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March 04, 2015

UMass Medical School and MassHealth, the state Medicaid program, are working on an initiative to keep children with high-risk asthma healthier by trying to ensure the use of proper medications and the elimination of triggers, while reducing costly hospital visits, according to a story in the Telegram & Gazette March 4.

Pharmacy experts to present on hepatitis C medication management at National Drug Benefit Management Conference
February 26, 2015

UMass Medical School clinical pharmacists will discuss the management of Hepatitis C medication at the 20th Annual Drug Benefit Conference sponsored by the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute March 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas.

Kimberly A. Haddad
February 25, 2015

Health law and policy expert Kimberly A. Haddad, JD, MPH, has been named chief of staff of UMass Medical School’s public service consulting and operations division, Commonwealth Medicine.

Work Without Limits Career Fair
February 24, 2015

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program will educate employers about building diversity by recruiting people with disabilities and dispelling myths about their productivity at a conference and career fair hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management Feb. 26 in Cambridge.

Stethoscope and pills on graph
February 23, 2015

Clinical pharmacists from UMass Medical School will discuss opiates and the management of Hepatitis C drugs in Massachusetts at the American Drug Utilization Review Society (ADURS) 2015 Symposium Feb. 26-28 at the DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

February 17, 2015

The first comprehensive textbook on correctional psychiatry will be released next month in an effort to improve the quality of care given to inmates with mental illnesses. Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a co-editor of the textbook, sheds light on the need for mental health services in both correctional facilities and the community. Appelbaum is clinical professor of psychiatry at UMass Medical School and director of correctional mental health policy and research at its Center for Health Policy and Research, a unit within Commonwealth Medicine.

Pregnant Woman
February 12, 2015

The first population-based study of pregnant women with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the United States reveals that these mothers and their babies are at a greater risk of adverse outcomes that include preterm birth, low birth weight and low Apgar scores. The study was led by researchers at UMass Medical School, who were recently awarded a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to further investigate those disparities. 

Joyce Murphy speaking at Pinnacle awards
January 30, 2015

Joyce A. Murphy’s life mission to help the disadvantaged and advocate for compassionate care began at the tender age of 3, when her brother Brian was born with Hunter’s Syndrome. Despite a devastating diagnosis, the UMass Medical School executive vice chancellor rallied with her parents and five siblings to care for Brian for the duration of his short life.

Tufts Health Plan funding three projects designed by Rhode Island initiative managed by UMass Medical School
January 26, 2015

Tufts Health Plan is funding three projects designed by a Rhode Island primary care initiative managed by UMass Medical School, according to Jan. 9 stories in the Rhode Island Small Business Journal and Providence Business News.

UMass Medical School and Executive Office of Elder Affairs kick off program to help find missing seniors with dementia
January 14, 2015

When a senior with dementia is reported missing, time is of the essence. To speed up police response time, UMass Medical School and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs launched a program that will establish registries of vulnerable residents with key information authorities will need to locate them.

Correctional Psychiatry Textbook
January 13, 2015

A UMass Medical School expert on mental health for incarcerated populations has co-edited a soon-to-be-released textbook on correctional psychiatry to help improve the quality of care provided to inmates.

Rhode Island patient-centered medical home initiative managed by UMass Medical School incorporates and changes name
December 29, 2014

A Rhode Island primary care initiative managed by UMass Medical School has incorporated into a nonprofit organization and changed its name to the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC) as it broadens its focus on health care delivery transformation.

Asthma patient
December 19, 2014

UMass Medical School is partnering with MassHealth, the state Medicaid program, on a pilot that aims to improve health outcomes of children with high-risk asthma and reduce costly hospital visits through nontraditional interventions and services.

December 18, 2014

The rising demand for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters who have the proficiency and comfort to perform in a health care setting led to the development of a new training program offered by UMass Medical School, MassHealth, and the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Joyce A. Murphy
December 10, 2014

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine, will be presented next month with a 2015 Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. The annual awards honor female leaders who have achieved excellence in business and management.