2017 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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Work Without Limits working to connect college students with disabilities to employers

Work Without Limits, a UMass Medical School initiative, is partnering with the National Organization on Disability to bring college students and employers together in Boston to identify more employment opportunities for students with disabilities. 

Office of Program Development supporting Rhode Island health care transformation project

The state of Rhode Island is working with UMass Medical School’s Office of Program Development on its State Innovation Model project, which aims to transform the Rhode Island health care system to achieve better care, healthier people and smarter spending.

Soni and Fahey honored by Consortium of Universities for Global Health for best student manuscript

MD/PhD student Apurv Soni and pediatrics resident Nisha Fahey, DO, have been honored by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health for submitting the best student manuscript.

Upper Pine Tree Lot to close in May

The upper Pine Tree Lot on the Worcester campus will close for about three months, beginning in May.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine and UMMS support doula education through Pettaway Pursuit Foundation

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, in collaboration with UMass Medical School, has awarded a Pettaway Pursuit Foundation technology enhancement health awareness grant to equip the local doulas with tablet computers to use in health education for mothers during home visits in Massachusetts.

Photography by Ryan Hacker featured in new Artist in Residence exhibit

In the Lamar Soutter Library’s latest installment of its Artist in Residence series, the photography of Ryan Hacker will be featured. The exhibit, “Discovering Architecture: A Visual Exploration of Our Built Environment,” is on display on the first floor of the library through May 31.

NPR’s Here & Now: UMass Medical School studying substance abuse treatment programs in prisons and jails

Substance abuse treatment programs run by two Massachusetts sheriffs offer a new way of treating addiction using medication, a promising approach being studied by UMass Medical School’s Warren J. Ferguson, MD, according to a report by NPR’s Here & Now.

Pharmacy director elected to Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Board of Directors

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) has elected Paul Jeffrey, PharmD, a pharmacy director in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, to the Board of Directors. Three other medical school pharmacists also hold AMCP leadership positions.

UMass Medical School announces Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship

UMass Medical School announces Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship

UMass Medical School has created the Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship to honor its namesake’s contributions to the field of criminal justice health.

New book by Judson Brewer explores mindfulness in overcoming addiction

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, director of research at the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness, has published The Craving Mind, a new book on addiction.

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