2023 Huppert Awardees
The Department is pleased to share the 2023 Mick Huppert Community Health Scholars Awardees:
Brain Injury and Intimate Partner Violence in U.S. Asylum Seekers: Assessing Barriers to Brain Injury Evaluation
Elizabeth Irvin, Class of 2026/PURCH
Mentor: Lucy Candib, MD
- Encouraging Civic Engagement in Southeast Asian Youth
Minhtam Tran, Class of 2026/PURCH
Mentor: Heather-Lyn Haley, PhD
Partnerships with Community Organizations to further the work with the Worcester Refugee and Immigrant Communities
William Lemnios, Class of 2026, Erik G Bratland, Class of 2026/PURCH
Mentor: Olga Valdman, MD
Update regarding Buprenorphine Prescribing:
The federal government has changed the regulations governing the prescribing of buprenorphine (Suboxone). Any clinician with a DEA number may now prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of OUD, in any setting, without any additional training. Many clinicians who have not previously prescribed buprenorphine for management of Opioid Use Disorder are now interested in doing so. The Center for Integrated Primary Care is excited to offer free, online training in the assessment of OUD and treatment with buprenorphine and naltrexone. This content takes approximately 2 hours to complete and those who complete it will receive free CME.
Thank you to the UMass Chan Medical School’s CME office for supporting this offering.
Mindfulness and Compassion During Tumultuous Times - Essential Tools to Remain Steady and Whole, presented by Paula Gardiner, MD, MPH, CMMT and Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC, CMMT.
Friday, May 5th, 2023, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (ET)
At this in-person program, you will acquire practical strategies to quiet your mind and gain mastery over worries and self-doubt. You’ll learn about the neuroscience behind mindfulness and meditation, and practice with a variety of readily accessible tools that will help you attain calm, clarity, and the balance you need to build resilience and avoid physician burnout. Event Info (massmed.org).
Undergraduate Medical Education
Vista Town Hall: Please join us in person or online at the Vista Town Hall. The purpose of our time together is to share new information and collaborate with our community on topics related to Exploration and Horizons planning and development. From time to time, we will share Discovery phase milestones.
Wednesday, May 10th, 12:00-1:00pm (hybrid), Amp 3
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://umassmed.zoom.us/j/91713231333?pwd=SGkvUENlN2diTGZaajlDZlY2eGZnZz09&from=addon Password: 890756
FMCH Vision 2030 – Next Steps: Belonging and Engagement
Dear Faculty, Residents/Fellows, and Staff, please join us for the FMCH Annual Retreat on Thursday, May 11th at UMass Chan South Street Campus, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury.
As a participant you will have the opportunity to:
- Revisit FMCH Vision 2030
- Promote Advocacy Efforts for Primary Care
- Provide Faculty Development
- Build a Culture of Mentorship
In follow up of our strategic planning last year, we have identified two areas to expand upon this year. As we develop our role as leaders in Family Medicine across the state, we will explore legislative advocacy activities. Additionally, we will launch our new department mentorship program. Breakout sessions in the afternoon will include areas of continuing medical education as listed below:
- Belonging –Restorative Justice
- MCH – Shoulder Dystocia
- Epic Mastery Workshop (Laptops required)
- Educational Scholarship
- Medical Humanities
- Advocacy, Legislative Action
Lunch and Registration will open at 12:00 noon with the formal program commencing at 1:00pm. Lunch topics will be available to gather to discuss areas of interest. The retreat will conclude with an hors d'oeuvre, networking reception and cash bar with musical entertainment from 5:00 – 6:30pm.Here is the agenda. Please Register Here. We hope to see you there!
Free Recruitment Doula Training
A Doula provides information, emotional and physical support, resources, and continuous labor support. Doulas are associated with positive birth outcomes. The training is fast approaching in mid-June, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the cohort reaches 15. Please note that applicants must be able to attend all six of the training days in order to accept the scholarship funding (June 15, 16, and 17 as well as June 23, 24, & 25, 2023 from 9:00am - 6:00pm each day). See flyer for additional information. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please email Laura Pichardo at DoulaTrainingInitiative@gmail.com.