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Celebrations and award ceremonies lead up to Commencement 2015

Celebrations and award ceremonies lead up to Commencement 2015

Celebrations and recognitions preceding Commencement 2015 at UMass Medical School will begin Thursday, May 28, leading up to the formal proceedings that will commence on Sunday, May 31, at noon.

UMass Medical School Ebola fighters honored for lifesaving work in Liberia

UMass Medical School Ebola fighters honored for lifesaving work in Liberia

Thirteen brave and committed individuals will be recognized for their selfless and lifesaving efforts to help stem the Ebola outbreak in Liberia at UMass Medical School’s 42nd Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 31.

Chancellor to recognize rare disease research advocate at Commencement 2015

Chancellor to recognize rare disease research advocate at Commencement 2015

Rett Syndrome Research Trust co-founder and Executive Director Monica Coenraads, whose 18-year-old daughter Chelsea has the disease, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Commencement on May 31 for her tireless work and passionate advocacy in pursuit of a cure.

Healing path leads to nurse practitioner career for GSN class speaker

Healing path leads to nurse practitioner career for GSN class speaker

Graduate School of Nursing class speaker Elizabeth Terhune will bring her talents and training to bear on her next career as an adult gerontology and primary care nurse practitioner when she receives her Master of Science in Nursing degree at UMass Medical School’s 2015 Commencement.

Women Faculty Awards granted for service, education, research, clinical care and mentorship

Women Faculty Awards granted for service, education, research, clinical care and mentorship

Six women faculty members were honored for outstanding service, education, research, clinical care and mentorship at UMass Medical School’s 15th annual Women’s Faculty Awards luncheon on May 20.

Sherry Pagoto to raise awareness of tanning bed health concerns at Washington, D.C., forum

Sherry Pagoto to raise awareness of tanning bed health concerns at Washington, D.C., forum

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, will call attention to the dangers of indoor tanning Wednesday at a Washington, D.C. forum presented by the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Program and Disruptive Women in Health Care.

First-year med students honor ‘first patients’ at Anatomical Gift Program Donor Memorial Service, reports boston.com.

First-year med students honor ‘first patients’ at Anatomical Gift Program Donor Memorial Service, reports boston.com.

First-year School of Medicine students expressed gratitude to the families of the Anatomical Gift Program donors at a May 9 memorial service at UMass Medical School, according to a story in boston.com.

UMMS student Shu Yang among ‘29 Who Shine’

UMMS student Shu Yang among ‘29 Who Shine’

School of Medicine student Shu Yang was named by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education as one of its “29 Who Shine” honorees for his outstanding civic contributions.

Vivian Budnik and Mary Lee newly minted ‘ELUMS’

Vivian Budnik and Mary Lee newly minted ‘ELUMS’

Vivan Budnik, PhD, and Mary Lee, MD, recently completed their fellowship year in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine.

David Clive speaks of medical gains, unintentional consequences during 2015 Educational Recognition Awards

David Clive speaks of medical gains, unintentional consequences during 2015 Educational Recognition Awards

Twenty-four people were recognized for their contributions to student education at UMass Medical School at the 17th annual Educational Recognition Awards, where David Clive, MD, delivered the Last Lecture “Medical Education and the Monkey’s Paw.” 

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