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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.

WBZ-TV: UMMS researchers developing preventive treatment for Lyme disease

WBZ-TV: UMMS researchers developing preventive treatment for Lyme disease

Mark Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for MassBiologics of UMass Medical School, spoke with WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall for a health segment highlighting promising research under way at MassBiologics to develop a tool to prevent Lyme disease. 

Anthony Carruthers stepping down as dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Anthony Carruthers stepping down as dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

After a distinguished and influential career as a scientist, mentor and dean, Anthony Carruthers, PhD, will leave his post as dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in early 2018

Two UMMS postdocs named ALS Association Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellows

Two UMMS postdocs named ALS Association Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellows

Jeanne McKeon, PhD, and Bruno Miguel da Cruz Godinho, PhD, have each received $100,000 from the ALS Association to support research of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

CBS Newspath: Vibrating mattress could help babies born dependent on opioids

CBS Newspath: Vibrating mattress could help babies born dependent on opioids

Elisabeth Salisbury, PhD, is investigating how a mattress device designed to deliver a small amount of therapeutic vibration could alleviate symptoms associated with neonatal abstinence syndrome, according to a CBS Newspath TV segment.

Study: Suicide screening, interventions in emergency department can save lives

Study: Suicide screening, interventions in emergency department can save lives

A suicide prevention study led by Edwin Boudreaux, PhD, finds that a combination of brief interventions administered both during and after an emergency department visit can decrease suicidal behavior among at-risk patients.

Graduate School of Nursing student Nicholas Merry among ‘29 Who Shine’ in Mass.

Graduate School of Nursing student Nicholas Merry among ‘29 Who Shine’ in Mass.

Graduate School of Nursing student Nicholas Merry, RN, is being honored by the Massachusetts public higher education system for his commitment to service and the commonwealth.

Alexandra Byrne studies axon regeneration in response to nervous system injury

Alexandra Byrne studies axon regeneration in response to nervous system injury

Alexandra Byrne, PhD, is working to identify which genes control how the nervous system responds to injury. She talks about her work in this Women in Science video

Predictive tool for children with type 1 diabetes will improve care, avoid complications

Predictive tool for children with type 1 diabetes will improve care, avoid complications

Benjamin U. Nwosu, MD, has developed a valuable new tool in the battle against type 1 diabetes that enables clinicians to predict whether newly diagnosed children will experience partial clinical remission.

Annual education ceremony unites cherished UMMS traditions

Annual education ceremony unites cherished UMMS traditions

The Educational Recognition Awards, The Last Lecture and the Second Year Oath took place at UMass Medical School on April 25. Michael Ennis, MD, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring and David Hatem, MD, delivered the lecture.

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