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November 23, 2015

Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a UMass Medical School correctional mental health expert, will be a keynote speaker at the “Systems, Clients and Patients: Psychiatry, Psychology and Law” conference Nov. 25-28 at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra in Australia.

Newborn screening lab technician Melody Rush
November 20, 2015

Melody Rush, a lab technician in UMass Medical School’s New England Newborn Screening Program, said during an episode on The Weather Channel that she didn’t expect to feel so much fear when she ventured out in a blizzard to pick up a newborn baby’s blood sample, which helped save the infant’s life.

November 19, 2015

The Weather Channel will air the story of Melody Rush, a lab technician in UMass Medical School’s New England Newborn Screening Program who braved a blizzard to pick up a newborn baby’s blood sample and helped save her life, in an episode of the “So You think You’d Survive?” series at 10 p.m. Nov. 19.

State launches MassOptions to streamline access to services for elders, individuals with disabilities
November 17, 2015

Today the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services announced the launch of MassOptions – a 7-day a week, free service aimed at simplifying access to long-term services and supports for the elderly, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers throughout the Commonwealth.

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November 17, 2015

A national study led by UMass Medical School shows that men with disabilities are more likely to report being victims of sexual violence over their lifetimes than men without disabilities, according to Boston Magazine’s Hub Health. Researchers concluded that sexual assault prevention needs to include the disabled community.

Managed Healthcare Executive: Pharmacy expert explains why Medication Therapy Management can raise health plans' Star Ratings
November 16, 2015

Medicare plans can increase their federal Star Ratings by implementing an effective Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program, UMass Medical School Clinical Program Director Bonnie Greenwood, PharmD, BCPS, wrote in an editorial for Managed Healthcare Executive.

November 13, 2015

UMass Medical School’s Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, said it was her younger brother Brian who inspired her to follow a career path focused on supporting underserved populations. Brian was 11 when he died from Hunter’s Syndrome at home, surrounded by family.

November 12, 2015

UMass Medical School experts will present on autism, oral health disparities in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and supporting siblings of children with mental health needs at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) annual conference Nov. 15-18 in Washington, D.C.

November 10, 2015

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) has appointed Kimberly Lenz, PharmD, a clinical pharmacy manager in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, an inaugural member of a medication addiction advisory group that will produce recommendations on treatment best practices.

November 09, 2015

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recognized UMass Medical School’s Health and Criminal Justice Program for its efforts in improving the health and outcomes of individuals involved in the criminal justice system during the AAMC’s 126th annual meeting Nov. 8 in Baltimore, Maryland.

UMass Medical School expert presents tutorial on benefits of university-state partnerships for Medicaid administration
November 04, 2015

A UMass Medical School expert demonstrates the benefits of partnerships between universities and state agencies for the support and guidance of health care programs, particularly Medicaid, in a tutorial filmed at Ohio State University.

November 03, 2015

The Pediatric Behavioral Health Medication Initiative (PBHMI), a program developed by UMass Medical School and MassHealth, Massachusetts’ Medicaid program, may help reduce the use of pediatric behavioral medications, according to an article in Managed Healthcare Executive Oct. 29.

November 02, 2015

Every day that John Dunleavy, a man with Down syndrome, comes to work for the Boston Bruins he has a smile on his face and a positive attitude. That approach has made an impression on the entire organization, and led UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits to honor John and the Bruins Oct. 27 for leadership in advancing workplace diversity and disability employment.

October 29, 2015

Men with disabilities are more likely than men without disabilities to be the victims of sexual violence, according to a national study co-authored by UMass Medical School, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers conclude that sexual assault screening, prevention, and response efforts need to be inclusive of all people with disabilities.

Presentations on community-based services, Hepatitis C, medically complex case management, pregnancy and oral health in people with disabilities at American Public Health Association conference
October 27, 2015

Experts present on community-based services, access to new Hepatitis C medications, Community Case Management; and pregnancy complications, falls prevention and oral health in individuals with disabilities at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting and exposition.