Nursing home residents with advanced dementia often receive medications of questionable benefit with costly consequences, according to a new study by researchers at UMass Medical School, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine on Sept. 8.
In response to the outpouring of concern for her husband, Richard Sacra, MD, the third American doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia, Debbie Sacra expressed gratitude and hope at a press conference at UMass Medical School moments after the announcement that he was headed to Nebraska for treatment.
Our thoughts are with Richard Sacra, MD, today, as he has reportedly contracted the Ebola virus while working as a physician in Liberia. Dr. Sacra is a 1989 graduate of UMass Medical School and on the medical staff of the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at UMass Memorial Medical Center since 2010.
Data from 11 newborn screening programs, including the New England Newborn Screening Program, showed that newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency can be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs, according to a new study published in the Aug. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Older adults are at a greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and appointments than when walking for recreation, according to a study from UMass Medical School.
The child known as the “Mississippi baby”—an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported as a case study of a prolonged remission of HIV infection in The New England Journal of Medicine last fall—now has detectable levels of HIV after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of virus, according to the pediatric HIV specialist and researchers involved in the case, including UMass Medical School immunologist Katherine Luzuriaga, MD.
Publishing and media company Thomson Reuters names UMMS professors Phillip D. Zamore, PhD; Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD; and Eric O. Mick, ScD, among the world’s most influential and highly cited scientists.
A new UMass Medical School program trains health care providers how to teach their colleagues to help patients quit smoking.
Brian A. Kelch, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, has been named a member of the 2014 class of Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts, which provides funding over four years to young investigators of outstanding promise who are doing biomedical research relevant to the advancement of human health.
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