The Centers for Disease Control is warning of a spike in cases of a rare respiratory illness identified as enterovirus D68 that is sickening children in about a dozen states, though none have yet been reported in New England. Pediatrician Christina Hermos explains the symptoms and treatment in this Expert’s Corner video.
The new UMMS study led by Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, that found nursing home residents with advanced dementia often receive medications of questionable benefit prompted a strong reaction from a New York Times columnist.
Nursing home residents with advanced dementia often receive medications of questionable benefit with costly consequences, according to a new study by researchers at UMass Medical School, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine on Sept. 8.
UMass Medical School health policy expert Katharine London, part of the team developing the Vermont single-payer financing model, talked to the Boston Globe about the complexities of bringing that reform to Massachusetts.
Charles P. Emerson Jr., PhD, director of the UMMS Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center, talks to WCVB about facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), one of the nine primary types of muscular dystrophy.
A new AAMC resource that highlights health equity research, called the “Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit,” features UMass Medical School in its inaugural post.
Data from 11 newborn screening programs, including the New England Newborn Screening Program, showed that newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency can be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs, according to a new study published in the Aug. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student Tsung-Han “Stanley” Hsieh is one of 46 international pre-doctoral students selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to receive International Student Research Fellowships that will support them as they complete their graduate studies at U.S. universities. The highly competitive award is funded at $43,000 per year for up to three years.
The viral video “Ice Bucket Challenge” campaign is making ALS a household word across the country and shining a light on the scientists around the world searching for a cure. At UMass Medical School, Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, heads a multi-disciplinary team of scientists researching treatments and a cure for the disease. In this video, he and colleagues discuss the groundbreaking research taking place here.
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette turned to Barry Feldman, PhD, and Leonard Doerfler, PhD, both UMass Medical School suicide experts, for answers to questions about suicide raised by the death of actor Robin Williams.