Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting and operations division of UMass Medical School, is number two on the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, announced The Boston Globe Magazine and its partner The Commonwealth Institute. Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, is the chief executive at Commonwealth Medicine.
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.
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.
Autism advocate Elaine Gabovitch, MPA, joined New England Cable News to discuss the importance of celebrating and tracking developmental milestones in children.
The end-of-life care process in Massachusetts is improving through the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment program, according to an editorial in the Sept. 28 Boston Globe. The program is a partnership between UMMS and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
A healthy but tired Rick Sacra, MD, read a statement and took questions at a press conference at UMass Medical School today, confirming that he likely contracted Ebola while caring for very ill pregnant women at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.