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UMMS developing training program on medication-assisted opioid addiction treatment

UMMS developing training program on medication-assisted opioid addiction treatment

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded a grant to UMass Medical School to create a training program that will qualify medical, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid-addicted patients. Daniel Mullin, PsyD, is principal investigator on the grant.

Vineyard Gazette: UMMS rural scholars study end-of-life planning as public health issue

Vineyard Gazette: UMMS rural scholars study end-of-life planning as public health issue

Medical and graduate nursing Students in the Rural Health Scholars Pathway at UMass Medical School conducted a study to identify end-of-life planning concerns and needs of Martha’s Vineyard’s aging population, as reported in the Nov. 5 issue of the Vineyard Gazette.

UMass Medical School recognized with national award for opioid safe-prescribing curriculum

UMass Medical School recognized with national award for opioid safe-prescribing curriculum

UMass Medical School has been selected as one of four recipients of the Association of American Medical Colleges Curricular Innovation Award for its Opioid Safe-prescribing Training Immersion program.

Kimberly Fisher speaks at Arnold P. Gold Foundation event on patient-centered care

Kimberly Fisher speaks at Arnold P. Gold Foundation event on patient-centered care

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation tapped UMass Medical School critical care expert Kimberly Fisher, MD, MSc, to address improving care in the ICU at the 2018 Planetree International Conference on Person-Centered Care. 

Boston Globe highlights palliative care training at UMass Medical School

Boston Globe highlights palliative care training at UMass Medical School

UMass Medical School is working with Harvard, Tufts and Boston University to develop standards for end-of-life medical training, according to an article in the Oct. 10 Boston Globe

Benjamin Nwosu finds youth exposure to second-hand smoke predicts vitamin D deficiency

Benjamin Nwosu finds youth exposure to second-hand smoke predicts vitamin D deficiency

A new study by UMass Medical School pediatric endocrinology expert Benjamin Nwosu, MD, finds that children in the United States exposed to second-hand smoke are far more likely to be low on vitamin D than their unexposed peers.

SOM student Amanda Whitehouse to chair American Medical Association standing committee

SOM student Amanda Whitehouse to chair American Medical Association standing committee

Second-year School of Medicine student Amanda Whitehouse has been selected as the new chair of American Medical Association’s Membership Engagement and Recruitment Committee.

GSBS, American Chemical Society collaborate to measure impact of individual development plans

GSBS, American Chemical Society collaborate to measure impact of individual development plans

With a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in collaboration with the American Chemical Society will measure the impact of career development planning for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. 

GSBS recognizes 52 graduate students as they embark on dissertation research

GSBS recognizes 52 graduate students as they embark on dissertation research

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean Mary Ellen Lane, PhD, welcomed and congratulated 52 graduate students entering the transformative years of their doctoral research during the GSBS Qualifying Exam Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Pinning marks milestone for 36 GSN Graduate Entry Pathway students

Pinning marks milestone for 36 GSN Graduate Entry Pathway students

Thirty-six students marked an educational and professional milestone at their Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 17, as they received pins symbolizing their entry into the profession. 

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