2017 RESEARCH

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UMMS intervention hopes to shrink health disparities by reducing clinician bias

UMMS intervention hopes to shrink health disparities by reducing clinician bias

In partnership with the Worcester community, researchers at UMMS are launching an intervention to reduce health disparities in hypertension control among minority and lower socioeconomic status patients by training health care providers to be more conscious of their own implicit biases while treating patients.

Smelling the Cheese

Smelling the Cheese

Paul L. Greer, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, is using the mouse olfactory system to investigate how animals take sensory input from their environment and translate those stimuli into action, with the hope of translating these discoveries into new treatments for a host of neurological disorders, including autism spectrum disorders.

UMass Medical School ranks fourth for research cited in patents

UMass Medical School ranks fourth for research cited in patents

UMass Medical School has been ranked fourth in the Nature Index 2017 Innovation supplement, which sheds new light on the impact academic research is having on innovation by measuring citations of research articles in third party patents.

Scientific discovery launches undergraduates toward biomedical careers

Scientific discovery launches undergraduates toward biomedical careers

Twenty-six college undergraduates spent 10 weeks conducting sophisticated research with established principal investigators as participants in the 25th annual Summer Undergraduate Research Program at UMass Medical School.

Women in Science: PhD candidate Yvonne Chan a ‘protein engineer’

Women in Science: PhD candidate Yvonne Chan a ‘protein engineer’

In this ‘Women in Science’ video, PhD candidate Yvonne Chan talks about her exploration of how proteins fold and maintain their three-dimensional structure.

Read Pukkila-Worley investigates mechanisms that prevent infections before they take hold

Read Pukkila-Worley investigates mechanisms that prevent infections before they take hold

Infectious disease physician-scientist Read Pukkila-Worley, MD, will advance the understanding of how cells that line the intestine recognize when we are under attack by bacterial pathogens, thanks to a new 5-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Fen-Biao Gao, inaugural Cellucci Chair, studies ALS, FTD

Fen-Biao Gao, inaugural Cellucci Chair, studies ALS, FTD

Fen-Biao Gao, PhD, the Governor Paul Cellucci Chair in Neuroscience Research and professor of neurology, studies the genetic mutations that cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia.

Sakiko Suzuki named Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award recipient

Sakiko Suzuki named Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award recipient

Sakiko Suzuki, MD, has been named one of four 2017 recipients of the highly competitive Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award.

Study examines use of bitter substances to halt preterm labor

Study examines use of bitter substances to halt preterm labor

New research by Ronghua ZhuGe, PhD, and colleagues offers insight into the mechanisms of uterine contractions during labor and may lead to new treatments to reduce instances of preterm birth, a leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity.

Craig Peterson receives $4.5 million outstanding investigator award from NIH

Craig Peterson receives $4.5 million outstanding investigator award from NIH

UMass Medical School scientist Craig L. Peterson, PhD, has received a five-year, $4.5 million Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institutes of Health for research that explores the role chromosome structure plays in regulating gene expression, DNA repair and DNA fidelity during cell division.

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