Watch Video: Meet Dr. Pang Yen’s Fan of Our Transplant Team

As part of our ongoing campaign to raise awareness for the Division of Solid Organ Transplantation, team members were asked to share their thoughts on what it means to care for transplant patients at our Medical Center. Pang Yen Fan, MD, medical director, renal transplant, explains,  “With kidney transplant, I can help patients by restoring  their kidney function to bring them back to a level of health that they haven’t had in 10 to  20 years.” Learn more about the transplant team and our transplant care.

Is March 22 Your Diabetes Wake-Up Call?  

Diabetes Alert DayDiabetes Alert Day is tomorrow, March 22, the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) one-day wake-up call asking the American public to assess their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. To assess your risk, take the ADA’s free Diabetes Risk Test and answer questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. To learn more about diabetes, including management of the disease and potential complications, visit our health library. Read about our Diabetes Center of Excellence.

Register Today for Women’s Cancer Screenings Event

The Diversity and Inclusion Office invites you to the Women’s Health Month Event, Screening for Cancers in Women, Thursday, April 7, noon (lunch provided at 11:30 am), Faculty Conference Room, University Campus.. The presentation, given by Mara Epstein, MD, Anne Larkin, MD, and Susan Zweizig, MD, focuses on cancer screening and guidelines for the three most common cancers in women (breast, lung and colon) and three women-specific cancers (cervix, endometrium and ovarian). The event is relevant to all women and providers caring for women. There will be time for questions and answers. RSVP today. Download flier.

Mindfulness Programs for Clinicians and Patients Offered in April

  • center-for-mindfulnessMedical and behavioral health clinicians, join the three-hour session and earn CEUs: Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Improve Health and Well-Being for Patients and Clinicians. The session is offered April 27, 8:30 to 11:30 am, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, 222 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury. Earn CEUs. This program is offered at no cost through the collaboration of UMass Memorial Health Care and the Center for Mindfulness.
  • Clinicians, refer patients to a program designed specifically to help people who are prone to recurrent depression: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT is an innovative eight-week program designed to prevent relapse in people who have recovered from depression. The next sessions will begin on April 27 and 28.

Get Involved Today to Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day  

WebToday, March 21, 2016 marks the 11th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). Down Syndrome International notes that when children with Down syndrome and other disabilities are given opportunities to participate in their communities, all children benefit from this shared environment of friendship, acceptance and respect for everyone. On Monday, all persons with Down syndrome are encouraged to show the world how they live and participate in the community alongside family, friends, peers and the public simply by sharing details of WDSD activities, photos, messages or quotes from friends via social media. Make sure you use the hash tag #MyFriendsMyCommunity as well as #WDSD16.

Our Medical Center Walks for Healthy Babies April 24 

marchofdimes-logoStaff members from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Mother-Baby Unit at UMass Memorial Medical Center will participate in the March of Dimes March for Babies event Sunday, April 24, City Hall Plaza, Worcester. Every year, our team members, in conjunction with many of our NICU graduate families, walk alongside one another in support of this great event to improve the health of babies. Consider joining our team or donating to our team page: UMass Memorial for Health Babies! Registration is at 8 am and the three-mile walk begins at 9 am.

Time to Start Planning if Interested in a Summer Intern

Summer internships (graduate and undergraduate) for college students are a great opportunity and resource for Medical Center departments to get extra help for summer projects and initiatives while providing valuable work experience for energetic and motivated college students. Resumes are currently being collected from students who are eager to learn more about our Medical Center. If you are interested in funding a college intern in your department, contact Marcia Bowles for more information: Call 508-793-5623 or email

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