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New recommendations by American Academy of Pediatrics merit parent–doctor discussions

New recommendations by American Academy of Pediatrics merit parent–doctor discussions

UMass Medical School pediatric experts Angela L. Beeler, MD, and Lynda Young, MD, weigh in on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated recommendations for preventive pediatric health care. 

VA, UMMS committed to working together to expand services for Worcester-area veterans

VA, UMMS committed to working together to expand services for Worcester-area veterans

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials met with Congressman James McGovern and Chancellor Michael F. Collins to further develop the relationship between the two organizations as they work together to expand services to veterans in the Worcester County area.

Correctional health collaborative to focus on substance abuse, hepatitis C

Correctional health collaborative to focus on substance abuse, hepatitis C

UMass Medical School will partner with academic medical centers to create a correctional health practice collaborative focused on implementing evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders and hepatitis C in state prison systems. Correctional health expert Warren J. Ferguson, MD, is PI for the grants funding the initiative. 

Meehan outlines economic impact of UMass, medical school in address to Worcester Chamber

Meehan outlines economic impact of UMass, medical school in address to Worcester Chamber

University of Massachusetts President Martin T. Meehan explained how UMass, and its “crown jewel” medical school, drive the economy of Massachusetts in an address to the Worcester Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Dec. 11.

MassBiologics now fully manufacturing vaccine at Mattapan facility

MassBiologics now fully manufacturing vaccine at Mattapan facility

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the final phase of efforts by UMass Medical School’s MassBiologics to modernize its vaccine manufacturing operations and move its tetanus and diphtheria vaccine production completely to Mattapan facilities.

Vivian Budnik named AAAS neuroscience member-at-large

Vivian Budnik named AAAS neuroscience member-at-large

Vivian Budnik, PhD, has been named a member-at-large for the neuroscience section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for four annual terms beginning in February. 

Mary Lee named president-elect of Pediatric Endocrine Society

Mary Lee named president-elect of Pediatric Endocrine Society

Mary M. Lee, MD, is the new president-elect of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, which provides a forum for medical research in the field of endocrinology and metabolism in the young.

WBZ-TV: UMMS support program helps siblings of children with mental illness

WBZ-TV: UMMS support program helps siblings of children with mental illness

The UMass Medical School Sibling Support Program helps families learn to cope with mental illness, according to WBZ-TV

New England AIDS Education and Training Center to improve HIV/AIDS care

The New England AIDS Education and Training Center at UMass Medical School is using new funding from the Health Resources Services Administration to create specialized training programs for clinicians and medical students and to assist clinical practices with transformation efforts that will improve HIV/AIDS care.

Massachusetts Center of Excellence for Specialty Courts launches website

The Massachusetts Trial Court, in partnership with UMass Medical School, the Department of Public Health and the Department of Mental Health, announced a new website for its Center of Excellence for Specialty Courts.

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