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UMMS students help children ACE Autism

UMMS students help children ACE Autism

Thanks to student volunteers from UMass Medical School, a special group of Central Massachusetts children have been provided an opportunity to learn to love tennis through the ACEing Autism program.

Why your medical doctor should examine your teeth

Why your medical doctor should examine your teeth

Good oral health is essential for overall health, and primary care doctors have an important role to play in their patients’ dental health. Family physician and oral health advocate Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, explains why and how in this Expert’s Corner video.  

Deborah Harmon Hines recognized for ‘tireless work’ in Liberia

Deborah Harmon Hines recognized for ‘tireless work’ in Liberia

Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD, will be recognized by the Liberian Episcopal Community in the United States for her work on behalf of Liberia and the Liberian community.

Terence R. Flotte appointed editor-in-chief of journal Human Gene Therapy

Terence R. Flotte appointed editor-in-chief of journal Human Gene Therapy

Dean Flotte, a gene therapy pioneer, will lead the influential journal at a pivotal time as gene therapies are emerging as approved, commercially-available medicines.

UMass Medical School report cites need for awareness of end-of-life care options

UMass Medical School report cites need for awareness of end-of-life care options

Public awareness of advance care planning, palliative care and end-of-life options are key to improving end-of-life care in Massachusetts, according to a report prepared and released by UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division.

WCVB-TV’s Chronicle gets inside look at UMMS on Match Day 2015

WCVB-TV’s Chronicle gets inside look at UMMS on Match Day 2015

Students, faculty and alumni from the School of Medicine are featured in a 30-minute WCVB-TV Chronicle report highlighting Match Day 2015 on the Worcester campus.

UMass Medical School to ‘Light it Up Blue’ for autism awareness

UMass Medical School to ‘Light it Up Blue’ for autism awareness

UMass Medical School hopes to raise autism awareness and acceptance with two events—the annual Light it Up Blue celebration on Thursday, April 2, and Pediatric Grand Rounds featuring autism expert Deborah Fein, PhD, on Friday, April 3.

Building a genomic GPS with CRISPR

Building a genomic GPS with CRISPR

UMMS scientists Thoru Pederson, PhD, and Hanhui Ma, PhD, have developed multicolored versions of CRISPR/Cas9 for finding and mapping chromosomal loci.

UMMS Chancellor to receive MassBio’s Leading Impact Award

UMMS Chancellor to receive MassBio’s Leading Impact Award

Chancellor Michael F. Collins is receiving the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council’s 2015 Leading Impact Award for his contributions to the life sciences economy in Massachusetts. 

Class of 2015 med students have another outstanding match

Class of 2015 med students have another outstanding match

On Match Day, the School of Medicine Class of 2015 learned where they will begin their careers as doctors; many—66 percent—have chosen primary care specialties.  

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