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  • David Harlan, MD, pictured in his lab, wearing a white lab coat, taken May 2022
    Community News

    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.

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

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  • Eric Baehrecke, Jeanne Lawrence and Alan Mullen appointed to endowed chairs
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    Eric Baehrecke, Jeanne Lawrence and Alan Mullen appointed to endowed chairs

    Chancellor Michael F. Collins announced that the University’s Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of three of faculty members to endowed chairs. They join more than 60 named chairs at UMass Chan.

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  • Stole ceremony celebrates diversity and unity among UMass Chan Classes of 2022
    Education News

    Stole ceremony celebrates diversity and unity among UMass Chan Classes of 2022

    Graduating UMass Chan Medical School students from paths historically underrepresented in medicine and science were ceremonially presented Kente and multicultural stoles on Friday, June 3, to wear at the 49th Commencement.

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  • Just how accurate are rapid antigen tests? Two testing experts explain the latest data
    Research News

    Just how accurate are rapid antigen tests? Two testing experts explain the latest data

    In an article written for The Conversation, Nate Hafer, PhD, and Apurv Soni, MD, PhD'21, explain the data regarding accuracy of rapid COVID tests, based on their extensive reseach as part of the RADx team.

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  • Student-created mentorship groups shine through UMass LIGHT
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    Student-created mentorship groups shine through UMass LIGHT

    Created by students in 2021, UMass LIGHT aims to increase diversity, equity and inclusion; promote career growth; and create professional development opportunities through mentorship and community events.

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  • Study co-authored by UMass Chan researchers finds broad differences in SARS-CoV-2 infectiousness
    Research News

    Study co-authored by UMass Chan researchers finds broad differences in SARS-CoV-2 infectiousness

    Wide variation in the amount or infectiousness of SARS-CoV-2 among people in early stages of COVID-19 may be an explanation for the phenomenon of “super spreaders,” according to new research. Research co-author Laura Gibson, MD, talks about the findings. 

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  • MassBiologics research into preventive shot for Lyme disease continues to move forward
    Research News

    MassBiologics research into preventive shot for Lyme disease continues to move forward

    The human clinical trial into a preventive shot for Lyme disease, developed by MassBiologics at UMass Chan Medical School, continues to show promise, with Phase I expected to conclude this year and Phase II-III plans in development.

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  • New research shows value of at-home antigen tests in slowing spread of COVID-19
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    New research shows value of at-home antigen tests in slowing spread of COVID-19

    Two recent studies supported by the National Institutes of Health Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Tech program demonstrate how widespread distribution of COVID-19 at-home antigen tests can be used as an effective public health strategy to reduce the spread of the disease.

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  • Roberto Caricchio, Michelle Kelliher and Celia Schiffer appointed to endowed chairs
    Community News, Media

    Robert Caricchio, Michelle Kelliher and Celia Schiffer appointed to endowed chairs

    UMass Chan faculty in rheumatology, biochemistry & molecular biotechnology and cancer biology are being supported by endowments.

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