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GSN class speaker Joanne Lewis follows mother’s example in helping others

GSN class speaker Joanne Lewis follows mother’s example in helping others

Joanne Lewis, ACNP-BC, PhD candidate in the Graduate School of Nursing Class of 2020, will serve as class speaker at the GSN Commencement, which will be held virtually on Sunday, May 31, at 10 a.m.

UMMS immunologist Katherine Fitzgerald admitted to Royal Irish Academy

UMMS immunologist Katherine Fitzgerald admitted to Royal Irish Academy

UMass Medical School researcher and world-renowned immunologist Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD, has been named an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Jennifer Benanti receives MIRA grant to advance understanding of how cells proliferate

Jennifer Benanti receives MIRA grant to advance understanding of how cells proliferate

Jennifer A. Benanti, PhD, was recently awarded a federal Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award, or MIRA grant, to advance her lab’s study of molecular mechanisms of cell cycle control, a key factor in understanding cancer development. 

2020 Women’s Faculty Awards honor six for excellence across the career spectrum

2020 Women’s Faculty Awards honor six for excellence across the career spectrum

Colleen Harrington, MD; Seema Adhami, MD; Carolynn DeBenedectis, MD; Anastasia Khvorova, PhD; Suzanne Cashman, ScD; and Jennifer Bradford, MD, were honored as the recipients of the 2020 Women’s Faculty Awards.

GSBS student Deborah Mack recognized for geriatrics research

GSBS student Deborah Mack recognized for geriatrics research

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student Deborah Mack is being recognized by the American Geriatrics Society for her research into statin use among nursing home residents with life-limiting illnesses.

Virus-like particles developed for RSV may hold key to COVID-19 vaccine, UMMS researcher says

Virus-like particles developed for RSV may hold key to COVID-19 vaccine, UMMS researcher says

Trudy Morrison, PhD, is the featured speaker at the Hudson Hoagland Society’s 35th annual meeting, to be held virtually on Wednesday, May 20.

Beth McCormick, John Haran work with Kaleido Biosciences to explore link between microbiome and COVID-19

Beth McCormick, John Haran work with Kaleido Biosciences to explore link between microbiome and COVID-19

UMass Medical School investigators John P. Haran, MD, and Beth McCormick, PhD, have teamed up with Kaleido Biosciences, Inc. to research the role of the microbiome in patients who are positive for SARs-CoV-2 infection with mild-to-moderate COVID-19.

Graduate Schools of Nursing, Biomedical Sciences holding virtual Commencement May 31

Graduate Schools of Nursing, Biomedical Sciences holding virtual Commencement May 31

With physical distancing guidelines and restrictions precluding a traditional event, virtual commencement ceremonies will be held for the Graduate School of Nursing and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on Sunday, May 31. The GSN ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. The GSBS ceremony starts at noon.

Mass Consortium on Pathogen Readiness awards COVID-19 research funding to three UMass Medical School projects

Mass Consortium on Pathogen Readiness awards COVID-19 research funding to three UMass Medical School projects

Research into COVID-19 by UMass Medical School scientists Ann Moormann, PhD, MPH; Robert Finberg, MD; and Jeremy Luban, MD, is being funded by the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness.

Anastasia Khvorova elected director of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy

Anastasia Khvorova elected director of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy

UMass Medical School RNA therapeutics expert Anastasia Khvorova, PhD, has been elected by the membership of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy to a three-year term as director-at-large/scientific & research council chair, which will begin at the 2020 ASGCT virtual annual meeting.

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