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Boston GlobeDr. Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker at the Women Authors Evening at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, spoke to the Boston Globe about what it’s like to be a physician and a novelist.
NECNChancellor Michael F. Collins examines the impact of UMass Medical School on the Worcester economy and talks about construction of the Sherman Center.
A story about the Women's Words Week, a series of events benefitting Daybreak, the YWCA's domestic violence service provider, and co-sponsored by UMass Medical School.Worcester Telegram and Gazette Making words worthwhileWorcester Magazine
Worcester Telegram and Gazette
UMass Medical School alum Imoigele P. Aisiku, MD, MBA, spoke at Worcester State University about his work as director of neurocritical care at Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann in Houston. Dr. Aisiku, a member of the team treating U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will be giving a talk on developments in medicine and neuroscience.
Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, chair and professor of neurology, received a $500,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to collaborate with RXi Pharmaceuticals in developing a potential new treatment for ALS using “selfdelivering rxRNA.”
Mass. awards $1M in life sciences grantsBoston Business JournalUMass Medical researchers awarded $500K matching grantsMass High Tech
Grant awardedWorcester Telegram and Gazette
$500K For UMass, RXi PartnershipWorcester Business Journal
NECNUMass Medical School alum Imoigele P. Aisiku, MD, MBA, spoke at Worcester State University about his work as director of neurocritical care at Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann in Houston. Dr. Aisiku, a member of the team treating U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will be giving a talk on developments in medicine and neuroscience.
An op-ed co-authored by Catherine A. Phillips, MD, clinical associate professor of neurology and co-director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at UMass Memorial Medical Center, examines the prevalence and impact of epilepsy on patientsPhysician Focus: Explaining epilepsyMetroWest Daily News
Physician Focus: Explaining epilepsyTaunton Daily Gazette
Physician Focus: Explaining epilepsyFall River Herald News Physician Focus: Explaining epilepsyMilford Daily News
Boston Globe A story about applying 3-D modeling technology to commercial construction projects references the Sherman Center and includes comments from John Baker, associate vice chancellor of facilities.
Worcester Business JournalJames P. McNamara, executive director of the office of technology management, discusses the role of technology transfer at an academic medical center.
Worcester Telegram and Gazette
A story about Earth Day and sustainability efforts in Central Massachusetts includes photography taken at the sixth annual UMMS Earth Day Celebration.
Joseph R. Difranza, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2011 recipient of the Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Award for Excellence in Public Health.
Channel 3, Worcester News Tonight Melissa Lucas, sustainability manager, talks about the sixth annual Earth Day Celebration at UMMS. (Read a recap of the Earth Day celebration at UMassMedNow.)
Joanne Nicholson, PhD, professor of psychiatry and family medicine & community health, is one of five women to receive this year’s Katharine F. Erskine Award from the YWCA. The award is given to women who have reached exemplary levels of achievement in their professions and their communities.
Worcester Telegram and Gazette A story about local students rallying to support global humanitarian efforts includes comments from Katherine Ruiz De Luzuriaga, MD, professor of pediatrics and medicine, who spoke at the event.
Patients with diabetes get help from technologyBoston Globe
Doctor creates diabetes scorecardNECN
Doctor creates diabetes scorecardChannel 3, Worcester News TonightDavid M. Harlan, MD, director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence, the William and Doris Krupp Professor in Medicine and professor of medicine, explains a new diabetes scorecard he developed to help patients better manage their disease.
Cross-town rivalryWorcester Telegram and Gazette Two biotech companies with ties to UMass Medical School, RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. and Antigen Express Inc., are working on developing vaccines for breast cancer that use bits of a key protein to rouse the immune system to destroy cancer cells that have evaded surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
UMass Medical School is leading a consortium of academic medical centers in establishing the first U.S. Research Registry for Total Joint Replacements. In the article, Patricia D. Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, the Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and family medicine & community health and principal investigator of the $12 million Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant, explains the importance of the registry and how it will work.
Zebrafish key to cure?Worcester Telegram and GazetteNathan Lawson, PhD, associate professor of program in molecular medicine, Charles G. Sagerstrom, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, Craig Ceol, PhD, assistant professor of program in molecular medicine, and Scot Wolfe, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and program in molecular medicine, discuss their respective research and how the zebrafish’s unique attributes, such as the melanocytes that give the fish’s stripes their dark color, are helping to answer important biological questions.
Humble zebrafish being used to study diseaseBoston Globe
Humble zebrafish being used to study diseaseBoston Herald
Zebrafish being used to study cancer, other diseasesChicago Sun-Times
Humble zebrafish being used to study diseaseWHDH
Humble zebrafish being used to study diseaseWashington Examiner
Humble zebrafish being used to study diseaseAlbany Times Union
UMass Scientists Using Zebrafish's Dark Stripes To Single Out Cancer GeneWCVB
Humble zebrafish being used to study diseaseNECN
UMMS researchers develop new technology to screen and analyze genetic mutationsEurekaAlert
New Technology To Screen And Analyze Genetic Mutations Points To New Methods For Screening For Drug ResistanceMedicalNews Today
New Technology Developed to Screen and Analyze Genetic MutationsScience Daily
Scientific community recognizes UMass med school researcher, mentorEurekaAlert
Scientific community recognizes UMass med school researcher, mentorPhysOrg
Melissa J. Moore, UMass Med School Researcher, Mentor, Lauded For Doing High-Risk, High-Impact ResearchMedicalNews Today
UMass med school professor wins coveted emerging-investigator awardEurekaAlert
UMass med school professor wins coveted emerging-investigator awardPhysOrg.com
Coveted Emerging-Investigator Award Won By UMass Med School ProfessorMedicalNews Today
Dynamic ChiropracticDavid H. Spodick, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about back surgery.
Worcester MagazineRichard T. Ellison, MD, professor of medicine and molecular genetics & microbiology talks about the increasing incidents of Lyme disease in Central Massachusetts.
Identification Of New Role For Cilia Protein In MitosisMedical News Today
Discovery points to a potential co-contributor to cilia-related diseasesRedOrbit
New Role for Cilia Protein in MitosisScience Daily
Discovery points to a potential co-contributor to cilia-related diseasesEurekalertResearch by Stephen J. Doxsey, PhD, professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and cell biology, points to a potential new cause for ciliopathies in mitosis.
Worcester Telegram and GazetteMD/PhD student Jennifer MacDonald was honored by the Colleges of Worcester Consortium’s Community Engagement Committee for her efforts with the Worcester Free Clinic Coalition.
Washington PostA story about falling lung cancer rates among women includes comments from Joseph R. Difranza, MD, professor of family medicine & community health.Also in:
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