2014 COMMUNITY

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Boston marathoners run for the Cellucci Fund

Each of the eight people who will be participating in the Boston Marathon in support of the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund has a unique connection to former Gov. Paul Cellucci, to the disease that took his life last year, or to the institution that he believed would find a cure.

Food, trees, swaps and electric cars at Earth Day 2014

It will be a hands-on Earth Day celebration at UMass Medical School this year, with local foods to eat, seedlings to take home and new opportunities to swap, donate or recycle stuff that’s been stacking up in the office, basement, garage or book shelves. The event is set for Tuesday, April 22, on the Worcester campus.

Broadhurst: ‘No second thoughts about going back’ to the Boston Marathon

When James Broadhurst, MD, returns to the medical tent at the Boston Marathon next week, he will bring with him 10 years of experience providing care to runners who have just crossed the finish line, as well as many more years as a physician and teacher. He will also bring with him the memories of being part of a team caring for those traumatically injured in the bombings that shook the city last year.

WBZ TV’s Mallika Marshall puts UMMS Sidekicks in spotlight

The UMass Medical School Sidekicks program that pairs first- and second-year medical students with children facing life-threatening illnesses is a “win-win” arrangement for the children, their families and the aspiring doctors, according to a WBZ TV 4 Healthwatch report.

Surviving and Thriving: Aids, Politics, and Culture exhibit on display in library

The Surviving and Thriving: Aids, Politics, and Culture exhibit was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and is on display until April 26 in the Lamar Soutter Library. A complementary panel discussion featuring UMMS AIDS researchers and clinicians will take place on Tuesday, April 22.

UMMS disability program honored for helping individuals with mental illness re-enter workforce

The UMMS Disability Evaluation Services program was honored at the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition’s 15th Annual Employer Awards Celebration for its role in helping people with mental illness re-enter the workforce.

ACE Spring Festival marks eight years of helping immigrant African families thrive

At African Community Education’s seventh annual Spring Festival on Saturday, April 12, volunteers and supporters from community partners, including UMass Medical School, will be on hand for the festivities.

Montages of survivors’ mementos recall Holocaust memories

The series Inheritance: Stories of Memory and Discovery by Leslie Starobin, professor of communication arts at Framingham State University, is on display at the Lamar Soutter Library through June 27, and she will share stories from the Holocaust survivors and their children who made the project possible at a reception in the library’s Rare Book Room on Thursday, April 24.

Telegram: MassAHEC HOSA exposes students to careers in health

Hundreds of high school and college students got a hands-on introduction to health careers at the MassAHEC HOSA leadership conference at UMass Medical School April 5, as reported by the Sunday Telegram & Gazette. Charter TV3’s Worcester News Tonight also interviewed MassAHEC HOSA members at North High School.

UMass Medical School ‘lights it up blue’ for autism awareness

Parents, children, friends, community members, and professionals gathered to celebrate autism awareness and acceptance at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care’s Light It Up Blue observation of International Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

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