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2021 Press Releases

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Diverse workforce goals exceeded in construction of new VA community-based outpatient clinic

Diverse workforce goals exceeded in construction of new VA community-based outpatient clinic

UMass Chan Medical School exceeded diversity hiring goals in the construction of the newly completed community-based outpatient clinic  for veterans on its Worcester campus, according to the University of Massachusetts Building Authority, general contractor Suffolk Construction and UMass Chan.

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

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.

UMass Chan students team up with Worcester to vaccinate kids against COVID-19

UMass Chan students team up with Worcester to vaccinate kids against COVID-19

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5 to 11 received final authorization from the CDC and Worcester officials, with the help of UMass Chan Medical School volunteers, have hit the ground running to vaccinate the city’s children.

Ribbon cutting at VA clinic on UMass Chan campus to be livestreamed Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.

Ribbon cutting at VA clinic on UMass Chan campus to be livestreamed Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the community-based outpatient clinic will be livestreamed on UMass Chan’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

VaxAbilities vaccine clinics underway for people with disabilities and sensory-support needs

VaxAbilities vaccine clinics underway for people with disabilities and sensory-support needs

The VaxAbilities partnership, including the UMass Chan Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, supports vaccine equity to ensure that Massachusetts residents with developmental disabilities and other sensory-support needs have the most comfortable and positive COVID-19 vaccination experiences possible.

Liisa Selin and Anna Gil study links between viral infections and ME/CFS

Liisa Selin and Anna Gil study links between viral infections and ME/CFS

UMass Chan Medical School researchers are seeking insights into links between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and viral infections, including COVD-19, with a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

UMass Chan students to provide flu and COVID-19 shots at Halloween event on Sunday

UMass Chan students to provide flu and COVID-19 shots at Halloween event on Sunday

UMass Chan Medical School students and city health officials will offer free flu and COVID-19 vaccinations to families visiting the Epworth Methodist Free Medical Program on Sunday, Oct. 31, during a Halloween-themed clinic from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 64 Salisbury St., Worcester.

RADx Tech program researchers ramp up rapid home COVID-19 test studies

RADx Tech program researchers ramp up rapid home COVID-19 test studies

UMass Chan Medical School researchers, supported by the NIH RADx initiative, are studying rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to determine how effective and feasible they are for broad-based population screening.

UMass Chan study finds association between long-COVID symptoms and altered oral microbiome

UMass Chan study finds association between long-COVID symptoms and altered oral microbiome

Research by John P. Haran, MD, PhD, and Evan S. Bradley, MD, PhD, at UMass Chan Medical School, shows that patients with persistent long-COVID symptoms have oral microbiomes with a significantly higher abundance of bacteria that induce inflammation.

Center on Child Wellbeing and Trauma launched

Center on Child Wellbeing and Trauma launched

The Center on Child Wellbeing and Trauma will focus on redesigning child-serving systems to reduce trauma infliction and re-traumatization and support children’s healing and wellbeing.

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