• IOM president, Ebola health care workers and Rett Syndrome advocate to be honored at UMass Medical School Commencement

    The 2015 Commencement Exercises will recognize the faculty who helped to stem the Ebola outbreak in Liberia; the Rett Syndrome research advocacy of Monica Coenraads; and the leadership of IOM president Victor J. Dzau, MD.

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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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UMass Medical School Faculty Vitality Award recipients announced

UMass Medical School Faculty Vitality Award recipients announced

Seven mid-career and senior faculty members were chosen as the inaugural recipients of the Faculty Vitality Awards, a new award meant to enhance skills and research capabilities.

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Research

Research

Michael Green appointed director of UMass Cancer Center

Michael Green appointed director of UMass Cancer Center

Michael R. Green, MD, PhD, has been appointed director of the UMass Medical School Cancer Center, Terence R. Flotte, MD, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the school of medicine, has announced.

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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

Martin T. Meehan elected 27th president of the University of Massachusetts

Martin T. Meehan elected 27th president of the University of Massachusetts

Martin T. Meehan, a former U.S. congressman who became chancellor of his alma mater, UMass Lowell, and transformed it into a highly ranked national research university, was unanimously elected today as the next president of the five-campus UMass system.

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Community

Community

Telegram & Gazette: Shriver Center projects aim to improve dental care for those with disabilities

Telegram & Gazette: Shriver Center projects aim to improve dental care for those with disabilities

Two Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center projects are training dentists on how to care for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and researching the most effective treatment techniques, according to an article in the Telegram & Gazette April 29.

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Students

Students

Medical student Tedi Begaj receives HHMI Medical Research Fellowship

Medical student Tedi Begaj receives HHMI Medical Research Fellowship

Tedi Begaj, a third year student in the School of Medicine, has been awarded a 2015 Medical Research Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He will conduct research to develop and deliver adeno-associated viral gene therapy in retinitis pigmentosa.

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