News Makers 2017

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  • 03 - 20 - 17

    Biologic-Naive PsA Patients Persist on Therapy

    A study by Leslie Harrold, associate professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, MD, MPH, found that psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients who had not been exposed to biologic treatment stuck with tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) therapy longer than those who had previously used biologics.

    MedPage Today

  • 03 - 20 - 17

    Mass. lawmakers consider single-payer plan amid GOP efforts to replace ACA

    Katharine London, MS, principal consultant at the Center for Health Law and Economics, is quoted in a story about the potential of a new, single-payer health care system for Massachusetts.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 03 - 19 - 17

    As I See It: NIH cuts threaten life-saving efforts

    In an op-ed, Chancellor Michael F. Collins explains how the Trump administration's proposal to cut $6 billion or more from the National Institutes of Health would deal a devastating blow to biomedical research into new, life-saving treatments for millions of patients.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 03 - 18 - 17

    Groups tackle rising suicide deaths with support

    Barry N. Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry; and James B. Broadhurst, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, are quoted in an article about local suicide prevention efforts.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 03 - 17 - 17

    Match Day: Ex-acrobat flips over career as a surgeon

    On Match Day, the School of Medicine Class of 2017 learned where they will begin their careers as doctors, including 58 percent who have chosen primary care specialties. Chancellor Michael F. Collins, and SOM ’17 medical students Hazel Marecki, Gregory Foos, Andy Dowd, Courtney M. Temple, Chioma Okwara and Anouch Matevossian, were interviewed.

    Boston Herald

    NBC Boston TV

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Worcester News Tonight


  • 03 - 16 - 17

    A Massachusetts Doctor's Story Of Fighting Ebola In Liberia

    Steven C. Hatch, MD, assistant professor of medicine, discusses his latest book Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story.


  • 03 - 16 - 17

    ACA repeal could worsen opioid epidemic

    Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH, DFASAM, FACP, professor of quantitative health sciences, is quoted in a story about the potential ramifications of the ACA repeal on treatment for opioid use disorder.


  • 03 - 16 - 17

    Flu season has peaked; doctors urge vigilance

    Jennifer S. Daly, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in a story about the peak of the flu season having passed.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 03 - 16 - 17

    Massachusetts Helped Kill the Travel Ban Again

    UMass Medical School was referenced in an article about the legal battle against President Trump’s travel ban. 

    Boston Magazine

  • 03 - 16 - 17

    No Baby Should Be Born With HIV. What Will It Take to Save Them All?

    Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, the UMass Memorial Health Care Chair in Biomedical Research, professor of molecular medicine, pediatrics and medicine, and associate provost for global health, was quoted in a story about perinatal transmission of HIV.


  • 03 - 15 - 17

    UMass Medical School ranked best primary care school in New England

    UMass Medical School was ranked the top medical school for primary care education in New England, according to U.S. News & World Reports.


    Worcester Business Journal

    Boston Business Journal

    WGBH (no link available)

  • 03 - 06 - 17

    Excess brain fluid may predict autism in high-risk babies

    David N. Kennedy, PhD, professor of psychiatry, said identifying biological markers for autism is key to developing early interventions.

    NBC Today Show

  • 03 - 04 - 17

    College Town: Immigration timely topic at FSU, Becker

    Olga Valdman, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health will serve as a panelist on a forum about immigration at Becker College. Meredith Walsh, MPH, RN, GSN ’13,  executive director and co-founder of Worcester Refugee Assistance Project, will also participate on the panel.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 03 - 01 - 17

    Trump Administration Immigration Actions’ Disproportionate Impact on Certain Industries

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins talks about the disruption the executive order on immigration will cause to  biomedical research programs and physician training.

    National Law Review

    Boston Globe

  • 02 - 28 - 17

    Fluoridation Remains a Complicated Matter for Worcester

    A report released Feb. 8 by the Massachusetts Health Council and UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Law and Economics strongly supports community water fluoridation.

    Boston University News Service

  • 02 - 28 - 17

    Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to use their guest pass to undercut Trump’s speech

    Babak Movahedi, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, was the guest of Rep. Jim McGovern at a joint session of Congress addressed by President Trump.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 02 - 28 - 17

    MRI, CT key in spreading awareness of often undiagnosed brain condition

    Mark D. Johnson, MD, PhD, chair and professor of neurosurgery, is developing a test for normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) that is easier to conduct than CT scans or MRI.

  • 02 - 28 - 17

    What your family needs to know about IV vitamins

    A new study Benjamin U. Nwosu, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, has found more that 90 percent of preteens and teenagers with IBS are deficient in Vitamin D, adding another concern for patients. Vital for overall health, adequate Vitamin D is essential for children’s growing bones.

    Deseret News

  • 02 - 22 - 17

    Can Massachusetts become a leader in digital healthcare? Gov. Charlie Baker's innovation chief Katie Stebbins argues yes

    UMMS is referenced in an article about using technology innovation in health care delivery.

  • 02 - 22 - 17

    Economist: Trump uncertainty clouding potential growth

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins speaks at the Worcester Economic Forum about the disruption the executive order on immigration will have on  biomedical research programs and physician training.

    Worcester Business Journal

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