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  • Twenty rising faculty members graduate from Junior Faculty Development Program

    Twenty rising faculty members graduate from Junior Faculty Development Program

    The 12-month program is the longest-running professional development program at UMass Chan Medical School and has nearly 300 graduates.

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  • UMass Chan Postdoctoral Fellows Association creates community for international postdocs

    UMass Chan Postdoctoral Fellows Association creates community for international postdocs

    The UMass Chan Postdoctoral Fellows Association creates community for its majority international student population.  

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  • Faculty shine at Educational Recognition Awards ceremony, Last Lecture

    Faculty shine at Educational Recognition Awards ceremony, Last Lecture

    Faculty members from the three UMass Chan graduate schools were honored at the 2024 Educational Recognition Awards ceremony and Susan Zweizig, MD, delivered the annual honorary Last Lecture, titled “What You Don’t See.”

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  • Massachusetts Secretary of Economic Development Yvonne Hao announced a $555,000 grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to UMass Chan on April 10, to be matched with $137,000 private investment, for the establishment of the Health AI Assurance Laboratory, in partnership with MITRE and the Coalition for Health AI. Pictured at the announcement, from left to right: Francis Campion, MITRE; Ozgur Eris, MITRE; Brian Anderson, CHAI; Carolyn Kirk, MassTech; Patrick Larkin, MassTech; Secretary Yvonne Hao; Terence R. Flotte, UMass Chan; Michael F. Collins, UMass Chan; Senator Robyn Kennedy; Doug Robbins, MITRE; Melissa Fischer, UMass Chan; Miles Thompson, MITRE; David McManus, UMass Chan.

    UMass Chan and MITRE launch Health AI Assurance Laboratory with MassTech grant

    UMass Chan Medical School and MITRE, operator of federally funded research and development centers, announced the establishment of the Health AI Assurance Laboratory, a collaborative initiative to advance health artificial intelligence in the public interest. The initiative is at the forefront of efforts in the United States, and the first in Massachusetts, to ensure AI technology in health care is safe and effective for everyone using it.

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  • PODCAST: Bridging the gap in opioid use disorder treatment

    PODCAST: Bridging the gap in opioid use disorder treatment

    In a new Voices of UMass Chan podcast, Margret Chang, MD, discusses the opioid use disorder crisis and how providing treatment in a primary care setting can reduce the stigma attached to getting help.  

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  • Rare but persistent false positives on COVID-19 home antigen tests reported in NEJM letter by UMass Chan researchers

    Rare but persistent false positives on COVID-19 home antigen tests reported in NEJM letter by UMass Chan researchers

    In a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, UMass Chan researchers reported analyses from the National Institutes of Health RADx program showing a small percentage of people, largely women with autoimmune disorders, persistently test positive on rapid home antigen tests for COVID-19 despite concurrently testing negative on molecular PCR tests.  

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  • COVID-19 rapid tests still work against new variants

    COVID-19 rapid tests still work against new variants

    In an article for The Conversation, Nate Hafer, PhD, and Apurv Soni, MD, PhD’21, answer common questions related to how COVID-19 antigen tests perform against new variants. Anuradha Rao, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Emory University also contributed to the article.

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  • Dean Flotte testifies at congressional hearing in support of gene therapy development

    Dean Flotte testifies at congressional hearing in support of gene therapy development

    Dean Flotte testified in support of policies that would encourage and accelerate gene therapy for rare diseases, in a Feb. 29 hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health.

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  • UMass Chan PhD students present research in Black Excellence at UMass Chan series

    UMass Chan PhD students present research in Black Excellence at UMass Chan series

    Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students Atinuke G. Oyinbo and Favour Akabogu discussed their research for the Black Excellence series.

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  • UMass Chan researchers earn PolyBio Foundation award for long COVID, neurodegenerative disease study

    UMass Chan researchers earn PolyBio Foundation award for long COVID, neurodegenerative disease study

    The scientists will use a human cerebral organoid platform to evaluate the role of COVID in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia 

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