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UMMS public health expert lauds success of cigar sales restrictions

UMMS public health expert lauds success of cigar sales restrictions

A Public Health  Reports editorial by Wenjun Li, PhD, and public health co-investigators details how local cigar sales regulations similar to those enacted in Boston may complement FDA regulations and strengthen control over tobacco use among young people in this country.

UMMS scientists co-discover first ‘off-switches’ for CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing

UMMS scientists co-discover first ‘off-switches’ for CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing

Researchers at UMass Medical School and the University of Toronto have discovered the first known “off-switches” for CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, providing much greater control over the edits, according to a new study published in Cell. Erik Sontheimer, PhD, led the research at UMMS.

David A. Drachman, MD, founding chair of neurology, dies at 84

David A. Drachman, MD, founding chair of neurology, dies at 84

The UMass Medical School community is saddened by the death of the founding chair of neurology, David A. Drachman, MD, professor and chair emeritus of neurology. Dr. Drachman died Dec. 5. He was 84. 

UMMS recognized by EPA for reducing carbon emissions and other pollutants

UMMS recognized by EPA for reducing carbon emissions and other pollutants

UMass Medical School was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award for the superior performance of its combined heat and power systems.

Winter Ball raises more than $1M for UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Winter Ball raises more than $1M for UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center

The eighth annual Winter Ball hit a major milestone on Friday, Dec. 2, raising more than $1 million for UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. That figure includes nearly $250,000 for the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic.

Ellen Gravallese honored with two leadership appointments in academic medicine

Ellen Gravallese honored with two leadership appointments in academic medicine

Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, has been named an associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and named to the executive committee of the American College of Rheumatology.

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health celebrate launch of regional campus

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health celebrate launch of regional campus

Officials from UMass Medical School, Baystate Health, UMass Amherst and the City of Springfield gathered Thursday in Springfield to celebrate the official launch of the medical school’s first regional campus in Western Massachusetts. 

UMMS partners on Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative

UMMS partners on Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs is collaborating with UMass Medical School and other partners on the Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative, which strives to make communities supportive and inclusive of individuals living with dementia and their families. 

UMMS collaborates with InterVRx to review specialty drug clinical protocols

UMMS collaborates with InterVRx to review specialty drug clinical protocols

UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services has partnered with InterVRx to review the accuracy, completeness and usability of specialty drug clinical protocols used within its patient monitoring platform.

Fuhrmann in Human Gene Therapy: Progress being made in biomedical career training

Fuhrmann in Human Gene Therapy: Progress being made in biomedical career training

The importance of career development programs for doctoral students is emphasized in a new commentary published in the journal Human Gene Therapy by Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD.

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