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  • UMass Medical School confers 135 Doctor of Medicine degrees in virtual commencement proceedings

    Virtual graduation proceedings took place months early, enabling members of the School of Medicine Class of 2020 to join the Massachusetts health care workforce immediately to help take on the unprecedented COVID-19 challenge.

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  • Chancellor Collins encourages unity as campus responds to pandemic

    In a video recorded on Monday, March 23, Chancellor Michael F. Collins is urging members of the UMass Medical School community to continue working closely together, even as many do their jobs from home.

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  • Match Day residency placements signal next steps for SOM Class of ’20

    Match Day unfolded virtually on Friday, March 20, for Fatoumata “Nogoy” Bah and fellow students in the School of Medicine Class of 2020, who were notified by email of their residency placements. Massachusetts is in a state of emergency, grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • New VA outpatient clinic to be built on UMass Medical School campus in Worcester

    VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System and UMass Medical School will build a new, community-based outpatient clinic for veterans, projected to open in 2021, on the campus of UMass Medical School in Worcester.

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UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial create risk scoring tool to triage COVID-19 patients

UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial create risk scoring tool to triage COVID-19 patients

David McManus, MD, and MD/PhD candidate Apurv Soni developed a tool to predict risk of severe illness in COVID-19 patients.

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Research

Research

Virus-like particles developed for RSV may hold key to COVID-19 vaccine, UMMS researcher says

Virus-like particles developed for RSV may hold key to COVID-19 vaccine, UMMS researcher says

Trudy Morrison, PhD, is the featured speaker at the Hudson Hoagland Society’s 35th annual meeting, to be held virtually on Wednesday, May 20.

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hnRNPA2B1: Fueling Antiviral Immunity from the Nucleus
Gain-of-function mutations in the UNC-2/CaV2α channel lead to excitation-dominant synaptic transmission in Caenorhabditis elegans
An order-to-disorder structural switch activates the FoxM1 transcription factor
Nucleic Acid Therapeutics for Neurological Diseases
Education

Education

Online pandemic curriculum brings diverse impacts of COVID-19 to medical students

Online pandemic curriculum brings diverse impacts of COVID-19 to medical students

Third-year medical students at UMass Medical School are getting real-time lessons in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic—a topic not covered in medical textbooks—through an innovative online pandemic curriculum.

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Community

Community

UMMS students produce hand sanitizer for nearby hospitals amid COVID-19 pandemic

UMMS students produce hand sanitizer for nearby hospitals amid COVID-19 pandemic

As medical professionals are working to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and critical supplies of protective gear are running low, students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UMass Medical School produced nearly 130 gallons of hand sanitizer to help sustain local hospitals.

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Students

Students

New UMMS School of Medicine grads to news media: We’re ready to serve

New UMMS School of Medicine grads to news media: We’re ready to serve

In interviews with the media, new graduates of the School of Medicine Class of 2020 say they are honored to begin serving patients and are well prepared to do so, amid the global pandemic.

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