UMMS study: Tanning beds widely available on or near college campuses, despite cancer risk

UMMS study: Tanning beds widely available on or near college campuses, despite cancer risk

Despite a high skin cancer risk, tanning beds are available on campus or in off-campus housing at nearly half of the nation’s top colleges, and access is frequently discounted or entirely free of charge, according to a new study from Sherry Pagoto at UMass Medical School.

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  • Collins to WBUR: ‘For the first time in a long time, there was hope’

    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.

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  • UMMS Ebola Relief effort launched with $7.5M Paul G. Allen Family Foundation grant

    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.

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  • Honoring the achievements of students and faculty, with a look to the future

    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.

  • In a WBUR commentary, Chancellor urges new students to practice compassionate health care

    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.

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  • Chancellor welcomes new students to 'very special community'

    In a welcome address to the School of Medicine Class of 2018, Chancellor Michael F. Collins highlighted the overall academic strength of the class, and the great lengths students have taken t serve their communities.

  • UMMS Chancellor, ALS researcher take 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    Chancellor Collins and neurology chair Robert H. Brown took the "Ice Bucket Challenge" on Wednesday, Aug. 6, with first-year medical students and members of Dr. Brown's lab dousing them to raise awareness of ALS

Welcome Video from Chancellor Collins


"Throughout the world and close to home we are UMass; dignified and determined; principled and purposeful; respected and relied upon!"

Ebola Website

Joint Strategic Plan

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.

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