Gov. Baker signs Life Science Bond Bill, continuing state’s investment in biomedical research

Gov. Baker signs Life Science Bond Bill, continuing state’s investment in biomedical research

Gov. Baker signed the Life Science Bond Bill into law on Friday, June 15, re-authorizing legislation that created the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and that helped propel the commonwealth’s rise as a global leader in biomedical sciences research and development. The new legislation designates $463 million in new capital authorizations.

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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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