Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of Commonwealth Medicine, received the Outstanding Leadership award from the Massachusetts Health Council. Murphy was honored for her work increasing access to health care for high-risk populations.
The Assistive Technology Expo will be held at UMass Medical School on Wednesday, Oct. 22. There will be opportunities to learn about technologies to help people with disabilities caused by autism, stroke, aging and other conditions live full lives.
In the featured event of the Diversity Campus Read initiative, Mahzarin Banaji, PhD, co-author of The Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People, will describe her work exploring the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about human differences. The event takes place on Oct. 28.
Scot Bateman, MD, talks about how to prevent and treat enterovirus D68, and offers guidance and reassurance for worried parents.
A new study from the UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health finds that not having close access to healthy foods can discourage even the most motivated dieters. The study by Wenjun Li, PhD, et. al. was published online Oct. 7 by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
UMass Medical School’s participation in the annual Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employee Charitable Campaign will be led by honorary co-chairs Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, and Allan S. Jacobson, PhD. The 2014 campaign runs Nov. 10 through 26.