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UMass Medical School establishes term chairs to support junior faculty

UMass Medical School establishes term chairs to support junior faculty

The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation and The Glass Charitable Foundation are establishing five-year term chairs for three junior faculty in diabetes research at UMass Medical School. Laura Alonso, MD, Michael Brehm, PhD, and Rene Maehr, PhD, will each receive $300,000 over five years. 

UMass Medical School to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

UMass Medical School to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will open a regional clinical campus of the medical school in Springfield, to be known as UMMS-Baystate Health. 

MD/PhD student expanding research and advocacy for health care in India

MD/PhD student expanding research and advocacy for health care in India

UMass Medical School students are conducting health disparities research in Gujarat, India, to improve health care in the region. The Research and Advocacy for Health in India initiative was spearheaded by MD/PhD student Apurv Soni. 

Golenbock, Lee appointed to endowed chairs

Golenbock, Lee appointed to endowed chairs

UMass Medical School will invest two faculty members into newly endowed chairs this fall, Chancellor Michael F. Collins has announced. The chairs were approved by the University of Massachusetts Board at its June meeting.

McGovern, Pelosi spotlight UMMS student-run Farm-to-Health Center Initiative as a model for the nation

McGovern, Pelosi spotlight UMMS student-run Farm-to-Health Center Initiative as a model for the nation

UMass Medical School students are being recognized for their efforts to identify patients at the Family Health Center of Worcester who don’t regularly have enough to eat and to provide them access to nutritious food through an innovative program they launched called the Farm-to-Health Center Initiative.

Harmon Hines named recipient of Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education

Harmon Hines named recipient of Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education

The American Society for Cell Biology has named Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology and vice provost for school services, the recipient of its 2015 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education.

Cancer Walk breakfast recognizes nurse whose self-written obituary drew international praise

Cancer Walk breakfast recognizes nurse whose self-written obituary drew international praise

The 17th Annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk and 5K Run will be held on Sept. 27 and will raise money to support research and care at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence.

Boston Globe: UMMS making research accessible to potential donors

Boston Globe: UMMS making research accessible to potential donors

Two staff members in UMass Medical School’s development office hold doctorates in science, and were chosen specifically to help faculty researchers better explain their highly scientific work to potential donors.

Gina Caldas named 2015 Pew Latin American Fellow

Gina Caldas named 2015 Pew Latin American Fellow

Gina V. Caldas, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Craig C. Mello, PhD, has been named a Pew Latin American Fellow in Biomedical Sciences.

University of Massachusetts announces $1.17 million in faculty awards

University of Massachusetts announces $1.17 million in faculty awards

University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret announced more than one million dollars in grants to UMass faculty under the auspices of his Science and Technology fund.

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