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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.

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.  

Blizzard can’t stop New England Newborn Screening Program

Blizzard can’t stop New England Newborn Screening Program

Staff from UMass Medical School’s New England Newborn Screening Program drove through a January blizzard to collect blood samples necessary to detect life-threatening disorders. In doing so, they saved a baby’s life.

Gregory Pazour, PhD, receives Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize

Gregory Pazour, PhD, receives Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize

Gregory Pazour, PhD, received the 2015 Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease, for his discovery of the role cilia dysfunction plays in the disease.

Katherine Fitzgerald honored by the Science Foundation of Ireland

Katherine Fitzgerald honored by the Science Foundation of Ireland

The St. Patrick's Day Medal is bestowed annually upon a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader, living or working in the United States, who has assisted researchers in Irish academia or industry or who has made significant contributions to the research ecosystem in Ireland. 

New paper in Pediatrics by UMMS professor helps pediatricians reduce youth tobacco use

New paper in Pediatrics by UMMS professor helps pediatricians reduce youth tobacco use

According to a comprehensive paper by Lori Pbert, PhD, published March 16, pediatricians are in a unique position to counsel young patients about tobacco use but they often hesitate because they are not sure how best to prevent and treat tobacco dependence.

Battling opioid dependence in the Emergency Department

Battling opioid dependence in the Emergency Department

Emergency departments can play valuable roles in addressing the opioid abuse crisis, according to health psychologist Edwin Boudreaux, PhD.

UMMS professor gets local fifth-graders excited about chemistry

UMMS professor gets local fifth-graders excited about chemistry

William R. Kobertz, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, turns learning about chemistry into fun for the fifth graders at Charlotte Dunning Elementary School in Framingham.  

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