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New guidelines established to help primary care physicians treat obese patients

New guidelines established to help primary care physicians treat obese patients

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, Lori Pbert, PhD, and colleagues outline a model meant to help primary care physicians address obesity during office visits and identify patients who might require additional support in a paper published by the American Journal of Medicine

Convocation 2015 official launch of new academic year

Convocation 2015 official launch of new academic year

A full slate of celebrations and honors will highlight the accomplishments of students and faculty as UMass Medical School officially marks the start of a new academic year. 

John Hayes appointed to top fundraising post

John Hayes appointed to top fundraising post

John R. Hayes Jr. has been appointed vice chancellor for development for UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care. Prescott D. Stewart has been appointed executive director of advancement for UMass Medical School.

UMMS BaccMD program a ‘pre-med boot camp’ for top students at UMass undergrad campuses

UMMS BaccMD program a ‘pre-med boot camp’ for top students at UMass undergrad campuses

Elias Nammour, Jacqueline Tran and Anthony Tran, all members of the School of Medicine Class of 2019, are the first BaccMD scholars to enter the UMMS. 

Horae Oriental endows Gene Therapy Center at UMass Medical School with $2M gift

Horae Oriental endows Gene Therapy Center at UMass Medical School with $2M gift

The Gene Therapy Center at UMass Medical School, a global leader in adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy, has received a $2 million endowment from the Horae Oriental Shenzhen Investment Company of Guangdong, China.

Analysis finds wide disparities in childhood obesity among school districts in Massachusetts

Analysis finds wide disparities in childhood obesity among school districts in Massachusetts

A new analysis of childhood obesity rates across public school districts in Massachusetts shows wide disparities, according to a new report from UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).

With $2.5M NIH grant renewal, UMMS to expand research into hepatitis C drug resistance

With $2.5M NIH grant renewal, UMMS to expand research into hepatitis C drug resistance

Celia Schiffer, PhD, and collaborators will expand efforts to overcome drug resistance in hepatitis C and similar viruses with a $2.5 million, 5-year renewal of National Institutes of Health funding for her ongoing HCV research.

UMMS study shows Google Glass effective tool for toxicology consult in ER

UMMS study shows Google Glass effective tool for toxicology consult in ER

Toxicologist Peter R. Chai, MD, studies the use of Google Glass in the emergency room for virtual consults.

Home-style welcome for new medical students

Home-style welcome for new medical students

UMass Medical School held a picnic to welcome the School of Medicine Class of 2019.

Chancellor stresses privilege of practicing medicine as new class of medical students arrive

Chancellor stresses privilege of practicing medicine as new class of medical students arrive

Chancellor Michael F. Collins welcomed the 125 students of the School of Medicine Class of 2019 at a breakfast on Wednesday, Aug. 5. 

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