2015 RESEARCH

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On-campus tanning booths create perception of endorsement, Pagoto tells Boston Globe

On-campus tanning booths create perception of endorsement, Pagoto tells Boston Globe

Behavioral psychologist Sherry Pagoto, PhD, is taking part in a campaign to encourage colleges to reduce easy access to tanning beds on or near campus, according to a May 27 Boston Globe story.

Chancellor to recognize rare disease research advocate at Commencement 2015

Chancellor to recognize rare disease research advocate at Commencement 2015

Rett Syndrome Research Trust co-founder and Executive Director Monica Coenraads, whose 18-year-old daughter Chelsea has the disease, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Commencement on May 31 for her tireless work and passionate advocacy in pursuit of a cure.

Expert’s Corner: Farrugia describes dangers of new synthetic drug ‘flakka’

Expert’s Corner: Farrugia describes dangers of new synthetic drug ‘flakka’

Lynn Alexander Farrugia, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, explains the health risks of the new synthetic drug “flakka" in this Expert's Corner video.

Sherry Pagoto to raise awareness of tanning bed health concerns at Washington, D.C., forum

Sherry Pagoto to raise awareness of tanning bed health concerns at Washington, D.C., forum

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, will call attention to the dangers of indoor tanning Wednesday at a Washington, D.C. forum presented by the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Program and Disruptive Women in Health Care.

Job Dekker becomes seventh Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at UMass Medical School

Job Dekker becomes seventh Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at UMass Medical School

A pioneer in the study of the three-dimensional structure of the genome, Job Dekker, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and co-director of the Program in Systems Biology, was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

Expert’s Corner: Whitney Dunlap on spring allergies

Expert’s Corner: Whitney Dunlap on spring allergies

Whitney A. Dunlap, MD, assistant professor of medicine and an allergy specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks about how the long winter is affecting spring allergy symptoms in this Expert’s Corner.

Vivian Budnik appointed chair of neurobiology

Vivian Budnik appointed chair of neurobiology

Vivian Budnik, PhD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Neurobiology after having served as interim chair since 2013. 

Hudson Hoagland Society celebrates 30 years

Hudson Hoagland Society celebrates 30 years

The Hudson Hoagland Society celebrated a milestone anniversary at its 30th Annual Meeting on May 12: three decades of philanthropic support for scientific research. Marc Freeman, PhD, and Mary Munson, PhD, presented research talks and seven new research awards were acknowledged.

UMMS research implicates immune system in Rett syndrome

UMMS research implicates immune system in Rett syndrome

Research at UMMS suggests the immune system plays an unsuspected and surprising role in the progression of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disorder affecting children. The finding points to the immune system as a promising target for slowing the progression of Rett syndrome.

Second annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race is July 25

Second annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race is July 25

Registration is underway for the second annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race on Saturday, July 25, in the late governor’s hometown of Hudson to benefit the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund.

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