2017 Press Releases

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UMass Medical School ranked tops in New England for primary care

UMass Medical School ranked tops in New England for primary care

The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate schools names UMass Medical School the best for primary care education in all of New England. UMMS ranks in the top 10 percent nationwide in primary care, coming in 14th among 140 medical schools and 30 schools of osteopathic medicine surveyed by the weekly news magazine in its 2018 edition of the “Best Graduate Schools.”

Craig Adams to run Boston Marathon in memory of father-in-law Paul Cellucci

Craig Adams to run Boston Marathon in memory of father-in-law Paul Cellucci

Craig Adams, a son-in-law of former Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci, is one of five Boston Marathon runners supporting the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund.

Match Day celebration at UMass Medical School on Friday, March 17

Match Day celebration at UMass Medical School on Friday, March 17

On Match Day, the School of Medicine class of 2017 will learn where they will go for postgraduate residency training. The event takes place at UMass Medical School on Friday, March 17, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Faculty Conference Room.

UMMS working with Mass. Elder Affairs to improve care for citizens aged 65+

UMMS working with Mass. Elder Affairs to improve care for citizens aged 65+

UMass Medical School is working with Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs Alice Bonner, PhD, to help improve elder services and health care in the commonwealth.

Neil Aronin studies gene silencing to treat Huntington’s disease

Neil Aronin studies gene silencing to treat Huntington’s disease

In this Expert's Corner video, Neil Aronin, MD, professor of medicine, co-director of the Neurotherapeutics Institute and a globally recognized leader in the field, talks about exploring a promising new therapeutic approach to Huntington's disease based on gene silencing or RNA interference.

Whitney and Yuan named Paul Ambrose Scholars by Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

Whitney and Yuan named Paul Ambrose Scholars by Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

UMass Medical School nursing student Kari Whitney, RN, and medical student Yan Emily Yuan have been named 2017 Paul Ambrose Scholars, an honor that provides support for a local preventive care and public health project.

Chancellor Collins: In Trump economy, federal research dollars must be protected

Chancellor Collins: In Trump economy, federal research dollars must be protected

Chancellor Michael F. Collins told the Worcester Business Journal Economic Forecast Forum on Thursday, Feb. 16, of his concern that the National Institutes of Health funding—critical to UMass Medical School as well as the local economy and the future of science and medicine nationwide—could suffer under the Trump administration.

Dean Flotte delivers 221st Annual Oration to Worcester District Medical Society

Dean Flotte delivers 221st Annual Oration to Worcester District Medical Society

Terence R. Flotte, MD, delivered the Worcester District Medical Society’s 221st Annual Oration, “A Glass (more than) Half Full: Top Ten Reasons to Be Optimistic About the Next 220 Years of Medicine in Worcester,” on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Beechwood Hotel.

Almeida to use Alzheimer’s Association grant to study dementia at the molecular level

Almeida to use Alzheimer’s Association grant to study dementia at the molecular level

Sandra Almeida, PhD, research assistant professor of neurology, has received an Alzheimer’s Association New Investigator Research Grant to study how variations in a gene along a specific neural pathway increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia.

UMMS epigenetics researcher Oliver Rando explores whether offspring inherit drug protection

UMMS epigenetics researcher Oliver Rando explores whether offspring inherit drug protection

In a study published in the online biomedical sciences journal eLife, Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, and colleagues demonstrate that mice born of fathers who are habitually exposed to nicotine inherit enhanced chemical tolerance and drug clearance abilities.

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