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Aspiring doctors expand horizons with Summer Enrichment Program at UMass Chan

Aspiring doctors expand horizons with Summer Enrichment Program at UMass Chan

Thirty-nine students completed the 2022 Summer Enrichment/BaccMD Program, an intensive immersion program aimed to help college undergraduates from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds who want to become physicians improve their qualifications and competitive standing for admission.

UMass Chan researchers study link between oral microbiome and long COVID

UMass Chan researchers study link between oral microbiome and long COVID

John P. Haran, MD, PhD, is studying neurological long-COVID symptoms in working-age, generally healthy people who were vaccinated prior to infection.

Making smoking cessation a game increases abstinence among smokers not yet ready to quit

Making smoking cessation a game increases abstinence among smokers not yet ready to quit

A study co-authored by UMass Chan Medical School researchers showed that a technology-assisted abstinence game may help smokers kick the habit. Rajani Sadasivam was principal investigator on the study.

Inaugural Donna M. and Robert J. Manning Chairs celebrated at special investiture ceremony

Inaugural Donna M. and Robert J. Manning Chairs celebrated at special investiture ceremony

UMass Chan Medical School celebrated in a special investiture ceremony on June 22 the $5 million gift of UMass Lowell alumni Donna and Robert Manning, which established Donna M. and Robert J. Manning Chairs in neurosciences, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, nursing, and biomedical sciences.

UMass Chan postdoc receives two fellowship awards to support brain research

UMass Chan postdoc receives two fellowship awards to support brain research

Violeta Durán Laforet, PhD, has received two awards to study how cells in the brain affect aging. The information she learns could lead to Alzheimer’s disease treatments.

Communicating science: Elizabeth Shank works to identify new antibiotics by getting bacteria ‘talking’

Communicating science: Elizabeth Shank works to identify new antibiotics by getting bacteria ‘talking’

In her lab, Elizabeth Shank, PhD, interprets the chemical language of bacteria with the goal of harnessing its power to potentially developing new antibiotics.

David Harlan appointed director of JDRF Center of Excellence in New England

David Harlan appointed director of JDRF Center of Excellence in New England

David M. Harlan, MD, has been appointed as the new director of the JDRF Center of Excellence in New England. A renowned basic and clinical investigator, Dr. Harlan focuses on beta cell biology and the anti-beta cell immune response.

PREP graduates, IMSD scholars honored; learn social side of science

PREP graduates, IMSD scholars honored; learn social side of science

Students in the UMass Chan Medical School Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program and Initiative for Maximizing Student Development program were honored at a dinner, where they were also given tips on interacting in professional social settings.

UMass Chan infectious disease expert shares outlook on virus, vaccines and treatment

UMass Chan infectious disease expert shares outlook on virus, vaccines and treatment

Infectious disease specialist Richard T. Ellison III, MD, provides updates on the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Biomedical sciences student studying fertility in Mello lab

Biomedical sciences student studying fertility in Mello lab

Movies piqued PhD candidate Humberto Ochoa’s interest in science. He’s conducting RNA research in the lab of Nobel Laureate Craig C. Mello, PhD, to understand the national decline in fertility.

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