• Anderson Cooper turns to UMMS for 60 Minutes report on mindfulness

    A 60 Minutes report on mindfulness meditation features interviews with UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness founder Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, and current faculty Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, and Jean King, PhD.

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  • UMMS leading drive to reopen Liberian hospitals in wake of Ebola

    UMass Medical School is leading an initiative to restore critically needed basic health care in Liberia by re-opening hospitals overwhelmed by Ebola outbreaks, thanks to funding from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

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  • Victor Ambros awarded 2015 $3M Breakthrough Prize for co-discovery of microRNAs

    Victor R. Ambros, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, has been awarded a $3 million 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his co-discovery of a new world of genetic regulation by microRNAs.

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  • UMMS Ebola Relief effort launched with $7.5M Paul G. Allen Family Foundation grant

    With a $7.5 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, UMass Medical School will lead a team of academic partners to provide a comprehensive relief effort in Liberia, bringing doctors, nurses and training and medical supplies to the Ebola-stricken country.

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  • Scientists at UMMS working toward ALS cure

    The viral video “Ice Bucket Challenge” campaign is making ALS a household word and shining a light on the scientists around the world searching for a cure. In this video, world-renowned ALS researcher Robert H. Brown Jr. and colleagues discuss the groundbreaking work taking place at UMMS.

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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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2014: Year in review

2014: Year in review

It’s been another banner year at UMass Medical School. Whether it was news about the Ebola crisis, the urgent need for increased NIH funding or recognition of the groundbreaking programs and scientists here, UMassMedNow kept the medical school community informed every day. Here are some of the biggest stories we covered in 2014. We’re looking forward to an even bigger 2015. 

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Research

Research

MassBiologics, Voyager Therapeutics announce collaboration for viral vector manufacturing

MassBiologics, Voyager Therapeutics announce collaboration for viral vector manufacturing

MassBiologics of UMass Medical School and Voyager Therapeutics will collaborate on viral vector manufacturing at the new MassBiologics SouthCoast facility in Fall River.

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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

Current Biology highlights innovative GSBS career training initiative

Current Biology highlights innovative GSBS career training initiative

Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD, talked to Current Biology about the BEST program at UMass Medical School’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the program is highlighted in a feature story about innovative career development programs.

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Community

Community

Historical timeline puts UMMS growth, achievements in focus

Historical timeline puts UMMS growth, achievements in focus

The new online Historical Timeline of UMass Medical School was unveiled by the Lamar Soutter Library’s Office of Medical History and Archives this fall.

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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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