• UMass Medical School honors graduates, recognizes selfless work

    UMass Medical School awarded 233 degrees, including two honorary degrees, Sunday, May 31, at its 42nd Commencement exercises. Institute of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau, MD, delivered the keynote address.

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  • New strategy will allow scientists to map regulatory networks associated with complex multi-gene diseases

    Scientists in the lab of Marian Walhout, PhD, have applied a powerful tool in a new way to characterize genetic variants associated with human disease that will allow them to more easily and efficiently describe genomic variations underlying complex, multi-gene diseases.

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  • Class of 2015 med students have another outstanding match

    On Match Day, the School of Medicine Class of 2015 learned where they will begin their careers as doctors; many—66 percent—have chosen primary care specialties.

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  • U.S. News & World Report ranks UMMS 12th in primary care

    UMass Medical School was ranked 12th in primary care education among 130 medical schools and 26 schools of osteopathic medicine surveyed by weekly news magazine U.S. News & World Report in its 2016 edition of the “Best Graduate Schools” issue.

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  • UMass Medical School: An introduction

    Our mission: To advance the health and well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery along with clinical partner UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care provider in Central Massachusetts. Find out more about UMMS here.

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Ice Bucket Challenge paying for genome sequencing in ALS patients

Ice Bucket Challenge paying for genome sequencing in ALS patients

John Landers, PhD, will use funding from the ALS Association to begin sequencing the genomes of 1,000 Americans with ALS, part of an international effort called Project MinE to sequence the genomes of 15,000 people with ALS. He talks about the project in this video.

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Research

Research

UMMS pediatrician develops improved rapid screening test for autism in toddlers

UMMS pediatrician develops improved rapid screening test for autism in toddlers

UMMS pediatrician Roula N. Choueiri, MD, has developed a rapid intervention screening test for autism spectrum disorder in toddlers, designed to improve early identification and access to treatment. Her study will be published in the August issue of The Journal of Pediatrics

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A separable domain of the p150 subunit of human chromatin assembly factor-1 promotes protein and chromosome associations with nucleoli
A Conserved Dopamine-Cholecystokinin Signaling Pathway Shapes Context–Dependent Caenorhabditis elegans Behavior
Crosstalk between BRCA-Fanconi anemia and mismatch repair pathways prevents MSH2-dependent aberrant DNA damage responses
Sustained Normalization of Neurological Disease after Intracranial Gene Therapy in a Feline Model
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Education

UMMS Gold Humanism Society holds second annual induction

UMMS Gold Humanism Society holds second annual induction

The UMass Medical School chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society inducted 19 medical students as new members on Wednesday, May 27. They were nominated by their classmates and mentors as exemplars of compassionate patient-centered care. Six residents and two faculty members were also inducted into the society.

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Community

Community

UMMS joins celebrations marking ADA’s 25th anniversary

UMMS joins celebrations marking ADA’s 25th anniversary

Linda Long-Bellil, PhD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, will be recognized as a “Pioneer of the ADA” for her role in getting the historic Americans with Disabilities Act passed.

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Students

Students

Three UMMS students named Schweitzer Fellows

Three UMMS students named Schweitzer Fellows

UMass Medical School students Joshua Kolikof, Blair Robinson and Gianna Wilkie, and Adrianna Nava of UMass Boston have been named 2015-16 Schweitzer Fellows by the Boston Schweitzer Fellows Program.

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