Michael Green and Allan Jacobson elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Michael Green and Allan Jacobson elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two distinguished scientists from UMass Medical School—Michael Green, MD, PhD, and Allan Jacobson, PhD—have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Class of 2018. They join a group of 213 individuals elected this year that includes Barack Obama and  2018 UMMS Commencement speaker Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD.

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Research

Research

UMass Medical School HIV vaccine to be tested in new Phase I trial

UMass Medical School HIV vaccine to be tested in new Phase I trial

A Phase I clinical trial testing the safety of vaccines that might have the potential to prevent HIV infection will begin this month at four sites in the United States, marking the latest step in a three-decade quest by UMass Medical School’s Shan Lu, MD, PhD, to harness the power of DNA vaccines. 

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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

PhD candidate Devyn Oliver named Ruth L. Kirschstein Fellow

PhD candidate Devyn Oliver named Ruth L. Kirschstein Fellow

Devyn Oliver, a PhD student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has received the prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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Community

Community

UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial mark National Minority Health Month

UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial mark National Minority Health Month

UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care observed National Minority Health Month on Wednesday, April 11, with a lecture by Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD, and awards for reducing health care disparities and cultural competence in medicine.

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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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