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Cancer Walk & Run draws hundreds to support research, patient care

Cancer Walk & Run draws hundreds to support research, patient care

Community members, researchers and business leaders raised more than $350,000 to benefit cancer research and patient care during 2016 UMass Medicine Cancer Walk & Run on Sept. 25.

Chancellor Collins: Focus on health care, biomedical research in 2016 elections

Chancellor Collins: Focus on health care, biomedical research in 2016 elections

Chancellor Michael F. Collins laid out the case during this election season for health care reform and biomedical research funding in an op-ed published in Worcester Medicine.

Cutting edge UMMS Cryo-Electron Microscopy facility opens

Cutting edge UMMS Cryo-Electron Microscopy facility opens

The grand opening of the Massachusetts Facility for High-Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy at UMass Medical School is taking place Tuesday, Oct. 4. The event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony; tours of the facility for invited guests; and, open to the public, lectures from world renowned cryo-EM experts.

New ALS ONE license plate to support ALS research and care

New ALS ONE license plate to support ALS research and care

Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, a leading ALS scientist, joined Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito to announce the launch of the ALS ONE license plate to help fund ALS research and care.

Wen Xue receives $250,000 for pediatric cancer research from Hyundai Hope on Wheels

Wen Xue receives $250,000 for pediatric cancer research from Hyundai Hope on Wheels

UMass Medical School cancer researcher Wen Xue, PhD, accepted a $250,000 grant Friday from the Hyundai Motor America Hope on Wheels campaign to continue his work toward improving care and treatment options for children with cancer.

UMMS research examines use of tanning beds in private homes

UMMS research examines use of tanning beds in private homes

One in four people who use indoor tanning beds say they have used the equipment in private homes, according to a new research letter in JAMA Dermatology, by Sherry Pagoto, PhD, and UMass Medical School colleagues.

UMMS community celebrates life, legacy of Arthur M. Pappas, MD

UMMS community celebrates life, legacy of Arthur M. Pappas, MD

UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center communities gathered Friday, Sept. 16 to remember Arthur M. Pappas, MD, an esteemed pillar of the medical school and a pioneering orthopedic surgeon and educator who died last spring. 

White Coat Ceremony formalizes medical calling for School of Medicine Class of 2020

White Coat Ceremony formalizes medical calling for School of Medicine Class of 2020

One hundred-fifty members of the School of Medicine Class of 2020 were cloaked with freshly pressed white coats for the first time on Friday, Sept. 16 at the annual White Coat Ceremony, as family, friends and faculty cheered.

GSBS recognizes 37 newly qualified PhD candidates

GSBS recognizes 37 newly qualified PhD candidates

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences honored 37 newly qualified PhD candidates with a formal ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 15, marking the milestone achievement as they transition from classroom-based learning to candidacy for a doctoral degree.

Convocation 2016 recognizes Chancellor’s Medal recipients; faculty invested as named chairs

Convocation 2016 recognizes Chancellor’s Medal recipients; faculty invested as named chairs

In his annual Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins bestowed Chancellor’s Awards to David Hatem, MD; Steven Reppert, MD; David Drachman, MD; and Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD. He invested Jonathan Kay, MD; Joel Richter, PhD; and Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, as named chairs.

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