News Makers 2011

- archived News Makers -
  • 10 - 31 - 11

    UMass Partnership In Liberia

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School is working with the University of Liberia and Indiana University on a $7.2-million project to establish health care training programs in Liberia.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 10 - 30 - 11

    Heart healthy fare

    Barbara C. Olendzki, RD, MPH, director of nutrition and assistant professor of medicine, talks about a new healthy cooking program designed for cardiologists, medical students and doctors from other specialties so they can better understand what it means to prepare and eat the foods they are recommending to patients. Also quoted in the story are Lynn Li, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine;, James H. Chesebro, MD, cardiologist and professor of medicine; and Jennifer Fournier, RD, LDN, a dietician who runs the classes.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 30 - 11

    Idea for smartphone app is great, but can it sell?

    Business columnist Aaron Nicodemus writes about the difficulty of taking an intellectual asset and turning it into a commercially viable product. Quoted in the piece is James P. McNamara, PhD, executive director of the Office of Technology Management. The article also references a new smartphone application to detect atrial fibrillation (AF) developed by faculty members at WPI and being tested at UMass Medical School.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 29 - 11

    Brookline's Ellen Gravallese receives Physician Achievement Award from Arthritis Foundation

    Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, professor of medicine and cell biology, was awarded the Arthritis Foundation’s Dr. Marian Ropes Award for Excellence in Arthritis Care and Leadership

    Brookline Tab

  • 10 - 27 - 11

    PAINT IT ALL PINK: Pink pajama party

    Paulette Seymour Route, dean of Graduate School of Nursing, is scheduled to speak at Jordan Hospital’s second annual Pink Pajama Party.

    Plymouth Old Colony Memorial

  • 10 - 25 - 11

    CDC Recommends HPV vaccine for boys

    A story about the CDC recommending that 11 and 12 year old boys receive the HPV vaccine includes comments from Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology.

    NBC Nightly News
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 24 - 11

    Briefing: UMass Medical In 2016

    A story about the University of Massachusetts’ capital plan references several ongoing projects at the Worcester campus, including the Sherman Center.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 10 - 24 - 11

    Seeing Problems As Opportunities

    Cheryl Lapriore, vice president and chief of staff at UMass Memorial Health Care, is named in Worcester Business Journal’s 3rd Annual Outstanding Women in Business Awards.

    Worcester Business Journal

  • 10 - 23 - 11

    Drug trend spurs official crackdown

    Christopher Rosenbaum, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, talks about the latest trend in designer drugs containing amphetamines and stimulants which are marketed and sold as bath salts.

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 21 - 11

    DNA sequencing, fluorescence microscopy help render bacterial chromosome in 3-D

    Job Dekker, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine, uses a revolutionary new method to generate a complete, three-dimensional model of the bacterium Caulobacter crescentus’ genome.

    BioOptics World

     

    EurekAlert

  • 10 - 20 - 11

    Local businesses think pink

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, proceeds from Panera’s signature Pink Ribbon Bagel will go to benefit various Massachusetts hospitals including UMass Memorial Medical Center.

    Medford Transcript

    Hingham Patch

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 10 - 20 - 11

    Restaurants rolling out meatier fall selections

    A story about restaurants adapting menus in response to customer’s eating habits references a 2006 UMMS study which shows people consume more calories during cool weather.

    StarNews Online

  • 10 - 19 - 11

    Study: can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    A new study by Lori Pbert, PhD, professor of medicine, finds that teens attempting to quit smoking who were counseled by their school nurse were more likely to be successful initially.

    Reuters:

    Can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    Study: can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    The Baltimore Sun – October 19, 2011

    Can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    Mother Nature Network – October 19, 2011

    Can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    Straits Times – October 20, 2011

    Study: Can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    Fox News – October 20, 2011

    Study: can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

    Health News – October 19, 2011

     

    Can school nurses help teens quit smoking?

  • 10 - 18 - 11

    A Womb Without a View

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology, writes about the importance of comprehensive fetal ultrasounds in prenatal screening as a way to detect potential problems prior to birth.

    Slate

  • 10 - 18 - 11

    Research funding hit feared

    A story about the proposed 2012 NIH budget examines the possible impact cuts would have on research at local institutions, including UMass Medical School.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 18 - 11

    Sit. Breathe. Be a Better Leader.

    A story about the benefits of meditation references a study by James F. Carmody, PhD, associate professor of medicine, which showed that brain activity changed in a group of 16 participants who had not previously meditated.

    Inc

  • 10 - 17 - 11

    High-Volume Liver Transplant Centers Up Recipient Survival

    A study by Shimul A. Shah, MD, associate professor of surgery, and UMMS School of Medicine alum Deepak K. Ozhathil, M.D., 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

    Doctor's Lounge

  • 10 - 16 - 11

    Business Briefs: Irish Conference

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, joined former President Bill Clinton and dozens of other prominent business and public sector leaders at the second Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle in Ireland last weekend.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 16 - 11

    Video gaming

    A story about the emerging video game industry in Massachusetts includes comments about how UMass Medical School uses simulation devices to teach residents how to perform surgery.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 10 - 14 - 11

    Longer Reproductive Life Equals Less Depression in Menopause

    Wendy K. Marsh, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, talks about a new study based on data revealed in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) that links late onset menopause in women to a reduced incident of depression.

    Longer Reproductive Life Equals Less Depression in Menopause
    Medscape/Reuters

    Premenopausal Estradiol Exposure May Diminish Perimenopausal Depression
    Family Practice News 

  • 10 - 13 - 11

    Billboards for Cellucci’s ALS campaign unveiled

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins is quoted in a story about Clear Channel Outdoor donating seven highway billboards to promote the UMass/ALS Champion Fund.

    Hudson Sun

  • 10 - 13 - 11

    Primary care & health reform

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD and UMass Memorial Health Care CEO and President John G. O’Brien write about the need for more primary care providers.

    Telegram & Gazette: Primary care & health reform 

  • 10 - 12 - 11

    Training Wheels

    A story about NuRide, a program sponsored by MassRides that rewards Massachusetts residents for making sustainable commuting choices and reducing their car trips, references UMass Medical School, which has an active NuRide presence on campus.

    Worcester Magazine

  • 10 - 11 - 11

    Disabled men at higher risk of sexual abuse than non-disabled men

    A new study by Monika Mitra, PhD, assistant professor of Family Medicine & Community Health, reveals that men with disabilities may be more vulnerable to sexual abuse. 

    Disabled men at higher risk of sexual abuse than non-disabled men
    Los Angeles Times – October 11, 2011

    Men With Disabilities More Vulnerable to Sexual Assault
    U.S. News & World Report – October 11, 2011

    Men With Disabilities More Likely to Be Sexually Abused
    Doctors Lounge – October 11, 2011

    Men With Disabilities At ‘Heightened Risk’ Of Sex Abuse
    Disability Scoop – October 12, 2011

    Men With Disabilities, Four Times More Likely To Be Sexually Abused
    Heal Blog – October 11, 2011

    Disabled men face more sexual abuse: Study
    London Free Press – October 11, 2011

    Men With Disabilities Face Increased Risk Of Sexual Violence
    NPR – October 13, 2011

    Daily check up: Study finds high sexual abuse among men with disabilities
    Boston Globe – October 14, 2011

  • 10 - 10 - 11

    Medical monitor? There’s an app for that

    A new smartphone application developed by faculty members at WPI to detect atrial fibrillation (AF) is being tested at UMass Medical School.

    SmartPlanet

    Health24

    Technology Review 

    David McManus, MD, assistant professor of medicine, is working with faculty at WPI to test a new smartphone application that can detect atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients.

  • 10 - 10 - 11

    Monarchs flood New York City

    Scientific American

    A story about how the monarch butterfly migrates 4,000 miles from the eastern U.S to central Mexico includes comments from Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and chair and professor of Neurobiology.

  • 10 - 10 - 11

    President Caret begins statewide bus tour

    University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret’s statewide bus tour kicked off yesterday. President Caret is scheduled to stop at UMass Medical School in Worcester on Wednesday.

    UMass President tours the Bay State
    WSHM TV Springfield – October 11, 2011

    UMass president rolls into North Adams
    The Berkshire Eagle – October 11, 2011

    UMass president launches statewide bus tour
    Boston Globe – October 11, 2011

    Daily Collegian

  • 10 - 10 - 11

    Three Consigli Construction Projects Win Prestigious AGC Build New England Awards

    Boston/ SF

    Consigli Construction Co., Inc. received a Performance Award for the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) Build New England Awards Gala. 

  • 10 - 09 - 11

    Dr. Merrill Wolf, 79; prodigy went on to adult successes

    Boston Globe

    Merrill Ken Wolf, MD, professor emeritus of cell biology and a founding faculty member at UMass Medical School, passed away in his home this past June.

  • 10 - 09 - 11

    Understanding Autism

    Parents Magazine

    Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, writes about the questions parents may have when a child is diagnosed as autistic.

  • 10 - 07 - 11

    Clear Channel donates billboards to help Paul Cellucci’s ALS research cause

    Boston Globe

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins is quoted in a story about Clear Channel Outdoor donating seven highway billboards to promote the UMass/ALS Champion Fund.

    Ex-gov Paul Cellucci gets assist in fight vs. Lou Gehrig’s disease
    Boston Herald – October 7, 2011

  • 10 - 06 - 11

    Breast cancer research brings hope, but challenges remain

    The Sudbury Town Crier

    A story about new advances in breast cancer detection includes comments from Robert Quinlan, MD, professor of surgery, about the need to provide better access to health care for patients.

  • 10 - 06 - 11

    Dr. Doubeni labeled rising star

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, MPH, associate professor of family medicine & community health, was recognized by President Obama as one of the country's rising scientific stars with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

  • 10 - 05 - 11

    7 Women and Men Who Are 'Being the Change'

    Huffington Post

    The authors talk to Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, professor emeritus of medicine, about how meditation is helping people to relieve pain.

  • 10 - 05 - 11

    UMass head looking to build support

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    UMass President Robert Caret discusses his plans for the future of the University of Massachusetts and the need to build support for the state’s public university system.

  • 10 - 04 - 11

    iPhone, iPad App to Convert SmartPhone Into Mobile Medical Monitor

    International Business Times

    A new smartphone application developed by faculty members at WPI is being tested at UMass Medical School to detect atrial fibrillation (AF).

  • 10 - 04 - 11

    Priming Shot Boosts Response to Bird Flu Vaccine

    MedPage Today

    Shan Lu, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, comments on the potential of using small bits of viral DNA to pre-vaccinate or prime patients before receiving a standard vaccine.

  • 10 - 04 - 11

    UMass entity to help PA coordinate benefits

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    The Center for Health Care and Financing will work with the state of Pennsylvania to reduce its health care costs by identifying Medicaid recipients who may also be eligible for Medicare

  • 10 - 03 - 11

    Can Worcester draw more entrepreneurs?

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    A story about attracting more entrepreneurs to Worcester, references UMass Medical School as one of the economic engines in the region.

  • 10 - 03 - 11

    Panera Bread Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Pink Ribbon Bagel

    North Andover Patch

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, proceeds from Panera’s signature Pink Ribbon Bagel will go to benefit various Massachusetts hospitals including UMass Memorial Medical Center. 

  • 10 - 02 - 11

    T&G introduces expanded Sunday business section

    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    A column introducing the Telegram and Gazette’s new and expanded business section references the research enterprise at UMass Medical School as a wellspring of entrepreneurial potential.

  • 10 - 01 - 11

    How Alcohol Dulls the Immune System

    HealBlog.net 

    Big Think.com 

    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.

  • 10 - 01 - 11

    National Guard members from Westfield's 104th Fighter Wing return from Iraq and Afghanistan

    Springfield Republican 

    Col. Sean Collins, PhD, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Nursing, was one of 28 members of the Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing honored in a ceremony on Saturday for their work in Iraq and Afghanistan.