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2019

March 27, 2019 - Mara Epstein, ScD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, is a site principal investigator for the NIH All of Us Program, a historic effort to gather data from one million people or more living in the U.S. to uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine, which is health care tailored to the individual receiving. 
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February 20, 2019 - Joel Gore, MD, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Heart of Gold Award for cardiovascular professionals by the American Heart Association of Massachusetts. Dr. Gore, professor emeritus of medicine and former chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UMass Medical School, will accept the honor at the Central Massachusetts Heart and Stroke Ball on Saturday, March 2 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.
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February 6, 2019 - Chris Coyne, MD, associate professor of Medicine, Eyad Hamoudeh, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, and Mira Torres, MD, associate professor of Medicine, in the division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, have launched a new Thyroid Center on the University Campus. 
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February 6, 2019 - In a new episode of Voices of UMassMed, Mireya Wessolossky, MD, associate professor of Medicine, in the division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, discusses progress over the last 20 years in the treatment of emerging infectious diseases, such as HIV.
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January 30, 2019 - David Cave, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, and colleagues from the division of Gastroenterology, as well as the Departments of Quantitative Health Sciences and Emergency Medicine, are among the authors on a new study, published in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Journal earlier this month on a new way of managing GI bleeding.
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January 18, 2019 Robert W. Finberg, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Distinguished Professor and Chair of Medicine discusses this year's flu prevalence in recent Telegram and Gazette article.
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January 3, 2019 Sanjay Ram, MD, professor of medicine, division of Infectious Disease and Immunology, discusses research from UMass Medical School and the University of California San Diego [that] reveals new insights into how gonococcus, the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, latches onto and enters human cells. 
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2018

December 14, 2018 - Jane Freedman, MD, professor of medicine, division of Cardiovascular Medicine, recently discussed her focus on improving cardiovascular health in the Women in Science video series on UMass Med Now, which highlights the many areas of research conducted by women at UMass Medical School. 
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December 5, 2018 - Jeffrey Shih, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of Cardiovascular Medicine, discusses advanced heart failure cases, symptoms and treatments on a recent Health Watch segment on Charter TV3.
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November 27, 2018 - Nicole Theodoropoulos, MD, associate professor of medicine, division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology discusses who is most susceptible to getting shingles, antiviral medication to treat the virus, and the shingles vaccine on a recent Health Watch segment on Charter TV3. 
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November 26, 2018 -David Chiriboga, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and colleagues, recently updated the UMMS community on the ongoing work to strengthen health care services in Liberia. Significant progress has been made in the effort to establish certified public health laboratories, safe blood collection, infection prevention and control practices in Liberia.
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November 26, 2018 - Laura Alonso, MD, The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Term Chair in Diabetes, Director of Beta Cell Biological Studies at the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence, and professor of Medicine, Diabetes division, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).  
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October 31, 2018 - Robert W. Finberg, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Distinguished Professor and Chair of Medicine, researches how to better prevent and treat influenza, and answers some of the most frequently asked questions in UMass Med Now's Expert’s Corner Q&A.
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October 16, 2018 - Kimberly Fisher, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, speaks at Arnold P. Gold Foundation event on patient-centered care. Dr. Fisher provided an overview of breakdowns in care, from the perspective of patients and their families to give participants an understanding of common types of breakdowns and how these events impact patients.
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October 10, 2018 - Jennifer Reidy, MDdivision chief of Palliative Care and associate professor of medicine, and Majid Yazdani, MD, sub-internship program director and assistant professor of medicine, were interviewed by the Boston Globe about a training at UMMS for 4th year medical students to learn how to discuss patients’ wishes for end-of-life care.
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October 5, 2018 - Jane Freedman, MD, professor of medicine, division of Cardiovascular Medicine, has been selected as the next Editor-In-Chief of Circulation Research, the premier basic research-focused cardiovascular journal in the world. 

October 4, 2018 - Mayuko Ito Fukunaga, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care is an inaugural fellow in the Massachusetts Consortium for Cardiopulmonary Implementation Science Scholars program at UMass Medical School. She will investigate the Implementation of Informed Proactive Patient and Provider-Communication Technology. Dr. Ito Fukunaga aims to help providers promote lung cancer screening discussion during office visits with eligible patients. Improving the accuracy and use of electronic health record data to identify appropriate patients will be key to the effort. Technology will likewise be the means to help patients access information through online patient portals.
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October 1, 2018 - David McManus, MD, associate professor of medicine, division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and associate professor of quantitative health science, has been selected as a Dr. Marcellette Williams Distinguished Scholar at UMMS. This award recognizes outstanding mid-career faculty whose contributions have reached a level of national distinction.
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September 14, 2018 - Four DOM Faculty Honored at 2018 Convocation and Investiture Ceremony: 

Jane Freedman, MD, professor of medicine, director of translational research for the UMass Memorial Heart and Vascular Center and director of the High-Throughput Gene Expression and Biomarker Core Lab, was invested into the Edward Budnitz, MD, Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine.

Jonathan Gerber, MD, chief of the division of Hematology-Oncology, medical director of the UMass Cancer Center and associate professor of medicine, was invested into the Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair in Cancer Research.

Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, the Worcester Foundation Chair in Biomedical Sciences, professor of medicine and director of the UMMS Program in Innate Immunity, division of Infectious Disease and Immunology, received the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Scholarship.

Theo Meyer, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, division of Cardiovascular Medicine, received the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Clinical Excellence.

Read more about this year's Convocation and Investiture Ceremony.

September 8, 2018 - Robert W. Finberg, MDthe Richard M. Haidack Distinguished Professor and Chair of Medicine, discusses the 1918 flu pandemic, lessons learned, and current research. 
Read the full Telegram & Gazette Article.

August 29, 2018 - Jennifer Reidy, MDdivision chief of Palliative Care and associate professor of medicine, discusses plan for palliative care fellowship at UMass Medical School. 
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August 27, 2018 - Jennifer Wang, MD, associate professor of medicine, hopes to move closer to better understanding type 1 diabetes with a new five-year, $2.96 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. 
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August 7, 2018  - Two DOM faculty appointed to endowed professorships: 

Jane Freedman, MD, professor of medicine, director of translational research for the UMass Memorial Heart and Vascular Center and director of the High-Throughput Gene Expression and Biomarker Core Lab, will be invested into the Edward Budnitz, MD, Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine. 

Jonathan Gerber, MD,
who is joining UMMS this month as the chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology in the Department of Medicine and as medical director of the Cancer Center will be the new holder of the Farrington Chair in Cancer Research

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May 25, 2018 - Robert W. Finberg, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Distinguished Professor and Chair of Medicine, receives distinguished alumnus award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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May 23, 2018 - Mark Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for MassBiologics and professor of medicine, talks to Boston 25 News about preventive Lyme disease shot being developed at UMMS.
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May 15, 2018 - Jennifer Reidy, MD, division chief of Palliative Care and associate professor of medicine, talks to WBUR about UMMS survey that informs recommendations to improve palliative care.
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April 24, 2018 - Kathleen M. Mazor, EdD, professor of medicine, named Health Care Systems Research Network Mentor of the Year.
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March 26, 2018 - Shan Lu, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, discusses UMass Medical School HIV vaccine to be tested in new Phase I trial.
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March 20, 2018 - Stuart Levitz, MD, professor of medicine, study shows fungal infections re-emerge with surge in opioid crisis.
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February 21, 2018 Robert W. Finberg, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Professor of Medicine, chair and professor of medicine, explains new recommendations for shingles vaccine.
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February 12, 2018 - Jennifer Wang, MD, associate professor of medicine, discusses search for improved influenza treatments and vaccines in her lab, with local medial outlets.
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