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Resignation: Hathy Simpson

Posted by on December 17th, 2015 0 comments

Please join us in congratulating Hathy as she transitions into her new position as Program Manager for the New England AIDS Education and Training Center. Hathy will continue to be a UMass employee working in the Center for Health Policy and Research in Commonwealth Medicine. Hathy and will be working at the South Street location…. Read More »

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Know Your Chances:  Understanding Health Statistics Book Discussion

Posted by on October 5th, 2015 0 comments

[Guest post by Margot Malachowski] In March 2014, the Healthy Communities COI hosted a webinar entitled “Know Your Chances: How to Become a Better Consumer of Health Statistics”. The webinar was led by Steven Woloshin, MD, MS and Lisa Schwartz, MD, MS, authors of Know Your Chances:  Understanding Health Statistics. This lively book aims… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Patient Engagement, Public Health



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Posted by on October 1st, 2015 0 comments

Join us on Wednesday December 9, 2015 at 11am, Hathy Simpson, Public Health Information Specialist, will provide an overview of public health information resources available from the public health web portal,, including the Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries (pre-formulated searches of PubMed). provides a single point of access to credible public health… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars



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Fogarty Papers Added to Profiles in Science

Posted by on September 24th, 2015 0 comments

The John E. Fogarty Papers were added to NLM Profiles in Science. About the Fogarty Papers: “John Edward Fogarty (1913-1967) was an American legislator who became known as “Mr. Public Health” for his outstanding advocacy of federal funding for medical research, health education, and health care services. As Democratic representative for Rhode Island, he… Read More »

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Ayer Library: Story-time Garden

Posted by on September 23rd, 2015 0 comments

[Guest post by Samantha Benoit] The Ayer Library has been hosting a weekly story-time every Thursday for many years, it is during this time that we, as a librarians, try to expose this rambunctious group of toddlers to a variety of life experiences. With the introduction of STEM the library has been trying to incorporate… Read More »

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