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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.

UMMS’ MassBiologics receives $5 million to fund viral vector manufacturing facility

MassBiologics received a $5 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to support construction of a viral vector manufacturing facility, the first of its kind in Massachusetts. In this video, Executive Vice Chancellor Mark Klempner explains the therapeutic potential of viral vectors and why MassBiologics was chosen to receive this grant.

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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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.

Medical students pledge to honor the human side of medicine

At the Second Year Oath Ceremony on Wednesday, March 5, members of the Class of 2016 recited an oath they wrote collectively as a class, pledging to “always remember that medicine is an art, not strictly defined by the diseases that we study or the illnesses that we treat, but by the patients whom we are privileged to serve.”

Expert’s Corner: Sherry Pagoto on bold new changes for nutrition labels

The revised nutrition labels proposed by the Food and Drug Administration, featuring prominent calorie counts and more realistic portion sizes, are a welcome change to clinical psychologist Sherry Pagoto, PhD, as she helps teach weight loss patients about healthy eating habits.

Maykel advocates for increased colorectal screenings in T&G op-ed

Justin Maykel, MD, has been a crusader for colorectal cancer screening for almost a decade and in that time, he has seen colorectal cancers fatalities decline, but nowhere near enough. In an op-ed published in the Telegram and Gazette on March 4, he highlights the importance of screening for a cancer that is 90 percent preventable. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

UMMS researchers developing tools to help nonverbal children on the autism spectrum communicate

A team of UMass Medical School researchers is developing tools for the classroom and clinic to help teach communications skills to nonverbal children on the autism spectrum who struggle to understand that pictures relate to real-life objects or events.

Grosowsky explains how CVS tobacco ban targets youth smoking

Tobacco policy expert Tina Grosowsky explains why youth will be the biggest beneficiaries of the landmark decision by leading retail pharmacy chain CVS Caremark to stop selling all tobacco products this fall.

Study: Providers should keep talking about HPV vaccine to reluctant parents

To improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates, health care providers should actively address the concerns of parents who initially delay or refuse the vaccine for their adolescent daughters because many may eventually change their minds, according to a study by a UMass Medical School researcher and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control.

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