2013 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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UMMS team: Some states will face roadblocks in creating Basic Health Program

UMMS experts say it could be a challenge for some states to establish the Basic Health Program, an option under the Affordable Care Act that could make health insurance more affordable.

Photography exhibit highlights ‘nuances of light’

Embracing Light, a photography exhibit by Scott Erskine, will be on display on the first floor of the Lamar Soutter Library from Monday, Dec. 9, through Friday, Jan. 31. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m.

Medical and nursing students take national stage at public health conference

Medical and nursing students take national stage at public health conference

Seven medical and nursing students took the national stage at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting with community health projects that address important public health issues.

New leadership for international medical and global health education to continue Godkin’s legacy

Michael Chin, MD, Ann Moormann, PhD, and Michael Kneeland, MD, MPH, have been appointed to leadership roles in international medical education upon the retirement of Multicultural and Underserved Pathway program founder Mick Godkin, PhD.

Murphy supports Health Law Advocates at annual benefit

Commonwealth Medicine Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, was co-chair of Health Law Advocates 18th Annual Benefit Breakfast at the Sheraton Boston Hotel on Nov. 13.

UMMS team takes top Road Bowl prize

The UMass Medical School Road Bowl team “iBAD” won the school challenge and took home the grand prize for the contest between all the colleges of the Worcester Consortium.

Medical historian Emily Abel examines end-of-life care in new book

The Humanities in Medicine Committee of the Lamar Soutter Library presents an author talk and book-signing by medical historian Emily Abel on Nov. 13.

Seven Hills Symphony fall concert Nov. 8

The Seven Hills Symphony Orchestra will hold its fall concert at UMass Medical School on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Blais Pavilion of the Lazare Research Building. Musical selections include Badelt’s Pirates of the Caribbean; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Scherzo and Finale; Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances No. 7 and 8; and Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4.

UMMS health care experts present at American Public Health Association Conference

Health policy experts and researchers from UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division will present at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston.

Medical-legal panel examines health coverage changes under ACA

Robert Seifert, MPA, a principal associate at the Center for Health Law and Economics, will moderate a panel discussion about how partnerships can help communities navigate changes under health care reform at the 4th Annual Medical–Legal Partnership Conference.

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