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UMMS Best Buddies chapter urges public to end the R-word

UMMS Best Buddies chapter urges public to end the R-word

On March 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the UMass Medical School chapter of Best Buddies, an international organization that fosters friendships between individuals with disabilities and those without, will be urging the public to stop using words that can be hurtful to people who have disabilities.

Women’s History Month talk to focus on parenthood pay gap

Women’s History Month talk to focus on parenthood pay gap

To highlight some of the challenges and discrepancies working mothers encounter, Michelle Budig, PhD, professor of sociology at UMass Amherst, will address the parenthood pay gap during her keynote address at a special Women’s History Month event on March 3. 

Nature photographer returning Artist in Residence at Lamar Soutter Library

Nature photographer returning Artist in Residence at Lamar Soutter Library

Nature photographer Scott Erskine returns to the Lamar Soutter Library for the second time as Artist in Residence with his new exhibit “The Acadia Project,” which will be on display in the library from Monday, March 2 through Thursday, April 30.

UMass Medical School recognized for preparing youth for jobs

UMass Medical School recognized for preparing youth for jobs

In recognition of its strong commitment to youth workforce development, UMass Medical School has been awarded the 2014 Growing and Readying Our Workforce (GROW) Award from the Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board.

27th annual MLK tribute honors service, civility and diversity

27th annual MLK tribute honors service, civility and diversity

The annual observation highlighted the many ways in which members of the UMMS and UMass Memorial community serve their patients and communities. 

UMMS leaders appointed to statewide Autism Commission

Two UMass Medical School leaders have received gubernatorial appointments to the state Autism Commission, a 35-member body created by legislation and charged with continuing the work of the group whose recommendations led to passage of landmark legislation in 2014.

Joyce Murphy honored with Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award

Joyce Murphy honored with Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award

Joyce A. Murphy, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine, was honored for her success in advancing health care policy, research and care delivery with the Excellence in Health Care, Arts and Education Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Wellness Survey to assess health, wellness needs and interests across UMMS

The Wellness committee is conducting a survey to gather input from the UMMS community to assess their health and wellness needs and interests. 

UMass Medical School volunteers help bring science to print disabled

UMass Medical School volunteers help bring science to print disabled

For nearly a decade, UMMS volunteers have used the Science Journal to share research and discovery with the visually impaired and physically disabled. 

Telegram: UMMS faculty on Ebola front line focusing on re-opening Liberian hospitals

Telegram: UMMS faculty on Ebola front line focusing on re-opening Liberian hospitals

UMass Medical School is leading an initiative to rebuild the health care system in Liberia, funded by a $7.5 million grant from Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s #TackleEbola campaign, according to a Jan. 23 article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

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