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Jake Kennedy ALS Fund to support research at UMass Medical School

Jake Kennedy ALS Fund to support research at UMass Medical School

Jake and Sparky Kennedy, long known for their generosity as founders of the annual Boston Christmas in the City celebration for thousands of homeless children, are launching a new drive to raise $1 million to support research at UMass Medical School to cure ALS.

Top story: ALS Phase II clinical trial led by Robert Brown shows treatment is safe, well tolerated

Top story: ALS Phase II clinical trial led by Robert Brown shows treatment is safe, well tolerated

A study by Robert H. Brown Jr., MD, DPhil, published in the journal Neurology, shows that a single transplantation of a bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) called NurOwn was safe and well tolerated by patients.

Top story: New VA outpatient clinic to be built on UMass Medical School campus in Worcester

Top story: 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 (CBOC) for veterans, projected to open in 2021, on the campus of UMass Medical School in Worcester.

Top story: Preventive shot for Lyme disease, developed at UMass Medical School, moving forward

Top story: Preventive shot for Lyme disease, developed at UMass Medical School, moving forward

A seasonal shot to prevent Lyme disease, developed at UMass Medical School, is moving closer to clinical trial, thanks in part to a $1 million appropriation from the Massachusetts state budget, according to Mark Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for MassBiologics of UMMS.

Top story: UMass Medical School first in New England for primary care

Top story: UMass Medical School first in New England for primary care

The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate schools names UMass Medical School tops in New England for primary care education among 152 medical schools and 33 schools of osteopathic medicine surveyed by the weekly news magazine in its 2020 edition of the Best Graduate Schools.

Top story: Graduating students are ‘awed and grateful’ at UMass Medical School on Match Day

Top story: Graduating students are ‘awed and grateful’ at UMass Medical School on Match Day

The School of Medicine Class of 2019 celebrated the residency matches of 125 students on Friday, March 15, with family, friends, students and faculty.

UMMS study finds group medical meetings help low-income patients with chronic pain, depression

UMMS study finds group medical meetings help low-income patients with chronic pain, depression

A study by UMass Medical School integrative medicine expert Paula Gardiner, MD, MPH, finds that patients with chronic pain and depression benefited from participating in medical group visits in which they learned mindfulness techniques.

GSBS Foundations class moves graduate students from knowledge consumers to knowledge creators

GSBS Foundations class moves graduate students from knowledge consumers to knowledge creators

The Foundations of Biomedical Sciences course at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences provides new graduate students with the foundational skills they need to develop into independent investigators who can create as well as absorb knowledge.

Nursing Schools Almanac ranks Graduate School of Nursing among top

Nursing Schools Almanac ranks Graduate School of Nursing among top

The Graduate School of Nursing ranked second among the top nursing schools in Massachusetts; fourth among those in New England; 21st among public schools nationwide; and 38th among public and private schools nationwide.

UMass Medical School, GE Healthcare Life Sciences to establish viral vector manufacturing facility

UMass Medical School, GE Healthcare Life Sciences to establish viral vector manufacturing facility

UMass Medical School and GE Healthcare Life Sciences will establish a new, large-scale viral vector manufacturing facility, able to provide large quantities of high-quality recombinant adeno-associated virus vectors for preclinical research on the UMMS campus in Worcester.

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