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Winter Ball raises more than $1.4 M for UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Winter Ball raises more than $1.4 M for UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center

The Winter Ball, the premier fundraising gala supporting the mission of the academic health sciences center comprising UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center raised more than $1.4 million, a new gala record. More than $500K of that total will support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Chancellor Collins, UMMS employees join Veterans Inc. in Holiday Harvest distribution

Chancellor Collins, UMMS employees join Veterans Inc. in Holiday Harvest distribution

Chancellor Michael F. Collins and UMass Medical School employees joined dozens of volunteers at Veterans Inc. in Worcester on Tuesday, Nov. 21, distributing full turkey dinners to hundreds of veterans

UMass Medical School faculty recognized by Worcester District Medical Society

UMass Medical School faculty recognized by Worcester District Medical Society

The Worcester District Medical Society has honored two UMass Medical School faculty members. Julia Johnson, MD, received the President’s Award and Giles Whalen, MD, accepted the Career Achievement Award. 

Primary care physicians cautious about new guidelines for high blood pressure

Primary care physicians cautious about new guidelines for high blood pressure

Family medicine faculty Ronald Adler, MD, and Frank Domino, MD, will counsel patients about lifestyle modifications as well as medication to manage blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular disease risk rather than striving to achieve a set point for all, despite new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

Upcoming flu shot clinics at UMass Medical School

Upcoming flu shot clinics at UMass Medical School

UMass Medical School is providing flu shots to faculty, staff and students, free of charge, at on-campus clinics throughout November.

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk beats fundraising goal, yields $560K for research, treatment

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk beats fundraising goal, yields $560K for research, treatment

The 19th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk & Run surpassed its fundraising goal, bringing in $560,000 to support cancer research and treatment at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. 

Federal push for drug courts mirrors the model in Massachusetts

Federal push for drug courts mirrors the model in Massachusetts

The new federal commission on the opioid crisis will urge the Department of Justice to establish federal drug courts nationwide to better connect addicts with lifesaving treatment, a judicial system Massachusetts has used for years and recently improved with the help of UMass Medical School. Ira Packer, PhD, serves as director of the Center of Excellence for Specialty Courts.

The COMECC 2017 campaign is now underway

The COMECC 2017 campaign is now underway

UMass Medical School’s 2017 COMECC campaign is now underway and continues through Nov. 22.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Charitable Campaign begins Nov. 6

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Charitable Campaign begins Nov. 6

The 2017 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign (COMECC) will run from Nov. 6 to Nov. 22.  A new initiative to support services in the North Quadrant of the Worcester Public Schools will be part of COMECC for the first time.

AAMC annual meeting to feature correctional health leader Warren Ferguson

AAMC annual meeting to feature correctional health leader Warren Ferguson

Warren J. Ferguson, MD, one of the nation’s leading experts on health care for criminal justice populations, will talk about social justice behind bars at the Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting in Boston.

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