• UMMS-led discovery of ALS gene funded by Ice Bucket Challenge; nets global attention

    The discovery of a new gene implicated in ALS, led by UMMS scientist Jon Landers, PhD, and funded by The ALS Association with donations from the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, has garnered extensive media coverage and validated the success of the social media phenomenon.

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  • Summer Enrichment Program leads diverse students on path to medical school

    This year’s Summer Enrichment Program for college undergraduates welcomed 20 high-performing students who learned what it takes to gain entry to medical school.

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  • AP Big Story: UMass Medical School trains students to fight opioid abuse

    UMass Medical School is leading the charge to better train medical and advanced practice nursing students in the prevention and management of opioid abuse, according to an Associated Press story published June 28.

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  • Gov. Baker lauds UMass Medical School graduates at 43rd Commencement

    UMass Medical School awarded 227 degrees at its 43rd Commencement on Sunday, June 5, and recognized the newly minted doctors and advanced practice nurses as first in the state trained in opioid safe prescribing and pain management in the wake of the national opioid epidemic.

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  • UMass Medical School: An introduction

    Our mission: To advance the health and well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery along with clinical partner UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care provider in Central Massachusetts. Find out more about UMMS here.

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UMMS scientists probe how CRISPR-CAS9 works

UMMS scientists probe how CRISPR-CAS9 works

A new study by Thoru Pederson, PhD, and colleagues published in The Journal of Cell Biology reveals important new details about the inner workings of the CRISPR-Cas9 machinery in live cells.

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Research

Research

Five-year, $11 million grant to fund new approaches to gene therapy

Five-year, $11 million grant to fund new approaches to gene therapy

A new program project grant will support innovations in the development of gene therapy treatments for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a debilitating lung disease. The $11 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will fund new approaches to the disease in the Horae Gene Therapy Center and the RNA Therapeutics Institute.

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Direct Visualization of HIV-1 Replication Intermediates Shows that Capsid and CPSF6 Modulate HIV-1 Intra-nuclear Invasion and Integration
DNA-binding-domain fusions enhance the targeting range and precision of Cas9.
A separable domain of the p150 subunit of human chromatin assembly factor-1 promotes protein and chromosome associations with nucleoli
A Conserved Dopamine-Cholecystokinin Signaling Pathway Shapes Context–Dependent Caenorhabditis elegans Behavior
Education

Education

UMMS welcomes 150 students in the School of Medicine Class of 2020

UMMS welcomes 150 students in the School of Medicine Class of 2020

The School of Medicine Class of 2020 began their medical school journey at UMass Medical School on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

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Community

Community

Thorndyke receives Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award from AAMC

Thorndyke receives Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award from AAMC

Luanne Thorndyke, MD, has received the 2016 Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award, which honors members of the faculty affairs community who exemplify the spirit of phronesis—acting for the welfare of others without thought for the self.

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Students

Inspired by Schweitzer’s ‘reverence for life,’ Melanie Dubois looks toward career in global health

Inspired by Schweitzer’s ‘reverence for life,’ Melanie Dubois looks toward career in global health

Fourth-year medical student Melanie Dubois worked as a junior physician at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon, this spring after being selected for the highly competitive Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.

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