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Woman receiving injection
April 25, 2016

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.

Teen-age girl with model of brain
April 21, 2016

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.

Child being examined by a doctor
April 20, 2016

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 map of the United States
April 19, 2016

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.

Woman receiving assistance from caregiver
April 13, 2016

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.

Prescription medications
April 13, 2016

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.

The Massachusetts Statehouse
April 12, 2016

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.

A map of Massachusetts
April 12, 2016

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. 

Free symposium about health promotion for children with autism, developmental disabilities
April 11, 2016

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).

MassLive: Direct care initiative led by UMass Medical School to help workers
April 05, 2016

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 article.

UMass Medical researchers preparing recommendations for statewide autism database.
April 04, 2016

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.

Autism expert to receive Federation for Children with Special Needs award for leadership in passing autism insurance legislation
March 30, 2016

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.

Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island launches behavioral health pilot program
March 24, 2016

The Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC), a patient-centered medical home initiative managed by UMass Medical School, is supporting behavioral health integration into primary care practices through a new pilot program, according to an article in Providence Business News.

Pharmacy manager appointed to Institute for Clinical and Economic Review public advisory council
March 22, 2016

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has appointed Kimberly Lenz, PharmD, a clinical pharmacy manager in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine, an ex-officio member of its New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (New England CEPAC). 

Dr. Warren J. Ferguson to call on Family Medicine educators to help end the era of mass incarceration
March 16, 2016

UMass Medical School’s correctional health expert Warren J. Ferguson, MD, will take the stage at the STFM Annual Spring Conference on Wednesday, May 4, and will challenge family medicine health professionals and educators to serve and advocate for populations affected by mass incarceration.