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he Center on Child Wellbeing and Trauma (CCWT) Executive Director Audrey Smolkin and Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate Director Maria Mossaides recently joined Massachusetts State Senator Harriette Chandler on her WCCA TV show "Beacon Hill Chat" to discuss the center and how a trauma-responsive approach can make a positive difference in children's lives
April 21, 2022

The Center on Child Wellbeing and Trauma's executive director Audrey Smolkin and the Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate Director Maria Mossaides recently talked about the center with Massachusetts State Senator Harriette Chandler on her show "Beacon Hill Chat" on WCCA TV.

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April 11, 2022

During the last week of March, a group of Commonwealth Medicine pharmacy experts participated in the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)'s 2022 Conference in Chicago where they shared their research and clinical expertise on a wide range of topics.

Thomas C. Pomfret, PharmD, MPH, BCPS receiving award
April 04, 2022

Congratulations to Thomas C. Pomfret, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, pharmacy residency program director and clinical consultant pharmacist team lead, who received the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Residency Director Award at the AMCP meeting in Chicago on Thursday, March 31.

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March 28, 2022

Eliza Anderson, PharmD, and Wilson Haong, PharmD, MBA, residents in the Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program at Commonwealth Medicine, recently received one of two American Drug Utilization Review Society’s (ADURS) 2022 Elgene “Jake” Jacobs Memorial Scholarships for their research on prescription stimulant use in a state Medicaid population

Jorge Sanchez
March 15, 2022

Commonwealth Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School is pleased to announce Jorge Sanchez, MEd, has been named the inaugural program director of Diversity and Inclusion.

Andrea Bresnahan
February 01, 2022

Commonwealth Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School is pleased to welcome Andrea Bresnahan, DNP, as the executive director of the Nursing Council on Workforce Sustainability (NCWS), part of a statewide effort to tackle the nursing shortages in Massachusetts.

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December 20, 2021

Commonwealth Medicine is a recipient of one of these grants, and will use these funds to conduct research on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of pharmacists regarding treating and preventing substance use disorder, harm reduction, and how stigma may affect services.

Lisa M. Colombo receiving award beside Elizabeth Vittum, VP, Seven Hills Foundation and Chair, Women’s Initiative of the United Way of Central Mass and Peter Stanton, Publisher and CEO, WBJ
November 18, 2021

Last month we shared that our Executive Vice Chancellor Lisa M. Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN, was named one of Worcester Business Journal's (WBJ) Outstanding Women in Business. Described by the WBJ as a natural-born leader, Lisa was recognized for her distinguished career and leadership at a celebratory luncheon with the seven other awardees earlier this month.

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November 04, 2021

Commonwealth Medicine experts among authors of a new policy brief featured in Health Affairs.

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November 03, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio, and SHREWSBURY, Mass. — Commonwealth Medicine (CWM) and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) are pleased to announce a three-year agreement in which CWM will provide rehabilitative and review services for OPERS disability recipients.

CWM will work closely with participants in the OPERS Rehabilitative Services Program, which helps OPERS disability recipients return to wellness. Participants partner with a clinical nurse case manager to map out a recovery plan and receive vocational assistance to help with their self-directed job search.

Roger Eaton, PhD
October 26, 2021

Roger B. Eaton, PhD, director of the New England Newborn Screening Program, an initiative of UMass Chan Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, is the 2021 recipient of the Harry Hannon Laboratory Improvement Award in Newborn Screening, a prestigious international tribute.

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October 20, 2021

At the Center, experts will work with child-serving systems in Massachusetts to reduce trauma infliction and support children’s healing

Lisa Colombo
October 12, 2021

Commonwealth Medicine Executive Vice Chancellor Lisa M. Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN, is a recipient of the 2021 Worcester Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business Award, recognized for her distinguished career and leadership rooted in patient care, quality and safety, and operational management that has brought extraordinary growth to Commonwealth Medicine in its service to the residents of Massachusetts and beyond.

October 07, 2021

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which celebrates the many contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. With this year’s theme – “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion” – the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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September 14, 2021

On September 7, 2021, the University of Massachusetts announced a history-making $175 million donation from The Morningside Foundation to UMass Medical School.

The transformational gift is unrestricted and will more than double the Medical School’s endowment. It comes as the Medical School celebrates its 50th year of educating future physicians, nursing leaders and biomedical scientists and as its Nobel Prize-winning research enterprise has grown to $400 million.