The University of Massachusetts Medical School Magazine
two decades in the making
story on page 8
on opioid crisis
Published on Sep 10, 2018
UMass Medical School's SACNAS Chapter is recognized for Outstanding Chapter Development.
In August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first of a new class of medications that will treat many heretofore untreatable diseases. The science behind the new therapeutic stems from groundbreaking discoveries made at UMass Medical School.
It’s a new breed of research at UMass Medical School. Dog owners across the country are enrolling in a “citizen science” project to enable genome-wide association studies of cancers and compulsive behavioral disorders that affect both canines and humans.
A new UMMS medical degree track, “Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health,” or PURCH, will prepare doctors to address the needs of and advocate for underserved populations of both cities and rural towns.
In 2016, UMass Medical School answered the call from Gov. Charlie Baker to all Massachusetts medical schools to identify core competencies and best practices for safe opioid prescribing. Faculty from both the Graduate School of Nursing and the School of Medicine were instrumental in creating the Opioid Safe-prescribing Training Immersion (OSTI), which students are now putting to use in clinical practice across the commonwealth.