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UMass Medical School and Executive Office of Elder Affairs kick off program to help find missing seniors with dementia
January 14, 2015

When a senior with dementia is reported missing, time is of the essence. To speed up police response time, UMass Medical School and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs launched a program that will establish registries of vulnerable residents with key information authorities will need to locate them.

Correctional Psychiatry Textbook
January 13, 2015

A UMass Medical School expert on mental health for incarcerated populations has co-edited a soon-to-be-released textbook on correctional psychiatry to help improve the quality of care provided to inmates.

Rhode Island patient-centered medical home initiative managed by UMass Medical School incorporates and changes name
December 29, 2014

A Rhode Island primary care initiative managed by UMass Medical School has incorporated into a nonprofit organization and changed its name to the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC) as it broadens its focus on health care delivery transformation.

Asthma patient
December 19, 2014

UMass Medical School is partnering with MassHealth, the state Medicaid program, on a pilot that aims to improve health outcomes of children with high-risk asthma and reduce costly hospital visits through nontraditional interventions and services.

December 18, 2014

The rising demand for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters who have the proficiency and comfort to perform in a health care setting led to the development of a new training program offered by UMass Medical School, MassHealth, and the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Joyce A. Murphy
December 10, 2014

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine, will be presented next month with a 2015 Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. The annual awards honor female leaders who have achieved excellence in business and management.

November 14, 2014

Warren Ferguson, MD, a correctional health expert at UMass Medical School, will speak about prison health and primary care during a Harvard Medical School symposium in Boston Friday, Nov. 14.

November 10, 2014

Correctional health experts from the Health and Criminal Justice Program will serve as consultants to the newly created Specialty Court Center of Excellence, a partnership between UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Trial Court that will focus on expanding specialty courts across the state.

November 04, 2014

Opioid addiction can be treated successfully with medication, and state policies should reflect the scientific evidence that supports those findings, UMass Medical School’s Robin Clark, PhD, writes in an op-ed for CommonWealth Magazine.

Medications on graph
November 03, 2014

UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services’ (CPS) Managed Care Residency Program has been accredited for another five years by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.

October 30, 2014

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits will honor Marianne Gilmore of the Carroll Center for the Blind, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Statewide Young Adult Council and Wegmans for their efforts in advancing employment of individuals with disabilities. The awards will be bestowed at the second annual “Raise the Bar Hire!” Conference and Career Fair at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood on Oct. 30.

October 27, 2014

The skyrocketing costs of correctional health care received new attention earlier this year with the release of a state prison health care spending report from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. UMass Medical School’s Warren Ferguson, MD, a national leader in the field of correctional health, served as an external reviewer of the highly anticipated report. Ferguson is director of academic programs for the Health and Criminal Justice Program within the medical school’s Commonwealth Medicine division, and is a professor and vice chair of Family Medicine & Community Health. Here, Ferguson sheds some light on the reasons why it’s expensive to care for inmates.

 Joyce A. Murphy at Top Women-Led Businesses Award Breakfast
October 24, 2014

Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting and operations division of UMass Medical School, is number two on the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, announced The Boston Globe Magazine and its partner The Commonwealth Institute. Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, is the chief executive at Commonwealth Medicine.

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Presentation
October 23, 2014

Clinical pharmacists from UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division have been honored with a platinum medal for their presentation on hepatitis C medication monitoring at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Nexus 2014: Connecting Health Care and Innovation.

October 22, 2014

While accepting her Outstanding Leadership award from the Massachusetts Health Council on Tuesday, Oct. 21, UMass Medical School’s Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, explained it was her experience teaching a 7-year-old boy to read while an undergraduate in Boston that started her down the path toward a career in health care.