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New Yorker: UMMS correctional mental health expert calls for greater focus on patient care in prison

New Yorker: UMMS correctional mental health expert calls for greater focus on patient care in prison

Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a correctional mental health expert at UMass Medical School, says psychiatric organizations don’t pay enough attention to the challenges of their members who work in prisons, according to an article in The New Yorker.

Worcester Pipeline Collaborative celebrating 20 years

Worcester Pipeline Collaborative celebrating 20 years

School of Medicine student Marian Younge credits the Worcester Pipeline Collaborative for helping her pursue a career in medicine. 

Newsmakers: UMass ALS Cellucci Fund duo complete 2016 Boston Marathon

Newsmakers: UMass ALS Cellucci Fund duo complete 2016 Boston Marathon

All six members of the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund team crossed the finish line of the 2016 Boston Marathon on Monday, each with the goal of raising awareness and funds for breakthrough amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research underway at UMass Medical School. 

Custom wheelchair to aid UMass ALS Cellucci Fund duo at Boston Marathon

Custom wheelchair to aid UMass ALS Cellucci Fund duo at Boston Marathon

Chris Benyo and his wife Denise DiMarzo are participating in the 2016 Boston Marathon on behalf of the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund.

WBUR: UMMS expert reports 57 percent increase in health care spending

WBUR: UMMS expert reports 57 percent increase in health care spending

A UMass Medical School health policy expert has found overall health care spending has increased by 57 percent since the state’s health law took effect 10 years ago, according to an article about the law’s anniversary on WBUR’s CommonHealth.

Telegram & Gazette: UMMS to make recommendations for statewide autism database

Telegram & Gazette: UMMS to make recommendations for statewide autism database

UMass Medical School researchers are preparing recommendations for a statewide autism database to help lawmakers, communities and service providers improve planning of supports and identify geographic clusters, according to a Telegram & Gazette article.

New consortium focuses on improved training for home health aides

New consortium focuses on improved training for home health aides

The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and UMass Medical School have formed a statewide consortium to improve training and education for direct care workers, who provide assistance to elders, people with disabilities and those with a chronic illness.

State House event to highlight prostate cancer awareness

State House event to highlight prostate cancer awareness

Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, will join Gov. Charlie Baker, legislators and medical professionals at the 8th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day on Thursday, March 31, at the Massachusetts State House.

Robert Baldor, MD, recognized for work with the disabled

Robert Baldor, MD, recognized for work with the disabled

Robert Baldor, MD, senior vice chair and professor of family medicine & community health, is the 2016 recipient of the Allen Crocker Health Services Award from the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.

Runners support UMass ALS Cellucci Fund at Boston Marathon

Runners support UMass ALS Cellucci Fund at Boston Marathon

Six people will represent the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund in this year’s Boston Marathon to raise awareness and funding for breakthrough amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research underway at UMass Medical School. 

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