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GSN dean appointed to Gov. Baker’s special commission on opioid safe prescribing

GSN dean appointed to Gov. Baker’s special commission on opioid safe prescribing

Graduate School of Nursing Dean Joan Vitello, PhD, has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker as a member of his special commission to study the incorporation of safe and effective pain treatment and prescribing practices into professional training for future health care providers.

Pires named Medical Research Scholar by the National Institutes of Health

Pires named Medical Research Scholar by the National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health has named School of Medicine student Jacqueline Pires a 2016 Medical Research Scholar. Pires will spend a year in residence conducting mentored independent biomedical research at the NIH’s national headquarters in Bethesda, Md.

AP Big Story: UMass Medical School trains students to fight opioid abuse

AP Big Story: UMass Medical School trains students to fight opioid abuse

UMass Medical School is leading the charge to better train medical and advanced practice nursing students in the prevention and management of opioid abuse, according to an Associated Press story published June 28.

Summer Enrichment Program leads diverse students on path to medical school

Summer Enrichment Program leads diverse students on path to medical school

This year’s Summer Enrichment Program for college undergraduates welcomed 20 high-performing students who learned what it takes to gain entry to medical school. 

MD/PhD student Miriam Madsen strives to improve communication for those in need

MD/PhD student Miriam Madsen strives to improve communication for those in need

In this Women In Science video, MD/PhD student Miriam Madsen talks about her PhD project  to develop technologies that improve quality of life and bolster independence for people with temporary or chronic physical and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

From compassionate students to caregivers, newest GHHS members inducted

From compassionate students to caregivers, newest GHHS members inducted

The UMass Medical School chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society inducted 20 medical students as members on Thursday, June 2. The students were nominated by their classmates and mentors as exemplars of compassionate patient-centered care. Six residents and four faculty members were also inducted.

Gov. Baker lauds UMass Medical School graduates at 43rd Commencement

Gov. Baker lauds UMass Medical School graduates at 43rd Commencement

UMass Medical School awarded 227 degrees at its 43rd Commencement on Sunday, June 5, and recognized the newly minted doctors and advanced practice nurses as first in the state trained in opioid safe prescribing and pain management in the wake of the national opioid epidemic.

Commencement 2016: Highlights of the day in pictures

Commencement 2016: Highlights of the day in pictures

The rain held off for the most part, but even a few sprinkles couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the graduates, distinguished guests, faculty, friends and family at the UMass Medical School 43rd Commencement in Worcester on Sunday, June 5.

Faculty support students, institution at Commencement

Faculty support students, institution at Commencement

For the faculty, Commencement is the culmination of many years of teaching, mentoring and guiding their students. Below are highlights from UMass Medical School’s 43rd Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 5.

Family and friends celebrate with graduates at Commencement

Family and friends celebrate with graduates at Commencement

Family and friends came from near and far to support their loved ones on this life-changing day. Below are highlights from UMass Medical School’s 43rd Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 5.

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