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Class of 2015 med students have another outstanding match

Class of 2015 med students have another outstanding match

On Match Day, the School of Medicine Class of 2015 learned where they will begin their careers as doctors; many—66 percent—have chosen primary care specialties.  

Battling opioid dependence in the Emergency Department

Battling opioid dependence in the Emergency Department

Emergency departments can play valuable roles in addressing the opioid abuse crisis, according to health psychologist Edwin Boudreaux, PhD.

UMMS professor gets local fifth-graders excited about chemistry

UMMS professor gets local fifth-graders excited about chemistry

William R. Kobertz, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, turns learning about chemistry into fun for the fifth graders at Charlotte Dunning Elementary School in Framingham.  

Pediatrics Corner: Why doctors recommend HPV vaccine for pre-teens

Pediatrics Corner: Why doctors recommend HPV vaccine for pre-teens

A new version of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against twice as many cancers as the existing formula, according to new research in the New England Journal of Medicine, but the vaccination rate against HPV continues to be low. Pediatrician Anne Powell helps families understand how the vaccine works and why doctors recommend it for pre-teens.

27th annual MLK tribute honors service, civility and diversity

27th annual MLK tribute honors service, civility and diversity

The annual observation highlighted the many ways in which members of the UMMS and UMass Memorial community serve their patients and communities. 

UMass Medical School volunteers help bring science to print disabled

UMass Medical School volunteers help bring science to print disabled

For nearly a decade, UMMS volunteers have used the Science Journal to share research and discovery with the visually impaired and physically disabled. 

Study: No link between opioids prescribed in ER and patient satisfaction scores

Study: No link between opioids prescribed in ER and patient satisfaction scores

A new study co-authored by investigators at UMass Medical School found no correlation between opioids administered in the emergency room and Press Ganey ED patient satisfaction scores, one of the most commonly used metrics for measuring patient satisfaction.

Pediatrician on need for vaccinations: ‘I go home at night and worry about children who are not protected’

Pediatrician on need for vaccinations: ‘I go home at night and worry about children who are not protected’

As a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland continues spreading, a new study in Pediatrics has identified clusters of California communities where high percentages of children are under-immunized. In this Pediatrics Corner video, Richard Moriarty, MD, explains why childhood vaccinations are essential.

UMMS expert weighs in on new study suggesting ADHD drug could treat binge-eating disorder

UMMS expert weighs in on new study suggesting ADHD drug could treat binge-eating disorder

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, talks about a new study that found a drug approved for the treatment of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder may potentially be used to help patients with binge-eating disorder. 

Ebola survivor Rick Sacra, MD, ‘privileged’ to return to Liberia to treat patients

Ebola survivor Rick Sacra, MD, ‘privileged’ to return to Liberia to treat patients

Ebola survivor Richard Sacra, MD, is ready to return to Monrovia, Liberia, where he will spend three and a half weeks at the hospital where he contracted the virus in August while treating patients.

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