News Makers 2012

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  • 03 - 30 - 12

    Clinton Hospital trustees approve new building

    Clinton Hospital prepares for a $15 million emergency room construction project. John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care and Sheila Daly, RN, MS, president and CEO of Clinton Hospital, are quoted in the article.
    The Times & Courier

  • 03 - 30 - 12

    HUD awards $2.3M for AIDS housing in Bay State

    Community Healthlink, a division of UMass Memorial Health Care, received a grant renewal of $899,274 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to continue the operations of “Miranda’s House.”
    Boston Business Journal

  • 03 - 29 - 12

    Doctor: ‘Tsunami' of Alzheimer's looms

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, explains the genetic component of Alzheimer's disease at the “Be Mentally Well: Managing the Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease” program out on by UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 29 - 12

    Spike Lee and Geraldo: Why is a good apology so hard to find?

    An article about the sincerity of public apologies includes quotes from Aaron Lazare, MD, chancellor and dean emeritus and professor of psychiatry.
    The Christian Science Monitor
    Hammer of Truth
    Alaska Dispatch

  • 03 - 28 - 12

    A leader at UMass Memorial

    Tim Garvin, CEO of the United Way of Central Massachusetts, reflects on the career of John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, and his time in Worcester.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 28 - 12

    USAID Launches Center of Excellence at UL

    The newly launched Center for Excellence in the Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liberia will be implemented by the Office of Higher Education Development through a partnership between the University of Liberia, Indiana University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The program is aimed at improving training for nurses.
    The Inquirer.com
    AllAfrica.com
    Daily Observer

  • 03 - 27 - 12

    Pansies for Progress fundraiser runs through Friday

    A Pansies for Progress fundraiser will support pancreatic cancer research at UMass Medical School.
    MySouthborough.com

  • 03 - 26 - 12

    Clinton Hospital ready for new ER

    Clinton Hospital prepares for a $15 million emergency room construction project. John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care and Gary Lapidas, senior vice president of UMass Memorial Health Care, are pictured in the article.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 26 - 12

    Craig C. Mello to speak at 3rd RNAi Research and Therapeutics conference May 30-31, 2012 Boston, MA

    Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, is scheduled to give the keynote presentation on “RNAi and Immortality: Recognition of Self/Non-Self Nucleic Acids” at the 3rd RNAi Research and Therapeutics Conference.
    PR Urgent

  • 03 - 26 - 12

    IT can help academic hospitals counter financial losses under reform

    An article about how academic medical centers, including UMass Memorial Medical Center, are using electronic ICU monitoring to care for patients.
    FierceHealthIT

  • 03 - 26 - 12

    John O’Brien led UMass Memorial well

    In a letter to the editor, Marianne E. Felice, MD, chair and professor of pediatrics and obstetrics & gynecology, praises John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, for his role in the community.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 26 - 12

    Many employees abandon sitting while working

    Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, comments on the benefits of standing at work and why she transformed her treadmill into a workstation.
    Boston Globe

  • 03 - 26 - 12

    Volunteerism propels two Woman of Consequence recipients

    Audrey Kurlan-Marcy was honored as a Woman of Consequence by the City Manager’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women. Kurlan-Marcy is a founding member and chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance, created in 2003, and co-founded the Pink Revolution Breast Cancer Alliance in 2010, which she also chairs. Both nonprofits fund cancer research and are affiliated with UMass Memorial Health Care and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 25 - 12

    With luck, we’ll all survive the helium shortage

    A story about a worldwide shortage of helium, which is used in hospitals and medical institutions to cool components of magnetic resonance imaging machines, notes that supplies at UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School have not been affected.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 23 - 12

    As economy climbs, don't leave people with disabilities behind

    An op-ed co-written by Alexis D. Henry, ScD, associate professor of psychiatry, explains the importance of hiring people with disabilities as the economy strengthens. Henry is the principal investigator of Work Without Limits at UMass Medical School.
    Boston.com

  • 03 - 23 - 12

    Radical approach

    Daniel Z. Fisher, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and cell biology, talks about a new, less invasive procedure for inserting stents called radial artery access. The technique involves inserting a thin, flexible catheter through the artery in the wrist and directly up the arm to the heart.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 22 - 12

    Adamo Being Honored by Mass Medical Society

    Philip Adamo, MD, assistant professor of medicine, will receive the 2012 Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Award for Excellence in Public Health from the Massachusetts Medical Society at their annual Public Health Forum on April 11th in Waltham.
    iBerkshires.com

  • 03 - 22 - 12

    Health Care Law: Lieutenant Governors Advised To Focus On Quality Of Care

    Jean C. Sullivan, JD, instructor in family medicine & community health, is part of a panel discussion at the National Lieutenant Governors Association meeting about delivering health care at the state level.
    TheHuffingtonPost.com

  • 03 - 22 - 12

    Ice-free weather

    UMass Medical School nursing students Stephanie Connors and Christina Hanzis, take time to enjoy the weather.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 20 - 12

    Atrius Health adds doctors to its board of trustees

    Robert Alan Yood, MD, clinical professor of medicine, has been appointed to the Atrius Health board of trustees.
    MetroWest Daily News

  • 03 - 20 - 12

    Dr. Blute says decision to leave UMass a personal one

    Michael L. Blute, MD, theMary C. DeFeudis Chair in Cancer Care and Research and professor of surgery, will leave the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care at the end of March to become chair of the Department of Urology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 20 - 12

    Emergency mission

    An article about Project GEMINI, the Global Emergency Medicine Initiative dedicated to helping train first responders in developing nations, references co-founder Jorge L. Yarzebski, MD, MPH, research associate professor of medicine. Created in 1997, the organization also counts Richard V. Aghababian, MD, professor of emergency medicine, and Albert Shahnarian, PhD, research assistant professor of anesthesiology, among its members.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 20 - 12

    School of Medicine ranked 31st by U.S. News & World Report

    The University of Massachusetts Worcester ranked 48th in the list of best research medical schools in the U.S. in the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking.
    Boston University Daily Free Press

  • 03 - 18 - 12

    Medical school leads the way in licensing fees

    James P. McNamara, executive director of the Office of Technology Management, talks about technology transfer and licensing income at UMass Medical School. The medical school generated $37.5 million for discoveries made at the Worcester campus. Also quoted in the story was Babs R. Soller, PhD, professor of anesthesiology and surgery and University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret, PhD.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 18 - 12

    Spencer native's role is key to UN mission in Liberia

    Spencer native, Professor Louis Aucoin talks about his year-long role as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's deputy special representative for the rule of law in Liberia. The article mentions that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, is scheduled to deliver the commencement address to graduating students of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester on June 3.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 18 - 12

    With friends’ help, Paul Cellucci fights ALS

    Former Governor William Weld talks about teaming up with former Governor Paul Cellucci to raise money for the UMass ALS Champion Fund.
    The Boston Globe

  • 03 - 17 - 12

    Seeing the future

    UMass Medical students gathered Friday afternoon for Match Day. Quoted in the story are fourth year medical students Timothy J. Menz, Tania Visnaskas, Micah B. Blais, James Y. Atem, Micaela F. Bayard and Abraham E. Jaffe. Also quoted in the story was Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD and Mai-Lan Rogoff, MD, associate dean for student affairs.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    WCVB TV 5
    NECN
    Boston Globe
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 16 - 12

    Six Area Hospitals Selected For Transition Program

    UMass Memorial Medical Center was selected to participate in an affordable care act program aimed at improving patient transitions between health care settings and reducing readmissions.
    Worcester Business Journal

  • 03 - 16 - 12

    Weston company donates $500K to Cellucci ALS fund

    Former Gov. Paul Cellucci, who was diagnosed nearly three years ago with the neurodegenerative Lou Gehrig's disease, joined former Gov. William Weld last night in Boston for the announcement of a major donation for neuroscience research to the UMass ALS Champion Fund from Biogen Idec. Chancellor Michael F. Collins, and Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, are quoted in the story.
    The MetroWest Daily News
    WCVB TV 5 Boston
    WBUR
    MassLive.com
    Boston Herald
    The Weston Town Crier
    The Salem News
    WWLP-TV
    The Boston Globe
    UMassMedNow
    Holbrook Sun
    The Herald News
    Worcester Business Journal
    Boston Herald
    GoLocalWorcester

  • 03 - 15 - 12

    O’Brien leaving helm at UMass Memorial

    John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, announced his intention to retire in January 2013.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    The Boston Globe
    NECN.com
    Boston Business Journal
    Worcester Business Journal
    Sentinel and Enterprise

  • 03 - 13 - 12

    A toddler law, with promise

    In an op-ed, David M. Keller, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics and family medicine & community health, writes about the progress of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in its second year of existence.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 13 - 12

    UMMS Seventh in U.S. News & World Report Annual Ranking Of Primary Care Schools

    UMass Medical School ranked seventh in primary care education among the nation’s 126 medical schools by news magazine U.S. News & World Report. Terence R. Flotte, MD, theCelia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of pediatrics and microbiology & physiological systems, spoke with WBZ News Radio about the medical school’s rankings.
    TheHuffingtonPost.com
    Physician’s Money Digest

  • 03 - 12 - 12

    Lymphoma During Pregnancy Can Be Safely Managed

    Andrew Evens, DO, associate professor medicine, is quoted in an article about the treatment of lymphoma during pregnancy.
    OncLive

  • 03 - 12 - 12

    Work burnout tied to "emotional eating" in women: study

    A recent study shows women who had some degree of work burnout scored higher measures of emotional eating. Quoted in the story is Sherry Lynn Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine.
    Reuters
    Mail Online
    SunSentinel.com
    MSNBC
    Chicago Tribune
    The Globe and Mail
    WA Today
    EverydayHealth.com
    Edmonton Journal
    The Vancouver Sun
    Independent Online
    The Providence

  • 03 - 09 - 12

    Student debt endangers education

    University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret, PhD, talks to local business leaders about the debt taken on by students due to state cuts in funding for public higher education.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    GoLocalWorcester.com

  • 03 - 09 - 12

    Tocci named to team for new cancer pavilion

    A story about the groundbreaking for the Cancer Pavilion at Marlborough Hospital, includes comments from Candra Szymanski, chief operating officer of Marlborough Hospital.
    Woburn Advocate

  • 03 - 09 - 12

    UMass Medical School Students: From the Classroom to the Clinic

    Members of the School of Medicine Class of 2012 reaffirmed their commitment to medicine and their patients at the Second-Year Oath ceremony last night. Quoted in the story are Terence R. Flotte, MD, theCelia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of pediatrics and microbiology & physiological systems and Christina H. Hernon, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, who was the keynote speaker.
    GoLocalWorcester.com

  • 03 - 08 - 12

    Chromosome Mapping Approach Helps Understand Cancer Development

    An article about research being conducted at Children’s Hospital references research findings by Job Dekker, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and molecular medicine. Dekker’s research shows that spatial proximity plays a role in chromosome translocation.
    About.com

  • 03 - 06 - 12

    Team Approach Slashes Central-Line Infections

    Jens Matthias Walz, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, quoted in story about reducing the rate of central-line infections in the bloodstream.
    Anesthesiology News

  • 03 - 05 - 12

    Alnylam, UMass Medical School announce Tuschl I patent upheld in European opposition proceedings

    European patent officials have upheld an UMass Medical School patent for RNAi technology. Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Gretchen Stone Cook Chair of Biomedical Sciences and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, is listed as one of the inventors.
    Pharmabiz.com

  • 03 - 04 - 12

    Disaster Relief by Nurses Main Topic During Japanese University Visit

    Gina Smith, RN, emergency preparedness coordinator at UMass Memorial Medical Center and team commander for the MA-2 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, joins panel to discuss the challenges of disaster work around the world.
    Digital Journal

  • 03 - 03 - 12

    Marlborough Hospital names medical director of endoscopy

    Dmitry Finkelberg, MD, assistant professor of medicine, has been named the medical director of Endoscopy Services at Marlborough Hospital.
    Hudson Sun

  • 03 - 02 - 12

    At UMass Medical School, brain ‘pacemaker’ targets depression

    Anthony J. Rothschild, MD, the Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Chair in Psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, talks about a clinical trial at UMass Medical School using deep brain stimulation to treat clinical depression.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette

  • 03 - 01 - 12

    Medical research is key to nation’s health

    An op-ed co-written by Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of pediatrics and microbiology & physiological systems, explores the impact of medical research funding on health care and the economy. (login required)
    Boston Business Journal

  • 03 - 01 - 12

    Scientists Learn How Insects ‘Remodel’ Their Bodies Between Life Stages

    Eric Baehrecke, PhD, professor of cancer biology, is collaborating with Washington University to understand the metamorphosis of the fruit fly.
    Bioscience Technology

  • 03 - 01 - 12

    UMass Medical School, Alnylam announce patent upheld

    European patent officials have upheld an UMass Medical School patent for RNAi technology. Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Gretchen Stone Cook Chair of Biomedical Sciences and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, is listed as one of the inventors.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    Mass High Tech
    Market Watch
    PharmaLive
    EurekAlert
    FirstScience News

  • 03 - 01 - 12

    WPI elder study

    UMass Medical School will work with WPI to find new ways to deliver high-quality health care to a growing elderly population.
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette
    News-Medical.Net