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is Vice President and Executive Director of Fallon Health Summit ElderCare, a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).  A national model of coordinated interdisciplinary care and services, PACE works with frail elders and their families to help them live safely at home.  Fallon Health Summit ElderCare is the largest PACE program in New England and the 6th largest nation-wide.


is Chief of the Department of Medicine and the Director of Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital.  A Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Esposito has numerous scientific publications, and he has been the recipient of the John J. McKeever Medical Education Award from internal medicine residents at Saint Vincent Hospital, an Outstanding Medical Educator Award from students at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a Career Achievement Award from peers in the Worcester District Medical Society.

is Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, UMass Medical School, Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery and Trauma, UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center, UMass Memorial Health Care System and Co-Principal Investigator, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Worcester (IFCKW). Dr. Hirsh was the recipient of the 2006 Worcester District Medical Society and Massachusetts Medical Society Clinician of the Year Award.  He is the Medical Director of the Worcester Department of Public Health.

is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Dr. Lochrie’s General Internal Medicine practice has been at Reliant Medical Group  for the past twenty-nine years.  Currently she is the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency at St. Vincent Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Massachusetts.  She has volunteered weekly at the St Anne’s Free Medical Program since its opening in 1996.


is the Dean for the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) and a Professor of Pharmacy Practice.  She has contributed significantly to advancing the mission and goals of the School of Pharmacy-Worcester/Manchester, while also contributing to teaching, service, and research as a faculty member.  Dr. Morin has been a strong advocate of interprofessional and interdisciplinary initiatives within the University.  Her teaching, scholarship, and clinical activities have focused on psychiatric illnesses, women's health, drug interactions, and herbal and complementary alternative medicine.

is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts-Worcester with primary responsibility for teaching in the Nursing PhD Program. Nancy currently practices in a Geriatric  Medicine Clinic as an adult nurse practitioner in addition to her teaching. While having broad interests in many aspect of health care, Nancy’s recent research inquiry has focused on health literacy, health communication, and facilitating self-care among adults with chronic health conditions.

raduated from College of the Holy Cross with a BA in music, from Boston University with a MS in biomedical science, and is currently a medical student at UMass Medical School, Class of 2018. His current research and clinical interests are focused on neurodegenerative medicine and combined therapy approaches in radiation oncology. When he’s not in class, clinic or the lab, Alex enjoys playing soccer in Northborough with his classmates, practicing with his alternative rock band, “Stroke Volume,” or kayaking on Lake Quinsigamond with his wife. He is deeply grateful for the opportunity to work with the WDMS and to serve as student representative on the editorial board.

is the Vitold Arnett Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Associate Vice-Chancellor for Research.  He also is the President Emeritus  of the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research which merged with the medical school in 1997. His research concerns the functional design of the cell nucleus with particular emphasis on gene expression and RNA dynamics.

Following training at St. Vincent Hospital, Joel Popkin served on the Internal Medicine staffs of the Reliant Medical Group and St. Vincent Hospital from 1977 to retirement from Reliant Medical Group in 2014. He also completed 17 years as Associate, then Program Director at St. Vincent Hospital.

Joel is currently Director of Special Services in the St. Vincent Hospital  residency program, where he works with medical residents and students to enrich their clinical, research, and writing skills. He also coaches their competitions at state and national competitions.  He has had a long time interest in humanism in medicine and hopes to help integrate art and music into residency training.

Aly graduated from Swarthmore college in 2018 with a BA in Biology and Political Science. She is currently a medical student at UMass Medical School, class of 2022. While she has not selected a future specialty, she is curious about Oncology, having spent many summers participating in small cell lung cancer research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center. She has a strong interest in the medical humanities and hopes she can integrate her interest in writing into her future practice. Aly is extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve as the student representative on the WDMS editorial board.

graduated from Harvard College in 1969 and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1973. He trained in pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He served as the Chief of Pediatrics at the former Worcester City Hospital and was in private practice in Worcester. Currently he is the Staff Vice President and Medical Director for UniCare, a health care company. He served as President of the Worcester District Medical Society from 1993-1995.


Is a board certified ophthalmologist in private practice with Worcester Eye Consultants.  He has a subspecialty interest in glaucoma, having completed a glaucoma fellowship at the New England Eye Center, an affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine where he holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology.  He completed a residency in ophthalmology and medical school both at New York Medical College, and received his B.A from Harvard College in 1983.

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