UMMS has developed an innovative program to reach more women with perinatal depression by empowering obstetricians to treat patients’ psychiatric needs in their own practices. Now, with a $2.5 million grant from the CDC, investigators here will test the new approach as a potential model to address the urgent public health problem of depression during and after pregnancy.
Hundreds of runners, walkers and volunteers contributed to the 2nd Annual Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race on Saturday in Hudson in memory of the late governor, Paul Cellucci, and to benefit ALS research at UMass Medical School.
UMMS pediatrician Roula N. Choueiri, MD, has developed a rapid intervention screening test for autism spectrum disorder in toddlers, designed to improve early identification and access to treatment. Her study will be published in the August issue of The Journal of Pediatrics.
Linda Long-Bellil, PhD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, will be recognized as a “Pioneer of the ADA” for her role in getting the historic Americans with Disabilities Act passed.
The second annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race, to benefit the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund, is Saturday, July 25. The deadline for registration is midnight on Wednesday, July 22.
Aaron Lazare, MD, who served as chancellor and dean at UMMS from 1991 to 2007, died on July 14, 2015 at the age of 79.
A new paper by researchers at UMass Medical School published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes disease-causing mutations in a gene called profilin 1 that severely destabilize an important actin-binding protein; this unusual instability may be part of the cause of diseases such as ALS.
Vivian Budnik, PhD, has pinpointed a novel mechanism responsible for the long-range transportation of RNA from the nucleus of muscle cells to developing postsynaptic sites along the neuromuscular junction.
UMass Medical School, Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will open a regional clinical campus of the medical school in Springfield, to be known as UMMS-Baystate Health.
UMass Medical School will invest two faculty members into newly endowed chairs this fall, Chancellor Michael F. Collins has announced. The chairs were approved by the University of Massachusetts Board at its June meeting.