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  • UMass Medical School students to administer COVID-19 vaccinations for Worcester area

    UMass Medical School students are joining the “army of vaccinators” that Worcester Division of Public Health Medical Director Michael Hirsh, MD, has called upon to get the COVID-19 vaccines to as many in the community as possible.

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  • UMass Memorial providers receive first COVID shots at UMMS

    The word on everyone’s lips was “excited” as the first UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus health care providers rolled up their sleeves Dec. 17 to receive their inoculation with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • NIH research funding surges at UMass Medical School

    National Institutes of Health research funding to UMass Medical School grew by 78 percent for the first quarter of fiscal 2021, which began July 1. Grants and contracts from all funding sources increased by nearly 50 percent.

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  • COVID-19 vaccine trial reports high effectiveness; UMass Medical School key enrollment site

    First results from a Pfizer and BioNTech Phase III messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine trial, in which UMass Medical School is participating, show promising findings, with more than 90 percent effectiveness in preventing infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the companies announced.

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  • UMass Medical School selects Marlina Duncan to serve as vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion

    Marlina Duncan, EdD, will serve as the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at UMass Medical School, beginning Dec. 28, according to an announcement from Chancellor Michael F. Collins.

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  • Nine-story biomedical research and education facility to be built at UMass Medical School

    UMass Medical School has received approval from the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees to build a nine-story biomedical research and education facility on the Worcester campus to support laboratory research growth and the educational enterprise.

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UMass Medical School develops ‘paraprobiotic’ to fight parasitic roundworms in humans

UMass Medical School develops ‘paraprobiotic’ to fight parasitic roundworms in humans

Raffi Van Aroian, PhD, and Gary R. Ostroff, PhD, and colleagues are developing an engineered bacterium that can be used to safely treat hookworms in animal models and is a potential therapeutic against the parasitic worm in humans.

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Research

Research

Atalanta Therapeutics founded by UMass Medical School and three faculty members

Atalanta Therapeutics founded by UMass Medical School and three faculty members

Atalanta Therapeutics, a biotech founded by UMass Medical School and three faculty research scientists to pioneer treatment options for neurodegenerative diseases, has launched with financing by venture capital fund F-Prime Capital and strategic collaborations with Biogen and Genentech.

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Education

Education

Student-led virtual wellness program provides companionship to older, hospitalized COVID patients

Student-led virtual wellness program provides companionship to older, hospitalized COVID patients

A new companionship wellness initiative at UMass Medical School is combating isolation and loneliness among COVID-19 patients 65 and older by having students virtually check in, comfort and emotionally support them at two Worcester hospitals.

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Community

Community

Chancellor Collins and President Meehan call for COVID-19 Vaccine Corps in Boston Globe op-ed

Chancellor Collins and President Meehan call for COVID-19 Vaccine Corps in Boston Globe op-ed

UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins and UMass President Marty Meehan are calling for the creation of a national COVID-19 Vaccine Corps, in a Boston Globe op/ed published Friday, Jan. 1.

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Students

Students

Nick Peterson and Samantha Tse named Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award recipients

Nick Peterson and Samantha Tse named Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award recipients

Two MD/PhD students in the lab of Read Pukkila-Worley, MD, have each received Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards from the National Institute of Health.

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