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2020 EDUCATION

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Graduate School of Nursing among 2020 top nursing schools in America

Graduate School of Nursing among 2020 top nursing schools in America

Nursing Schools Almanac’s 2020 Top Nursing Schools assessment has ranked the GSN second overall in Massachusetts and fourth overall in New England.

Tracking heart rhythms through smart watches a ‘marriage of science and medicine’

Tracking heart rhythms through smart watches a ‘marriage of science and medicine’

Prompted by a health issue that his grandmother had, MD/PhD student Eric Ding is studying how smart watches monitor heart rhythms and detect atrial fibrillation in older adults. His work is supported by a three-year National Institutes of Health grant.

MD/PhD student Laël Ngangmeni dedicated to women’s health equity and justice

MD/PhD student Laël Ngangmeni dedicated to women’s health equity and justice

MD/PhD student Laël Ngangmeni, MBS, started school when she was 3 in her home country of Cameroon. A natural-born learner and curious thinker, Ngangmeni knew science was her calling.

Anne Larkin to serve as vice provost for educational affairs at UMMS

Anne Larkin to serve as vice provost for educational affairs at UMMS

Anne C. Larkin, MD, has been promoted to vice provost for educational affairs at UMass Medical School, according to an announcement made by Terence R. Flotte, MD.

Inspired by care cousin received for rare genetic disorder, Ryan Barrette wants to give back

Inspired by care cousin received for rare genetic disorder, Ryan Barrette wants to give back

Born and raised on Cape Cod, Ryan Barrette, SOM ’21 knew he would have a future in medicine after witnessing the care given to his cousin, who was diagnosed with DiGeorge syndrome.

Quiet hours: UMass Medical School students work to improve sleep quality in hospital

Quiet hours: UMass Medical School students work to improve sleep quality in hospital

The UMass Medical School project, led by Nick Hebda, SOM ’21, focused on the South 5 unit, a 33-bed medical and surgical inpatient unit with both single and double rooms at UMass Memorial Medical Center Memorial Campus.

Deborah DeMarco honored by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Deborah DeMarco honored by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Deborah DeMarco, MD, is the recipient of the ACGME 2020 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award. The award acknowledges the leadership and commitment of designated institutional officials who foster an excellent environment for resident/fellow education at their institutions.

Like mother, like daughter: GSN student Emily Davenport grew up with ‘extra caring touch’

Like mother, like daughter: GSN student Emily Davenport grew up with ‘extra caring touch’

Emily Davenport always knew she wanted to be a nurse. Now in her third year on the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track, she began work as an RN at UMass Memorial Medical Center when the COVID-19 pandemic began.

UMass Medical School students study population health through community lens

UMass Medical School students study population health through community lens

School of Medicine and Graduate School of Nursing students explored a range of public health issues through population health clerkships and presented their work virtually.

ScienceLIVE brings virtual labs to area middle school students

ScienceLIVE brings virtual labs to area middle school students

UMass Medical School’s RNA Therapeutics Institute and Sanderson Center for Optical Experimentation have partnered with Technocopia Inc., a nonprofit community makerspace in downtown Worcester, to develop ScienceLIVE, a virtual outreach program to deliver science to middle school students during the pandemic.

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