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Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol this holiday may not make you an addict—according to a recent CDC report on the diagnostic criteria for alcoholism—but it will significantly damage your body. Dennis Dimitri, MD, explains the adverse effects of binge drinking in this Expert’s Corner.Read more
Chancellor Michael F. Collins announced that two new endowed chairs were approved by the UMass Board of Trustees. Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, was named the the UMass Memorial Health Care Chair in Biomedical Research. Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, was named the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Chair.Read more
UMass Medical School, the Patrick administration and the Veterans Administration announced plans for a new outpatient clinic for veterans care on the UMMS campus in Worcester.Read more
In an op-ed for Boston WBUR-FM’s Cognoscenti, Chancellor Michael F. Collins underscores the importance of relief efforts in Ebola-stricken Liberia, including those underway at UMass Medical School.Read more
With a $7.5 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, UMass Medical School will lead a team of academic partners to provide comprehensive relief efforts in Liberia, bringing doctors, nurses, and training and medical supplies to the Ebola-stricken country.Read more
UMass Worcester celebrated the start of the academic year with a week of Convocation 2014 events, recognizing faculty and students. This video highlights ceremonies honoring the achievements of the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Graduate School of Nursing.
Dr. Michael F. Collins encourages aspiring doctors and nurses to appreciate the privilege of caring for others. Click to read his thoughts in this WBUR Cognoscenti column.Read more
We are pleased to present to you the final draft of "UMass 2020," the UMMS/UMMHC Academic Health Sciences Center Joint Strategic Plan (2014-2020). We believe that the four strategic goals and four strategy enabling goals that serve as the foundation of this plan provide our combined academic health sciences center with a clear strategic direction for the years ahead.