• 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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  • New UMMS Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter to honor the ‘art of medicine’

    In a move to formally recognize the foundational value of humanism to the School of Medicine curriculum, UMass Medical School has successfully applied for approval to start a chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

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  • Expanded newborn screening offers early diagnosis, treatment of infants with SCID

    Data from 11 newborn screening programs, including the New England Newborn Screening Program, showed that screening for severe combined immunodeficiency can be successful across public health newborn screening programs, according to a new JAMA study.

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  • 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 in U.S. universities.

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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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Ebola free, Rick Sacra continues call for prayers, support for his ‘adopted country’

Ebola free, Rick Sacra continues call for prayers, support for his ‘adopted country’

A healthy but tired Rick Sacra, MD, read a statement and took questions at a press conference at UMass Medical School today, confirming that he likely contracted Ebola while caring for very ill pregnant women at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.  

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Research

Research

Expert’s Corner: UMMS pediatrician explains rare respiratory illness outbreak in parts of country

Expert’s Corner: UMMS pediatrician explains rare respiratory illness outbreak in parts of country

The Centers for Disease Control is warning of a spike in cases of a rare respiratory illness identified as enterovirus D68 that is sickening children in about a dozen states, though none have yet been reported in New England. Pediatrician Christina Hermos explains the symptoms and treatment in this Expert’s Corner video.   

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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

Inaugural Gold Humanism Honor Society members inducted

Inaugural Gold Humanism Honor Society members inducted

Twenty members of the School of Medicine Class of 2015 were inducted into the new UMMS Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter on Sept. 19. These students were nominated by their classmates and mentors as exemplars of compassionate patient-centered care.  Also inducted were residents and faculty members selected by the student inductees.

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Community

Community

Feldman to WBUR: Military suicides are preventable

Feldman to WBUR: Military suicides are preventable

Suicidologist Barry Feldman, PhD, talked to WBUR-FM radio about how UMass Medical School is assisting the Massachusetts National Guard for a Sept. 18 story exploring the Guard’s efforts to prevent suicides within its ranks. 

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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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