Publications and Newsletters

The Publications Division of the Office of Public Affairs and Publications communicates the Medical School's strategic mission and messages via printed publications and the Internet. Periodicals are planned to illustrate the dynamic worlds of the schools and research enterprise, their interests and priorities.

As resource, advisor and advocate, this division also serves departments and programs in promoting and enforcing high-quality editorial and graphic standards, and ensuring that publications present a unified "face" to our internal and external audiences.

Where to read about UMass Medical School:

Vitae, the Medical School's magazine - Published three times a year--with the Annual Report issue published each spring--the magazine opens a window on UMMS and its School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Graduate School of Nursing, describing their contributions to education, research and public service through features, news briefs, grant highlights, alumni and development updates and guest editorials. For internal and external audiences. 

Annual Reports - A yearly publication that offers an in-depth review of institutional leadership or achievement, highlighting a particular topic of interest or strategic effort. For internal and external audiences.

Focus -An internal newsletter published monthly, covering institutional news and events, faculty, staff and student achievements and new initiatives. Beginning with Volume 12, Issue 1 (August 2009), Focus became a web-based newsletter and is no longer printed. Current and past issues can be viewed at

Partners in Service - This standalone publication highlights how UMass Medical School, with its many partners, carries out numerous and varied outreach initiatives throughout the commonwealth and the world. To read about them, go to the Community Outreach section of the UMMS Web site or access this PDF.