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Pierre Rouzier, M.D., retires after 25 years of caring for UMass community

Pierre Rouzier and Michael Nesmith on the sidelines of UMass Football

March 3, 2022 - After serving for 25 years as team physician for UMass Athletics and staff physician at University Health Services, Pierre Rouzier, M.D., is retiring - but don’t think you’ve seen the last of him. He’s been telling the athletes and coaches, “I'll still be around. I'll probably be getting in people's way and bothering them.” And he looks forward to teaching and mentoring the sports fellows, residents and students when he has the chance.

Parking Update

UHS Exterior

Feburary 11, 2022Parking near UHS is limited due to nearby lot closures, high parking demand and use of UHS for COVID-19 testing services. Please allow extra time before your appointment to find parking. Free UMass Transit buses make several stops within walking distance of UHS, and the UHS Shuttle offers free rides from residence halls to UHS. Patients who can walk to UHS or get dropped off are encouraged to do so.

UHS Welcomes New Clinicians

Margit Walker, Jaimie Colica-Ekness, Finn Olcott, and Kate Dempsey

February 7, 2022 – University Health Services (UHS) at UMass Amherst welcomes four medical providers to its team of college health experts. Staff physician Margit Walker, D.O., and certified physician assistants Jaimie Colica-Ekness, M.S.W., M.S.H., P.A.-C., Kate Dempsey, M.S.P.A., M. Ed., P.A.-C., and Finn Olcott, M.S., P.A.-C., are providing care in the health center’s Acute Care, General Medicine, and Respiratory clinics.

UHS Adapts and Innovates in the Face of COVID-19

UHS staff member holds up a bag of supplies for healthy travels

May 13, 2020Following the transition to remote learning and working for the majority of UMass students and employees, University Health Services (UHS) has implemented many changes to ensure continuity of services for the reduced campus population, while keeping patients and staff as safe as possible. With the conclusion of the academic year, UHS’ leaders are looking ahead to Fall 2020. Preparations are underway to scale up testing for COVID-19 and antibodies in-house at the UHS laboratory.

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