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Aspiring doctors expand horizons with Summer Enrichment Program at UMass Chan

Aspiring doctors expand horizons with Summer Enrichment Program at UMass Chan

Thirty-nine students completed the 2022 Summer Enrichment/BaccMD Program, an intensive immersion program aimed to help college undergraduates from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds who want to become physicians improve their qualifications and competitive standing for admission.

David Harlan appointed director of JDRF Center of Excellence in New England

David Harlan appointed director of JDRF Center of Excellence in New England

David M. Harlan, MD, has been appointed as the new director of the JDRF Center of Excellence in New England. A renowned basic and clinical investigator, Dr. Harlan focuses on beta cell biology and the anti-beta cell immune response.

UMass MIND partners with Worcester theater to support performances addressing mental health

UMass MIND partners with Worcester theater to support performances addressing mental health

UMass Mind has partnered with Studio Theatre Worcester in the staging of “Next to Normal,” compiling accurate, understandable information and resources for those whose real lives, like those of the fictional characters in the play, may be affected by serious mental illness.

UMass Chan infectious disease expert shares outlook on virus, vaccines and treatment

UMass Chan infectious disease expert shares outlook on virus, vaccines and treatment

Infectious disease specialist Richard T. Ellison III, MD, provides updates on the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

UMass Chan Medical School Class of 2022 celebrates science at 49th Commencement

UMass Chan Medical School Class of 2022 celebrates science at 49th Commencement

The 49th annual UMass Chan Medical School Commencement returned to campus on Sunday, June 5, under the tent on the campus green where 281 degrees were awarded.

Stole ceremony celebrates diversity and unity among UMass Chan Classes of 2022

Stole ceremony celebrates diversity and unity among UMass Chan Classes of 2022

Graduating UMass Chan Medical School students from paths historically underrepresented in medicine and science were ceremonially presented Kente and multicultural stoles on Friday, June 3, to wear at the 49th Commencement.

Study co-authored by UMass Chan researchers finds broad differences in SARS-CoV-2 infectiousness

Study co-authored by UMass Chan researchers finds broad differences in SARS-CoV-2 infectiousness

Wide variation in the amount or infectiousness of SARS-CoV-2 among people in early stages of COVID-19 may be an explanation for the phenomenon of “super spreaders,” according to new research. Research co-author Laura Gibson, MD, talks about the findings. 

MassBiologics research into preventive shot for Lyme disease continues to move forward

MassBiologics research into preventive shot for Lyme disease continues to move forward

The human clinical trial into a preventive shot for Lyme disease, developed by MassBiologics at UMass Chan Medical School, continues to show promise, with Phase I expected to conclude this year and Phase II-III plans in development.

UMass Chan study shows canine behavior only slightly influenced by breed

UMass Chan study shows canine behavior only slightly influenced by breed

A UMass Chan Medical School genetic study of more than 2,000 purebred and mixed-breed dogs, published in Science, shows that behavioral traits in dogs are not specific for breed. That means a golden retriever, for example, is only slightly more likely to be friendly than another breed.

Massachusetts jails found ‘innovative solutions’ to implement medical treatment for opioid use disorder

Massachusetts jails found ‘innovative solutions’ to implement medical treatment for opioid use disorder

In two new papers, a team of Massachusetts researchers, including faculty from UMass Chan Medical School, examined the implementation of a groundbreaking opioid use disorder medication treatment program in seven jails across the state, part of a $155 million national effort to address the opioid crisis in criminal justice settings.

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