Serum Institute of India launches Rabishield, developed in partnership with UMMS
The Serum Institute of India announced the global launch of a rabies monoclonal antibody developed in partnership with UMass Medical School. Rabishield, a U.S.-patented product, will help close the gaps in rabies prevention and is expected to reduce the rabies mortality rate in India.
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.
Convocation 2017: Chancellor recognizes ‘smart minds, great science and genuine collegiality’ at UMMS
In his Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins praised the campus community for its collaborative environment and awarded Chancellor’s Medals to four distinguished faculty for their exemplary teaching, scholarship, clinical excellence and service.
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Worcester leaders support critical NIH funding for UMass Medical School
President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut 22 percent from the FY18 National Institutes of Health budget would cost UMass Medical School from $45 million to $74 million a year, Chancellor Michael F. Collins said at an Aug. 16 panel discussion on NIH funding at UMMS.
Worcester Public Schools and UMass Medical School unveil family support services initiative
UMass Medical School is stocking a school food pantry, distributing 700 backpacks filled with supplies to students and installing washers and dryers in the Worcester Public Schools, thanks to support from the Remillard Family Community Service Fund.
Cabbage looper moth genome sequenced at UMass Medical School
The genome of the cabbage looper, a common vegetable pest, has been assembled by scientists working in the lab of Phillip Zamore, PhD, at UMass Medical School. The cabbage looper genome is an important new model system for studying insecticide resistance and small RNAs.