2017 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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Calling all medical students: Ask the Expert drop-in sessions at Lamar Soutter Library a great resource for capstone development

The Ask the Expert sessions hosted by the Lamar Soutter Library provide a central, welcoming spot for students, faculty, and staff to get help with services including quantitative health statistics, expert searching and other essential research tools and methods.

UMMS pharmacy leader recognized for prescription drug abuse prevention efforts

The Massachusetts Pharmacists Association will honor UMass Medical School pharmacy leader Kimberly Lenz, PharmD, with the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award on Sept. 14 for her efforts to combat prescription drug abuse. 

Data center at UMMS awarded Management & Operations Certification

The data center at UMass Medical School has been awarded the Management & Operations Certification by the Uptime Institute

‘Medicinal Flora of Massachusetts’ exhibit at Lamar Soutter Library

The “Medicinal Flora of Massachusetts” exhibit, curated by Tess Grynoch, a library fellow in the Lamar Soutter Library, will feature medicinal plants that are found throughout the state and will highlight both their historical and modern uses as herbal remedies along with their sometimes-deadly side effects.

UMass Medical School receives award for innovative use of technology

UMass Medical School has won national recognition for its use of technology to help connect seniors and people with disabilities with long-term services and supports.

UMMS immigration services director joins immigration colleagues on Capitol Hill for advocacy event

Vanessa Paulman of UMass Medical School joined immigration services colleagues in Washington, D.C., for advocacy events hosted by the Council for Global Immigration.

Farmers market returns to Worcester campus

Beginning Tuesday, June 20, a welcome summer tradition returns to the UMass Medical School Worcester campus—the annual farmers market, every Tuesday through October (except July 4), from noon to 5 p.m.

Rajesh Panigrahi to investigate new approach for Epstein-Barr-Virus-associated cancer prevention

The $100,000 grant comes from the Prevent Cancer Foundation will be used o develop a virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine for prevention of Epstein-Barr Virus-associated cancers.

Joyce Murphy elected Harvard Pilgrim board chair

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of the Commonwealth Medicine division, has been elected chair of the board of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Work Without Limits working to connect college students with disabilities to employers

Work Without Limits, a UMass Medical School initiative, is partnering with the National Organization on Disability to bring college students and employers together in Boston to identify more employment opportunities for students with disabilities. 

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