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Faculty recognized for promotion, awarded emeritus status

Faculty recognized for promotion, awarded emeritus status

Thirty-four faculty members were recognized recently for having been promoted, along with five who received tenure and five who were awarded emeritus status at UMass Medical School. 

Joyce Murphy signs NAMI Mass ‘CEOs Against Stigma’ pledge

Joyce Murphy signs NAMI Mass ‘CEOs Against Stigma’ pledge

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, is one of the first CEOS in Massachusetts to sign a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) pledge to end the stigma of mental illness in the workplace.

Recipient of first Ernest “Tony” Winsor medical interpreter award announced by UMMS

Carla Fogaren, RN, a registered nurse known nationally as a pioneer in the field of medical interpreting, has been chosen as the recipient of the first Ernest “Tony” Winsor Award. 

BetaBoston: UMass Medical School, MassHealth partnership giving new moms help via texts

BetaBoston: UMass Medical School, MassHealth partnership giving new moms help via texts

A partnership between UMass Medical School and MassHealth aims to help new mothers meet the challenges of infant care and improve their postpartum care through text messages, according to an article published by Boston Globe’s BetaBoston online newspaper June 5.

Farmers Market returns to Worcester campus

Farmers Market returns to Worcester campus

Beginning Tuesday, June 9, a welcome summer tradition returns to the UMass Medical School Worcester campus—the annual farmers market, every Tuesday through October, from noon to 5 p.m.

Shriver Center education expert leading instructional reform

Shriver Center education expert leading instructional reform

Janet Twyman, PhD, an expert in instructional design at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, is working to improve education in public schools by helping make it possible for all students to learn at their own pace.

Albert Sherman Center Vivarium recognized with 2015 Turnkey Award for Best Facility

Albert Sherman Center Vivarium recognized with 2015 Turnkey Award for Best Facility

The Albert Sherman Center Vivarium at UMass Medical School has been named the winner of the 2015 Turnkey Award for Best Facility by ALN Magazine.

UMMS to host national conference on eliminating health disparities

UMMS to host national conference on eliminating health disparities

The UMass Center for Health Equity Intervention Research (CHEIR) is sponsoring a national conference on eliminating health disparities June 11 and 12 at UMass Medical School.

Texting new mothers to improve postpartum care

Texting new mothers to improve postpartum care

Some new mothers in Massachusetts will be able to receive appointment reminders and learn about nutrition, safety and other postpartum issues via text through an innovative partnership between UMass Medical School and MassHealth.

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