(On behalf of Jennifer Bradford, MD, MPH)
Hello Leadership Team,
Please help us select our 2023 Putterman Visiting Professor speaker. We have a list of dynamic speakers that support our mission of diversity, equity and inclusion. The Professorship honors the memory of faculty member Steven Putterman, MD, who died in 1999. Steve was a gifted physician who worked on many fronts to improve health care and education, especially health care for vulnerable populations. Please vote by May 26th by clicking the link below. I appreciate your support. https://umassmed.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0lnkbQJK1S1uwxE
UMass Chan Remillard Family Community Service Fund Opportunity
The UMass Chan Office of the Provost is pleased to solicit proposals for projects intended to amplify the impact of our institution on the community. The evaluation criteria include:
1. The potential to improve the lives and/or health of residents of Worcester or Central Massachusetts.
2. The potential impact of the program or project on individuals, groups and communities that are economically or educationally disadvantaged or underrepresented.
3. A specific connection to the missions of UMass Chan in the fields of education, patient care or research.
Proposals are due May 29th to Kristen.Maki@umassmed.edu, the award date is August 1st.
PROPOSAL OUTLINE: 1 to 2 pages TOTAL in length (no letters of support, please); describe the (a) project goals, (b) potential impact, (c) outline of work and (d) proposed budget; only UMass Chan full-time faculty, staff, residents and students are eligible to apply. Student applications must have an identified faculty sponsor. The budget should not to exceed $20,000, one- year duration. For more information and assistance, contact Judith.Savageau@umassmed.edu. For a proposal guide and information sheet please email Philip.Day@umassmed.edu.
Funding Opportunity: The Blue Cross Shields of MA Foundation Special Initiatives grant program provides organizations with a one-time grant of up to $50,000 to pilot or launch a new project over a one-year period which empowers communities to advance health equity. Visit their website for more details: https://www.bluecrossmafoundation.org/grant/special-initiatives.
Applications are due September 11th, 2023.
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.
The Department of Psychiatry is enrolling participants with Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD) in a clinical research study to look at the effectiveness, safety, and usefulness of an investigational nasal spray medication when it is used alone to improve depressive symptoms. Participants must: be 18 years of age or older, have been diagnosed with treatment-resistant depression, have not adequately responded to at least 2 different antidepressant treatments, must be comfortable with using a nasal spray and not be pregnant or have plans to become pregnant. Contact Chelsea Kosma @ 508-856-5312.