Voices of UMassMed in iTunes and SoundCloud.