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UMass Medical School to host Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee on Feb. 27

UMass Medical School to host Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee on Feb. 27

UMass Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry will host the 10th Annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee on Saturday, Feb. 27, on the university campus in Worcester.

UMMS to help community health centers improve emergency planning for people with disabilities

UMMS to help community health centers improve emergency planning for people with disabilities

UMMS is developing a toolkit to help community health centers determine whether their emergency preparedness plans address the needs of individuals with disabilities and to assess other potential emergency planning gaps.

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk thanks supporters, community

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk thanks supporters, community

The 2015 UMass Medicine Cancer Walk & 5K Run raised more than $420,000 for the UMass Medicine Cancer Center to support research and patient care. 

UMMS perinatal expert explains why all mothers should be screened for depression during, after pregnancy

UMMS perinatal expert explains why all mothers should be screened for depression during, after pregnancy

UMass Medical School perinatal depression expert Nancy Byatt, DO, MBA, fully supports the new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that all adults including pregnant and postpartum women be screened for depression and provided follow-up care and treatment.

Liz Walker celebrates grace at MLK celebration; Milagros Rosal, Tony Covello honored

Liz Walker celebrates grace at MLK celebration; Milagros Rosal, Tony Covello honored

The many ways in which members of the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care community serve their patients and communities were celebrated at the academic medical center’s 28th Annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Students pursue Martin Luther King’s legacy of service with MLK Semester of Service Awards

Students pursue Martin Luther King’s legacy of service with MLK Semester of Service Awards

Thirteen students from the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Nursing have been selected to receive MLK Semester of Service Student Awards for four community service projects.

Telegram, MassLive, Charter TV3: UMMS, VA collaboration to improve veterans’ health care

Telegram, MassLive, Charter TV3: UMMS, VA collaboration to improve veterans’ health care

UMass Medical School is committed to improving veterans’ health services through a partnership with the U.S. Department of  Veterans Affairs, according to reports in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Masslive.com and Charter TV3’s Worcester News Tonight. 

Shriver Center researchers lead discussions for developing statewide integrated autism database

Shriver Center researchers lead discussions for developing statewide integrated autism database

Researchers at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center will present state officials with recommendations and priorities for developing an integrated autism database in Massachusetts. Alexandra Bonardi, MHA, led the project.

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary visits UMass Medical School

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary visits UMass Medical School

Chancellor Michael F. Collins welcomed U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald to the UMass Medical School campus in Worcester on Thursday, Jan. 14, as the two institutions work together to expand health care services to Worcester County veterans.

Benjamin to WBZ News Radio: Brain training does not deter dementia

Benjamin to WBZ News Radio: Brain training does not deter dementia

In an interview with WBZ News Radio, UMass Medical School neuropsychiatry expert Sheldon Benjamin, MD, agreed with the Federal Trade Commission that there is no compelling evidence that brain games reduce or reverse cognitive decline.

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