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Mass. DPH Commissioner calls UMMS opioid safe-prescriber training a ‘national model’

Mass. DPH Commissioner calls UMMS opioid safe-prescriber training a ‘national model’

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, praised UMass Medical School for leading the charge to better train medical and advanced practice nursing students in prevention and management of opioid abuse.

Graduate School of Nursing ranked among top nursing schools nationwide

Graduate School of Nursing ranked among top nursing schools nationwide

The Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Medical School is named first overall in New England, 18th in the United States andeighth among public nursing schools in a new analysis by Nursing Schools Almanac.

Students in High School Health Careers Program driven by dedication, determination

Students in High School Health Careers Program driven by dedication, determination

Eighteen local teenagers who are determined to do what it takes to succeed in careers in health care are members of UMass Medical School’s High School Health Careers Program Class of 2016.

Kamber Kaya and Hall representing women in science at The Allied Genetics Conference

Kamber Kaya and Hall representing women in science at The Allied Genetics Conference

GSBS student Hatem Elif Kamber Kaya was honored to have two speaking engagements at The Allied Genetics Conference, the annual national meeting of the Genetics Society of America. 

Meyers Primary Care Institute celebrates 20 years

Meyers Primary Care Institute celebrates 20 years

For 20 years the Meyers Primary Care Institute—a unique partnership between UMass Medical School, Fallon Health and Reliant Medical Group—has quietly improved population health through research and education.

Melanie Donahue starts blood cancer research fellowship at Broad Institute

Melanie Donahue starts blood cancer research fellowship at Broad Institute

Third-year School of Medicine student Melanie Donahue is spending a year at the Broad Institute studying proteins with genetic mutations implicated in the development of blood cancers, thanks to a 2016 Physician-Scientist Career Development Award from the American Society of Hematology.

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. 

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