2016 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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‘The Beauty of New England’ subject of new Artist in Residence exhibit

The Lamar Soutter Library’s next featured artist will be Qiaofeng (Rose) Wang, with an exhibit called “The Beauty of New England,” which will run from Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Dec. 29.

Thomas Goss writes textbook chapter on managing shoulder fractures

Thomas P. Goss, MD, authored a chapter entitled “Fractures of the Scapula” in the recently published definitive textbook, Rockwood and Matsen’s The Shoulder.

Kenneth Appelbaum to receive National Commission on Correctional Health Care award

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care has selected Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, director of correctional mental health policy and research at UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research, as the recipient of the prestigious 2016 B. Jaye Anno Award of Excellence in Communications award.

Flu shot clinics scheduled at UMMS and UMass Memorial Medical Center sites/locations

The UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center system-wide vaccination program has launched. Students, faculty and staff can get vaccinated at various sites at no cost throughout October and November.

UMass Medical School employees recognized for outstanding performance

Several UMass Medical School employees are among those being honored by the 2016 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Performance Recognition Program.

Carolyn Langer honored with leadership award in public health practice

Carolyn S. Langer, MD, MPH, JD, director of UMass Medical School’s Office of Clinical Affairs, received the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Leadership Award in Public Health Practice.

‘No Evil Project’ subject of new Artist in Residence exhibit

The work of Troy Thompson will be featured in the next installment of the Lamar Soutter Library’s Artist in Residence series, which runs from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31 on the first floor of the library.

UMMS survey finds community health center physicians mission-driven

A UMass Medical School survey of primary care physicians at Massachusetts community health centers finds a workforce more prepared to practice in a health center through training while also citing concerns of an aging workforce, according to an article in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

UMMS scientists write Oligonucleotide Therapeutic Society Paper of the Year

Research by scientists at UMMS that shows how argonaute proteins rewrite the rules to make oligonucleotides behave like RNA-binding proteins is the topic of a paper selected by the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society as the most impactful paper in the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics for 2015-16.

History of UMass Medical School published online

The Lamar Soutter Library has announced the online publication of The University of Massachusetts Medical School, A History: Integrating Primary Care and Biomedical Research, written by UMMS historian Ellen More, PhD.

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