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LISTEN: Chancellor Collins launches new season of Voices of UMassMed podcast

LISTEN: Chancellor Collins launches new season of Voices of UMassMed podcast

In the premiere episode of Season 2 of Voices of UMassMed, Chancellor Michael F. Collins offers advice for the new School of Medicine class and discusses how the growth of the class size is impacting the institution for the good.

School of Medicine Class of 2023 to ‘make a difference in the lives of patients’

School of Medicine Class of 2023 to ‘make a difference in the lives of patients’

The School of Medicine Class of 2023 began at UMass Medical School on Monday, Aug. 5. The diverse class of 162 students comprises 94 women and 68 men, including 115 from Massachusetts and 47 from out of state.

Summer research program exposes students to a new realm of lab experience

Summer research program exposes students to a new realm of lab experience

The UMass Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Program hosted 29 students for 10 weeks, among them Sang Vo and Amina Bradley. The undergraduates from across the country conducted biomedical research under the direction of faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows.

New co-chairs sign on to support 11th annual Winter Ball

New co-chairs sign on to support 11th annual Winter Ball

Susan and Anthony Consigli and Susan and Clifford Rucker have been announced as co-chairs of the 11th annual Winter Ball, the fundraising gala benefiting UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. It will be held at Mechanics Hall on Friday, Dec. 6.

Kellianne Alexander named HHMI Gilliam Graduate Fellow

Kellianne Alexander named HHMI Gilliam Graduate Fellow

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student Kellianne Alexander has been awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Graduate Fellowship. Learn more about her research in this Women in Science video.

High school students pursue health career goals at summer program

High school students pursue health career goals at summer program

The annual High School Health Careers Program at UMass Medical School prepared 19 students from high schools across Massachusetts with the knowledge, insight and confidence to pursue medical education.

Michael Hirsh appointed assistant vice provost for wellness and health promotion

Michael Hirsh appointed assistant vice provost for wellness and health promotion

Michael P. Hirsh, MD, professor of surgery, chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and surgeon-in-chief for the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, has been appointed to a newly created position of assistant vice provost for wellness and health promotion.

Celia Schiffer honored with William C. Rose Award

Celia Schiffer honored with William C. Rose Award

Celia A. Schiffer, PhD, has been named the 2020 recipient of the prestigious William C. Rose Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

UMass Medical School pilots ‘Woo Health Hack’

UMass Medical School pilots ‘Woo Health Hack’

The “Woo Health Hack” brought together teams of students to devise creative ways to use medical simulation technology to help the community achieve public health goals. The hackathon was a pilot for a citywide initiative taking place this November.

UMass Medical School collaborating on first trials of metformin for tuberculosis

UMass Medical School collaborating on first trials of metformin for tuberculosis

Pulmonologist Hardy Kornfeld, MD, is co-principal investigator of a clinical trial that will help determine whether adding the drug metformin to standard antibiotic treatment can yield better outcomes for tuberculosis patients. Wenjun Li, PhD, is chief statistician for the trial.

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