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Telegram: Health U helping people with intellectual disabilities keep weight off

Telegram: Health U helping people with intellectual disabilities keep weight off

Linda G. Bandini, PhD, RD, co-investigator on Health U at the medical school’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, talks to the Telegram & Gazette about the weight loss program for people with intellectual disabilities. Program alum Cassidy Bauer was also interviewed.

UMass Medical School awarded contract to streamline online training network for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

UMass Medical School awarded contract to streamline online training network for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has awarded the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMass Medical School a contract to design and implement a system to manage all online training offered through the Department of Human Services’ Office of Developmental Programs.

Artist in Residence Liz Cutler exhibit Moments and Threads: Artscymath in Wax, Glass & Oils

Works ranging from multimedia paintings to pressed glass sculptures exemplify artist Liz Cutler’s wide ranging artistic interests and talents at her latest exhibit; she will be the featured Artist in Residence at Lamar Soutter Library when Moments and Threads: Artscymath in Wax, Glass & Oils opens on Tuesday, Sept. 1. 

John Hayes appointed to top fundraising post

John Hayes appointed to top fundraising post

John R. Hayes Jr. has been appointed vice chancellor for development for UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care. Prescott D. Stewart has been appointed executive director of advancement for UMass Medical School.

UMMS BenePLAN Program receives five-year Social Security cooperative agreement

UMMS BenePLAN Program receives five-year Social Security cooperative agreement

The U.S. Social Security Administration awarded UMass Medical School’s BenePLAN program a five-year Work Incentives Planning and Assistance cooperative agreement to continue providing services. The cooperative agreement provides annual funding through June 30, 2020.

Akindele joins Office of Community and Government relations as senior director

Akindele joins Office of Community and Government relations as senior director

Kola Akindele, JD, will help develop strategic relationships between UMMS and government and community institutions and organizations, especially in the Worcester region,  and will  devise a strategy for the institution’s public health collaboration with the Worcester Division of Public Health. 

Analysis finds wide disparities in childhood obesity among school districts in Massachusetts

Analysis finds wide disparities in childhood obesity among school districts in Massachusetts

A new analysis of childhood obesity rates across public school districts in Massachusetts shows wide disparities, according to a new report from UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).

Diversity Campus Read launches with conversation about palliative care and end-of-life planning

Diversity Campus Read launches with conversation about palliative care and end-of-life planning

The 2015 Diversity Campus Read at UMass Medical School was launched with a conversation about palliative and end-of-life care.

Longtime New England Newborn Screening Program supervisor hits a ‘home run, last time at bat’; baby saved by test

Longtime New England Newborn Screening Program supervisor hits a ‘home run, last time at bat’; baby saved by test

Denise Daley, who is retiring from a 30-year career at UMass Medical School’s New England Newborn Screening Program, detected a serious thyroid disorder in an infant on one of her last days of work.

Jessica Wapner’s ‘The Philadelphia Chromosome’ chosen for first GSBS Read

Jessica Wapner’s ‘The Philadelphia Chromosome’ chosen for first GSBS Read

The book chronicles the discovery of a chromosome that would later be recognized as the sole cause of chronic myeloid leukemia, a deadly blood cancer. The author will talk about the book and take questions at the Sept. 3 event.

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