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Team of five running in Boston Marathon to support ALS research at UMMS

Team of five running in Boston Marathon to support ALS research at UMMS

Due to ongoing concerns about the impact of the coronavirus, the 124th Boston Marathon will not happen as planned in April, but has been rescheduled for Sept. 14. Five runners from the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund team will be attempting to raise $50,000 for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research at UMass Medical School.

Chancellor Collins recognizes UMMS community for putting ‘others above themselves’

Chancellor Collins recognizes UMMS community for putting ‘others above themselves’

Chancellor Michael F. Collins reflects on the early graduation for the School of Medicine Class of 2020 in a video address to the UMass Medical School community taped on Monday, April 6.

UMass Medical School pair lay groundwork for COVID-19 DCU field hospital

UMass Medical School pair lay groundwork for COVID-19 DCU field hospital

Grant Lewandrowski, MD, SOM '20, and Blake Foster, SOM '21, are helping the region prepare for a potential surge of COVID-19 patients by readying the city’s DCU Center to function as a field hospital.

VA building project continues, changes to South Road garage coming soon

VA building project continues, changes to South Road garage coming soon

The former Massachusetts Department of Transportation District 3 office in Worcester has been demolished to make way for the new medical building that will house the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System’s new community-based outpatient clinic at UMass Medical School.

‘Acts of kindness abound’ among UMass Medical School community says Chancellor Collins in video address

‘Acts of kindness abound’ among UMass Medical School community says Chancellor Collins in video address

In his March 30 video address to the UMass Medical School community, Chancellor Michael F. Collins recognized the many people who have stepped up to help as everyone copes with the COVID-19 pandemic.

UMass Medical School receives letter of appreciation from UMass Boston Interim Chancellor Katherine Newman

UMass Medical School receives letter of appreciation from UMass Boston Interim Chancellor Katherine Newman

In a letter to UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins, the interim chancellor of UMass Boston thanked the entire UMMS community for its distinct role in rising to the coronavirus health care challenge.

UMass Medical School child trauma expert co-authors COVID-19 resource for supporting children’s well-being

UMass Medical School child trauma expert co-authors COVID-19 resource for supporting children’s well-being

A newly released resource guide co-authored by UMass Medical School child psychologist and trauma-informed care leader Jessica Griffin, PsyD, and colleagues at the national child welfare research center Child Trends offers research-informed guidance for caretakers.

Chancellor Collins encourages unity as campus responds to pandemic

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.

A message from Chancellor Collins to our community amidst the COVID-19 epidemic

A message from Chancellor Collins to our community amidst the COVID-19 epidemic

Chancellor Michael F. Collins addresses the UMass Medical School community in a new video filmed on Monday, March 16, as the campus begins “a new paradigm to the way we work, interact and advance our mission areas” in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.

UMMS community update: Academic classes moved online

UMMS community update: Academic classes moved online

The measures being taken at UMass Medical School represent our contribution to public health efforts to slow the community spread of the virus. These are in keeping with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for institutions of higher education in areas where community spread of the virus has been observed.

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