News Makers 2011

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  • 09 - 30 - 11

    HIV bill: Protects rights and streamlines test

    Boston Globe

    A story about discrimination experienced by HIV patients references the 2009 Massachusetts HIV Stigma Project Study conducted by UMass Medical School.

  • 09 - 30 - 11

    Skechers completes data warehousing project on a shoestring budget

    SearchDataManagement.com

    John Ormond, director of database technology and architecture, spoke at the TDWI Boston chapter meeting about data warehousing choices.

  • 09 - 29 - 11

    High volume liver transplant centers achieve better risk-adjusted survival rates

    Medical News

    A study by Shimul A. Shah, MD, associate professor of surgery, found that high volume transplant centers more frequently utilized livers with a high donor risk index, but achieved better recipient survival rates compared with lower volume centers.

  • 09 - 29 - 11

    Too much booze blunts your immune system

    A new study by Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, shows how alcohol consumption weakens monocytes – white blood cells involved in the immune system’s front-line defense against infection.

    NewScientist
    EurekAlert

  • 09 - 29 - 11

    UMass officials propose $3.1b in new construction, upgrades

    Boston Globe

    An article about the University of Massachusetts’ proposed capital project budget references the new research facility at UMass Medical School

  • 09 - 28 - 11

    High-Risk Donor Livers Used With Greater Frequency in Transplantations

    Science Daily

    A study by Shimul A. Shah, MD, associate professor of surgery, found that high volume transplant centers more frequently utilized livers with a high donor risk index, but achieved better recipient survival rates compared with lower volume centers.

  • 09 - 28 - 11

    Screening for danger

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, and David Kane, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics, talk about the use of EKGs as a screening tool for young athletes. 

  • 09 - 27 - 11

    Off-Label Use of Atypicals May Do More Harm Than Good

    Anthony J. Rothschild, MD, the Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Chair in Psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, talks about a new study which found that off-label use of atypical antipsychotics may do more harm than good. 

    Medscape Today 

  • 09 - 27 - 11

    Walk the dog, drop the pounds

    Kristin Schneider, PhD, assistant professor of preventive and behavioral medicine and Stephenie Lemon, PhD, associate professor of medicine, explain how a new study aims to combat obesity by encouraging a group of dog owners to walk their pets

    Fox-25TV

    Boston Herald

  • 09 - 26 - 11

    10,000 walk at UMass Med to fight cancer

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Brian Lewis, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine, was quoted in a story about the 13th annual cancer UMass Medicine Cancer Walk.

  • 09 - 22 - 11

    UMass affiliate name change

    Public Sector Partners Inc. changes its name to UHealthSolutions Inc.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 21 - 11

    'Celebrate With Action' urging lawmakers for cancer research funding

    NECN.com

    Daniel N. Bolon, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, is quoted in a story about the American Cancer Society’s Celebrate with Action event.

  • 09 - 16 - 11

    Greater New Bedford health center teams with UMass Medical School

    The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center becomes an educational affiliate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of pediatrics is quoted in the story.

    South Coast Today

  • 09 - 07 - 11

    UMass Medical School is one of the best employers in the country for workers older than 50, according to a list released today by the AARP.

    UMass Medical School is one of the best employers in the country for workers older than 50, according to a list released today by the AARP.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 09 - 06 - 11

    Reporter Nancy Sheehan interviews UMass Medical Cancer Walk director and participant

    Reporter Nancy Sheehan interviews UMass Medical Cancer Walk director Laura Liston and participant Angela Bazydlo. Bazydlo has been passionate about taking part in the walk since 2003, when her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. This will be an especially difficult walk for the her family, as Angela’s mom lost her battle to cancer last spring.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette