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4/4/2014 4/4/2014

2014.02.03 Jeroan Allison MD, MscEpi receives the Chancellor's Award  

Chancellor Michael F. Collins presented Chancellor’s Awards to two members of the UMMS community who exemplify the institution’s commitment to diversity and civility. The Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity was presented to Jeroan Allison, MD, MSci, Professor

11/6/2013 4/4/2014

2013.11.04 Hong Yu, PhD Elected to ACMI  

Hong Yu, PhD, Professor, Health Informatics and Implementation Science, has been elected to membership in the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). We wish to congratulate her on this worthy achievement which represents recognition by her peers of her significant

10/2/2013 1/23/2014

2013.09.24 State of the Department Presentation  

State of the Department PresentationSeptember 24, 2013 Click on link to view the presentation  2013.09.24 State of the Dept Presentation 

9/20/2013 1/23/2014

2013.09.12: Dr. Allison Rosen: Americans Living Longer, More Healthy Lives  

AMERICANS LIVING LONGER, MORE HEALTHY LIVES New research by University of Massachusetts Medical School faculty measures increases in health related, quality of life expectancy  americans living longer healthier lives AMERICANS LIVING LONGER, MORE HEALTHY LIVES Article

3/11/2013 1/23/2014

2013.03.11: Health Assessment Lab & ISQua Announcement  

The Health Assessment Lab and ISQua announced solicitation of applications for the 2012—2013 cycle of the Health Assessment Lab Medical Outcomes Trust, John Ware and Alvin Tarlov Career Achievement Prize in Patient Reported Outcomes Measures. The award is named in

2/14/2013 1/22/2014

2013.02.14: Arlene Ash, PhD, has been elected to the rank of AAAS Fellow  

Arlene Ash, PhD, has been elected to the rank of AAAS Fellow by the AAAS Council. Each year the Council elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.” This

1/14/2013 1/22/2014

2013.01.14: Top Scientists and Innovators honored by National Academy of Inventors  

 John E. Ware, Jr., PhD one of the four University of Massachusetts Faculty members were honored for his "exceptional achievements" in creating inventions that have made a "tangible impact on (the) quality of life, which was reported in the Examine.com

1/4/2013 1/22/2014

2013.01.04: Dr. David McManus talks about a new smartphone application that can detect atrial fibrillation in patients  

 Dr. David McManus talks about a new smartphone application that can detect atrial fibrillation in patients.   For further details go to http www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov pubmed?term=%22Heart+rhythm+%3A+the+official+journal+of+the+Heart+Rhythm+Society%22%5BJour%5D+AND+2012%5Bpdat%5D+AND+McManus+D%5Bauthor%5D&cmd=detailssearch  

12/19/2012 1/22/2014

2012.12.19: Dr. Catarina Kiefe Named Inaugural Cutler Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research  

 Dr. Catarina Kiefe Named Inaugural Cutler Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research Congratulations to Catarina Kiefe, who has been named the inaugural Cutler Chair in Biomedical Research. Melvin Cutler and his wife, Sandra, local philanthropists and long time champions of the

11/19/2012 1/22/2014

2012.12.03 John E. Ware, Jr. PhD will be giving his annual Quality of Life Lecture at NIH December 3, 2012  

 John E. Ware Jr., PhD will by giving his annual Quality of Life Lecture in the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research at the National Institutes of Health on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center

11/8/2012 1/22/2014

2012.11.08: QHS Co-authored Paper Recognized by Americal Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)  

Co authored by Drs. Houston, Allison and Kiefe, the article below was selected as a notable publication by the American Medical Informatics Association Year in Review 2012. Levine DA, Funkhouser EM, Houston TK, Gerald JK, Johnson Roe N, Allison JJ, Richman

10/24/2012 1/22/2014

2012.10.24 John E. Ware Jr., PhD, Keynote Speaker at World Health Summit in Berlin Germany, October 24, 2012  

John E. Ware, PhD, has been selected as a keynote speaker to the prestigious World Health Summit to be held in Berlin, Germany, on October 24, 2012. John will speak about Information Technology advances enabling standardization of PRO metrics and

10/24/2012 1/22/2014

2012.10.16: Thomas Houston Elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics  

Thomas K. Houston, M.D., M.P.H. Elected Fellow of the American College of Medical InformaticsThomas K. Houston, M.D., M.P.H., director of the VA HSR&D eHealth Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI), has been elected to be a Fellow in the American College

10/12/2012 1/22/2014

2012.10.12 Dr. Allison Rosen to attend Joint INFORMs and SMDM annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ  

  Dr Rosen, Associate Professor in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences will attend the Joint Meetings of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences and the Society for Medical Decision Making. Dr. Rosen is an invited mentor in

8/14/2012 1/22/2014

2012.08.14 Dr. Thomas Houston directs national research initiative  

Dr. Thomas Houston directs national research initiative Health care is a relatively new frontier for electronic communication, but that is changing with impetus from the country’s largest integrated health system—the one run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Recognizing

7/3/2012 1/22/2014

2012.07.03: Dr. Kate Lapane joins the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and will direct the CPHR Doctoral Program  

 Dr. Kate Lapane Joins the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and will direct the CPHR Doctoral ProgramQHS is pleased to announce that Kate Lapane, Ph.D., will be joining us as Professor in the Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and

7/3/2012 1/22/2014

2012.07.03: Dr. Jeroan Allison has been awarded a 5-year NIH P60 award for a UMass Center of Health Equity Intervention Research (CHEIR)  

  Dr. Jeroan Allison has been awarded a 5 year NIH P60 award for a UMass Center of Health Equity Intervention Research (CHEIR)Dr. Jeroan Allison has been awarded a 5 year NIH P60 award for a UMass Center of Health

7/3/2012 1/22/2014

2012.07.03: Dr. Allison Rosen presents at the American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting  

  Dr. Allison Rosen presents at the 72nd scientific session for the American Diabetes Association Dr. Allison Rosen presents Redesigning Health Insurance to Change Behavior as an invited panelist at the American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on June

6/18/2012 1/22/2014

2012.06.18: QHS welcomes summer interns  

QHS summer program for undergraduate and graduate students kicked off on June 12th with an introductory meeting between the students, QHS faculty, and research supervisors.

5/10/2012 1/22/2014

2012.05.10: Nina Deng  

Nina Deng to present her poster on "Using Bootstrap Confidence Intervals to Compare Relative Validity Coefficients   An Example with Pro Measures of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Impact" at the ISPOR 17th Annual International Meeting being held in Washington DC June 3

5/8/2012 1/22/2014

2012.05.08: Doctoral Dissertation and Post-Doctoral Award Named after John E. Ware, Jr.  

Doctoral Dissertation and Post Doctoral Award Named after John E. Ware, Jr.2012 13 Alvin R. Tarlov & John E. Ware Jr. Doctoral Dissertation and Post Doctoral Awards in Patient Reported Outcomes has been named after John E. Ware, Jr., Division Chief,

3/27/2012 1/22/2014

2012.03.27: Crave Out! helps distract smokers from tobacco cravings  

Now ex smokers looking for a distraction from nicotine cravings can play “Crave Out ,” a new game app for iPhone and iPad conceived and created by members of the Health Informatics and Implementation Science Division in the Department of

7/3/2012 4/4/2014

2012.03.14: Allison Rosen, MD, PPH, SCD presents at Brown University on prioritizing health in an era of cost containment  

 Dr. Allison Rosen, Associate Professor in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences was an invited speaker at Brown University to present Prioritizing Health in an Era of Cost Containment to doctoral students in Program in Public Health, Department of Health Services,

3/13/2012 1/22/2014

2012.03.13: Sowmya Rao Statistics Without Borders  

Sowmya Rao has been elected as the secretary to the non profit organization Statistics Without Borders which is an American Statistical Association outreach group.  She will be serving a 2 year term starting this August.

3/9/2012 1/22/2014

2012.03.09: Dr. John Ware, Jr. keynote address at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL  

 Dr. John Ware, Jr. will be preparing the keynote address at The Annual Forum for Research and Clinical Investigation at Rush University from April 11 12, 2012.  The visit to Rush University will include Dr. Ware's participation in the annual

12/20/2011 1/22/2014

2011.12.20: Medical Student Mentored by Dr. Allison recognized by Society of Behavioral Medicine  

Michael Richardson, a medical student at UMMS, and a mentee of Dr. Jeroan Allison, has been recognized by the Society of Behavioral Medicine for an abstract submission entitled, “Weight based Discrimination and Medication adherence Mediation by Trust in Physicians and

11/4/2011 1/22/2014

2011.11.04: Dr. Robert Goldberg Honored with the Lowell High School Distinguished Alumni Award  

Dr. Robert Goldberg Honored with the Lowell High School Distinguished Alumni Award Robert Goldberg, PhD, Chief of the Division of Chronic Diseases & Vulnerable Populations, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, was recently honored with the Lowell High School Distinguished Alumni

11/4/2011 1/22/2014

2011.11.04: Dr. Arlene Ash is Plenary Speaker at the 9th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics in Cleveland  

 Dr. Arlene Ash is Plenary Speaker at the 9th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics in Cleveland Dr. Arlene Ash, Chief, Division of Biostatistics and Health Services Research in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, was the Plenary Speaker at

9/8/2011 1/22/2014

2011.09.08: In search of...barriers to medication adherence: Yendelela Levana Cuffee  

 In search of...barriers to medication adherence   Yendelela Levana CuffeeYendelela Levana Cuffee, graduate student in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, talks about her grant Predictors of Medication Adherence Among African Americans with Hypertension, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

8/3/2012 1/22/2014

2011.06.08: Dr. Allison Rosen participates in RWJF-sponsored Roundtable of Cost Measurement Experts in Washington, DC  

  Dr. Allison Rosen participates in RWJF sponsored Roundtable of Cost Measurement Experts in Washington, DCDeveloping strategies to contain health care cost growth while preserve quality of care is critical to the success of health care reform, the stability of

4/14/2011 1/22/2014

2011.04.14: Dr. John E. Ware, Jr traveled to Australia to present a Health Outcomes Seminar Series in four Australian cities  

  Dr. John E. Ware, Jr. to travel to Australia in early May for a speaking tour.  Dr Ware will be presenting a Health Outcomes Seminar Series in four Australian cities May 2 6, 2011.  Dr Ware will be a

5/3/2011 1/22/2014

2011.04.13: Dr. Arlene Ash invited by the Portuguese Ministry of Health to speak at Portugal's National School of Public Health in Lisbon  

On April 13, 2011, the Portuguese Ministry of Health organized a conference around Dr. Arlene Ash's talk on "Risk Adjustment in Primary Health Care" at Portugal's National School of Public Health in Lisbon.  Dr. Ash was welcomed by representatives of

4/6/2011 1/22/2014

2011.04.06: Dr. David McManus publishes study on declining heart attack rates and improved survival  

David D. McManus, MD, FACC, Departments of Quantitative Health Sciences and Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, has recently published his study, "Some Heart Attack Rates Delining and Survival Improving", in the American Journal of Medicine. Using data from the Worcester

4/6/2011 1/22/2014

2011.04.06: Dr. Arlene Ash to speak at the Second Annual National Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Summit in Washington, DC this coming June  

The Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice are hosting the Second Annual National Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Summit on June 27 28th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in

3/4/2011 1/22/2014

2011.03.04: Dr Arlene Ash to serve on the COPPS committee for the CMS white paper project  

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3/3/2011 1/22/2014

2011.03.03: Dr. Arlene Ash presents to CMS on new risk-adjustment payment model for Patient Centered Medical Homes  

    Dr. Arlene Ash presents to CMS on new risk adjustment payment model for Patient Centered Medical Homes Dr Arlene Ash, Chief of the Division of Biostatistics and Health Services Research in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and

8/3/2012 1/22/2014

2011.03.01: Dr. Allison Rosen travels to Israel to address copayment policies and health care value  

Dr. Allison Rosen travels to Israel to address copayment policies and health care value Dr. Allison Rosen travelled to Israel in March to speak on copayment policies and value in health care at the 4th Annual Conference of the Israeli

1/26/2011 1/22/2014

2011.01.26: Dr. Thomas Houston finds that storytelling may help control hypertension  

Dr. Thomas Houston finds that patients' stories my be an effect tool for doctors to treat African Americans with high blood pressure.

11/23/2010 1/22/2014

2010.11.23: QHS Celebrates its 1st Anniversary at Summer Picnic  

On July 17th the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences celebrated its first year anniversary with a picnic gathering at the lakefront home of the Department Chair, Dr. Catarina Kiefe.

11/17/2010 1/22/2014

2010.11.17: Robert Goldberg serves on committee for a new Institute of Medicine Project  

Robert Goldberg, PhD, Chief of the Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases & Vulnerable Populations in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, presently serves as a committee member for a new Institute of Medicine project.

11/17/2010 1/22/2014

2010.11.17: Dr. Thomas Houston elected to Fellowship in the Society of Behavioral Medicine  

Dr. Thomas Houston, Chief of the Division of Health Informatics and Implementation Science in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, was elected to Fellowship in the Society of Behavioral Medicine

11/17/2010 1/22/2014

2010.11.17: Dr. Catarina Kiefe travels to China to address public health and healthcare issues  

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences Chair, Dr. Catarina Kiefe, travelled to China in October to speak on various issues relating to healthcare and public health. These lectures were part of a UMMS-China initiative to promote UMMS globalization and included speakers from both UMMS and China.

11/17/2010 1/22/2014

2010.11.17: Dr. Arlene Ash receives Long-Term Excellence Award from the ASA  

Arlene Ash receives Long Term Excellence Award from the ASA Arlene Ash, PhD, Chief for the Division of Biostatistics and Health Services Research, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, was honored in January 2010 with the Long Term Excellence Award from

8/3/2012 1/22/2014

2010.11.10: Dr. Allison Rosen presents to ASPE on the current state of the art in measuring cost-of-illness  

Dr. Allison Rosen presents to ASPE on the current state of the art in measuring cost of illness Dr Rosen, Associate Professor in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and a national leader in the measurement of health care value,

8/3/2012 1/22/2014

2010.01.01: Dr. Allison Rosen receives prestigious SGIM Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award  

 Dr. Allison Rosen receives prestigious SGIM Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award Dr. Allison B. Rosen received the 2010 Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) for her research on measuring