• UMMS ranks in top 25 percent of medical schools in NIH funding; departments score high against peers

    UMass Medical School ranked 29th out of 139 U.S. medical schools in National Institutes of Health funding, according to the 2016 report from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Ten academic departments at UMMS ranked in the top 50 among their peers at other U.S. medical schools.

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  • Massachusetts selected to partner in biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been named a partner in the nation’s first manufacturing innovation institute in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and UMass Medical School is one of five universities supporting the effort.

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  • UMass Medical School announces $250 million comprehensive campaign

    The Pathways of Promise capital campaign, the largest fundraising effort since the school was founded, was launched to support the school’s ongoing pursuit of excellence and to shape advances in biomedical research and education well into the 21st century.

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  • AP Big Story: UMass Medical School trains students to fight opioid abuse

    UMass Medical School is leading the charge to better train medical and advanced practice nursing students in the prevention and management of opioid abuse, according to an Associated Press story published June 28.

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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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Whitney and Yuan named Paul Ambrose Scholars by Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

Whitney and Yuan named Paul Ambrose Scholars by Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

UMass Medical School nursing student Kari Whitney, RN, and medical student Yan Emily Yuan have been named 2017 Paul Ambrose Scholars, an honor that provides support for a local preventive care and public health project.

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Research

Research

Almeida to use Alzheimer’s Association grant to study dementia at the molecular level

Almeida to use Alzheimer’s Association grant to study dementia at the molecular level

Sandra Almeida, PhD, research assistant professor of neurology, has received an Alzheimer’s Association New Investigator Research Grant to study how variations in a gene along a specific neural pathway increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia.

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Direct Visualization of HIV-1 Replication Intermediates Shows that Capsid and CPSF6 Modulate HIV-1 Intra-nuclear Invasion and Integration
DNA-binding-domain fusions enhance the targeting range and precision of Cas9.
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
Education

Education

UMMS Psychiatry Department puts students to the test at Central Mass Regional Brain Bee

UMMS Psychiatry Department puts students to the test at Central Mass Regional Brain Bee

Vishwanath Rao, a student from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, won the 11th Annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee at UMass Medical School and will head to the national finals next month.

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Community

Community

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as deputy director of public safety for UMass Medical School

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as deputy director of public safety for UMass Medical School

C. Leon Pierce has been appointed the new director of public safety and deputy chief of police at UMass Medical School, where he was sworn in by Chief of Police John Luippold at a ceremony held on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

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Students

Students

GSBS recognizes 37 newly qualified PhD candidates

GSBS recognizes 37 newly qualified PhD candidates

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences honored 37 newly qualified PhD candidates with a formal ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 15, marking the milestone achievement as they transition from classroom-based learning to candidacy for a doctoral degree.

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