Continuing an annual tradition, UMass Medical School will officially mark the start of the 2014 academic year with Convocation Week activities, starting on Monday, Sept. 15, with the Graduate School of Nursing’s Pinning Ceremony and ending on Friday, Sept. 19, with the School of Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony. All events are open to the UMMS community.
Charity Grzelecki, call center manager at UMass Medical School affiliate UHeathSolutions, shaved her head after surpassing her UMass Medicine Cancer Walk fundraising goal of $1,000, according to a report on Charter TV3 Worcester News Tonight and New England Cable News.
In a thought-provoking conversation centered on the uncomfortable fact that everyone, regardless of their best intentions, harbors biases that they are largely unaware of, UMass Medical School launched the annual Diversity Campus Read.
Maura Buckley, MPA, a product manager for UHealthSolutions, and Amy Weinstock, director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, talked about their experiences related to accessing health care and behavioral services for children with autism spectrum disorder, in a segment that aired on WCVB-TV’s Chronicle.
In a move to formally recognize the foundational value of humanism to the School of Medicine curriculum, UMass Medical School has successfully applied for approval to start a chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Inaugural members of the society, which is sponsored by the Arnold P Gold Foundation, will be elected this fall from the SOM class of 2015.
Data from 11 newborn screening programs, including the New England Newborn Screening Program, showed that newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency can be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs, according to a new study published in the Aug. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student Tsung-Han “Stanley” Hsieh is one of 46 international pre-doctoral students selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to receive International Student Research Fellowships that will support them as they complete their graduate studies at U.S. universities. The highly competitive award is funded at $43,000 per year for up to three years.
The viral video “Ice Bucket Challenge” campaign is making ALS a household word across the country and shining a light on the scientists around the world searching for a cure. At UMass Medical School, Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, heads a multi-disciplinary team of scientists researching treatments and a cure for the disease. In this video, he and colleagues discuss the groundbreaking research taking place here.
With deep ties to Liberia and its health care system, members of the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care community have mobilized a broad coalition of partners to collect and ship life-saving protective medical equipment to health care partners in Liberia.
In this Expert’s Corner video, Craig J. Ceol, PhD, explains how he is using the zebrafish to identify the genes that give rise to melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.