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  • Chancellor Collins to Class of 2021: ‘You are scientists, nurses and doctors at their best’

    The 48th annual UMass Medical School Commencement was held on Sunday, June 6, at Worcester State University following lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in recent weeks. Many graduates reflected on the unusual year in which they completed their studies.

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  • USA Today reports on first baby in gene therapy clinical trial for Sandhoff, Tay-Sachs diseases

    Thomas Feldborg and Daria Rokina, of Denmark, chose to enroll their baby daughter, Alissa, in an investigational gene therapy for the treatment of GM2 gangliosidosis, which causes Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases, to “let hope conquer the fears,” according to a report in USA Today chronicling their journey.

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  • U.S. News & World Report ranks UMass Medical School 10th in the nation in primary care education

    UMass Medical School ranks 10th nationwide in primary care by U.S. News & World Report in its annual rankings of the best graduate schools. The 2022 report also marks a rise for UMMS in research, this year ranking 45th, up two spots from the previous ranking.

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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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  • Drive-in Match Day a unique occasion for soon-to-be UMass Medical School grads

    The School of Medicine hosted its annual Match Day celebration with a socially distanced drive-in event at the South Street campus on Friday, March 19. This year’s class is the largest ever, with 168 graduating students.

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With a focus on human rights, medical student aims to give voice to unseen, unheard

With a focus on human rights, medical student aims to give voice to unseen, unheard

Sabahat Rahman, SOM ’23, is in the Global Health Pathway and the PURCH track. Her activities include the student-led Worcester Asylum Clinic and COVID-19 research and outreach.

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Research

Research

UMMS research identifies potential antiviral compound for COVID-19, flu, other viral infection

UMMS research identifies potential antiviral compound for COVID-19, flu, other viral infection

Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD; Fiachra Humphries, PhD; and Liraz Galia, PhD, working with the British-based pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, have identified a novel molecule capable of stimulating the innate immune system against SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Education

Education

For GSBS class speaker Sumeet Nayak science brings hope

For GSBS class speaker Sumeet Nayak science brings hope

Sumeet Nayak’s research in the lab of Sharon B. Cantor, PhD, has led to a renewed understanding of how cancer develops and has opened up avenues to effectively advance anti-cancer therapies.

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Community

Community

Ceremony recognizes volunteers as Worcester’s large-scale vaccination site closes its doors

Ceremony recognizes volunteers as Worcester’s large-scale vaccination site closes its doors

More than 83,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered by more than 1,700 volunteers with UMass Medical School’s Vaccine Corps at the large-scale vaccination center at Worcester State University.

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Students

Students

Graduate School of Nursing class speaker Heather Lovelace reflects on honor of serving patients

Graduate School of Nursing class speaker Heather Lovelace reflects on honor of serving patients

GSN class speaker Heather Lovelace, MS, FNP-BC, RN, will reflect on doors opened and lessons learned during her and classmates’ time as Doctor of Nursing Practice students at the 48th Commencement proceedings on Sunday, June 6.

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