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UMMS experts participate in Worcester City Hall forum on opioid crisis

UMMS experts participate in Worcester City Hall forum on opioid crisis

UMass Medical School faculty discussed how to deal with Worcester’s opioid epidemic at a City Hall forum on Monday, June 20, highlighting the need for more federal funding.

Media spotlights ‘Fist-bump Kid’ at UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run kickoff

Media spotlights ‘Fist-bump Kid’ at UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run kickoff

Cancer survivor Liam Fitzgerald, 10, otherwise known as the “Fist-bump Kid,” stole the show at the June 16 breakfast to kick off the campaign for the 18th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run. The event is Sept. 25.

Farmers Market returns to Worcester campus

Farmers Market returns to Worcester campus

Beginning Tuesday, June 14, a welcome summer tradition returns to the UMass Medical School Worcester campus—the annual farmers market, every Tuesday through October, from noon to 5 p.m.

Junior Faculty Development Class of 2016 completes intensive yearlong program

Junior Faculty Development Class of 2016 completes intensive yearlong program

The 21 members of the Junior Faculty Development Program Class of 2016 were honored for their achievements during a graduation ceremony at UMass Medical School. 

Ferguson: Address correctional health through research, training, clinical care

Ferguson: Address correctional health through research, training, clinical care

UMass Medical School criminal justice health expert Warren J. Ferguson, MD, calls on academic health science centers to address ‘one of the country’s most vexing crises’ through research, training and clinical care in a commentary in a special issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

UMMS tobacco prevention experts encouraged by FDA regulations on e-cigarettes

UMMS tobacco prevention experts encouraged by FDA regulations on e-cigarettes

UMMS tobacco prevention and treatment experts applaud the FDA’s historic decision to extend its authority to all tobacco products including e-cigarettes, and call for further e-cigarette safety research and prevention legislation. 

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.

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