• U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary visits UMass Medical School

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins welcomed U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald to the UMass Medical School campus in Worcester on Thursday, Jan. 14, as the two institutions work together to expand health care services to Worcester County veterans.

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  • Gov. Charlie Baker to deliver 2016 Commencement address at UMass Medical School

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will deliver the commencement address during the 43rd Commencement Exercises at UMass Medical School on Sunday, June 5.

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  • UMMS implements curriculum changes in current academic year to address opioid crisis

    UMass Medical School announced that it is immediately incorporating into its School of Medicine curriculum specific training in support of 10 agreed-upon core competencies for the prevention and management of prescription drug misuse.

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  • Center for 3D Structure and Physics of the Genome established at UMMS

    Job Dekker, PhD, will head the newly funded Center for 3D Structure and Physics of the Genome. Using technology pioneered at UMMS, the center seeks to understand how 3D genome structure influences gene expression, cellular function, development and disease.

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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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UMMS student elected to represent all U.S. medical students at the AMA

UMMS student elected to represent all U.S. medical students at the AMA

Christopher Libby, a third-year student in the School of Medicine, has been elected to chair the governing council of the American Medical Association Medical Student Section. He is the first UMMS student elected to this post, which is one of the highest student leadership positions within the AMA. 

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Research

Research

Optogenetic technology developed at UMMS uses light to trigger immunotherapy

Optogenetic technology developed at UMMS uses light to trigger immunotherapy

A new type of optogenetic technology is capable of turning on immune cells to attack melanoma tumors in mice. Using near-infrared light, Gang Han, PhD, has shown that an immune response can be selectively activated by controlling the flow of calcium ions into the cell. This breakthrough could lead to less invasive and more selective immunotherapies for cancer.

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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 postdocs launch ‘Communicating Neuroscience’ course

UMMS postdocs launch ‘Communicating Neuroscience’ course

Megan Corty, PhD, and Jaeda Coutinho-Budd, PhD, postdocs in the lab of Marc Freeman, PhD, offered a course this fall focused on helping neurobiology graduate students improve their presentation skills, elevator pitches and overall confidence in talking about their research.

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Community

Community

Liz Walker celebrates grace at MLK celebration; Milagros Rosal, Tony Covello honored

Liz Walker celebrates grace at MLK celebration; Milagros Rosal, Tony Covello honored

The many ways in which members of the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care community serve their patients and communities were celebrated at the academic medical center’s 28th Annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

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Students

Students

Students pursue Martin Luther King’s legacy of service with MLK Semester of Service Awards

Students pursue Martin Luther King’s legacy of service with MLK Semester of Service Awards

Thirteen students from the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Nursing have been selected to receive MLK Semester of Service Student Awards for four community service projects.

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