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.
Opioid addiction can be treated successfully with medication, and state policies should reflect the scientific evidence that supports those findings, UMass Medical School’s Robin Clark, PhD, writes in an op-ed for CommonWealth Magazine.
UMass Medical School is partnering with MassHealth, the state Medicaid program, on a pilot that aims to improve health outcomes of children with high-risk asthma and reduce costly hospital visits through nontraditional interventions and services.
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’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.
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 law and policy expert Kimberly A. Haddad, JD, MPH, has been named chief of staff of UMass Medical School’s public service consulting and operations division, Commonwealth Medicine.
The newest research concerning the health care of incarcerated populations will be presented by national experts at the 8th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health March 19-20 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor.
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.
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.