• UMMS Ebola relief effort ships $1.7M in protective gear for health care workers in Liberia

    A critically needed shipment of $1.7 million in personal protective equipment for health care workers was flown to Monrovia, Liberia, yesterday, fulfilling a key component of UMass Medical School’s Ebola relief effort.

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  • UMMS receives 10-year Carnegie Community Engagement Classification renewal

    The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced today that UMass Medical School has been selected to receive renewed Community Engagement Classification.

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  • UMMS receives $6.1 M to develop model for predicting gene expression in human dendritic cells

    Jeremy Luban, MD, and Manuel Garber, PhD, will be principal investigators on the three-year grant from the recently launched Genomics of Gene Regulation program at the National Human Genome Research Institute.

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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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Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

People don’t go to hospital emergency departments to stop smoking. But a new study from UMMS shows the emergency room can be an opportune setting to reach smokers and connect them with resources to quit.

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Research

Research

Living longer, not healthier

Living longer, not healthier

Long-lived mutant C. elegans spend a greater portion of their life in a frail state and exhibit less activity as they age then typical nematodes according to a new study by UMMS researchers. These findings by the Tissenbaum lab suggest genes that increase longevity may not significantly increase healthy lifespan and point to the need to measure health as part of aging studies going forward.

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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
Education

Education

Office of Clinical Affairs offers residents rotation in health policy

Office of Clinical Affairs offers residents rotation in health policy

The Office of Clinical Affairs, a unit within UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, has established a new residency program in health policy in which students collaborate on a health policy project and shadow leadership at MassHealth.

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Community

Community

‘Silver Alert’ registry aids police in search for missing elders with dementia

‘Silver Alert’ registry aids police in search for missing elders with dementia

UMass Medical School helped launch the Silver Alert Community Response Program, a Massachusetts initiative that provides police with key information they need to be able to quickly locate a missing senior citizen with dementia.

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Students

Students

GSBS student receives HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

GSBS student receives HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student Tsung-Han “Stanley” Hsieh is one of 46 international pre-doctoral students selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to receive International Student Research Fellowships that will support them as they complete their graduate studies at U.S. universities. The highly competitive award is funded at $43,000 per year for up to three years.

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