2017 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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Farmers market returns to Worcester campus

Beginning Tuesday, June 20, a welcome summer tradition returns to the UMass Medical School Worcester campus—the annual farmers market, every Tuesday through October (except July 4), from noon to 5 p.m.

Rajesh Panigrahi to investigate new approach for Epstein-Barr-Virus-associated cancer prevention

The $100,000 grant comes from the Prevent Cancer Foundation will be used o develop a virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine for prevention of Epstein-Barr Virus-associated cancers.

Joyce Murphy elected Harvard Pilgrim board chair

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of the Commonwealth Medicine division, has been elected chair of the board of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Work Without Limits working to connect college students with disabilities to employers

Work Without Limits, a UMass Medical School initiative, is partnering with the National Organization on Disability to bring college students and employers together in Boston to identify more employment opportunities for students with disabilities. 

Office of Program Development supporting Rhode Island health care transformation project

The state of Rhode Island is working with UMass Medical School’s Office of Program Development on its State Innovation Model project, which aims to transform the Rhode Island health care system to achieve better care, healthier people and smarter spending.

Soni and Fahey honored by Consortium of Universities for Global Health for best student manuscript

MD/PhD student Apurv Soni and pediatrics resident Nisha Fahey, DO, have been honored by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health for submitting the best student manuscript.

Upper Pine Tree Lot to close in May

The upper Pine Tree Lot on the Worcester campus will close for about three months, beginning in May.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine and UMMS support doula education through Pettaway Pursuit Foundation

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, in collaboration with UMass Medical School, has awarded a Pettaway Pursuit Foundation technology enhancement health awareness grant to equip the local doulas with tablet computers to use in health education for mothers during home visits in Massachusetts.

Photography by Ryan Hacker featured in new Artist in Residence exhibit

In the Lamar Soutter Library’s latest installment of its Artist in Residence series, the photography of Ryan Hacker will be featured. The exhibit, “Discovering Architecture: A Visual Exploration of Our Built Environment,” is on display on the first floor of the library through May 31.

NPR’s Here & Now: UMass Medical School studying substance abuse treatment programs in prisons and jails

Substance abuse treatment programs run by two Massachusetts sheriffs offer a new way of treating addiction using medication, a promising approach being studied by UMass Medical School’s Warren J. Ferguson, MD, according to a report by NPR’s Here & Now.

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