News Makers 2016

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  • 09 - 15 - 16

    Mindful eating app, program helps curb snacking

    Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD,  associate professor of medicine, explains how a new mindfulness app he developed can help patients curb stress eating.


  • 09 - 15 - 16

    This is only a test; DCU Center to host simulated disaster training

    John Broach, MD, MPH, assistant professor of emergency medicine and director of disaster medicine and emergency management, comments on a planned city-wide disaster drill.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 14 - 16

    Alcohol's Toll on the Heart: Bigger, Not Better

    A study by David D. McManus, MD, associate professor of medicine, found that drinking alcohol, even in moderate amounts, may increase the size of the heart's left atrium and is linked to atrial fibrillation.

  • 09 - 14 - 16

    Reducing the Painkiller Supply Could Make America's Opioid Problem Even Deadlier

    Stephen Martin, MD, associate professor of family medicine & community health, comments on new CDC guidelines for safe opioid prescribing.


  • 09 - 13 - 16

    Banning a Promising Cure for Opioid Addiction Is a Bad Idea

    Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, explains how kratom is being studied by researchers to treat opioid addiction.


  • 09 - 11 - 16

    Will a device approach to obesity work

    Kanishka Bhattacharya, MD, assistant professor of medicine, talks about treating obesity with lifestyle modification and an exercise regimen, in addition to surgery.

    MedCity News

  • 09 - 08 - 16

    Raising an alarm, doctors fight to yank hospital ICUs into the modern era

    Craig M. Lilly, MD, professor of medicine, says that telemedicine and new technologies can help improve and coordinate care in intensive care units.

    STAT News

    PBS Newshour

  • 09 - 08 - 16

    What to consider when you’re thinking about jobs

    Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD,  assistant dean of career and professional development and assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, talks about career and professional development for PhD students in the biomedical field.


  • 09 - 08 - 16

    Woman dedicates 30 years to helping people with disabilities find jobs

    Kathy Petkauskos, senior program director for Work Without Limits, is featured on NewsCenter 5's latest "5 For Good” for her efforts with  Work Without Limits and her mentoring of 31-year-old Megan Northup.

    WCVB-TV Boston

  • 09 - 06 - 16

    WPI student from Longmeadow takes on cancer research at UMass Medical School

    April Solon, who spent 10 weeks at the Castilla Lab researching the effects and interaction of different drugs used to treat acute myeloid leukemia, has received a grant from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.


  • 09 - 04 - 16

    CRISPR and the capitalists

    Erik J. Sontheimer, PhD, professor of the RNA Therapeutics Institute, is quoted in an op-ed about the clinical potential of CRISPR.

    Boston Globe

  • 09 - 04 - 16

    Schools an 'untapped resource' in childhood obesity battle

    Wenjun Li, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in a story about childhood obesity.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 09 - 03 - 16

    Taking Multiple Meds Can Trigger Dangerous Drug Interactions

    Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD, professor of medicine, talks about the “prescribing cascade” and how to prevent it.

    Consumer Reports

  • 09 - 01 - 16

    6 Types of Applicants Who Would Benefit from a Postbaccalaureate Program

    UMass Medical School is mentioned in a story about how applicants who struggle on the MCAT may want to consider a postbac program.

    U.S. News & World Report

  • 09 - 01 - 16

    Ketum growing plans face US shears

    Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, describes the active ingredient in ketum or kratom, a sedative that produces opioid-like effects.

    FMT News

    Digital Journal

    STAT News

  • 08 - 31 - 16

    Former opioid addicts speak at UMass on International Overdose Awareness Day

    A panel discussion was held at UMass Medical School to raise awareness of International Overdose Awareness Day.



    Springfield Republican

  • 08 - 31 - 16

    Medical Schools Confront Opioid Crisis with Greater Focus on Pain, Addiction Education

    Sean Maloney, MD, a recent School of Medicine graduate, was interviewed for a story about the school’s intensive training in pain management and opioid prescribing.


  • 08 - 30 - 16

    Dr. Ana Maldonado-Contreras wins AGA Research Scholar Award: 5 highlights

    Ana Maldonado-Contreras, PhD,  instructor in microbioloy & physiological systems, won the 2016 AGA Research Scholar Award.

    Becker's GI & Endoscopy

  • 08 - 30 - 16

    Schools recruiting moms for health study on talking to teen girls

    Researchers at East Tennessee State University are partnering with UMass Medical School on a five-year study designed to help mothers communicate with their teenage daughters about health issues

    Maryville Daily Times

  • 08 - 26 - 16

    Body donations for medical research on the rise at UMass Medical School

    Amanda J. Collins, director of anatomical services, talks about the Anatomical Gift Program at UMass Medical School and why some people choose to donate to the program.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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