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Construction to improve South Road pedestrian traffic starts Sept. 21

Construction to improve South Road pedestrian traffic starts Sept. 21

A significant construction project to improve pedestrian traffic at the South Road Garage will begin on Monday, Sept. 21.

Video: Chancellor Collins reflects on new UMass Medical School academic year

Video: Chancellor Collins reflects on new UMass Medical School academic year

In lieu of the traditional Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins is recognizing the start of the new academic year through a video message to the UMass Medical School community.

UMass Cancer Walk and Run supporters continue tradition of generosity

UMass Cancer Walk and Run supporters continue tradition of generosity

Gratitude, solidarity and hope were the themes of the day on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the 22nd annual—and first-ever virtual—UMass Cancer Walk and Run. Donors, fundraisers and sponsors maintained their steadfast support for cancer research and clinical trials at UMass Medical School.

Milagros Rosal named inaugural vice provost for health equity at UMMS

Milagros Rosal named inaugural vice provost for health equity at UMMS

Milagros C. Rosal, PhD, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice provost for health equity at UMass Medical School. Dr. Rosal will also be named the inaugural recipient of the newest endowed faculty position created specifically to support the faculty member who serves as vice provost for health equity.

Kimberly Yonkers appointed professor and chair of psychiatry

Kimberly Yonkers appointed professor and chair of psychiatry

Kimberly A. Yonkers, MD, an innovative and visionary leader in the interdisciplinary fields connecting psychiatry and women’s health, will join UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care as chair and professor of psychiatry on Nov. 1.

UMMS faculty recognized as Dr. Marcellette G. Williams Distinguished Scholars

UMMS faculty recognized as Dr. Marcellette G. Williams Distinguished Scholars

Maria Garcia, MD, MPH; Sharina Person, PhD; Javier Irazoqui, PhD; Ana Maldonado-Contreras, PhD; Ken Peterson, PhD, MS, FNP-BC; and Jaime Rivera, PhD have been named 2020-21 Dr. Marcellette G. Williams Distinguished Scholars.

Kristin Mattocks to serve as associate dean for veterans affairs at UMass Medical School

Kristin Mattocks to serve as associate dean for veterans affairs at UMass Medical School

With a growing relationship between the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System and UMass Medical School in mind, Kristin Mattocks, PhD, MPH, has been appointed to the new position of associate dean for veterans affairs at UMMS.

Steel rising as VA clinic is built at UMass Medical School

Steel rising as VA clinic is built at UMass Medical School

The first column of structural steel was recently put in place at the community-based outpatient clinic being built on the Worcester campus of UMass Medical School, the result of a collaboration between the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System and UMMS.

Virtual UMass Cancer Walk and Run to take place Sept. 13

Virtual UMass Cancer Walk and Run to take place Sept. 13

On Sunday, Sept. 13, the quad on the UMass Medical School campus will be unusually quiet. Instead of thousands gathering in person to walk or run in support of cancer research, care and clinical trials at UMMS, supporters will be participating virtually in the 22nd annual UMass Cancer Walk and Run.

UMass ALS Cellucci team ready to run virtual Boston Marathon

UMass ALS Cellucci team ready to run virtual Boston Marathon

Jonathan Smith, of Worcester; Alyssa Smith, of Woodstock, Vt.; and Jennifer Bolanos, of Wilmington, are running the virtual Boston Marathon to support the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund.

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