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January 2010

Welcome to Focus, a monthly newsletter covering institutional news and events, such as faculty, staff and student achievements, and new initiatives. Its recurring sections include Employee of Distinction, Achievements, Calendar, Grants (research) and Information.

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The Focus staff
Public Affairs & Publications


 

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Improving K-8 math teaching and learning

The UMMS Regional Science Resource Center is facilitating a training program being implemented across the state on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education  . . . Read full story >>

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Canine compulsive disorder gene identified

The findings suggest that particular genetic proteins may increase the risk of OCD.  . . . Read full story >>

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Thorndyke appointed vice provost for faculty affairs

She brings more than 15 years of broad experience in professional development, mentoring, academic affairs, educational leadership and clinical administration.  . . .  Read full story >>


Give and take

The Emergency Assistance Fund has touched the lives of recipients and donors alike  . . . Read full story >>


UMMS students brighten the holidays for area homeless families

Second-year medical students in the Pediatric Interest Group, along with the pediatrics residents of UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, gave 150 gifts to 53 homeless families.  . . . Read full story >>

Going paperless: printed paystubs to be phased out

In memoriam