News Makers 2012

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  • 01 - 29 - 12

    Facts behind the fiction

    Best-selling author Jodi Picoult gives a talk at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Feb. 2 as part of the UMass Medical School Distinguished Speaker Series.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 29 - 12

    Local experts: Tossing kids out isn’t the answer

    Ann L. Sattler, associate professor of pediatrics, in a story about “zero tolerance” discipline policies in public schools, says reinforcement of positive behavior, rather than suspension, could give way to better long-term results.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 29 - 12

    Making strides

    A look at what Worcester’s colleges are doing to attract and retain Latino students includes comments from second year UMMS medical student Sebastian Z. Ramos.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 27 - 12

    Marlborough, Westborough students compete for 'Brain'

    Students from the Worcester region will be competing at the 6th annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee on Feb. 4 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.
    MetroWest Daily News
    Wicked Local Marlborough

  • 01 - 27 - 12

    Statin use among older women may increase DM risk

    A new study by Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, and Annie L. Culver, pharmacy consultant, shows that postmenopausal women using cholesterol-lowering statins are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
    Modern Medicine

  • 01 - 26 - 12

    Department of Justice, MacArthur Foundation provide $2 million to support juvenile justice reform

    The National Youth Screening and Assessment Project at UMass Medical School is one of four agencies that will share $2 million in funding to reform treatment and services for youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
    Office of Justice Program

  • 01 - 26 - 12

    Faculty innovation earns UMass 13th spot on Association of University of Technology Managers list

    The University of Massachusetts placed in the top 15 nationally in fiscal year 2010 for generating income from the licensing of faculty-derived discoveries and products, earning $40 million.
    MassLive

  • 01 - 26 - 12

    Should Every Patient Have a Unique ID Number For All Medical Records?

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins discusses universal patient identifiers, or UPIs, on the Emily Rooney Show.
    WGBH Radio

  • 01 - 26 - 12

    Six Symptoms of Food Addiction and 8 Ways to Overcome It

    Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, writes about food addiction and offers tips on how to overcome it.
    EmaxHealth

  • 01 - 25 - 12

    An Interview With Paul Cellucci

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci talks with Emily Rooney about his battle with ALS and his $10 million UMass/ALS Champion Fund at UMass Medical School aimed at research into ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases.
    WGBH

  • 01 - 25 - 12

    Giffords’ doctor to speak at WSU graduation

    UMass Medical School alum Imoigele P. Aisiku, MD, MBA, will deliver the commencement speech at Worcester State University on May 12th. Dr. Aisiku was a member of the team that treated U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 24 - 12

    Marlborough Hospital breaks ground for new Cancer Pavilion

    A story about the groundbreaking for the Cancer Pavilion at Marlborough Hospital, which took place on January 19, includes comments from Michael L. Blute, MD, Director of the Cancer Center of Excellence and the Mary C. DeFeudis Chair in Cancer Care and Research.
    Community Advocate
    Marlborough Patch

  • 01 - 23 - 12

    Movers & Shakers

    Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, named executive vice chancellor at Commonwealth Medicine.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 01 - 23 - 12

    Should Every Patient Have a Unique ID Number for All Medical Records?

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins writes in today’s Wall Street Journal that universal patient identifiers, or UPIs, are the most efficient way to connect patients to their medical data. In the WSJ Big Issues special report on health care, Chancellor Collins argues the answer to the question, “Should every patient have a unique ID number for all medical records?” is a resounding yes.
    Wall Street Journal

  • 01 - 23 - 12

    Should You Have A Unique ID Number For All Your Medical Records?

    Several medicine blogs weigh in on Chancellor Michael F. Collins’ column in the Wall Street Journal this week on the need for universal patient identifiers, or UPIs.
    WBUR
    iHealthBeat
    FierceHealthIT

  • 01 - 23 - 12

    Worcester workers among happiest

    Worcester was named in Forbes magazine as one of the happiest cities to work. Nicole Cyganiewicz and Maureen Langlois, both employees of UMass Memorial Medical Center, are quoted in the story.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 21 - 12

    Parents trying to kill lice more kindly

    David M. Keller, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics and family medicine & community health, is quoted in a story about parents looking for alternatives to treating lice with over-the-counter insecticide treatments because of possible side effects.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 20 - 12

    Committees briefed, at length, on mental health options

    Jeffrey L. Geller, MD, MPH, professor of psychiatry, is one of five experts to testify at the Vermont statehouse on the task of rebuilding the mental health system in Vermont.
    Vermont Digger

  • 01 - 20 - 12

    Doctors, officials laud new Marlborough cancer treatment center

    A story about the groundbreaking for the the Cancer Pavilion at Marlborough Hospital, includes comments from UMass Memorial Health Care President and CEO John O’Brien, Marlborough Hospital CEO Karen Moore, Director of the Cancer Center of Excellence and the Mary C. DeFeudis Chair in Cancer Care and Research Michael L. Blute, MD, and Assistant Professor of Medicine Steven E. Salomon, MD.
    MetroWest Daily News

  • 01 - 20 - 12

    Surgeons Face More Complex Hernias In More Complex Reimbursement World

    Raymond M. Dunn, MD, professor of surgery and cell biology, is quoted in a story about the increasing number of hernia repair surgeries performed annually.
    General Surgery News

  • 01 - 20 - 12

    We’re Sorry: Not All Apologies Are Apologies

    A study by Matthew Whited, postdoctoral fellow in Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, is cited in an article about apologies and the fine line between claiming regret and taking responsibility.
    Miller McCune

  • 01 - 19 - 12

    Fruit fly genome mapped in three dimensions

    A story about the first 3D map of the fruit fly genome includes comments from Job Dekker, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine, and developer of a key method for determining these 3D structures.
    Nature

  • 01 - 18 - 12

    Battling bulge

    Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, talks about the pressure on teen’s to be thin and offers advice on how to lose weight in a healthy way.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 18 - 12

    New Concern About Statin Use in Postmenopausal Women: New-Onset Diabetes

    A new study by Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, and Annie L. Culver, pharmacy consultant, shows that postmenopausal women using cholesterol-lowering statins are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
    OBGYN.net

  • 01 - 18 - 12

    The SAD Season

    Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is quoted in an article about seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
    Bethesda Magazine

  • 01 - 18 - 12

    University of Massachusetts Medical Team Calls On President Sirleaf

    Marianne E. Felice, MD, chair and professor of pediatrics and professor of obstetrics & gynecology, and Marcellette Williams, PhD, senior vice-president of international relations for the University of Massachusetts, are part of a UMass delegation that traveled to Liberia this week. The UMass team attended the inauguration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and are continuing their work on the Medical School’s longstanding commitment to help rebuild Liberia’s health care system.
    All Africa

  • 01 - 17 - 12

    Giving official voice to youth

    The Worcester Youth Council, an 11-member committee designed to give local youths a voice in city government, received support from UMass Memorial Health Care.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 17 - 12

    Grove Instruments trying to create kinder, gentler blood-testing device

    A story about Grove Instruments quest to create a compact device for measuring the glucose level in a diabetic patient's blood — without actually drawing blood, includes comments from Samir Malkani, MD, associate professor of medicine.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette 

  • 01 - 17 - 12

    Remembering MLK

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School and Quinsigamond Community College hosted the 27th annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Worcester County Community Breakfast yesterday.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 16 - 12

    GenomeQuest Awards $120K To Six Genetic Testing Labs

    UMass Medical School is awarded a $20,000 grant from GenomeQuest so the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory can transition to next generation sequencing technology. Quoted in the story is Edward I. Ginns, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry and neurology and pathology.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 01 - 16 - 12

    Health IT Lowers Blood Pressure

    Medical practices using electronic health records reported greater success in keeping patients' blood pressure under control according to a study by LeRoi Hicks, MD, associate professor of medicine.
    Nextgov

  • 01 - 15 - 12

    Clinical study begins for cancer vaccine

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School and drug manufacturer Advantagene Inc. have begun a phase three clinical study to test a new cancer vaccine's effectiveness in killing tumor cells in patients diagnosed with prostate cancer.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 15 - 12

    Neighborhood cancer care

    A story about the proliferation of cancer centers in suburban hospitals includes comments from Michael L. Blute, MD, the Mary C. DeFeudis Chair in Cancer Care and Research, director of the Cancer Center of Excellence and professor of surgery.
    The Boston Globe

  • 01 - 10 - 12

    Nobel winner to give UMass Medical School commencement address

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, will deliver the commencement address to graduating students of the University of Massachusetts Medical School at the institution’s 39th Commencement exercises, to be held Sunday, June 3, 2012.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 09 - 12

    Bar-Code Scanning Can Fix ‘Black Hole’ of OR Drug Safety

    Roy Guharoy, PharmD, clinical professor of medicine, is quoted in a story about how a computer-aided syringe labeling, bar-coding and verification process for the operating room could help reduce the number of medication errors.
    Anesthesiology News

  • 01 - 09 - 12
  • 01 - 05 - 12

    Smart phone application manages diabetes

    David M. Harlan, MD, director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, and Raymond M. Dunn, MD, professor of surgery and cell biology, are working with WPI faculty to develop a smart phone application that will help people with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers better manage their disease.
    Vision Systems Design

  • 01 - 04 - 12

    Oldest Twins in World Celebrate 102nd Birthday

    Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine, talks about the genetic basis of longevity in a story about the oldest twins in the world, who celebrated their 102 birthday on January 4.
    ABC News

  • 01 - 03 - 12

    Smartphone app will aid in wound care

    David M. Harlan, MD, director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, and Raymond M. Dunn, MD, professor of surgery and cell biology, are working with WPI faculty to develop a smart phone application that will help people with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers better manage their disease.
    McKnights Long-Term Care News

  • 01 - 03 - 12

    Teens sick for medicine

    An article about recreational use of dextromethorphan, also referred to as robotripping, includes comments from Christopher Rosenbaum, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine and toxicologist.
    Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise

  • 01 - 02 - 12

    Donations in honor of Davies

    Local businesses, including UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center, donate to the day of remembrance for Firefighter Jon D. Davies Sr., who perished in the Dec. 8 fire that consumed a three-decker on Arlington Street.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 01 - 12

    A healthy new year

    A story about New Year’s diet and exercise regiments includes comments from Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, about new electronic devices to monitor calories and physical activity.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 01 - 12

    Business People

    Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, has been named to Grove Instruments Inc.’s board of directors.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 01 - 01 - 12

    miRNAs & Psychiatric Disorders

    Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, discusses his research which seeks to map epigenetic signatures on the brain.
    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News