2014 IN FOCUS

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Broadhurst: ‘No second thoughts about going back’ to the Boston Marathon

When James Broadhurst, MD, returned to the medical tent at the Boston Marathon next week, he brought with him 10 years of experience providing care to runners who have just crossed the finish line, as well as many more years as a physician and teacher. He also brought with him the memories of being part of a team caring for those traumatically injured in the bombings that shook the city last year.

WBZ TV’s Mallika Marshall puts UMMS Sidekicks in spotlight

The UMass Medical School Sidekicks program that pairs first- and second-year medical students with children facing life-threatening illnesses is a “win-win” arrangement for the children, their families and the aspiring doctors, according to a WBZ TV 4 Healthwatch report.

U.S. Rep. McGovern to speak at 41st Commencement

At the 41st Commencement Exercises on Sunday, June 1, U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern will receive a Chancellor’s Medal and deliver the Commencement address, and will also take part in recognizing honorary degree recipients Cherylann and Len Gengel, founders of the Be Like Brit Foundation and Orphanage, and H. Brownell Wheeler, MD, the founding chair of the department of surgery at UMMS.

Happiness is Match Day 2014 at UMMS

As the clock struck noon on Match Day, Friday, March 21, Interim Associate Dean for Student Affairs Michael Kneeland, MD, MPH, gave  the go-ahead to the members of the Class of 2014 to finally find out where their professional lives will begin. Together, they ripped open the envelopes containing a single sheet of paper produced by the National Residency Matching Program. Screams, hugs and happiness ensued.
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U.S. News & World Report ranks UMMS fifth in primary care

UMass Medical School was ranked fifth in primary care education among 128 medical schools and 25 schools of osteopathic medicine surveyed by weekly news magazine U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 edition of the “Best Graduate Schools” issue.

Barry Feldman explains teen suicide risk factors

Suicide prevention expert Barry Feldman, PhD, says no one risk factor will cause a teenager to commit suicide and provides a list of warning signs for families to act on, according to a story in the March 10 Boston Globe.

Sen. Warren calls for hike in NIH funding

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren met with Chancellor Michael Collins, UMass Memorial Health Care President and CEO Eric Dickson, UMMS faculty, students and several local officials on Friday, March 7, to tour the world-class research laboratories on campus and discuss the importance of federal research funding.

Boston Globe: Mello’s RNAi discovery propelling new advancements against disease

Craig Mello (left) and Phillip Zamore The discovery of RNA interference, the breakthrough that earned UMass Medical School’s Craig C. Mello, PhD, and Stanford University’s Andrew Z. Fire, PhD, the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2006, is fueling significant progress for some local biotech companies who are using it to fight diseases, according to a story in the Feb. 24 Boston Globe.

New York Times cites new nicotine delivery findings by UMMS, DPH

A New York Times editorial calling on regulators to crack down on “devious” tactics tobacco companies use to make cigarettes more addictive than ever cites new research by UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health exposing the change in nicotine delivery among cigarette makers.