2015 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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Shriver Center IT expert enhancing web accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities

Shriver Center IT expert enhancing web accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities

An IT expert at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has taken his work on improving web access for people with cognitive disabilities to the global stage. John Rochford has joined the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Task Force.

UMMS releases new tool to help families determine insurance coverage

UMMS releases new tool to help families determine insurance coverage

“Am I Covered?” is new tool launched by the UMMS Autism Insurance Resource Center to help families determine whether their health insurance policy covers services under the Massachusetts Autism Insurance Law.

UMMS student group raises money for Nepali relief effort

UMMS student group raises money for Nepali relief effort

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Cares student organization is raising money to donate to non-profit organizations in Nepal to help those affected by the devastating earthquake that struck the country on April 25. 

Sibling Support Program featured at Cambridge Health Alliance Art of Healing event

Sibling Support Program featured at Cambridge Health Alliance Art of Healing event

The Sibling Support Program, developed at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, was recognized by Cambridge Health Alliance during its annual fundraiser.

‘The Silk Road’ showcases internationally inspired fiber art and brush painting

‘The Silk Road’ showcases internationally inspired fiber art and brush painting

Educator, multicultural advocate and multimedia artist Bayda Asbridge is the Lamar Soutter Library’s next Artist in Residence. Her exhibit of fiber and brush painted works entitled “The Silk Road” will be on display in the library from Friday, May 1, through Tuesday, June 30.

‘Caring for LGBT Patients’ presentation May 4

QMass and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are hosting an LGBT health awareness event, “Caring for LGBT Patients,” that will take place Monday, May 4, from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. in the Jacob Hiatt Auditorium.

Best Buddies Friendship Walk supports UMMS chapter May 17

Best Buddies Friendship Walk supports UMMS chapter May 17

The Best Buddies chapter at UMass Medical School—launched last year to promote friendships among UMMS students and community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities—is hosting its first Best Buddies Friendship Walk on Sunday, May 17, on the university campus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Nurses invited to learn about doctoral programs on May 4

Advanced practice nurses and nursing administrators interested in learning more about doctoral degree program are invited to attend an information session being hosted by UMass Medical School’s Graduate School of Nursing on Monday, May 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Students get hands-on introduction to health careers at UMMS conference

Students get hands-on introduction to health careers at UMMS conference

High school and college students from across the state participated in the 2015 MassAHEC HOSA State Leadership Conference April 11 at UMass Medical School to learn about careers in health care.

Volunteer opportunities abound at annual fair

Volunteer opportunities abound at annual fair

On Monday, April 27, the Office of Community and Government Relations is providing opportunities for new and returning volunteers to connect with local agencies that need help. The sixth annual Volunteer Fair will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the main campus in the Medical School lobbies. 

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