• New VA outpatient clinic to be built on UMass Medical School campus in Worcester

    VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System and UMass Medical School will build a new, community-based outpatient clinic for veterans, projected to open in 2021, on the campus of UMass Medical School in Worcester.

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  • ‘Great joy’ as UMass Medical School recognizes medical, biomedical sciences and nursing graduates

    UMass Medical School awarded 214 degrees at its 46th Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 2, including honorary degrees to keynote speaker Darrell G. Kirch, MD; Susan Coghlin Mailman; and Richard P. Kennedy.

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  • UMass Medical School first in New England for primary care

    The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate schools names UMass Medical School first in all of New England for primary care education. UMMS ranks in the top 10 percent nationwide in primary care by the weekly news magazine in its 2020 edition of the Best Graduate Schools.

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  • UMass Medical School recognized with national award for opioid safe-prescribing curriculum

    UMass Medical School has been selected as one of four recipients of the Association of American Medical Colleges Curricular Innovation Award for its Opioid Safe-prescribing Training Immersion program

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  • FDA approves first drug to use RNA interference, based on discoveries made at UMass Medical School

    The new drug, patisiran, approved Aug. 10 by the FDA, is based on the discovery of RNAi made by Craig Mello, PhD, and Andrew Fire, PhD. It was developed by Alnylam, an RNAi-based drug development company co-founded by Phillip Zamore, PhD.

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Gang Han optogenetic research named a top paper of 2019 by Cell

Gang Han optogenetic research named a top paper of 2019 by Cell

Research by Gang Han, PhD, was highlighted among the top articles published by Cell in 2019. The article explores how Dr. Han developed technology to give night vision to mammals through a simple injection.

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Research

Research

Dorothy Schafer lab shows gene therapy protection of eyesight in models of multiple sclerosis

Dorothy Schafer lab shows gene therapy protection of eyesight in models of multiple sclerosis

New research by Dorothy Schafer, PhD, reveals the molecular process in which synaptic connections in the brain are damaged in multiple sclerosis and how it contributes to neurodegenerative symptoms. The paper also shows how gene therapy may be used to preserve neural circuits.

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Gain-of-function mutations in the UNC-2/CaV2α channel lead to excitation-dominant synaptic transmission in Caenorhabditis elegans
An order-to-disorder structural switch activates the FoxM1 transcription factor
Nucleic Acid Therapeutics for Neurological Diseases
Education

Education

BaccMD Pathway Program illuminates path to medical school

BaccMD Pathway Program illuminates path to medical school

Third-year School of Medicine student Monica Tawadros came to UMass Medical School by way of the Baccalaureate MD Pathway Program. She is one of 10 students currently enrolled through the program. Learn more about the pathway in this video.

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Community

Community

MLK Semester of Service awardees will address local health and education needs

MLK Semester of Service awardees will address local health and education needs

Four teams of UMass Medical School students that have been awarded Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service Awards will help improve access to cervical cancer screening, train youth in a lifesaving emergency intervention, integrate medical health records into free medical care and expand tutoring opportunities for high school students.

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Students

Students

Student-led study finds implicit bias an important issue for medical trainees

Student-led study finds implicit bias an important issue for medical trainees

In a study published in PLOS ONE, UMass Medical School students found that trainees value becoming aware of their own implicit biases as they prepare to practice medicine.

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