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November 14, 2014

Warren Ferguson, MD, a correctional health expert at UMass Medical School, will speak about prison health and primary care during a Harvard Medical School symposium in Boston Friday, Nov. 14.

November 10, 2014

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.

November 04, 2014

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.

Medications on graph
November 03, 2014

UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services’ (CPS) Managed Care Residency Program has been accredited for another five years by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.

October 30, 2014

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits will honor Marianne Gilmore of the Carroll Center for the Blind, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Statewide Young Adult Council and Wegmans for their efforts in advancing employment of individuals with disabilities. The awards will be bestowed at the second annual “Raise the Bar Hire!” Conference and Career Fair at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood on Oct. 30.

October 27, 2014

The skyrocketing costs of correctional health care received new attention earlier this year with the release of a state prison health care spending report from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. UMass Medical School’s Warren Ferguson, MD, a national leader in the field of correctional health, served as an external reviewer of the highly anticipated report. Ferguson is director of academic programs for the Health and Criminal Justice Program within the medical school’s Commonwealth Medicine division, and is a professor and vice chair of Family Medicine & Community Health. Here, Ferguson sheds some light on the reasons why it’s expensive to care for inmates.

 Joyce A. Murphy at Top Women-Led Businesses Award Breakfast
October 24, 2014

Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting and operations division of UMass Medical School, is number two on the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, announced The Boston Globe Magazine and its partner The Commonwealth Institute. Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, is the chief executive at Commonwealth Medicine.

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Presentation
October 23, 2014

Clinical pharmacists from UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division have been honored with a platinum medal for their presentation on hepatitis C medication monitoring at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Nexus 2014: Connecting Health Care and Innovation.

October 22, 2014

While accepting her Outstanding Leadership award from the Massachusetts Health Council on Tuesday, Oct. 21, UMass Medical School’s Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, explained it was her experience teaching a 7-year-old boy to read while an undergraduate in Boston that started her down the path toward a career in health care.

Price Variation Chart
October 10, 2014

A report co-authored by UMass Medical School health policy experts and presented to the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board details health services price variations across the state and suggests ways to set standards, according to an Oct. 6 story on the news website

October 09, 2014

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits initiative will hold its second annual “Raise the Bar Hire!” Conference and Career Fair at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood on Oct. 30-31. Work Without Limits aims to increase the employment rate of people with disabilities.

Case Management conference to feature presentation on UMass Medical School Community Case Management service
October 02, 2014

How Community Case Management (CCM), a partnership between MassHealth and UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, supports medically complex individuals so they can live safely in the community will be highlighted during a presentation at the Case Management Society of New England’s 25th Annual Conference at the Holiday Inn Boxborough on Friday, Oct. 3.

September 24, 2014

UMass Medical School health policy expert Katharine London, MS, joined a roster of health care leaders at the latest Brookings Institution MEDTalkon Sept. 24 to discuss how alternative payment models can support innovative ways of providing care for children with asthma.

Joyce A. Murphy
September 17, 2014

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine, will be honored by the Massachusetts Health Council, a nonprofit committed to improving and protecting the health of state citizens, at its annual gala on Oct. 21 in Boston.

Massachusetts map flag
September 02, 2014

UMass Medical School health policy expert Katharine London, MS, part of the team developing the Vermont single-payer financing model, talked toThe Boston Globe about the complexities of bringing that reform to Massachusetts.