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SOM 2016 capstones target childhood asthma, food insecurity, diabetes among homeless

SOM 2016 capstones target childhood asthma, food insecurity, diabetes among homeless

The School of Medicine Class of 2016 is the first class in the school’s history to complete capstones, innovative educational experiences which allow them to cultivate a personal interest related to health care as part of their medical education.

SOM class speaker Racquel Wells takes a nontraditional path to medical school

SOM class speaker Racquel Wells takes a nontraditional path to medical school

When Racquel Wells takes the stage at Commencement Sunday as the Class of 2016 School of Medicine speaker, she will urge her fellow graduates to remember why they came to medical school.

UMass Medical School to mark Commencement 2016 with full slate of events

UMass Medical School to mark Commencement 2016 with full slate of events

Students, faculty and families gather to celebrate academic excellence and achievement this week as UMass Medical School marks Commencement 2016. A series of award festivities begin Thursday and lead up to Sunday’s 43rd Commencement ceremony, with a keynote speech by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Hudson Hoagland Society Annual Meeting focuses on the science of addiction

Hudson Hoagland Society Annual Meeting focuses on the science of addiction

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Hudson Hoagland Society focused on the science of addiction, featuring UMMS faculty Andrew Tapper, PhD; Amy Wachholtz, PhD; and Judson Brewer, MD, PhD.

Nature editorial recognizes novel GSBS career development program

Nature editorial recognizes novel GSBS career development program

The May 2016 issue of the international journal Nature cited the benefits of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ career development program in its editorial reacting to the new federal law impacting overtime pay for postdoctoral scientists.

Medical students teaching lifesaving hands-only CPR in local community

Medical students teaching lifesaving hands-only CPR in local community

School of Medicine students are getting out into the community to teach laypeople how to perform lifesaving hands-only CPR. They will be at the Bravehearts’ opening game on Friday, June 3, and the Multicultural Women’s Health Summit on Saturday, June 18. 

Med student Marissa Mastrocola receives Nth Dimensions internship in orthopedic surgery

Med student Marissa Mastrocola receives Nth Dimensions internship in orthopedic surgery

Marissa Mastrocola will spend the summer between her first and second year of medical school pursuing her interest in orthopedic surgery with an internship offered through Nth Dimensions, an organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the field.

Washington Post: Ancient sheep help in quest for Tay-Sachs treatment

Washington Post: Ancient sheep help in quest for Tay-Sachs treatment

UMass Medical School scientist Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, explained to the Washington Post how a rare breed of ancient sheep called Jacob has played a key role in research into Tay-Sachs disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that attacks newborns.

New, evidence-based tool to help osteoarthritis patients decide on hip, knee replacement

New, evidence-based tool to help osteoarthritis patients decide on hip, knee replacement

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has approved a $6.4 million funding award for Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, to develop a web-based tool that will better inform osteoarthritis patients seeking optimal knee and hip care.

UMMS scientists create new computational tool for greater understanding of metabolic network

UMMS scientists create new computational tool for greater understanding of metabolic network

Marian Walhout, PhD, and Lutfu Safak Yilmaz, PhD, present the first genome-scale reconstruction of the C. elegans metabolic network and show that scientists can use mathematical simulation to convert bacterial diet into C. elegans biomass.

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