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Representatives of organizations attending the May 19 Learning Community session.
May 26, 2016

UMass Medical School is training community organizations in an effort to improve consumer understanding of health insurance and increase self-sufficiency. The organizations are participating in  the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation’s Connecting Consumers with Care grant program.

Doctor helping child with asthma
May 25, 2016

UMass Medical School health policy expert Katharine London, MS, will discuss the pediatric asthma bundled payment model she helped design for MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program, in a Center for Health Care Strategies’ webinar June 2.

Woman speaking with employee
May 24, 2016

A new brief by UMass Medical School and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law outlines policy opportunities that can be leveraged to expand opportunities for people with psychiatric disabilities to successfully obtain and maintain employment.

Children playing
May 20, 2016

UMass Medical School autism advocate Elaine Gabovitch, MPA, has been reappointed to her fourth term as Act Early Ambassador to Massachusetts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote the early identification of developmental delays.

Alexis Henry
May 16, 2016

Alexis D. Henry, ScD, OTR/L, a disability employment policy expert at UMass Medical School, will receive the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association’s prestigious Armin Loeb Award during the 2016 Recovery Workforce Summit in Boston May 22-25.

Adult children comfort their father
May 13, 2016

Doctors and patients in Massachusetts are not prepared for end-of-life care, and one-third of those who had a relative who died recently were disappointed in their care, according to a recent survey conducted by UMass Medical School and SSRS, and organized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA).

Prison with barbed wire
May 10, 2016

Warren J. Ferguson, MD, UMass Medical School’s criminal justice health expert, will give the keynote address urging academic health science centers to address the public health effects of mass incarceration May 10 at the Correctional Health Research Symposium at Augusta University.

Gavel and stethoscope
May 09, 2016

UMass Medical School’s criminal justice health expert Warren J. Ferguson, MD, calls on academic health science centers to address the effect of criminal justice involvement on public health through research, training and clinical care in a lead commentary that he co-authored in a special issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

The Autism Insurance Resource Center honored four individuals at its Celebration of Champions event May 5.
May 05, 2016

The Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center  May 5 honored four individuals for their dedication and commitment to helping families and individuals in the autism community.

UHealthSolutions employees were honored for their years of service at the organization's 15th anniversary celebration
May 03, 2016

In the 15 years since its inception, UHealthSolutions, the nonprofit business affiliate of UMass Medical School, has grown from managing the Massachusetts pharmaceutical assistance program to delivering high-performance, customized health care solutions to a variety of clients nationwide.

Woman working with physical therapist at home
May 02, 2016

The expansion of health care to include long-term services and supports will continue as technology improves coordination and communication, a UMass Medical School expert told HealthLeaders Media.

Two siblings
April 27, 2016

The director of UMass Medical School’s Sibling Support Program will discuss the experience of siblings of children with mental health issues and the strategies that can be used to support them at the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network May 2. The presentation is being held to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week.

Correctional officer and inmates in a prison.
April 26, 2016

Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a correctional mental health expert at UMass Medical School, says psychiatric organizations don’t pay enough attention to the challenges of their members who work in prisons, according to an article in The New Yorker published online ahead of the May 2 print issue.

Woman receiving injection
April 25, 2016

A UMass Medical School pharmacy expert will present on proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors and their potential use for managing cholesterol at Asembia's 2016 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit May 2-6 in Las Vegas.

Teen-age girl with model of brain
April 21, 2016

UMass Medical School has been awarded a contract to improve evaluations of six youth health careers pipeline programs offered by the Connecticut Area Health Education Center (CT AHEC) Network, associated with the UConn School of Medicine.