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Worcester Public Schools and UMass Medical School unveil family support services initiative

Worcester Public Schools and UMass Medical School unveil family support services initiative

UMass Medical School is stocking a school food pantry, distributing 700 backpacks filled with supplies to students and installing washers and dryers in the Worcester Public Schools, thanks to support from the Remillard Family Community Service Fund. 

Warren Ferguson in STAT and Boston Globe: Prisons and jails need support to fight opioid addiction

Warren Ferguson in STAT and Boston Globe: Prisons and jails need support to fight opioid addiction

Warren J. Ferguson, MD, is studying how jails and prisons can implement medication-assisted treatment programs for opioid addiction, according to reports by STAT and The Boston Globe.

New UMMS study shows how to account for social disparities in health care costs

New UMMS study shows how to account for social disparities in health care costs

In a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Arlene Ash, PhD, recommends allocating some health insurance dollars for patients in vulnerable communities and for those subject to social risks, in addition to their medical issues. 

Heather Forkey named Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine

Heather Forkey named Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine

Heather C. Forkey, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, director of the Foster Children Evaluation Service, and chief of the Division of Child Protection for the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, has been named the next Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine.

Motivated high schoolers learn about health care careers and how to achieve them

Motivated high schoolers learn about health care careers and how to achieve them

Eighteen teenagers from across Massachusetts gained essential skills and knowledge to turn their dreams for health care careers into reality as participants in the High School Health Careers summer program at UMass Medical School.

Robert Layne named assistant dean for outreach programs

Robert Layne named assistant dean for outreach programs

Longtime educator, mentor and role model Robert Layne, MEd, has been promoted to the newly created role of assistant dean for outreach programs and instructor in radiology at UMass Medical School. 

Nancy Byatt recognized with prestigious award from Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

Nancy Byatt recognized with prestigious award from Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

Nancy Byatt, DO, MBA, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Don R. Lipsitt Award for Achievement in Integrative and Collaborative Care from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.

Youth cadets get authentic police academy training at UMass Medical School

Youth cadets get authentic police academy training at UMass Medical School

Fourteen Worcester teens participated in the Summer Youth Police Academy at UMass Medical School, whose Department of Public Safety launched the first-of-its-kind youth career program. 

Rachel Gershon in STAT: Senate health care bill will make insurance exchanges unaffordable

Rachel Gershon in STAT: Senate health care bill will make insurance exchanges unaffordable

UMMS health care law and policy expert Rachel Gershon writes that fewer people will be able to afford health insurance purchased through state and federal exchanges under provisions in the Senate health care bill.

New Remillard Family Fund at UMMS supports community service

New Remillard Family Fund at UMMS supports community service

With a $3 million donation from the Remillard Family Foundation, UMass Medical School is funding community service programs that will improve the lives and health of residents of Worcester and Central Massachusetts and positively impact individuals, groups and communities.

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