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Women’s Faculty Awards honor achievements in service, education, research and patient care

Women’s Faculty Awards honor achievements in service, education, research and patient care

Six UMass Medical School faculty were recognized for their individual achievements and contributions to the advancement of women in science and health care at the 17th annual Women’s Faculty Awards luncheon on May 23.

Steven Bird is new president-elect of Society of Academic Emergency Medicine

Steven Bird is new president-elect of Society of Academic Emergency Medicine

Steven B. Bird, MD, professor of emergency medicine, is the new president-elect of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. He will serve a year in this role and will assume the president’s post for a one-year term beginning in May 2018.

Anthony Carruthers stepping down as dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Anthony Carruthers stepping down as dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

After a distinguished and influential career as a scientist, mentor and dean, Anthony Carruthers, PhD, will leave his post as dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in early 2018

Alumni celebrate reunion weekend at UMass Medical School

Alumni celebrate reunion weekend at UMass Medical School

The School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UMass Medical School celebrated reunion weekend May 5-6. More than 300 alumni and friends attended. 

Graduate School of Nursing student Nicholas Merry among ‘29 Who Shine’ in Mass.

Graduate School of Nursing student Nicholas Merry among ‘29 Who Shine’ in Mass.

Graduate School of Nursing student Nicholas Merry, RN, is being honored by the Massachusetts public higher education system for his commitment to service and the commonwealth.

Annual education ceremony unites cherished UMMS traditions

Annual education ceremony unites cherished UMMS traditions

The Educational Recognition Awards, The Last Lecture and the Second Year Oath took place at UMass Medical School on April 25. Michael Ennis, MD, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring and David Hatem, MD, delivered the lecture.

Educational Recognition Awards, Last Lecture and Second Year Oath Ceremony will take place April 25

Educational Recognition Awards, Last Lecture and Second Year Oath Ceremony will take place April 25

David Hatem, MD, recipient of the 2016 Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Teaching, will deliver the Last Lecture on Tuesday, April 25, following the presentation of the 2017 Educational Recognition Awards. New this year, the event will include the Second Year Oath Ceremony for the School of Medicine Class of 2019.

UMass Medical School announces 2017 Commencement speaker, honorary degree recipients

UMass Medical School announces 2017 Commencement speaker, honorary degree recipients

At the 44th annual Commencement Exercises on Sunday, June 4, UMass Medical School will award honorary degrees to ground-breaking physician, scientist and academic health leader Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD; humanitarian and businessman Víctor Grífols, president of Grifols; and Patricia Donahoe, MD, a renowned pediatric surgeon and cancer researcher.

Creative classes build bridges between cultures, help refugee youth from Burma adjust to new lives

Creative classes build bridges between cultures, help refugee youth from Burma adjust to new lives

As featured in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, a team of UMass Medical School students has partnered with Tower Hill Botanic Garden and the Worcester Refugee Assistance Project to offer arts classes as social and cultural bridges for refugee youth from Burma now living in Worcester.

Massachusetts Medical Society honors five UMass Medical School students

Massachusetts Medical Society honors five UMass Medical School students

Fourth-year School of Medicine students Jorge Finke, Jessica Long, Michael Noujaim and Courtney Temple received $10,000 scholarships from the Mass. Medical Society, and first-year medical student Colleen Flanagan won the Society’s 2017 History Essay Contest award.

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