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Patricia Franklin brings patient-reported TJR outcomes expertise to national mobile health initiative

Patricia Franklin brings patient-reported TJR outcomes expertise to national mobile health initiative

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recruited Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, for her expertise in patient-reported outcomes to help determine how mobile health apps and wearables can be used to evaluate the performance and safety of implantable medical devices. 

UMass Cancer Walk & Run brings ‘hope, inspiration and strength’

UMass Cancer Walk & Run brings ‘hope, inspiration and strength’

On Sunday, Sept. 24, the 19th annual UMass Cancer Walk & Run will bring together cancer survivors, families who have lost loved ones to the disease, clinicians dedicated to caring for patients and scientists researching a cure.

Benjamin Nwosu confirms accuracy of simple method to detect honeymoon period in children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

Benjamin Nwosu confirms accuracy of simple method to detect honeymoon period in children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

A study conducted by Benjamin Nwosu, MD, at UMass Medical School has confirmed the accuracy of a new, simple method to determine whether children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are experiencing a beneficial partial clinical remission.

Gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease underway at MassBiologics, according to Standard Times report

Gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease underway at MassBiologics, according to Standard Times report

Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Mark S. Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for MassBiologics at UMass Medical School, provided a tour of the MassBiologics facility on Monday, Sept. 18 to local lawmakers and discussed a promising gene therapy treatment underway, according to an article in the Standard Times.

‘Matter of Fact: State of Addiction’ primetime special: UMass Medical Schools leads the way in opioid education

‘Matter of Fact: State of Addiction’ primetime special: UMass Medical Schools leads the way in opioid education

UMass Medical School is leading the charge to improve the way medical schools train students and providers to fight opioid abuse, according to the WCVB-TV’s “Matter of Fact: State of Addiction” special.

At White Coat Ceremony, first-year medical students don mantle of profession

At White Coat Ceremony, first-year medical students don mantle of profession

A powerful and empowering symbol of the medical profession was passed to the 162 members of the School of Medicine Class of 2021 at the White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15, before a joyful crowd of family, friends and faculty under a tent on the Campus Green.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences welcomes 52 students as doctoral candidates

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences welcomes 52 students as doctoral candidates

At the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Recognition Ceremony on Sept. 14, Dean Anthony Carruthers, PhD, reflected upon his aspirations for the 52 graduate students who are entering the “proving ground for doctoral study.”

2017 Investiture Ceremony honors nine named professors and their benefactors

2017 Investiture Ceremony honors nine named professors and their benefactors

At the 2017 Investiture Ceremony following Convocation on Wednesday, Sept., 13, nine distinguished faculty members were officially invested into named professorships, bringing the total number of endowed chairs at UMass Medical School to 48.

Convocation 2017: Chancellor Collins recognizes ‘smart minds, great science and genuine collegiality’ at UMMS

Convocation 2017: Chancellor Collins recognizes ‘smart minds, great science and genuine collegiality’ at UMMS

In his annual Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins praised the campus for its collaborative environment and awarded Chancellor’s Medals to four distinguished faculty for their exemplary teaching, scholarship, clinical excellence and service.

Graduate Entry Pathway pinning launches advanced practice nursing careers

Graduate Entry Pathway pinning launches advanced practice nursing careers

The Graduate School of Nursing’s annual Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony kicked off Convocation Week at UMass Medical School on Sept. 11 when 30 doctoral students received pins symbolizing their entry into the nursing profession.

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