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Judith Ockene named Distinguished Scientist by Society of Behavioral Medicine

The Society of Behavioral Medicine has named preventive and behavioral medicine pioneer Judith Ockene the recipient of its 2014 Distinguished Scientist Award.

Confronting HIV/AIDS at UMMS: from first cases to ‘functional cure’

Four pioneering members of the UMMS AIDS community came together on April 22 for a panel discussion called "Surviving and Thriving: History of HIV Research and Care at UMMS.” The panel was hosted by the Lamar Soutter Library’s Office of Medical History and Archives.

UMMS med student among 70 HHMI fellows to embark on a year in the lab

Third year medical student Jacob Kushkuley is among 70 of the nation’s top medical and veterinary students selected to participate in the 26th class of the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program, a $2.8 million annual initiative to increase the training of future physician-scientists.

Health needs assessment reveals disparities for individuals with disabilities in Mass.

Individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts are more likely to experience poor physical and mental health, nicotine addiction and sexual violence, according to a report released this week co-authored by UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Welsh elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Raymond Welsh has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology in a highly selective, peer-reviewed process that recognizes scientific achievement and original contributions to the field of microbiology.

Boston marathoners run for the Cellucci Fund

Each of the eight people who participated in the Boston Marathon in support of the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund has a unique connection to former Gov. Paul Cellucci, to the disease that took his life last year, or to the institution that he believed would find a cure.

King named to new post of associate provost for biomedical research

Jean A. King, PhD, has been appointed to the new position of associate provost for biomedical science research, in which she will develop the overall vision for and advancement of basic science research at UMMS.

Surviving and Thriving: Aids, Politics, and Culture exhibit on display in library

The Surviving and Thriving: Aids, Politics, and Culture exhibit was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and is on display until April 26 in the Lamar Soutter Library. A complementary panel discussion featuring UMMS AIDS researchers and clinicians will take place on Tuesday, April 22.

UMMS researchers show fruit flies have latent bioluminescence

A synthetic luciferin developed by Stephen C. Miller, PhD, shows that fruit flies are secretly harboring the biochemistry needed to glow in the dark—otherwise known as bioluminescence. This discovery expands the scope of bioluminescence imaging for research, and adds new tools for the noninvasive studying of ongoing biological processes.

Chancellor told Cellucci he’d keep up drive for ALS cure

Chancellor Michael F. Collins promised former Gov. Paul Cellucci that he would continue UMass Medical School’s search for a cure for ALS in the days before Cellucci lost his life to the disease last June, according to a report on Charter TV 3’s Worcester News Tonight.
--UMMS ALS research fund renamed to honor Paul Cellucci

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