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Top story: University of Massachusetts announces $175 million transformational gift to its Medical School

Top story: University of Massachusetts announces $175 million transformational gift to its Medical School

The University of Massachusetts is announcing a history-making $175 million donation from The Morningside Foundation to UMass Medical School. (Originally published on Sept. 7, 2021)

Top story: UMass Medical School announces partnership in large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site in Worcester

Top story: UMass Medical School announces partnership in large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site in Worcester

UMass Medical School, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Worcester, Worcester State University and Saint Vincent Hospital, will play an integral role in a COVID-19 large-scale vaccination site that will open later this month on the campus of Worcester State. (Originally published on Feb. 17, 2021)

Top story: Veterans Affairs and UMass Chan celebrate ribbon cutting of new community outpatient clinic

Top story: Veterans Affairs and UMass Chan celebrate ribbon cutting of new community outpatient clinic

The VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System and UMass Chan Medical School hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Nov. 8, to celebrate the opening of a new 48,000-square-foot community-based outpatient clinic for veterans located on the Medical School’s campus in Worcester. (Originally published on Nov. 28, 2021)

Biden to expand access to at-home COVID kits: 4 essential reads on the critical role of rapid tests

Biden to expand access to at-home COVID kits: 4 essential reads on the critical role of rapid tests

Nate Hafer, PhD, explains how rapid tests are used to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video: 2021 a banner year at UMass Chan Medical School

Video: 2021 a banner year at UMass Chan Medical School

From a drive-in Match Day to new buildings on campus and a transformational gift, 2021 was a year to remember at UMass Chan Medical School. See highlights from the year in this video.

Max Baker Resource Center receives large donation from Stop & Shop

Max Baker Resource Center receives large donation from Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop has donated $1,400 worth of cereal, canned goods, nonperishables and other essential supplies to the Max Baker Resource Center, a food pantry open to all members of the UMass Chan community.

Rapid tests play a crucial role in curbing COVID-19 infections – especially as people gather for the holidays

Rapid tests play a crucial role in curbing COVID-19 infections – especially as people gather for the holidays

In a piece written for The Conversation, Nate Hafer, PhD, explains why rapid tests play a critical role in fighting COVID-19 and describes how they work.

VA pilot grant led by Kristin Mattocks to study doula care among pregnant women veterans of color

VA pilot grant led by Kristin Mattocks to study doula care among pregnant women veterans of color

A new Veterans Administration pilot project aims to reduce non-medically necessary cesarean section deliveries and improve birth outcomes among women veterans of color by providing pregnancy, labor and postpartum support from trained lay professionals known as doulas.

New education and research building moves from excavation to construction

New education and research building moves from excavation to construction

After months of excavation, demolition and relocating underground utilities, construction of the new education and research building on the UMass Chan Medical School campus in Worcester has entered a new phase—building the actual structure.

Thanksgiving message from Chancellor Michael Collins

Thanksgiving message from Chancellor Michael Collins

Chancellor Michael F. Collins is wishing the UMass Chan Medical School community a happy holiday season.

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