A new study in Health Affairs shows that women who were homeless during their pregnancies had significantly higher rates of health complications, such as hypertension, anemia, hemorrhage and early labor, compared with those who were not homeless.
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UMass Medical School is working closely with researchers at Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center on a national study to examine the needs of veterans and active duty service members who have major upper-limb amputations. Melissa Clark, PhD, senior director of research and evaluation for Commonwealth Medicine, said the study is a great example of the school’s commitment to improving the lives of veterans.
At the 29th annual tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 12, UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins announced that the 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity recipient is Jorge Sanchez Jr., director of client relations for Commonwealth Medicine and co-chair of the Commonwealth Medicine Cultural Diversity Committee.
Two programs and one employee of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division are among those being honored by the 2016 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Performance Recognition Program.
Warren Ferguson, MD, has been named the 2016 Community Clinician of the Year by the Worcester district of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Dr. Ferguson is director of academic programs for the Health and Criminal Justice Program and medical director of the Massachusetts Area Health Education Center.