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UMass Chan student trustee focused on diversity, equity and inclusion

UMass Chan student trustee focused on diversity, equity and inclusion

UMass Chan Medical School MD/PhD student Zach Dyer is serving as a student trustee on the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees and is focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.

William Flavahan receives Distinguished Scientist Award for groundbreaking brain cancer research

William Flavahan receives Distinguished Scientist Award for groundbreaking brain cancer research

William Flavahan, PhD, has received a four-year, $600,000 award from the Sontag Foundation to advance his studies of the genetic processes leading to brain tumors.

Caterina Strambio De Castillia and her team advance efforts to set microscopy data standards

Caterina Strambio De Castillia and her team advance efforts to set microscopy data standards

UMass Chan Medical School researcher and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Imaging Scientist Caterina Strambio De Castillia, PhD, is the senior author on two papers and a co-author on four more published in the December issue of Nature Methods.

Han lab developing light-activated immune cell therapy for cancers

Han lab developing light-activated immune cell therapy for cancers

Gang Han, PhD, said newly developed nano-optogenetic immunotherapy represents a new generation of personalized cancer treatment, in which precise control of the timing, location and dosage of T-cell activation could be tailored to an individual patient.

PhD student studies cancer tumor cells; follows path of high school science teacher

PhD student studies cancer tumor cells; follows path of high school science teacher

Emmet Karner, a PhD student in the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, was inspired by a passionate and influential teacher to go into the field.

Thanksgiving message from Chancellor Michael Collins

Thanksgiving message from Chancellor Michael Collins

Chancellor Michael F. Collins is wishing the UMass Chan Medical School community a happy holiday season.

Emma RNA Saves the Day coloring book helps children understand how COVID-19 vaccines work

Emma RNA Saves the Day coloring book helps children understand how COVID-19 vaccines work

A coloring book created by a team at UMass Chan Medical School is helping children learn about the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 and the RNA vaccines that protect against it.

DIO launches Diversity Campus Read

DIO launches Diversity Campus Read

The Diversity and Inclusion Office at UMass Chan Medical School is hosting a Diversity Campus Read featuring Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington and The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee.

UMass Chan researchers explore parents’ attitudes toward pediatric COVID-19 vaccines

UMass Chan researchers explore parents’ attitudes toward pediatric COVID-19 vaccines

Parents who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are most likely to vaccinate their children, according to an analysis by researchers at UMass Chan Medical School.

Flotte lab to develop gene therapy models for genetic lung disease

Flotte lab to develop gene therapy models for genetic lung disease

Researchers from UMass Chan Medical School have received a five-year $13.6 million program project grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to develop new gene therapy models for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a chronic, debilitating genetic lung disease that shortens the lifespan.

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