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Health and Criminal Justice Program to assist in new Specialty Court Center of Excellence at UMass Medical School

Correctional health experts from the Health and Criminal Justice Program will serve as consultants to the newly created Specialty Court Center of Excellence, a partnership between UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Trial Court that will focus on expanding specialty courts across the state.

Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy to be honored with 2015 Pinnacle Award from Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine, will be presented next month with a 2015 Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. The annual awards honor female leaders who have achieved excellence in business and management.

Joyce A. Murphy honored with Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award; calls working in health care a privilege

Joyce A. Murphy’s life mission to help the disadvantaged and advocate for compassionate care began at the tender age of 3, when her brother Brian was born with Hunter’s Syndrome. Despite a devastating diagnosis, the UMass Medical School executive vice chancellor rallied with her parents and five siblings to care for Brian for the duration of his short life.

First study of pregnant women with intellectual and developmental disabilities reveals mothers and babies have poorer health outcomes

The first population-based study of pregnant women with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the United States reveals that these mothers and their babies are at a greater risk of adverse outcomes that include preterm birth, low birth weight and low Apgar scores. The study was led by researchers at UMass Medical School, who were recently awarded a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to further investigate those disparities. 

Health policy analysts to review MassHealth enrollment and spending in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation webinar

UMass Medical School health policy experts will review updated enrollment and spending data on Massachusetts’ Medicaid program, MassHealth, in a webinar at noon June 29 hosted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation.

UMass Medical School study indicates Rhode Island women with disabilities have a higher risk of pregnancy complications and poor infant outcomes

A study of pregnant women with disabilities in Rhode Island led by UMass Medical School has found that these women are more likely to report medical complications during pregnancy, have preterm births and low birth weight babies. The researchers conclude that clinicians need to be aware of the increased risks of pregnancy complications and poor infant outcomes.