Nearly half of the nation’s top colleges have tanning beds on campus or in off-campus housing, and some allow students to pay for them with campus cash cards, according to a Good Morning America interview with Sherry Pagoto, PhD, on her new study
UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits presents three awards for efforts to advance employment of individuals with disabilities at the second annual “Raise the Bar Hire!” conference.
Despite a high skin cancer risk, tanning beds are available on campus or in off-campus housing at nearly half of the nation’s top colleges, and access is frequently discounted or entirely free of charge, according to a new study from Sherry Pagoto at UMass Medical School.
In an op-ed for Boston WBUR-FM’s Cognoscenti, Chancellor Michael F. Collins underscores the importance of relief efforts in Ebola-stricken Liberia, including those underway at UMass Medical School.
An editorial in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette lauds Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen for supporting efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic, and UMass Medical School for launching a relief initiative in Liberia, funded by the Allen Foundation.
Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting and operations division of UMass Medical School, is number two on the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, announced The Boston Globe Magazine and its partner The Commonwealth Institute. Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, is the chief executive at Commonwealth Medicine.
Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, chair and professor of urology, spoke to WBZ TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall about a new protest cancer vaccine in a phase III clinical trial at UMass Medical School. Prostate cancer is the leading cancer among men and is treatable, but recurrences are common. The novel vaccine is design to reduce those recurrences.
With a $7.5 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, UMass Medical School will lead a team of academic partners to provide a comprehensive relief effort in Liberia, bringing doctors, nurses and training and medical supplies to the Ebola-stricken country.
Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of Commonwealth Medicine, received the Outstanding Leadership award from the Massachusetts Health Council. Murphy was honored for her work increasing access to health care for high-risk populations.
A team of international scientists led by John Landers, PhD, has shown that TUBA4A, the gene encoding the Tubulin Alpha 4A protein, is associated with the familial form of the neurodegenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.