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Summer Enrichment Program enlightening for aspiring physician and nurse practitioner

Summer Enrichment Program enlightening for aspiring physician and nurse practitioner

The UMass Medical School Summer Enrichment Program immerses college students in challenging academics, community and cultural health seminars and real-world shadowing experiences, designed to improve their qualifications and competitive standing for admission to professional or graduate school in the health sciences.

Hugh Silk, MD, takes leadership role at new center to integrate oral health into primary care training

Hugh Silk, MD, takes leadership role at new center to integrate oral health into primary care training

UMMS oral health advocate and family medicine educator Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, is co-investigator for the new five-year, $4.5 million HRSA grant to establish the Center for the Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health.

UMMS addresses urgent need to train doctors to care for older Americans

UMMS addresses urgent need to train doctors to care for older Americans

UMass Medical School recently offered its eighth annual Chief Resident Immersion Training program on Cape Cod, designed to improve chief residents’ understanding of geriatric care challenges and enhance their leadership and teaching skills through small group discussions, mini-lectures and mentoring sessions.

Sean Ryder’s hair-razing campaign supports Jill Zitzewitz as she faces multiple myeloma

Sean Ryder’s hair-razing campaign supports Jill Zitzewitz as she faces multiple myeloma

Jill Zitzewitz, PhD, said the support of her UMMS colleagues, led by Sean Ryder, PhD, as she undergoes treatment for multiple myeloma has boosted her spirits and shown her “what a wonderful place this is.” 

Can Facebook be used to deliver a post-partum weight loss intervention?

Can Facebook be used to deliver a post-partum weight loss intervention?

Molly Waring, PhD, has received an NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute grant to evaluate a post-partum weight loss intervention delivered through Facebook.

JAMA Viewpoint: Nursing homes make progress in reducing use of antipsychotic drugs

JAMA Viewpoint: Nursing homes make progress in reducing use of antipsychotic drugs

Fewer dementia patients are being given antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes, according to a JAMA Viewpoint article by Jerry Gurwitz, MD, and colleagues. (Graphic courtesy of Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

Nearly 800 trained through UMMS opioid safe prescribing curriculum, according to AAMC editorial

Nearly 800 trained through UMMS opioid safe prescribing curriculum, according to AAMC editorial

In an editorial published by the American Association of Medical Colleges in Curriculum Inventory and Reports, Melissa Fischer, MD, details the success of the Opioid Safe-prescribing Training Immersion developed by UMMS. 

Robert Jenal to retire as executive vice chancellor, administration and finance

Robert Jenal to retire as executive vice chancellor, administration and finance

After a career at UMass Medical School spanning nearly 30 years, Robert E. Jenal will retire from his role as executive vice chancellor for administration and finance at the end of June.

Mary Piorun named director of Lamar Soutter Library

Mary Piorun named director of Lamar Soutter Library

Mary Piorun, PhD, has been appointed director of the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass Medical School, according to Jean King, PhD, vice provost for biomedical research and professor of psychiatry.

Hudson Hoagland Society Annual Meeting focuses on neurodegenerative disease

Hudson Hoagland Society Annual Meeting focuses on neurodegenerative disease

The 32nd annual meeting of the Hudson Hoagland Society featured a panel discussion on cures for neurodegenerative diseases. Recipients of the 2017 Worcester Foundation Research Grants were also announced.

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