Chancellor Michael F. Collins issued the following statement on the announced departure of University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret.
UMass Medical School is involved in a new initiative, led by Diagnostics For All, to develop a rapid diagnostic test for Ebola. Such testing will make a ‘huge difference,’ according to Ebola survivor and physician Rick Sacra, who spoke at the State House press conference about the project.
Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, a pioneer in the study of RNA silencing, was named a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation.
MassBiologics of UMass Medical School and Voyager Therapeutics will collaborate on viral vector manufacturing at the new MassBiologics SouthCoast facility in Fall River.
A 60 Minutes report on mindfulness meditation features interviews with UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness founder Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, and current faculty Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, and Jean King, PhD.
UMass Medical School's participation in the 2014 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employee Charitable Campaign was very successful, thanks to the many employees who contributed, some for the first time. While pledges are still being tallied, the amount raised exceeds last year’s total and more individual contributed this year than last.
Infectious disease expert Robert Finberg, MD, said it is too early to predict whether Massachusetts will experience a severe flu season this year and urged families to get the vaccine.
The new online Historical Timeline of UMass Medical School was unveiled by the Lamar Soutter Library’s Office of Medical History and Archives this fall.
While UMass Medical School psychiatrist Anthony Rothschild, MD, acknowledges that there is an urgent need for new antidepressant medications, he is cautious about the rising use of ketamine as a treatment for depression, as he told the New York Times for a Dec. 19 feature on the promising but controversial drug.
Commonwealth Medicine Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, is again being honored for her achievements in business and management. The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce has announced that she will receive the 2015 Excellence in Health Care, Arts and Education Pinnacle Award on Jan. 29.