• UMass Medical School honors graduates, recognizes selfless work

    UMass Medical School awarded 233 degrees, including two honorary degrees, Sunday, May 31, at its 42nd Commencement exercises. Institute of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau, MD, delivered the keynote address.

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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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Grateful family of cancer survivor raises awareness of Cancer Walk

Grateful family of cancer survivor raises awareness of Cancer Walk

Motivated by the kindness and care they received from the UMass Medicine Cancer Center, the Lefebvre family is helping to raise awareness of the 17th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk. 

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Research

Research

Mutations disrupt protein linked to ALS

Mutations disrupt protein linked to ALS

A new paper by researchers at UMass Medical School published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes disease-causing mutations in a gene called profilin 1 that severely destabilize an important actin-binding protein; this unusual instability may be part of the cause of diseases such as ALS.

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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

UMMS Gold Humanism Society holds second annual induction

UMMS Gold Humanism Society holds second annual induction

The UMass Medical School chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society inducted 19 medical students as new members on Wednesday, May 27. They were nominated by their classmates and mentors as exemplars of compassionate patient-centered care. Six residents and two faculty members were also inducted into the society.

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Community

Community

Junior faculty graduate from academic medicine career development program

Junior faculty graduate from academic medicine career development program

The 18 members of the Junior Faculty Development Class of 2015 graduated from the year-long professional development program on May 21 in the presence of family, mentors and UMMS leaders.

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Students

Students

Three UMMS students named Schweitzer Fellows

Three UMMS students named Schweitzer Fellows

UMass Medical School students Joshua Kolikof, Blair Robinson and Gianna Wilkie, and Adrianna Nava of UMass Boston have been named 2015-16 Schweitzer Fellows by the Boston Schweitzer Fellows Program.

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