The director of UMass Medical School’s Sibling Support Program will discuss the experience of siblings of children with mental health issues and the strategies that can be used to support them at the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network May 2. The presentation is being held to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week.
Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a correctional mental health expert at UMass Medical School, says psychiatric organizations don’t pay enough attention to the challenges of their members who work in prisons, according to an article in The New Yorker published online ahead of the May 2 print issue.
A UMass Medical School pharmacy expert will present on proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors and their potential use for managing cholesterol at Asembia's 2016 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit May 2-6 in Las Vegas.
UMass Medical School has been awarded a contract to improve evaluations of six youth health careers pipeline programs offered by the Connecticut Area Health Education Center (CT AHEC) Network, associated with the UConn School of Medicine.
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has appointed Jill Morrow-Gorton, MD, MBA, a senior medical director in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, to its Pediatric Performance Measures Standing Committee.
A UMass Medical School health care expert will discuss university-state projects that improve Medicaid services in a webinar hosted by Public University Medicaid Partnerships April 20.
Long-term services and supports experts from UMass Medical School will discuss how to use data to develop outcome-based measures to ensure the quality of home and community-based services (HCBS) at the World interRAI Conference in Toronto, Canada, April 13.
UMass Medical School pharmacy experts will present posters on adherence to regimens for chronic hepatitis C, the impact of prescriber outreach on co-prescribing opioids with other medications and the effect of a federal schedule change on prescribing hydrocodone combination drugs at the annual meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) April 19-22 at Moscone West in San Francisco.
A UMass Medical School health policy expert has found overall health care spending in Massachusetts has increased by 57 percent since the state’s health law took effect 10 years ago, according to an article about the law’s anniversary on WBUR’s CommonHealth.
Massachusetts’ health law laid the groundwork for improvements, but there are opportunities for further reform, particularly those related to cost, says a review authored by UMass Medical School health policy experts and released on the 10th anniversary of the health care law by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation.
The Healthy Weight Research Network (HWRN), a national research network that is coordinated by UMass Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine, will host a free symposium at the Hilton Baltimore May 11 in Maryland. The symposium will share the latest information about obesity, physical activity, and eating behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD).
A standardized direct care worker curriculum being developed for state colleges by a consortium led by UMass Medical School and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education will improve care and help workers advance in their careers, according to an April 4 MassLive.com article.
UMass Medical School researchers are preparing recommendations for a statewide autism database to help lawmakers, communities and service providers understand how many residents have autism to improve planning of supports and identify geographic clusters, according to an article in the Telegram & Gazette April 4.
Amy K. Weinstock, director of UMass Medical School’s Autism Insurance Resource Center, will be presented with the Martha Zeigler Founders Award during the Federation for Children with Special Needs’ annual gala at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston May 13.