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.
A clinical pharmacy manager from UMass Medical School will discuss appropriately balancing access to opioids with the need to guard against abuse and misuse at The Safe Prescribing and Dispensing Conference hosted by Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey March 14 in Randolph, Massachusetts.
Millions of Americans will lose health insurance, and state Medicaid programs – particularly in states that expanded coverage – are likely to face budget challenges under the American Health Care Act (AHCA) released March 6 by House Republicans, said UMass Medical School health care expert Terry Dougherty, MPH.
The 10th annual Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health will include a peer session on implementing medication assisted treatment for opioid abuse, and a town hall featuring the perspectives of justice-involved individuals when it convenes March 16-17 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott in Atlanta, Georgia.
Frank Joyce, RN, has been appointed senior director of UMass Medical School’s Disability Evaluation Services following a successful stint as interim senior director.
Clinical pharmacists from UMass Medical School will present on a novel approach to opioid addiction treatment as well as cystic fibrosis treatment advances at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting 2017 March 27-29 in Denver, Colorado.
UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits, a statewide network dedicated to advancing the employment of people with disabilities, is linking with Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) to offer e-mentoring to Massachusetts community college students with disabilities.
To improve treatment of substance use disorder in prison and jail populations, UMass Medical School has teamed up with the departments of corrections in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and the sheriffs in the Massachusetts counties of Middlesex and Barnstable. This correctional health practice collaborative will help participants implement evidence-based approaches in correctional settings.
Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act could impact core components of the health care law that involve revenue and expenditures, Jay Himmelstein, MD, MPH, chief federal strategist at UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, said as part of panel on impending changes to health care reform Jan. 18 at UMass Medical School.
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.
The Massachusetts Health Council’s 19th Annual Pharmacy Public Health Policy Symposium on Jan. 18 will feature UMass Medical School Pharmacy Director Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, who will review new policy decisions, revised regulations and reimbursement changes that impact the MassHealth Pharmacy program.
Temple Grandin, PhD, one of the most accomplished autism advocates in the world, will deliver the keynote address at the Work Without Limits Raise the Bar Hire! conference Oct. 5. UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits is a statewide network of engaged employers and innovative, collaborative partners that aims to increase employment among individuals with disabilities.
From celebrating the first birthday of a baby saved by newborn screening to recommending policies that will help people with psychiatric disabilities obtain and maintain employment, here is a selection of the most read Commonwealth Medicine stories of 2016. They illustrate the broad reach of our UMass Medical School division and its mission of increasing access to quality health care and training providers to meet patient needs.
Individuals with disabilities are persistently underemployed in Massachusetts and across the country, and Work Without Limits seeks to bridge that gap with their recently launched job board, Jobs Without Limits.
A first of its kind pilot that will in January begin monitoring patients on specialty drugs in real-time is a partnership between UMass Medical School and tech startup InterVRX, according to an article in Specialty Pharmacy Continuum.