• FDA approves first drug to use RNA interference, based on discoveries made at UMass Medical School

    The new drug, patisiran, approved Aug. 10 by the FDA, is based on the discovery of RNAi made by Craig Mello, PhD, and Andrew Fire, PhD. It was developed by Alnylam, an RNAi-based drug development company co-founded by Phillip Zamore, PhD.

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  • UMass Medical School presents 193 degrees at 45th Commencement exercises

    UMass Medical School bestowed 193 degrees, including three honorary degrees, at its 45th Commencement exercises under sunny skies on the campus green on Sunday, June 3.

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  • UMass Medical School announces The Li Weibo (李伟波) Institute for Rare Diseases Research

    A new institute for rare diseases research at UMass Medical School will build on the school’s already substantial accomplishments in the fields of gene therapy, RNA biology and RNAi technology to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics for a host of disorders.

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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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GSBS recognizes 52 graduate students as they embark on dissertation research

GSBS recognizes 52 graduate students as they embark on dissertation research

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean Mary Ellen Lane, PhD, welcomed and congratulated 52 graduate students entering the transformative years of their doctoral research during the GSBS Qualifying Exam Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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Research

Research

Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez studies adipose tissue function in metabolism during pregnancy

Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez studies adipose tissue function in metabolism during pregnancy

Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez, a PhD candidate in the Program in Molecular Medicine, is studying how adipose tissue expansion during pregnancy is related to metabolic health. Learn more about her research in this Women in Science video. 

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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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