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Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, talks to The New Yorker about psychiatric prison work
April 26, 2016
The New Yorker: UMass Medical School correctional mental health expert says psychiatric organizations don’t pay attention to challenges of working in prisons

Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a correctional mental health expert at UMass Medical School, says psychiatric organizations don’t pay enough attention to the challenges of their members who work in prisons, according to an article in The New Yorker published online ahead of the May 2 print issue.

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    AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

    June 26-28 — Boston, MA

    The ARM brings together a wide variety of stakeholders leading the charge to transform delivery systems and health care in this rapidly changing landscape. The 2016 ARM program will feature compelling session formats, panels on critical and emerging issues in health services research, and a new theme on global health, all in addition to presentations of high quality peer-reviewed research.

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    January 25, 2016

    The project team conducted a state needs assessment of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Developmental Disabilities (DD). Preliminary data indicates that screening and evaluation for ASD and other DD’s in Massachusetts occur less frequently in non-native English-speaking populations and other minority cultures.