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When We Were Home: Stories by young refugees living in Worcester

When We Were Home: Stories by young refugees living in Worcester

When We Were Home: A collection of memories from Burmese refugee youth is a collection of memories, reflections and folk tales coordinated by three School of Medicine students who are volunteers with the Worcester Refugee Assistance Project. 

UMMS Graduate School of Nursing adopts opioid conscious curriculum

UMMS Graduate School of Nursing adopts opioid conscious curriculum

UMass Medical School is expanding its new opioid conscious curriculum to the Graduate School of Nursing, making it the first in Massachusetts to ensure both its medical and nursing professionals are sound prescribers trained to mitigate the dangers associated with opioid therapy.

UMMS student elected to represent all U.S. medical students at the AMA

UMMS student elected to represent all U.S. medical students at the AMA

Christopher Libby, a third-year student in the School of Medicine, has been elected to chair the governing council of the American Medical Association Medical Student Section. He is the first UMMS student elected to this post, which is one of the highest student leadership positions within the AMA. 

UMMS to help community health centers improve emergency planning for people with disabilities

UMMS to help community health centers improve emergency planning for people with disabilities

UMMS is developing a toolkit to help community health centers determine whether their emergency preparedness plans address the needs of individuals with disabilities and to assess other potential emergency planning gaps.

Fitzgerald named again in Thomson Reuters Report on most influential scientific minds

Fitzgerald named again in Thomson Reuters Report on most influential scientific minds

Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD, has been named a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher for being one of the world’s most influential and highly cited scientists.

RNA Therapeutics Institute gains department status

RNA Therapeutics Institute gains department status

The RNA Therapeutics Institute has been accorded department status and Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, has been appointed founding chair. The change to department status is a result of the successes of the RTI since it was formed in 2009.

Yahoo Sports video: Carrino Foundation for FSHD key to UMMS research breakthrough

Yahoo Sports video: Carrino Foundation for FSHD key to UMMS research breakthrough

Peter Lawrence Jones, PhD, credits the Chris Carrino Foundation for Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy for funding that helped lead to a breakthrough in his lab, according to a Yahoo Sports video profiling Carrino, the Brooklyn Nets radio announcer who has FSHD.

CRISPR/Cas9 therapeutic for Tyrosinemia type I delivered to mice

CRISPR/Cas9 therapeutic for Tyrosinemia type I delivered to mice

According to a study published in Nature Biotechnology, a more efficient delivery of a CRISPR/Cas9 therapeutic to adult mice with the metabolic disease Tyrosinemia type I developed by Wen Xue, PhD, may also prove to be safer for use in humans.

Viral infection during pregnancy causes autism-like behaviors in mice by triggering key immune reaction

Viral infection during pregnancy causes autism-like behaviors in mice by triggering key immune reaction

A new study found that activation of a particular immune response in pregnant mice alters the brain structure of the mouse offspring and causes behavioral changes reminiscent of those observed in humans with autism. The research was published in Science. Jun Huh, PhD, is a corresponding author.

UMMS skin cancer expert says a new study proves tanning beds cause cancer

UMMS skin cancer expert says a new study proves tanning beds cause cancer

In an interview with MedPage Today, UMass Medical School skin cancer expert Mary Maloney, MD, hailed a new study which found that almost 100 percent of women with a melanoma diagnosis before age 30 had used indoor tanning facilities.

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