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Arthur Pappas honored as an AOA ‘Pillar of the Orthopaedic Profession’

Arthur Pappas honored as an AOA ‘Pillar of the Orthopaedic Profession’

The late Arthur M. Pappas, MD, has been recognized as an American Orthopaedic Association Pillar of the Orthopaedic Profession for his role as a pioneering visionary and tireless founding architect of the UMass Medical School Department of Orthopedics & Physical Rehabilitation.

Job Dekker elected to European Molecular Biology Organization

Job Dekker elected to European Molecular Biology Organization

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has elected Job Dekker, PhD, to lifetime membership in the organization.

UMass Cancer Walk and Run to be a virtual event in 2020

UMass Cancer Walk and Run to be a virtual event in 2020

Organizers have announced that the 22nd annual UMass Cancer Walk and Run scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13, will take place online, with supporters able to participate remotely at locations and for distances of their choosing.

Updated Travel Policy Related to COVID-19 in the US and Abroad (July 2)

Updated Travel Policy Related to COVID-19 in the US and Abroad (July 2)

Due to changing conditions, we are adapting our UMMS travel policies to maintain the safety of our community from COVID-19.

Celia Schiffer named 2020 ELAM Leadership for Women in Medicine fellow

Celia Schiffer named 2020 ELAM Leadership for Women in Medicine fellow

Celia Schiffer, PhD, has been selected as a fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Updated Travel Policy Related to COVID-19 in the US and Abroad

Updated Travel Policy Related to COVID-19 in the US and Abroad

Due to changing conditions, we are adapting our UMMS travel policies to maintain the safety of our community from COVID-19.

UMMS to host July 2 virtual global conference on sustainable health equity

UMMS to host July 2 virtual global conference on sustainable health equity

David E. Chiriboga, MD, MPH, has organized a virtual international conference July 2 on “health equity in the pandemic and beyond,” an initiative driven by the pressing need to address health disparities within and among countries that are being amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Road garage expansion project to impact traffic

South Road garage expansion project to impact traffic

On Monday, June 22, construction activity for the South Road garage expansion project will begin to reconfigure the vehicle exit lanes and gates inside the South Road garage. All traffic will continue to exit the garage via the existing South Road exit; however, as drivers approach the exit area, they will be directed around the construction activity by temporary signage and barriers.  

Greater Worcester COVID-19 Community Health Survey underway

Greater Worcester COVID-19 Community Health Survey underway

UMass Medical School is conducting a community-facing survey in Worcester and six surrounding communities to assess how COVID-19 has affected ongoing day-to-day needs and help localities target relief efforts.

UMass Medical School taking a stand in support of positive change

UMass Medical School taking a stand in support of positive change

In a memo to the UMass Medical School community, Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Dean Terence R. Flotte say racism is a public health crisis and outline changes underway at UMMS.

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