Latest University of Massachusetts Medical School Stories

2008-10-14 09:00:45

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nasdaq: RXII), a biopharmaceutical company pursuing the development and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics based on RNA interference (RNAi), today announced that it has licensed exclusive worldwide rights from the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) to certain technology for the oral delivery of RNAi therapeutics. The technology was developed by Dr. Michael Czech, Professor and Chair, Program in Molecular Medicine at UMMS and an RXi...

2008-09-22 21:00:31

Massachusetts lawmakers are trying to ease a chronic shortage of doctors with financial incentives and programs to attract primary care doctors. The Boston Globe said primary care doctors are retiring or leaving primary care for higher paying, lower stress specialties at the same time that fewer doctors are entering the field. A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association found just 2 percent of students graduating from medical school plan to practice primary care....

2008-07-31 09:01:26

DALLAS, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. 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. The contract will extend an existing six-year business relationship. Under the terms of the agreement, ACS will provide a cost-effective method of expanding UMass Memorial's IT systems through planned deployment of...

2008-07-23 18:00:52

By ALLISON BOURG Staff Writer A familiar face will take over next week as interim president and CEO at Baltimore Washington Medical Center when longtime hospital leader James R. Walker retires. Karen E. Olscamp, senior vice president and chief operating officer, was selected this month after an intensive, year-long national search. But in announcing the change yesterday, the parent company of BWMC stopped short of handing her the job on a permanent basis. Instead the University of...

2008-06-19 09:01:10

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (RXi) (Nasdaq: RXII), today announced that Victor Ambros, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has been appointed to the Company's Scientific Advisory Board, increasing the size of the Board to seven members. Dr. Ambros is known for his groundbreaking 1993 discovery of the first microRNA (miRNA). MicroRNAs are natural RNA interference compounds that are now known to regulate genes involved in a vast...

2008-06-16 09:01:20

CareMedic Systems, Inc., a leader in proactive financial management for hospitals and providers, today announced that the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has recently completed several successful go lives on the company's electronic Financial Record(TM) (eFR(R)). The solution is now installed in three of UMMS' four central business offices (CBOs) to help the institution gain an affordable, easy-to-use, enterprise-wide business intelligence tool while simultaneously enhancing...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'