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Travis Roy
May 16, 2019

Travis Roy, former college hockey player and founder of the Travis Roy Foundation, will keynote keynote our Work Without Limits 2019 Raise the Bar HIRE! conference! Roy’s foundation has raised more than $5 million over nearly 20 years that benefits individuals with spinal cord injuries and funds medical research.

Bottle of pills tipped over
April 16, 2019

Promising new solutions to opioid abuse and overdose come in the form of phone apps. Our pharmacy experts Kimberly Lenz and Kaelyn Boss discuss the role of technology in the battle against the opioid epidemic for Pharmacy Technology Report.

Gavel on books
April 09, 2019

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine will this month honor Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School correctional health leader Warren J. Ferguson, MD, for championing the role of academic medicine in correctional health care.

April 01, 2019

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and AMCP Foundation recognized Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School pharmacy leader Kimberly Lenz, PharmD, for her significant and lasting contributions to the profession on March 27. She was honored at an Annual Awards Dinner part of the AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.

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March 11, 2019

Clinical pharmacists from UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine will present strategies for leveraging naloxone as a means to controlling opioid abuse at the Academy  of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting 2019.

Gavel with books in the background
February 28, 2019

The 12th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health will feature a keynote address by Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, MPH, LCDR, a leader at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with expertise in the intersect of infectious disease, addiction treatment and justice-involved individuals. The conference will take place March 21-22 at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

February 22, 2019

Our employees raised $1,100 for the Ava Roy Fund through charitable “$3 Dress Down Days.” The fund raises money in support of the daughter of Christopher Roy, a Worcester firefighter who tragically passed away in December 2018 fighting a fire.

Work Without Limits in New York
February 12, 2019

Work Without Limits expands comprehensive benefits counseling services to New York through cooperative agreement with Social Security. Experts will advise people with disabilities on how working can impact their public benefits

February 05, 2019


Redesigning pediatric primary care in Connecticut to become a hub for child and family health could lead to better long-term outcomes and a healthier population. Robert Siefert & Hilary Diegnan compiled the report for Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI) & Connecticut Health Foundation.

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January 22, 2019

New research on the positive impact recovery coaches can have on individuals with opioid use disorder builds the case for why this unique addition to treatment deserves consideration from state policy makers. Our Katharine London shares findings in report for RIZE Massachusetts.

Pregnant woman
January 11, 2019

A new study in Health Affairs shows that women who were homeless during their pregnancies had significantly higher rates of health complications, such as hypertension, anemia, hemorrhage and early labor, compared with those who were not homeless.

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December 26, 2018

Let’s press rewind on 2018 and revisit some of the stories that resonated most with our readers in this list of the top 10 most read Commonwealth Medicine news articles, blogs and publications.

Lisa Colombo
December 18, 2018

Holiday gifts will be delivered to 125 children in foster care or state custody through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families thanks to the generous donations made by employees of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division.

Person talking with a mental health professional
December 10, 2018

Robert W. Seifert, MPA, a UMass Medical School health policy expert, will moderate a panel about the barriers to care for mental health and substance use disorders (SUD) at a Massachusetts Health Reform Survey event hosted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation at The Colonnade Hotel in Boston on Dec. 11.

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December 06, 2018

A disability evaluation expert from UMass Medical School presented to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) in Washington, D.C. on the findings of a research project related to the intersection between Mental Cognitive Demands and employment.