News Archive - 2010
Study featured in college health journal
December 14, 2010
A study co-authored by UHS and university staff is featured in the current edition of the Journal of American College Health, the scholarly journal of the American College Health Association. More...
Lab earns reaccreditation with perfect score
December 2, 2010
The UHS laboratory achieved a perfect score during a recent reaccreditation survey. To be accredited, labs must meet strict standards, demonstrate accuracy and pass rigorous on-site inspections. More...
UHS site wins national health info award
December 1, 2010
The UHS website has been honored with a Silver Award in the national Web Health Awards competition. This is UHS’ second consecutive win in the contest, which recognizes the best digital health-related content for consumers and professionals. More...
Counseling, outreach staff join CCPH
December 1, 2010
UHS' Center for Counseling and Psychological Health welcomes three psychologists and an outreach specialist to its team of college mental health professionals. More...
UHS craft fair
November 29, 2010
Shop for yourself or the special people in your life at UHS' annual craft fair, Monday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in room 302 at the health center. Handmade items for sale will include jewelry, knitted and crocheted items, ornaments, woodwork, baked goods and much more.
FSAP, BASICS staff announced
November 8, 2010
Timothy Scott has been named director of the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program; Mark A. Maloni has joined the staff of BASICS, UMass Amherst's nationally recognized substance abuse prevention program. More...
AHEP's Harris featured on transplant panel
November 1, 2010
Robin Harris coordinator of the Athletic Heath Enhancement Program is among the featured speakers at a Nov. 3 panel discussion on organ donation. Three years ago, Harris flew to Germany to donate an organ to her brother. More...
New Center for Counseling and Psychological Health announced
November 1, 2010
Two campus counseling organizations have come together to form UHS' new Center for Counseling and Psychological Health. More...
October 28, 2010
Glove up, grab a trash bag and be part of the Center for Health Promotion's fifth annual "No Butts About It Day" Sunday, Nov. 7, noon - 3 p.m. More...
Prevention team at national meeting
October 15, 2010
UHS prevention experts are sharing their insights at the U.S. Department of Education’s National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education. Oct. 18-20. More...
Don't let the flu bug U!
October 1, 2010
Flu season is right around the corner. New recommendations from the CDC say everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated. Here's how to get yours...
UHS welcomes staff physician
September 8, 2010
UHS welcomes Dr. George Corey to its medical staff. Dr. Corey is board certified in family practice, with more than 27 years' experience. More...
Psychiatrist joins mental health staff
July 19, 2010
SuEllen Hamkins, M.D., has joined UHS' mental health staff. A board certified psychiatrist, Dr. Hamkins has more than 15 years' experience in student mental health, community clinic and private practice settings throughout Western Massachusetts. More...
Pharmacy benefit info for GIC plan members
July 12, 2010
On July 1, CVS Caremark became the new pharmacy benefit manager for all Group Insurance Commission (GIC) UniCare State Indemnity Plan members.
Many people are confused about whether this change affects their choice of pharmacy. Here's what you need to know:
You do not need to use a CVS pharmacy for your prescription drugs.
"The CVS Caremark network includes over 64,000 retail pharmacies…" notes the GIC." You may get up to a 30-day supply of a prescription drug at any participating retail pharmacy," including the UHS Pharmacy
When you choose a pharmacy, trust, convenience and savings are important. That's why the UMass Amherst community has relied on the UHS Pharmacy for prescriptions and over-the-counter health and wellness needs since 1968.
We appreciate the confidence our valued customers place in us and look forward to serving you now and in the future.
See the savings - check out our flyer!
Survey: UHS provides four-star care
June 24, 2010
UHS offers four-star care in a number of areas which matter most to patients, according to a new survey released by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners. More...
Linowski to address town-gown conference
June 7, 2010
Sally A. Linowski, Ph.D., C.H.E.S., Director of the Center for Health Promotion at UHS, is among the speakers at the New England Regional Town-Gown Conference, June 16 at Boston College.
Pardon our dust!
June 4, 2010
UHS is renovating the Walk-in Care and Patient Services departments to serve you better. If you need walk-in care, are a new patient or have questions about health insurance, go to the General Medicine reception area on the first floor.
Maroulis named CCC co-chair
May 13, 2010
Tony Maroulis, Executive Director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, has been named the new co-chair of the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (CCC). The CCC is a diverse group of leaders from UMass Amherst and the community who've come together to make a difference. More...
UHS welcomes human resources manager
May 13, 2010
Karen J. DeSalvio has been appointed human resources manager at UHS. A seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience, DeSalvio is responsible for direct management and supervision of the health center's human resources functions and staff. More...
FSAP director retires; interim named
May 7, 2010
Elizabeth Holtzman has retired as director of UMass Amherst's Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), after 12 years of serving the university community; counselor Tim Scott has been named interim director of the program. More...
McGlynn is Chancellor's Citation honoree
May 3, 2010
UHS staff member Edward McGlynn has been named a recipient of a Chancellor's Citation award for exceptional service. McGlynn is a physician assistant working at Amherst College's Keefe Health Center, a UHS satellite site. He and fellow recipients will be honored at ceremonies May 5, 2:30 p.m. at the UMass Amherst Campus Center.
Stand Against Racism
April 30, 2010
UHS health educator Tom Schiff is among the speakers at "Stand Against Racism," an open conversation about race and racism in our communities. The event is today, 4 - 6 p.m. at the Malcolm X Cultural Center. Find out more...
UHS psychologist joins relief efforts in Haiti
April 30, 2010
A UHS psychologist is spending eight days in Haiti, on a medical relief mission to aid victims of the January 12 earthquake. Read more about her work...
Tell us what you think!
April 28, 2010
UHS wants your opinions! Check your campus e-mail for an invitation to take an online patient satisfaction survey, and respond by May 7. Your feedback will help us keep improving to serve you better.
Students nationally certified
April 15, 2010
Fourteen students make up the first full class of Peer Health Education students to be certified by the BACCHUS Network, the world's largest student health organization. More...
Phallacies and facts
April 8, 2010
What does it mean to be a man? Find out on Tuesday, April 20 at 7 p.m., when Phallacies performs in the Cape Cod Lounge at the Student Union. In a show ranging from silly to serious, this group of UMass men explore masculinity and its messages, myths and misinformation. Free admission.
UHS earns AAAHC accreditation
March 12, 2010
University Health Services has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the preeminent leader in developing standards which advance quality healthcare in ambulatory settings. More...
CCC co-sponsors retailing forum
March 3, 2010
The Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (CCC) is co-sponsoring a responsible retailing forum March 8 in Hadley. The free event offers information on innovative approaches to alcohol sales and service.
Haitian raffle deadline extended
Updated Feb. 23, 2010
UHS staff members Dr. Pierre Rouzier, Will Moye, R.N. and pharmacist Christine Marsh are travelling to Haiti on March 6 for a self-funded 10-day medical relief mission.
Help support their work by buying raffle tickets - you could win a great prize! Tickets are $2 each and available at UHS' Walk-in Care department, which is open daily, 8 a.m. - midnight. Donations are also being accepted.
The new deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, March 3 at noon.
Prizes donated by UHS staff, friends and family include:
• a digital room thermometer and clock;
• a "bag of bounty" from Trader Joe's;
• a UMass hooded sweatshirt;
• real maple syrup;
• a handmade birdhouse;
• a picture frame;
• a child's quilt;
• a gourmet meal prepared just for you;
• a professional consultation and haircut;
• homemade salsa
• two pounds of grass-fed beef
• a gourmet delicacy prepared by a personal chef;
• a copy of The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor, 3rd edition;
• handmade pottery; and
• a bottle of Sicilian Nero Di'avlo wine.
CCC marks anniversary, recognizes leaders
February 18, 2010
The Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a leadership reception and awards ceremony Feb. 22. Find out more about this innovative group and learn who's making a difference...
"Stand Up and Be Counted"
February 1, 2010
UMass students, campus officials and the state's lieutenant governor are among those taking a stand against violence on Feb. 13. Find out how to join them...
CHP welcomes assistant director
January 28, 2010
Ruth Ever, M.P.H., has joined UHS as assistant director of the Center for Health Promotion. More...
Prevention experts featured at conference
January 13, 2010
Colleges and universities have long struggled with the problem of high-risk student drinking. This week, experts from UMass Amherst are sharing strategies and successes at a national conference. More...
UHS kicks off semester with H1N1 flu clinic
January 4, 2010
Start the semester off right – protect against H1N1 flu by coming to a walk-in vaccination clinic Thursday, Jan. 21. More...