• 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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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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Research

Research

UMass Medical School, GE Healthcare Life Sciences to establish viral vector manufacturing facility

UMass Medical School, GE Healthcare Life Sciences to establish viral vector manufacturing facility

UMass Medical School and GE Healthcare Life Sciences will establish a new, large-scale viral vector manufacturing facility, able to provide large quantities of high-quality recombinant adeno-associated virus vectors for preclinical research on the UMMS campus in Worcester.

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hnRNPA2B1: Fueling Antiviral Immunity from the Nucleus
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

Top story: Graduating students are ‘awed and grateful’ at UMass Medical School on Match Day

Top story: Graduating students are ‘awed and grateful’ at UMass Medical School on Match Day

The School of Medicine Class of 2019 celebrated the residency matches of 125 students on Friday, March 15, with family, friends, students and faculty.

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Community

Community

Community delivers as UMass Cancer Walk hits $750,000 goal

Community delivers as UMass Cancer Walk hits $750,000 goal

Thousands of people flocked to the UMass Cancer Walk and Run on Sunday, Sept. 22, helping organizers meet their $750,000 fundraising goal.

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Students

Students

UMass Medical School students incorporating firearm safety into health care education

UMass Medical School students incorporating firearm safety into health care education

School of Medicine students are piloting a new optional enrichment elective on a public health approach to treating gun violence and have formed a chapter of the national organization SAFE (Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic).

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