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Class Oath Ceremony marks pivotal transition from classroom to clinic

Class Oath Ceremony marks pivotal transition from classroom to clinic

As they prepare to enter their clinical training years, members of the School of Medicine Class of 2018 took an oath to always put patients first and treat the whole person at the Class Oath Ceremony held at UMass Medical School on May 3. 

Victor Ambros awarded 2016 March of Dimes prize for co-discovery of MicroRNAs

Victor Ambros awarded 2016 March of Dimes prize for co-discovery of MicroRNAs

Victor R. Ambros, PhD, has been awarded the 21st annual March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology, an honor presented to investigators whose research has profoundly advanced the science that underlies the understanding of birth defects.

WGBH-TV’s Greater Boston: Klempner discusses promising research into a seasonal prevention for Lyme

WGBH-TV’s Greater Boston: Klempner discusses promising research into a seasonal prevention for Lyme

UMMS infectious disease expert Mark Klempner, MD, spoke with Stephanie Leydon for a segment on Greater Boston about how MassBiologics is conducting promising research into a potential new weapon in the fight against Lyme.

UMMS gene therapy experts to present new discoveries at inKNOWvation panel discussion

UMMS gene therapy experts to present new discoveries at inKNOWvation panel discussion

Scientists at UMass Medical School will share their latest research at an inKNOWvation panel discussion, “The Return of Gene Therapy,” on Wednesday, May 11, at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, in Cambridge.

Telegram: Worcester Pipeline makes medical careers accessible for young people

Telegram: Worcester Pipeline makes medical careers accessible for young people

Educators, community leaders, students and alums who have benefited from participating in the Worcester Pipeline Collaborative educational partnership came together on April 28 to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Newsweek: UMass Medical School develops gene therapy for rare neurodegenerative disease

Newsweek: UMass Medical School develops gene therapy for rare neurodegenerative disease

Researchers in the lab of Guangping Gao, PhD, have developed a novel gene therapy that cures a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder called Canavan disease in mice and is on track to be brought to clinical trial, according to an April 28 article in Newsweek.

New Yorker: UMMS correctional mental health expert calls for greater focus on patient care in prison

New Yorker: UMMS correctional mental health expert calls for greater focus on patient care in prison

Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a correctional mental health expert at UMass Medical School, says psychiatric organizations don’t pay enough attention to the challenges of their members who work in prisons, according to an article in The New Yorker.

Educational Recognition Awards highlight excellence among UMMS faculty

Educational Recognition Awards highlight excellence among UMMS faculty

Twenty-nine people were recognized for their contributions to student education at UMass Medical School at the 18th annual Educational Recognition Awards ceremony, where Julie A. Jonassen, PhD, delivered the Last Lecture “Medical Education and the Case of the Missing Dromedary.”

Hale and Cragin honored for focus on veterans health

Hale and Cragin honored for focus on veterans health

Janet Hale, PhD, and Linda Cragin, MS, received the Outstanding Poster Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties for emphasizing why health care providers should ask patients if they or someone close to them has served in the military.

Worcester Pipeline Collaborative celebrating 20 years

Worcester Pipeline Collaborative celebrating 20 years

School of Medicine student Marian Younge credits the Worcester Pipeline Collaborative for helping her pursue a career in medicine. 

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