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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.

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.

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.

John Harris receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists

John Harris receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists

John E. Harris, MD, PhD, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers.

Planting celebration launches UMMS student-run community garden

Planting celebration launches UMMS student-run community garden

UMass Medical School students planted four raised beds with a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers. The launch heralds new growth for nutrition-focused, wellness-oriented initiatives that will be cultivated through the student-run community garden.

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