Continuing an annual tradition, UMass Medical School will officially mark the start of the 2014 academic year with Convocation Week activities, starting on Monday, Sept. 15, with the Graduate School of Nursing’s Pinning Ceremony and ending on Friday, Sept. 19, with the School of Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony. All events are open to the UMMS community.
John F. Keaney Jr., MD, professor of medicine and chief of the division of cardiovascular medicine, has been named the Mary C. DeFeudis Chair in Biomedical Research. Dr. Keaney will be honored at Investiture on Thursday, Sept. 18.
In a move to formally recognize the foundational value of humanism to the School of Medicine curriculum, UMass Medical School has successfully applied for approval to start a chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Inaugural members of the society, which is sponsored by the Arnold P Gold Foundation, will be elected this fall from the SOM class of 2015.
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student Tsung-Han “Stanley” Hsieh is one of 46 international pre-doctoral students selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to receive International Student Research Fellowships that will support them as they complete their graduate studies at U.S. universities. The highly competitive award is funded at $43,000 per year for up to three years.
Glimpses of the Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity class of 2014’s poster session and closing ceremonies, keynoted by Victor Ambros, PhD, are captured in a slideshow.
Through a new, student-led group called The Bootstrappers, Graduate School of Biomedical Science students are sharing their expertise with fellow students in workshops, and gaining valuable teaching experience.
In a welcome address to the School of Medicine Class of 2018, Chancellor Michael F. Collins highlighted the overall academic strength of the class, and the great lengths students have taken to serve their communities.
A recent encounter with a patient got clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health Hugh Silk thinking about what makes us special in family medicine when we just simply care about our patients. How can caring be so unusual in medicine and such a surprise for patients—especially those who are very vulnerable? Food for thought.
Terence R. Flotte, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, and Paulette Seymour-Route, PhD, RN, MS, dean of the Graduate School of Nursing, envision better care and lower costs as a result of teamwork between physicians and advanced practice nurses.
Members of the international research community convened at UMMS for a symposium in honor of Douglas Golenbock, MD, PhD, hosted by the Department of Medicine’s Program in Innate Immunity.