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April 8, 2023

Congratulations to Ziyuan Huang, Ethan Loew, and Abigail Zeamer for have 7 abstracts on the gut-brain access accepted for the 2024 Alzheimer's Association International Conference this July in Philadelphia!


Februrary 21, 2024

In a new Voices of UMass Chan podcast, physician-scientist John P. Haran, MD’07, PhD’18, and MD/PhD student Ethan Loew explain research on the connection between the gut microbiome and cognitive health, particularly how it impacts older people.  


November 18, 2023

Congratulations to Abigail Zeamer, as well as all Vanni Bucci, Sam McLean and all members of the AURORA study group for the recent publicaiton in Translational Psychiatry on the relationship of the gut microbiome to adverse posttraumatic neuropsychiatric outcomes among ED trauma victims. Great work!


July 14-18, 2023

Congratulations to Abigail Zeamer and Ethan Lowe for thier great work and presentations at the 2023 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Amsterdam. 


July 2023

Congratulations to Ethan Lowe, John Haran, Paul Greer, and Jessica Spinelli for thier Dan and Dianne Riccio Fund for Neuroscience grant award entitled: Understanding the gut microbiota’s role in phytoestrogen metabolism and the protective role it plays in preventing neurocognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

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Feb 7, 2023

Congratulations to Drs. John Haran and Vanni Bucci for their newly funded R01 from NIA investigating how microbial dysbiosis and immune system dysfunction increased the risk of multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) circulating within the nursing home environment. This innovative grant will develop molecular inversion probes (MIPs) for rapid detection of strain specific MDROs with the Bailey lab from Brown.  

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Jan 24, 2023

Congratulations to Evan Bradley for his Pilot Project Program Award investigating the urinary microbiome in nursing home residents.

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Jan 24, 2023

MD/PhD student approaches Alzheimer’s disease through gut microbiome research

Ethan Loew’s passion for problem-solving and his family’s background working on Italian olive farms inspire his academic pursuits as an MD/PhD student and fuel his desire to give back through mentorship. Read about the microbiome research Loew is doing with Beth A. McCormick, PhD, and John P. Haran, MD, PhD.

JUL 27, 2022

UMass Chan researchers hope to shed light on long COVID 

Dr. John Haran and a team of researchers at UMass Chan Medical School are attempting to bring more clarity to 'long COVID', a term used to describe persistent neurological and resperitory symptoms that linger for some patients months after infection.