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.
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.
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.
Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, has been named one of six Outstanding Women in Business by Worcester Business Journal.
UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits will honor the Boston Bruins for their leadership in advancing workplace diversity by hiring individuals with disabilities. The award will be presented to the Bruins during the third annual Work Without Limits “Raise the Bar Hire!” Conference and Career Fair Oct. 27 and 28 at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood.
UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins presented the employer engagement team of Commonwealth Medicine’s Work Without Limits with the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Advancing the UMMS Mission at the 37th annual employee service celebration Oct. 22.
A UMass Medical School clinical pharmacy manager will discuss the nation’s opioid epidemic, Massachusetts’ response and how pharmacists can play a role at MCPHS University’s sixth annual Stoklosa Symposium Oct. 22 at the Holiday Inn in Peabody.
Managing pediatric behavioral health medications to ensure safe and effective care will be presented by clinical pharmacists in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Nexus conference Oct. 26-29 in Orlando, Florida.
Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, has been appointed to serve on the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare Board of Directors.
A clinical consultant pharmacist from UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division will discuss the application of motivational interviewing (MI) to improve patient communication and outcomes at the MTM and Medication Adherence Innovations Summit Oct. 14-16 in Nashville, Tennessee.
UMass Medical School researchers have created a framework to better examine the health of women with physical disabilities around the time of their pregnancy.
UMass Medical School health policy experts will outline enrollment and spending of the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, during two October webinars hosted by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute, a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.
A federally funded project that aims to improve Vermont’s health care system is succeeding with support from UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School, in partnership with the University of Connecticut Health Center, created one of the 39 health care collaborative networks selected for funding in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, announced Sept. 29 by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.
Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, a pharmacy director in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, is the 2015 recipient of the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association (MPhA) Bowl of Hygeia Award.