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Jennifer Tjia elected fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Jennifer Tjia elected fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

UMass Medical School geriatrics expert Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in recognition of her dedication to and scholarship in the field.

Massachusetts soldier killed in action is son-in-law of Barry Feldman

Massachusetts soldier killed in action is son-in-law of Barry Feldman

A United States Army Special Forces soldier from Massachusetts who died in Afghanistan last month has been identified as the son-in-law of Barry Feldman, PhD.

Worcester District Medical Society honors two longtime UMMS faculty

Worcester District Medical Society honors two longtime UMMS faculty

Daniel Lasser, MD, received the 2018 Distinguished Career Award and Erik Garcia, MD, was recognized with this year’s A. Jane Fitzpatrick Community Service Award from the Worcester District Medical Society.

Winter Ball reaches $2 million goal on 10th anniversary

Winter Ball reaches $2 million goal on 10th anniversary

The Winter Ball, the premier fundraising gala supporting the mission of the academic health sciences center formed by UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School, reached its $2 million goal this year.

John Erwin appointed vice chancellor for government relations

John Erwin appointed vice chancellor for government relations

John Erwin, a widely known and highly regarded government affairs leader, will join UMass Medical School in early January as vice chancellor for government relations.

Shoppers give generously to UMMS Public Safety toy drive

Shoppers give generously to UMMS Public Safety toy drive

The UMass Medical School Department of Public Safety’s annual Christmas toy drive netted enough toys and gift certificates to fill 10 police cruisers at a collection held Saturday, Dec. 1 at Walmart in Northborough.

LISTEN: A conversation with UMass President Marty Meehan

LISTEN: A conversation with UMass President Marty Meehan

A new Voices of UMassMed podcast in which Marty Meehan highlights his focus as president of the University of Massachusetts system is available.

UMMS community gathering Coats for Kids for Worcester Public Schools

UMMS community gathering Coats for Kids for Worcester Public Schools

UMass Medical School is again participating in the annual Worcester Public Schools Coats for Kids drive to provide new, warm outerwear to Worcester children in need.

Max Baker Resource Center for students facing food insecurity dedicated at UMMS

Max Baker Resource Center for students facing food insecurity dedicated at UMMS

A new student-led food pantry and resource center for UMass Medical School students was dedicated at a ceremony recognizing the contributions of those who made it possible.

The Conversation: Michael Hirsh makes case for physician role in stemming gun fatalities

The Conversation: Michael Hirsh makes case for physician role in stemming gun fatalities

Michael Hirsh, MD, said doctors must take an active role in addressing the rising number of gun fatalities across the United States in a new opinion piece published Nov. 28 in The Conversation.

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