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RESCHEDULED: Annual Martin Luther King tribute at UMMS to spotlight legacy of service

RESCHEDULED: Annual Martin Luther King tribute at UMMS to spotlight legacy of service

The 27th annual UMass Medical School tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 10, at noon in the Faculty Conference Room at the Medical School. Doors at 11:30 a.m. for lunch.

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.

Seven Hills Symphony winter concert to feature Young Artist Concerto Competition winners

Seven Hills Symphony winter concert to feature Young Artist Concerto Competition winners

The Seven Hills Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Concert on Feb. 6 will feature co-winners of the annual Young Artist Concerto Competition. 

Pediatrician on need for vaccinations: ‘I go home at night and worry about children who are not protected’

Pediatrician on need for vaccinations: ‘I go home at night and worry about children who are not protected’

As a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland continues spreading, a new study in Pediatrics has identified clusters of California communities where high percentages of children are under-immunized. In this Pediatrics Corner video, Richard Moriarty, MD, explains why childhood vaccinations are essential.

Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMMS receives Flutie Foundation grant

Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMMS receives Flutie Foundation grant

The Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has been awarded its third grant from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism Inc. to support its technical assistance program.

UMMS students partner in service with community organizations

UMMS students partner in service with community organizations

The annual tradition of engaging in service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day takes on special significance this year for 17 students from all three schools at UMMS as they receive support to launch programs that will allow them to build semester-long community connections through service. Five projects have been selected for Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service Student Awards.

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness

Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness

The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness is on display at UMass Medical School’s Lamar Soutter Library through March 6. 

‘Silver Alert’ registry aids police in search for missing elders with dementia

‘Silver Alert’ registry aids police in search for missing elders with dementia

UMass Medical School helped launch the Silver Alert Community Response Program, a Massachusetts initiative that provides police with key information they need to be able to quickly locate a missing senior citizen with dementia.

UMMS expert weighs in on new study suggesting ADHD drug could treat binge-eating disorder

UMMS expert weighs in on new study suggesting ADHD drug could treat binge-eating disorder

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, talks about a new study that found a drug approved for the treatment of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder may potentially be used to help patients with binge-eating disorder. 

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