2015 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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Neal Silverman awarded grant from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience

Neal Silverman awarded grant from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience

Neal S. Silverman, PhD, professor of medicine, was recently awarded a one-year grant, $50,0000 from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience to how immune cells know when there is a bacterial infection in the body.

Nature photographer returning Artist in Residence at Lamar Soutter Library

Nature photographer returning Artist in Residence at Lamar Soutter Library

Nature photographer Scott Erskine returns to the Lamar Soutter Library for the second time as Artist in Residence with his new exhibit “The Acadia Project,” which will be on display in the library from Monday, March 2 through Thursday, April 30.

UMMS leaders appointed to statewide Autism Commission

Two UMass Medical School leaders have received gubernatorial appointments to the state Autism Commission, a 35-member body created by legislation and charged with continuing the work of the group whose recommendations led to passage of landmark legislation in 2014.

QCC to host receptions, tours of new health care education program facility

Quinsigamond Community College officials have invited alumni and health care partners to three program-specific tours and receptions in nursing, allied health and occupational therapy to showcase their new facility on Federal Street.

Wellness Survey to assess health, wellness needs and interests across UMMS

The Wellness committee is conducting a survey to gather input from the UMMS community to assess their health and wellness needs and interests. 

Women’s Faculty Committee calls for annual awards nominations

Women’s Faculty Committee calls for annual awards nominations

The UMass Medical School–UMass Memorial Women’s Faculty Committee is calling for nominations for its annual awards to honor the outstanding achievements of women faculty. 

Seven Hills Symphony winter concert to feature Young Artist Concerto Competition winners

Seven Hills Symphony winter concert to feature Young Artist Concerto Competition winners

The Seven Hills Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Concert on Feb. 6 will feature co-winners of the annual Young Artist Concerto Competition. 

Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMMS receives Flutie Foundation grant

Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMMS receives Flutie Foundation grant

The Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has been awarded its third grant from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism Inc. to support its technical assistance program.

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness

The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness is on display at UMass Medical School’s Lamar Soutter Library through March 6. 

UMMS correctional mental health expert co-edits correctional psychiatry textbook

UMMS correctional mental health expert co-edits correctional psychiatry textbook

A UMass Medical School expert on mental health for incarcerated populations has co-edited a soon-to-be-released textbook on correctional psychiatry to help improve the quality of care provided to inmates. The Oxford Textbook of Correctional Psychiatry will be the first comprehensive resource on criminal justice mental health issues, said co-editor Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD.

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