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November 25, 2004
BONE MARROW-DERIVED STEM CELLS LINKED TO GASTRIC CANCERS 

November 18, 2004
MATTHEW J. COLLINS, MD, HONORED BY WORCESTER DISTRICT MEDICAL SOCIETY 

November 8, 2004 
UMMS RESEARCHER ELECTED AAAS FELLOW FOR HIV WORK 

November 1, 2004
FROM HEART RESEARCH TO SKIN CREAM 
Basic science research on cellular functions yields a surprising discovery 

September 29, 2004
RESEARCHERS ANNOUNCE PHASE 1 CLINICAL TRIAL FOR NOVEL FULL HUMAN ANTIBODY TO TREAT HOSPTAL ACQUIRED DIARRHEA 

September 9, 2004 
UMMS LICENSES PROMISING CANCER DETECTION TECHNOLOGY TO CYTYC COPRORATION 
Company will also fund resarch for diagnostic and prognostic technology for cervical and breast cancer 

August 30, 2004
RESEARCH TEAM TO TEST NEW PROTOCOL FOR ISLET CELL  TRANSPLANTATION 
Two patients with severe type 1 diabetes to be selected for clinical trial 

July 14, 2004
STROKE PREVENTION CENTERS FOUND TO REDUCE INCIDENCE OF RECURRENT STROKES 
Study cited "Best Poster" at World Stroke Congress 

July 12, 2004
UMMS SCIENTIST HONORED BY THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION 

June 28, 2004
RICHARD R. GACEK, MD, JOINS DEPARTMENT OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY AT UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER 
Internationally recognized specialist in otology/neurotology and head and neck surgery 

June 16, 2004
STATE-OF-THE-ART CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION UNIT OPENS AT UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER 
University Campus will be international demonstratin site for new imaging system to diagnose and treat cardiac and vascular disease 

June 14, 2004
NEW SCREENING FOR PROSTATE CANCER SHOWS DRAMATIC SUCCESS IN LAB TESTS 
Findings reported in the July Issue of the Journal of Urology 

June 6, 2004 
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL AWARDS 153 DEGREES AT COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES 

May 12, 2004
UMASS MEMORIAL SURGEONS PERFORM INTESTINAL TRANSPLANT 
Procedure previously unavailable in New England 

April 26, 2004
SARS ANTIBODY SENT TO CHINA FOR PRECLINICAL TESTING 
Fully human antibody developed by Medarex and the Massachusetts Biologic;  Laboratories may be part of China’s response to the recent outbreak of SARS in Beijing

April 16, 2004 
TWO UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL FACULTY NAMED OUTSTANDING PSYCHIATRISTS BY MASSACHUSETTS PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY 

April 14, 2004 
AZRA RAZA, MD, APPOINTED CHIEF OF HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY AT UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER 

April 13, 2004
UMASS MEMORIAL PHYSICIANS STUDY NEED FOR PELVIC EXAMS 
Physicians hope to avoid unnecessary pelvic exams if pelvic inflammatory disease ruled out
 

April 12, 2004
JERRY H. GURWITZ, MD, APPOINTED CHIEF OF THE DIVISION OF GERIATRICS AT UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL 

April 2, 2004
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL # 3 IN U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORTANNUAL RANKING OF PRIMARY CARE SCHOOLS 

March 25, 2004
SPINE SURGEON PATRICK CONNOLLY, MD, APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF NEW UMASS MEMORIAL SPINE CENTER 

March 22, 2004
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL BEGINS CLINICAL TRIAL FOR HIV VACCINE 

March 16, 2004
PATIENTS WANT TO BE TOLD ABOUT MEDICAL ERRORS 
Study in Annals of Internal Medicine examines consumers likely responses to disclosure
 

February 19, 2004
KOWAL HONORED WITH NURSE IN WASHINGTON INTERNSHIP 
Worcester nurse practitioner dedicated to pain management
 

February 13, 2004
RONALD J. STEINGARD, MD, APPOINTED MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR OFFICE OF CLINICAL AFFAIRS, MASSCHUSETTS OFFICE OF MEDICAID 
UMass Medical School professor to direct medical aspects of Medicaid policy development
 

February 05, 2004
CYSTIC FIBROSIS GENE LINKED TO FATTY ACID DEFECTS 
UMMS Associate Professor of Pediatrics Brian O'Sullivan is co-author of paper in The New England Journal of Medicine. 

January 14, 2004
UMASS GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NURSING LAUNCHES GRADUATE ENTRY PATHWAY 
First program of its kind in Central Massachusetts will address workforce shortage in nursing.
 

January 8, 2004
LUPUS SPECIALIST ANNE E. TRAYNOR, MD, NAMED DIRECTOR OF STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES AT UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER 

January 5, 2004
MULTIPLE CAUSES OF HUNGER IDENTFIED FOR LOW-INCOME WOMEN AND CHILDREN 
Study examines why some poor families go hungry and others do not.