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  • Patients Should Be More Involved In Medical Decision Making
    Medical News Today, May 28 2013
    Article on a survey conducted by Floyd Fowler, a senior research fellow in UMass Boston’s Center for Survey Research, that found the level of shared decision making among adult patients who had discussed medical tests, medications, and procedures with their doctors was not as high as expected. The study was published this week in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
  • Governor Patrick is recognized for growing diversity in state government
    Asian American Civic Association, May 28 2013
    Article on how Governor Deval Patrick was honored at the fifth anniversary celebration of UMass Boston’s Commonwealth Compact for his administration’s efforts to create a state government that reflects Massachusetts’s diverse communities.
  • Voters say no to 129 Parker St. development
    Wicked Local Maynard, May 27 2013
    Article on how Maynard residents turned down a proposed large-scale shopping center and apartment complex mentions that the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management did an independent peer review of the concept plan.
  • Survey reveals low level of shared decision making between patients and physicians
    News-Medical.Net, May 27 2013
    Article on a survey conducted by Floyd Fowler, a senior research fellow in UMass Boston’s Center for Survey Research, that found the level of shared decision making among adult patients who had discussed medical tests, medications, and procedures with their doctors was not as high as expected. The study was published this week in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
  • Tornado survivors and their displaced pets
    NewsOK.com, May 27 2013
    Professor of Psychology Jean Rhodes wrote this article on the stress of losing a pet, and how the new website oklostpets.com is likely to yield mental health benefits for Oklahoma tornado survivors.
  • Americans Miss Mark on Many Healthy Behaviors
    MedPage Today, May 24 2013
    Laura Hayman, associate dean of research for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the associate vice provost for research, was interviewed about a CDC report on adult health behaviors such as alcohol use and smoking.
  • How will Tim Murray’s resignation as Lt. Gov. impact Massachusetts?
    NECN, May 23 2013
    Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham talks to NECN about the motives—political and otherwise—behind Lt. Gov. Tim Murray’s decision to leave Beacon Hill for a job leading the Worcester Chamber of Commerce.
  • Boston mayoral race narrows, nomination signature deadline passes
    NECN, May 23 2013
    Political Science Department Chairman Paul Watanabe says organization and get-out-the-vote efforts may trump money and advertising in the crowded field of Boston mayoral candidates.
  • Sandini named interim executive assistant in Hudson
    MetroWest Daily News, May 22 2013
    Article on how the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management told Hudson selectmen that it could take between 90 and 120 days to search for a replacement for the retiring executive assistant.
  • New Maynard development would likely bring traffic congestion, says report
    Wicked Local Maynard, May 22 2013
    Article on how the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management did an independent peer review of the concept plan for a proposed large-scale shopping center and apartment complex.
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