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July 28, 2014

More academic health centers should partner with correctional facilities to improve clinical care and advance education and research, according to an Academic Medicine commentary co-authored by Warren Ferguson, MD, professor and vice chair of family medicine & community health and a correctional health expert at UMass Medical School.

July 01, 2014

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program, within the Commonwealth Medicine division, is helping people with disabilities find jobs, according to a story in the July 1 Boston Globe.

June 19, 2014

As Massachusetts confronts an opioid abuse and misuse crisis, Maria Garcia, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, says clinicians need to assist patients addicted to the powerful drugs by supporting both their physical and mental health needs.

June 10, 2014

The National AHEC Organization (NAO) has named UMass Medical School’s Warren Ferguson, MD, the recipient of its 2014 Andy Nichols Award for Social Justice. Dr. Ferguson, vice chair and professor of family medicine & community health and medical director of the Mass Area Health Education Center (MassAHEC) Network, will accept the award on July 10 at the annual NAO Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.

June 04, 2014

New recommendations on how pharmacists should manage opioid prescriptions are expected to be released by Gov. Deval Patrick’s Opiate Emergency Task Force this month and Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, pharmacy director at Commonwealth Medicine and an active participant on the task force, said pharmacists will embrace the suggestions.

Joyce A. Murphy
May 27, 2014

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has named Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, vice chair of its Board of Directors. Murphy will serve alongside Chairperson Mary Ann Tocio, president and chief operating officer of Bright Horizons Family Solutions.

New Haven, Connecticut
May 16, 2014

A survey reveals that 45 percent of the state’s residents have been told they have a chronic condition, according to the Hartford Business Journal.

Map of New York State
May 15, 2014

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has awarded UMass Medical School a multimillion dollar contract to manage comprehensive medical services for nearly 1,000 inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) located in Ray Brook, New York.

May 09, 2014

Truly compassionate care can only be achieved when health care leaders make it a priority and remove barriers to patient-centered care, UMass Medical School’s Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, said at The Schwartz Center’s 12th Annual Celebration of Women in Healthcare on May 8.

Joyce A. Murphy
May 05, 2014

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, will be one of six to share personal stories of compassionate healthcare at The Schwartz Center’s 12th Annual Celebration of Women in Healthcare May 8.

April 28, 2014

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program, in the division of Commonwealth Medicine, is helping a local startup company turn discarded surgical tape into fashionable tote bags and employing people with disabilities to get the job done, according to an April 27 article in the Telegram & Gazette.

April 25, 2014

A new report from UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division and the Department of Public Health highlights the ways Massachusetts residents with disabilities “fare worse” than those without disabilities when it comes to physical and mental health and quality medical care, according to a post on WBUR’s CommonHealth blog.

April 17, 2014

Individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts are more likely to experience poor physical and mental health, nicotine addiction and sexual violence, according to a report released this week co-authored by UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

April 11, 2014

MassHealth cares for more than half of state residents with disabilities and has increased its per capita spending one percent over the past five years, according to a Health Care For All blog post about a series of charts created by UMass Medical School.

UMass Medical School disability program honored at State House
April 10, 2014

UMass Medical School’s Disability Evaluation Services was honored for its role in helping people with mental illness reenter the workforce at the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition’s 15th Annual Employer Awards Celebration at the State House on April 9.