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Group of teenagers smiling for a picture
January 10, 2018

A UMass Medical School pharmacy team grew concerned after reviewing the prescriptions of a teen diagnosed with multiple psychiatric disorders, and with a history of bodily harm.

Man using landline and working on computer
January 04, 2018

With the right training, insurance adjusters can learn how to cull a wealth of information from medical records and even just a simple phone call, says David Nowell, PhD.

2017 for Commonwealth Medicine graphic
December 28, 2017

We are revisiting UMass Medical School’s 2017 accomplishments with the top 10 most read Commonwealth Medicine news articles and publications.

UMass Medical School employee provided holiday gifts
December 20, 2017

More than 100 children in foster care or state custody through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) will receive holiday surprises this season thanks to the generosity of employees at UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Care Financing.

Hepatitis written on small chalk board
December 19, 2017

In combating Hepatitis C infection, matching patients with the optimal and most effective drug regimens is key, says Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS, of UMass Medical School.

File with the word "Claims" printed on a tab
December 12, 2017

Insurance adjusters can face significant stress when weighing whether to endorse someone’s disability claim, as there is much at stake since it can be a potentially life-changing decision, says David Nowell, PhD, a clinical staff member at UMass Medical School and an expert in independent medical evaluations as a practicing neuropsychologist.

Dr Éamonn O’Moore
December 08, 2017

The eleventh Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health will feature Dr. Éamonn O’Moore as the event's keynote speaker.

Disability claim
November 21, 2017

Disability claims can be tricky, especially when it comes to concussions and brain injuries, and insurance adjusters often have to make difficult calls. Having the right clinical knowledge is crucial.

Tyson Thompson
November 20, 2017

Ensuring powerful pain medications are not abused and get to patients who need them is a key challenge today for opioid management programs amid a nationwide addiction epidemic, says Tyson Thompson, PharmD, of UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services.

Pavel Lavitas
November 13, 2017

UMass Medical School is developing strategies to more efficiently manage Hepatitis C treatment at a time when both new infections and the cost of new, life-saving drugs are soaring, says Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS, of UMass Medical School.

Kimberly Lenz and Pharmacy Practice News
November 08, 2017

A multidisciplinary-team approach, patient education and a plentiful supply of Naloxone is key to battling the opioid epidemic, UMass Medical School’s Kimbery Lenz, PharmD, tells Pharmacy Practice News.

Work Without Limits and Circular Blu
November 07, 2017

Circular Blu, creator of the blue wrap tote-bag and trailblazer in the field of circular economics, has formed a new partnership with UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits to create sustainable employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Elderly man and community health worker
November 03, 2017

A UMass Medical School health policy expert will lay out a strategy for creating sustainable financing models for community health worker (CHW) services at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting Nov. 4-8 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Gavel next to a bottle of pills
November 02, 2017

A pair of UMass Medical School correctional health experts will discuss efforts to treat inmates for opioid abuse and improve medical care behind bars at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care’s 2017 National Conference on Correctional Health Care Nov. 4-8 in Chicago, Illinois.

Gavel and stethoscope
November 01, 2017

The American College of Correctional Physicians (ACCP) will present UMass Medical School’s Warren J. Ferguson with the 2017 Armond Start Award for Excellence in Correctional Medicine at its annual meeting in Chicago Nov. 5.

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