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Chancellor Collins in Telegram: Proposed cuts to NIH would bring ‘dire consequences’

Chancellor Collins in Telegram: Proposed cuts to NIH would bring ‘dire consequences’

Chancellor Michael F. Collins called President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut $6 billion from the National Institutes of Health “short-sighted, misguided,” coming just as China, India, Singapore and South Korea are investing heavily in scientific and medical research, in an editorial published in the March 19 Telegram & Gazette.

UMMS study of patient-reported joint replacement outcomes cited for clinician-engaged learning

UMMS study of patient-reported joint replacement outcomes cited for clinician-engaged learning

UMass Medical School’s study of patient-reported outcomes following total joint replacement surgery embodies how front-line clinicians can be leaders in building continuously learning health care systems, according to a new discussion paper from the National Academy of Medicine. Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, is co-author of the paper. 

Expert’s Corner: Mark Johnson studies a treatable brain disorder that often goes undiagnosed

Expert’s Corner: Mark Johnson studies a treatable brain disorder that often goes undiagnosed

Mark D. Johnson, MD, PhD, chair and professor of neurosurgery, studies normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), and is focused on developing a simple, readily accessible test to identify patients who have it. 

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.

Zhiping Weng works to accelerate understanding of genome regulation with ENCODE 4 project

Zhiping Weng works to accelerate understanding of genome regulation with ENCODE 4 project

Zhiping Weng, PhD, director of the Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology Program, has received $7.2 million from the NIH to continue an international effort to catalog all the genes and regulatory elements in the human genome. She talks about her research in this Women in Science video.

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.

UMMS study finds majority of children with irritable bowel syndrome are low on vitamin D

UMMS study finds majority of children with irritable bowel syndrome are low on vitamin D

A study by Benjamin U. Nwosu, MD, found an unexpectedly high incidence of vitamin D deficiency in children and adolescents with irritable bowel syndrome. The new findings point to monitoring and supplementing vitamin D in children with the disorder.

Chancellor Collins in STAT: Trump’s travel ban will impede science, medicine

Chancellor Collins in STAT: Trump’s travel ban will impede science, medicine

President Trump’s executive order on immigration is hurting America’s medical and science communities, jeopardizing the ability of foreign-born scientists, physicians and students to study and work here, according to an editorial by Chancellor Michael F. Collins published in STAT.

UMMS ranks in top 25 percent of medical schools in NIH funding; departments score high against peers

UMMS ranks in top 25 percent of medical schools in NIH funding; departments score high against peers

UMass Medical School ranked 29th out of 139 U.S. medical schools in National Institutes of Health funding, according to the 2016 report from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Ten academic departments at UMMS ranked in the top 50 among their peers at other U.S. medical schools.

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