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ACS Signs Five-Year, $100 Million Deal to Provide Technology Services to UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc.

DALLAS, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS ) today announced a five year contract, totaling $100 million, with UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc., a Worcester, Massachusetts-based hospital system, to provide extensive information systems services. Th...

Chubby Checker Adds 'Twist' to 10,000 Strong at Ninth Annual Walk to Cure Cancer for UMass Memorial Cancer Center at the UMass Medical School

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary rock and roll artist Chubby Checker, who lost mother to colon cancer in 2003, and the entertainer who introduced the world to the "Twist," in 1959, provided the 10,000 participants in this year's Walk to Cure Cancer with a dose of the oldies...

WaveMark, Inc. is Chosen by UMass Memorial Medical Center

WaveMark CIMS(TM), an RFID-based inventory management solution is installed at UMass Memorial to track critical medical supplies. BOXBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an ongoing effort to achieve the highest level of care, UMass Memorial Medical Center located in Worces...

Chancellor Of UMass Medical School Resigns Due to Health Reasons

The Chancellor and dean of University of Massachusetts Medical School Dr. Aaron Lazare has decided to step down due to health reasons//. It was reported that he has developed cardiac arrhythmia. Dr. Lazare was responsible for the merger of state hospital and the private memorial health care. He...

AHMC Inc. & AHMC Healthcare Inc. Continue to Focus on Cost-Management

...Charity of Leavenworth Health System, St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, Tenet Healthcare, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, US Oncology and umass Memorial Health Care. The company is headquartered in Dallas with offices in Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, New York City and Oakland. For more inform...

CVS Caremark Names Andrew J. Sussman, M.D., as President/Chief Operating Officer of MinuteClinic

...ecutive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of umass Memorial Medical Center, the major teaching affiliate of umass Medical School, and also served as an Associate Pr...y of Massachusetts Medical School. Before joining umass Memorial in May 2004, Dr. Sussman served as Chief ...

Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Frank Fechner Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler

...ted in Worcester, Massachusetts. As a teacher at Harvard Medical School and umass Medical School, he is affiliated with the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary in Boston and umass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Fechner is a renow...

Critical Access Hospital Consolidator Seeks Cost-Management Solutions with Broadlane

...Regional Medical Center, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Tenet Healthcare, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, US Oncology and umass Memorial Health Care. The company is headquartered in Dallas with offices in Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, New York City and Oakland. For more inform...

Temple University Health System to Improve Supply Chain with Broadlane

...Charity of Leavenworth Health System, St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, Tenet Healthcare, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, US Oncology and umass Memorial Health Care. The company is headquartered in Dallas with offices in Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, New York City and Oakland. For more informa...

Scottsdale Healthcare Streamlines Contract Labor Process with Broadlane Workforce Management

...Regional Medical Center, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Tenet Healthcare, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, US Oncology and umass Memorial Health Care. The company is headquartered in Dallas with offices in Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, New York City and Oakland. For more inf...
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Alzheimer's Association Grant Furthers Successful Research at UMass Lowell

'SmartPill' Uses Vitamin Formulation to Improve Brain Health, Memory LOWELL, Mass., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at UMass Lowell have demonstrated success in improving the memory and brain function of patients with Alzheimer's disease, findings that will be published in the...
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New therapeutic strategy could target toxic protein in most patients with Huntington's disease

...nterfering RNA (siRNA), slice apart the original RNA, which the cell then destroys. But nine years ago, when researcher Neil Aronin, who is also at umass Medical School, proposed using the technique to attack Huntington's, Zamore couldn't see a way. "I explained to him that you can't," Zamore said. T...

CellThera and WPI advance in regeneration study

...achusetts Medical School and chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at umass Memorial Medical Center. "This new award not only validates the importan...sey, PhD. "So it's exciting to see the talented teams at CellThera, WPI and umass Medical School working together seamlessly to advance this program." ...

UMMS researchers publish DNA identification of czar's children

...nal Academy of Sciences , "Genomic identification in historical case of Nicholas II Royal family" by Evgeny I. Rogaev, PhD, professor of psychiatry at umass Medical School's Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute and professor of genetics at the Russian Academic Institutions, and his colleagues. ...

At WPI, some students are learning it's OK to peek

...we were brought in during the development phase, to build an evaluation component into this from the start," says Paula Quinn, research manager at the umass Donahue Institute. "Last year, we collected data from a comparison groupstudents in similar lab sections at WPI not using the new technology. This yea...

MGH researcher Gary Ruvkun named a co-recipient of the Lasker Award

...t-7, implying that the mechanism is universal to all but the most primitive animal species. In 2001 Ruvkun collaborated with Craig Mello, PhD, of umass and Andrew Fire, PhD, then at the Carnegie Institution, to show that the microRNAs of both lin-4 and let-7 are released from their precursor hairpin R...

Nanoscale microscope sheds first light on gene repair

...ophysics at The Jackson Laboratory, with collaborators Brian Bennett of the umass Medical School and Leica Microsystems and Kendall Knight of the umass Medical School, used the 4Pi microscope to examine the cellular response to...

Researchers Discover That Microbes Can Produce Miniature Electrical Wires

... are Derek R. Lovley, Gemma Reguera, Teena Mehta and Julie S. Nicoll of the umass Amherst Department of Microbiology; and Kevin D. McCarthy and Mark T. Tuominen of the umass Amherst Department of Physics. ...
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UMass Boston Opens Venture Development Center to Expand R&D Activity

...labs and research and collaborative facilities for umass Boston's faculty and students to pursue research a...ture Development Center will broaden and stimulate umass Boston's research activities, attract top faculty ...chester waterfront." Research activity at umass Boston has increased at a rate nearly double that ...

NOVAVAX and the University of Massachusetts Medical School Announce Preclinical Study Results for a Respiratory Syncytial Virus ('RSV') Vaccine Candidate

... no approved vaccine for the prevention of RSV; the market potential for such a vaccine would be well in excess of $1 billion annually. About umass Medical School The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of the fastest growing academic health centers in the country and has ...

Medarex and Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories Announce Primary Objective Achieved in Phase 2 Trial of Monoclonal Antibody Combination for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhea (CDAD)

...development and production of biologic products. MBL has been a part of the umass Medical School since 1997. About umass Medical School The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of t...

Video: Data From 185,000 ICU Admissions Show Significant Reductions in Mortality:

...nd on how fast we can provide appropriate care." umass Memorial Health Care umass Memorial Health Care ( http://www.umassmemorial.or...lation and ongoing shortage of intensivists," said umass Memorial Health System Medical Director Craig Lill...

Intradigm Licenses Key Next Generation RNA Interference (RNAi) Intellectual Property From University of Massachusetts Medical School

...gy or Medicine and has spawned a new and promising field of research, the global impact of which may prove astounding. UMMS is the academic partner of umass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care provider in Central Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.umassmed.edu . ...

Data show a decline in cystic fibrosis since introduction of prenatal carrier screening

...achusetts CF Centers at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield; Childrens Hospital Boston; Massachusetts General Hospital; New England Medical Center; umass Memorial Health Care in Worcester; and UMMS, are confident that the decrease is realnot an aberration of the screening program and not a normal fluctu...

Survey Sees Mass. CEOs as Bullish on Own Businesses

...ect (MEAAP) -- a joint project of UMass Boston and umass Lowell. Fifty-four percent of those surveyed sai...ies. "This survey confirms that the state -- and umass Lowell -- are appropriately focusing on growing the biotech and life sciences industry," said umass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan. "UMass Lowell has ...
UMass in Biological Definition

Lynn Margulis

...hange , University of New Hampshire, ISBN 1584650621 References umass Bio Dept. (includes a partial list of technical publications) Accessed 3/11/05. umass Geo Dept. Accessed 3/11/05. www.immaculata.edu Accessed 3/11/05. Sa...
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