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Living longer, not healthier

Living longer, not healthier

Long-lived mutant C. elegans spend a greater portion of their life in a frail state and exhibit less activity as they age then typical nematodes according to a new study by UMMS researchers. These findings by the Tissenbaum lab suggest genes that increase longevity may not significantly increase healthy lifespan and point to the need to measure health as part of aging studies going forward.

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

People don’t go to hospital emergency departments to stop smoking. But a new study from UMMS shows the emergency room can be an opportune setting to reach smokers and connect them with resources to quit.

Study: No link between opioids prescribed in ER and patient satisfaction scores

Study: No link between opioids prescribed in ER and patient satisfaction scores

A new study co-authored by investigators at UMass Medical School found no correlation between opioids administered in the emergency room and Press Ganey ED patient satisfaction scores, one of the most commonly used metrics for measuring patient satisfaction.

UMMS students partner in service with community organizations

UMMS students partner in service with community organizations

The annual tradition of engaging in service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day takes on special significance this year for 17 students from all three schools at UMMS as they receive support to launch programs that will allow them to build semester-long community connections through service. Five projects have been selected for Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service Student Awards.

‘Silver Alert’ registry aids police in search for missing elders with dementia

‘Silver Alert’ registry aids police in search for missing elders with dementia

UMass Medical School helped launch the Silver Alert Community Response Program, a Massachusetts initiative that provides police with key information they need to be able to quickly locate a missing senior citizen with dementia.

Ebola survivor Rick Sacra, MD, ‘privileged’ to return to Liberia to treat patients

Ebola survivor Rick Sacra, MD, ‘privileged’ to return to Liberia to treat patients

Ebola survivor Richard Sacra, MD, is ready to return to Monrovia, Liberia, where he will spend three and a half weeks at the hospital where he contracted the virus in August while treating patients.

UMMS Ebola relief effort ships $1.7M in protective gear for health care workers in Liberia

UMMS Ebola relief effort ships $1.7M in protective gear for health care workers in Liberia

A critically needed shipment of $1.7 million in personal protective equipment for health care workers was flown to Monrovia, Liberia, yesterday, fulfilling a key component of UMass Medical School’s Ebola relief effort.

UMMS receives 10-year Carnegie Community Engagement Classification renewal

UMMS receives 10-year Carnegie Community Engagement Classification renewal

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced today that UMass Medical School has been selected to receive renewed Community Engagement Classification.

UMMS receives $6.1 M to develop model for predicting gene expression in human dendritic cells

UMMS receives $6.1 M to develop model for predicting gene expression in human dendritic cells

Jeremy Luban, MD, and Manuel Garber, PhD, will be principal investigators on the three-year grant from the recently launched Genomics of Gene Regulation program at the National Human Genome Research Institute. 

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