News Makers 2014

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  • 09 - 15 - 14

    Busy Worcester juvenile court sees fallout of opiate crisis

    An article about the rise in drug-related cases for the Worcester County Juvenile Court includes comments from Alan Picarillo, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, about the increase in newborns addicted to drugs.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 15 - 14

    UMass study questions Alzheimer’s treatments

    Nursing home residents with advanced dementia often receive medications of questionable benefit with costly consequences, according to a new study by Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, associate professor of quantitative health sciences.
    Boston Globe
    GoLocal Worcester
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Medscape
    New York Times
    Boston Globe
    Bloomberg News
    Medical Daily
    Science 2.0
    Medical Xpress

  • 09 - 15 - 14

    Why mindfulness? A case for detached awareness

    An article about using mindfulness practices to combat a variety of health issues brought on by stress talks about the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.  Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA, executive director for the Center for Mindfulness is quoted in the article.
    Mother Nature Network

  • 09 - 11 - 14

    Respiratory virus sweeping country is likely to hit Massachusetts

    Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of pediatric surgery, chief of pediatric surgery & trauma and Worcester’s interim commissioner of public health, and Christina R. Hermos, MD, MS, assistant professor of pediatrics, are quoted in an article about the outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a severe respiratory virus that is sickening children in the Midwest and Southeast.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 11 - 14

    Crying foul: Report uses Red Sox data to spotlight MLB fan injuries

    An article about injuries suffered by fans while attending Major League Baseball games refers to a study by Andrew M. Milsten, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine. 
    Boston Business Journal

  • 09 - 11 - 14

    More than one way to fight Ebola

    An article about Richard Amsden Sacra, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, the third American doctor to be diagnosed with Ebola, mentions that UMass Medical School is collecting donations through its Globe Health program. 
    The Landmark

  • 09 - 11 - 14

    UMass endowment rises to record $757 million

    President Robert L. Caret announces that fundraising throughout the five-campus UMass system increased by 12 percent during the past fiscal year, helping to drive the University’s endowment to a record $757 million. UMass Medical School in Worcester raised $32.1 million; UMass Amherst raised $45.7 million; UMass Lowell raised $20.5 million; UMass Boston raised $13.6 million; and UMass Dartmouth raised $4.5 million. 
    Boston Globe

  • 09 - 09 - 14

    Caring 101: A Simple Lesson For The First Days Of Medical School

    An op-ed by Chancellor Michael F. Collins talks about the privilege of caring for others as first year medical students embark on careers of healing.
    WBUR

  • 09 - 08 - 14

    NIH Awards More than $1M in microRNA Grant Funding in September

    Wen Xue, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, was awarded an NIH grant to study the potential of miR-34a as a treatment for lung cancer, with the goal of establishing technologies that can be used to study the therapeutic potential of other miRNAs, as well.
    Gene Silencing News

  • 09 - 07 - 14

    Ahead of the game: Area sports programs tackle concussions

    J. Herbert Stevenson, MD, assistant professor of family medicine and community health, is quoted in an article about concussions in young athletes.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 04 - 14

    Colleagues describe doctor

    UMMS faculty members Warren J. Ferguson, MD, professor of family medicine & community health and Virginia J. Van Duyne, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, spoke at a press conference about their colleague Richard Amsden Sacra, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, the third American doctor to be diagnosed with Ebola while working in Liberia.
    WCVB Channel 5 Boston
    Wall Street Journal
    WHDH Channel 7 Boston
    WBZ-TV Channel 4 Boston
    WHDH Channel 7 Boston
    BostInno
    Boston Globe
    NECN
    WFXT Fox 25 Boston
    WBUR
    WGGB Fox 6 Springfield
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Comcast Sportsnet
    Worcester News Tonight
    Boston Globe
    Masslive.com
    Masslive.com
    Masslive.com
    NECN
    ABC News
    WBZ Channel 4 Boston

  • 09 - 04 - 14

    Worcester health center hands out fresh produce to low-income families

    To help address the high level of food insecurity among patients, medical students Elizabeth Rosen, SOM 2017; Kathryn Bailey,  SOM 2017; and Rachel Erdil, SOM 2017 started the Farm to Health Center Initiative in July. The program offers free vegetables and fruits grown at the Community Harvest Project in Grafton  to hundreds of families on Thursday mornings at Family Health Center.
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 01 - 14

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at UMass Medical School, Zitzewitz, Bosco, Landers, Bilsel

    Prior to taking the Ice Bucket Challenge Jill A. Zitzewitz, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology; Daryl A. Bosco, PhD, associate professor of neurology; John Landers, PhD, professor of neurology, and Osman S. Bilsel, PhD, research associate professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology explain how their research at UMMS is bringing scientists closer to finding a cure for ALS.
    IPS Cell Therapy

  • 09 - 01 - 14

    Boomer Health: Is ALS breakthrough imminent?

    An article about the Ice Bucket Challenge and funds raised for ALS research references the clinical trial at UMMS.
    The Palm Beach Post

  • 09 - 01 - 14

    Will money raised from Ice Bucket Challenges yield cure for ALS?

    Chair and Professor of Neurology Robert H. Brown, Jr. explains how donations raised from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge social media campaign will aid the latest research to find a cure for ALS.
    Boston Globe
    New York Daily News