• New study, co-authored by Sybil Crawford, finds hot flashes can persist for many years

    A JAMA Internal Medicine study co-authored by Sybil Crawford, PhD, finds that hot flashes can last years longer than previously expected, and the earlier they start the longer they last. The finding has major implications for treating and managing menopausal vasomotor symptoms long-term.

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  • When it comes to diets, one simple change can be effective

    Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, led a clinical trial that found a simple, high-fiber diet produced clinically significant results comparable to those produced by the American Heart Association diet, according to results of the study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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  • UMMS Ebola relief effort ships $1.7M in protective gear for health care workers in Liberia

    A critically needed shipment of $1.7 million in personal protective equipment for health care workers was flown to Monrovia, Liberia, yesterday, fulfilling a key component of UMass Medical School’s Ebola relief effort.

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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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New Cuban eatery giving Latino recovering addicts a fresh start

New Cuban eatery giving Latino recovering addicts a fresh start

Café Reyes, the vision of Matilde Castiel, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, is staffed primarily by hardworking, friendly and attentive residents of Hector Reyes House, a residential program for Latino men recovering from substance abuse.

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Research

Research

UMMS sequences hookworm genome; may lead to new treatments for tropical disease

UMMS sequences hookworm genome; may lead to new treatments for tropical disease

In a development that could lead to new treatments for parasitic hookworms, Raffi V. Aroian, PhD, has sequenced the genome of the hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum, which infects as many as 400 million people worldwide.

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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
Crosstalk between BRCA-Fanconi anemia and mismatch repair pathways prevents MSH2-dependent aberrant DNA damage responses
Sustained Normalization of Neurological Disease after Intracranial Gene Therapy in a Feline Model
Education

Education

Class of 2017 students vow to fulfill their oath as medical professionals

In a ceremony on March 4, second-year medical students took an oath that will guide their practice as they move from the classroom to their clinical experience.

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Community

Community

UMass Medical School recognized for preparing youth for jobs

UMass Medical School recognized for preparing youth for jobs

In recognition of its strong commitment to youth workforce development, UMass Medical School has been awarded the 2014 Growing and Readying Our Workforce (GROW) Award from the Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board.

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Students

Students

Med students celebrate compassionate care with Tell Me More project

Med students celebrate compassionate care with Tell Me More project

The inaugural members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society at UMass Medical School celebrated National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Care by participating in the Tell Me More project.

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