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Hugh Silk, MD, takes leadership role at new center to integrate oral health into primary care training

Hugh Silk, MD, takes leadership role at new center to integrate oral health into primary care training

UMMS oral health advocate and family medicine educator Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, is co-investigator for the new five-year, $4.5 million HRSA grant to establish the Center for the Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health.

Sean Ryder’s hair-razing campaign supports Jill Zitzewitz as she faces multiple myeloma

Sean Ryder’s hair-razing campaign supports Jill Zitzewitz as she faces multiple myeloma

Jill Zitzewitz, PhD, said the support of her UMMS colleagues, led by Sean Ryder, PhD, as she undergoes treatment for multiple myeloma has boosted her spirits and shown her “what a wonderful place this is.” 

Can Facebook be used to deliver a post-partum weight loss intervention?

Can Facebook be used to deliver a post-partum weight loss intervention?

Molly Waring, PhD, has received an NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute grant to evaluate a post-partum weight loss intervention delivered through Facebook.

JAMA Viewpoint: Nursing homes make progress in reducing use of antipsychotic drugs

JAMA Viewpoint: Nursing homes make progress in reducing use of antipsychotic drugs

Fewer dementia patients are being given antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes, according to a JAMA Viewpoint article by Jerry Gurwitz, MD, and colleagues. (Graphic courtesy of Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

Hudson Hoagland Society Annual Meeting focuses on neurodegenerative disease

Hudson Hoagland Society Annual Meeting focuses on neurodegenerative disease

The 32nd annual meeting of the Hudson Hoagland Society featured a panel discussion on cures for neurodegenerative diseases. Recipients of the 2017 Worcester Foundation Research Grants were also announced.

UMass ranked 36 among universities worldwide for patents awarded

UMass ranked 36 among universities worldwide for patents awarded

The University of Massachusetts ranks in the top 40 on the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Patents in 2016 list by the National Academy of Inventors. UMass Medical School led the way in the five-campus system with 32 patents awarded. 

Data show five-year response for AAT deficiency gene therapy

Data show five-year response for AAT deficiency gene therapy

Data demonstrating sustained protein expression five years after a single intramuscular injection of a gene-based therapy for the treatment of alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency also shows improvements in multiple indicators of AAT biological activity. The study, led by Dean Terence R. Flotte, appears in the June issue of Molecular Therapy.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recognizes 22 scientists

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recognizes 22 scientists

The students, faculty and staff of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences have accomplished in a few years what others might have considered impossible, said Dean Anthony Carruthers at the GSBS Celebration of Student Achievement on Thursday, June 1.

Breakthrough technology enables UMass Medical School scientists to view gene translation in action

Breakthrough technology enables UMass Medical School scientists to view gene translation in action

Cryo-electron microscopy is allowing scientists to answer questions about cellular processes that are essential to life, as demonstrated by a study led by UMass Medical School structural biologist Andrei Korostelev, PhD, and published in Nature.

Women’s Faculty Awards honor achievements in service, education, research and patient care

Women’s Faculty Awards honor achievements in service, education, research and patient care

Six UMass Medical School faculty were recognized for their individual achievements and contributions to the advancement of women in science and health care at the 17th annual Women’s Faculty Awards luncheon on May 23.

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