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  • UMass Medical School students ready to serve on COVID-19 vaccination front lines

    Graduate School of Nursing students taught more than 150 School of Medicine students to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Worcester-area residents. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students will help track participants.

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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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  • 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 researchers to start trial of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in teens

UMass Medical School researchers to start trial of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in teens

UMass Medical School researchers are about to start enrolling adolescents ages 12 through 17 in a clinical trial to test the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine made by Moderna.

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Research

Research

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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Education

Education

Second-year med student Angela Essa studying diet and hypertension in pregnant women

Second-year med student Angela Essa studying diet and hypertension in pregnant women

Angela Essa, SOM ’23, said she has “always been really curious about medicine and the biology of disease and how we treat it.”

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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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