2017 COMMUNITY

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Sean Ryder’s hair-razing campaign supports Jill Zitzewitz as she faces multiple myeloma

Sean Ryder’s hair-razing campaign supports Jill Zitzewitz as she faces multiple myeloma

Jill Zitzewitz, PhD, said the support of her UMMS colleagues, led by Sean Ryder, PhD, as she undergoes treatment for multiple myeloma has boosted her spirits and shown her “what a wonderful place this is.” 

Robert Jenal to retire as executive vice chancellor, administration and finance

Robert Jenal to retire as executive vice chancellor, administration and finance

After a career at UMass Medical School spanning nearly 30 years, Robert E. Jenal will retire from his role as executive vice chancellor for administration and finance at the end of June.

Mary Piorun named director of Lamar Soutter Library

Mary Piorun named director of Lamar Soutter Library

Mary Piorun, PhD, has been appointed director of the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass Medical School, according to Jean King, PhD, vice provost for biomedical research and professor of psychiatry.

Women’s Faculty Awards honor achievements in service, education, research and patient care

Women’s Faculty Awards honor achievements in service, education, research and patient care

Six UMass Medical School faculty were recognized for their individual achievements and contributions to the advancement of women in science and health care at the 17th annual Women’s Faculty Awards luncheon on May 23.

Trailblazing women of UMass Medical School honored at Women’s History Month celebration

Trailblazing women of UMass Medical School honored at Women’s History Month celebration

Marianne Felice, MD, delivered the keynote speech at the Women’s History Month celebration that honored trailblazing women at UMass Medical School.

Rachel Gershon in STAT: States may drive future of national health care reform

Rachel Gershon in STAT: States may drive future of national health care reform

Health care reform may now lay with states, which can use federal waivers to change the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid with less fanfare than efforts that originate in Washington, D.C., according to UMass Medical School health care law and policy expert Rachel Gershon, JD, MPH, in an opinion piece for STAT. 

UMMS establishes chapter of national organization to advance Latinos/minorities in science

UMMS establishes chapter of national organization to advance Latinos/minorities in science

On March 29, UMass Medical School will officially launch its new student-led chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. SACNAS is an inclusive organization and all members of the UMMS community are invited to become involved.

Feldman and Broadhurst address suicide prevention in Telegram & Gazette

Feldman and Broadhurst address suicide prevention in Telegram & Gazette

Barry Feldman, PhD, and James Broadhurst, MD, talked in-depth for a Telegram & Gazette report on suicide prevention efforts in Central Massachusetts.

Worcester District Medical Society honors Sara Shields as 2017 Community Clinician of the Year

Worcester District Medical Society honors Sara Shields as 2017 Community Clinician of the Year

Sara G. Shields, MD, has been honored by her peers of the Worcester District Medical Society as the district’s 2017 Community Clinician of the Year, an award recognizing her professionalism and contributions as a physician.

Michael Hirsh honored with Men’s Health Award from Massachusetts Medical Society

Michael Hirsh honored with Men’s Health Award from Massachusetts Medical Society

Pediatric trauma surgeon and public health advocate Michael Hirsh, MD, will be honored for advancing men’s health by the Massachusetts Medical Society at its Men’s Health Summit in June.

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