UMass Cancer Walk turns 20 in September

UMass Cancer Walk turns 20 in September

The UMass Cancer Walk and Run will celebrate its 20th anniversary this September. Sponsors and fundraising team leaders gathered on campus on Wednesday, June 20, to meet with cancer researchers and clinicians, tour cancer research labs, and get to work on the event’s ambitious goal of raising $750,000 this year.

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Research

Research

Boston Globe editorial calls for funding of UMass Medical School’s promising Lyme research

Boston Globe editorial calls for funding of UMass Medical School’s promising Lyme research

With tick-borne diseases on the rise in Massachusetts and across the country, an editorial in The Boston Globe is calling for funding for UMass Medical School scientists to test a possible solution they developed in the fight against Lyme disease.

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Therapeutic genome editing by combined viral and non-viral delivery of CRISPR system components in vivo
Epigenetic characteristics of the mitotic chromosome in 1D and 3D
Bacterial Metabolism Affects the C. elegans Response to Cancer Chemotherapeutics
Microsatellite Expansion Diseases: Repeat Toxicity Found in Translation
Education

Education

Susan Hou receives second annual Alumni Distinguished Service Award

Susan Hou receives second annual Alumni Distinguished Service Award

Susan Hou, MD, SOM ’75, accepted the second annual Alumni Distinguished Service Award from the UMMS Alumni Association during Reunion 2018 at UMass Medical School for her extraordinary contributions to health care at home and abroad.

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Community

Community

Luanne Thorndyke receives medical society’s Woman Physician Leadership Award

Luanne Thorndyke receives medical society’s Woman Physician Leadership Award

Luanne E. Thorndyke, MD, has received the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Woman Physician Leadership Award. The honor recognizes outstanding leadership and contributions to patients and the medical profession by a woman physician.

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Students

Students

Grant expands opportunities for underrepresented students in biomedical sciences to pursue graduate study

Grant expands opportunities for underrepresented students in biomedical sciences to pursue graduate study

A new, $1.4 million National Institutes of Health grant is funding an expansion of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Pathway to Graduate Studies program. Brian Lewis, PhD, is co-investigator on the grant.

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