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Chancellor Collins to Class of 2021: ‘You are scientists, nurses and doctors at their best’

Chancellor Collins to Class of 2021: ‘You are scientists, nurses and doctors at their best’

The 48th annual UMass Medical School Commencement was held on Sunday, June 6, at Worcester State University following lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in recent weeks. Many graduates reflected on the unusual year in which they completed their studies.

Graduate School of Nursing class speaker Heather Lovelace reflects on honor of serving patients

Graduate School of Nursing class speaker Heather Lovelace reflects on honor of serving patients

GSN class speaker Heather Lovelace, MS, FNP-BC, RN, will reflect on doors opened and lessons learned during her and classmates’ time as Doctor of Nursing Practice students at the 48th Commencement proceedings on Sunday, June 6.

For GSBS class speaker Sumeet Nayak science brings hope

For GSBS class speaker Sumeet Nayak science brings hope

Sumeet Nayak’s research in the lab of Sharon B. Cantor, PhD, has led to a renewed understanding of how cancer develops and has opened up avenues to effectively advance anti-cancer therapies.

School of Medicine class speaker Benjamin Cook inspired to ‘help somebody through a difficult time’

School of Medicine class speaker Benjamin Cook inspired to ‘help somebody through a difficult time’

School of Medicine Class of 2021 speaker Benjamin Cook said he was influenced to pursue medicine after seeing the effect a doctor had on a rural community during a high school church mission trip to Mexico.

Video: Chancellor Michael Collins says 23rd Annual Cancer Walk and Run vital to research, treatments and cure

Video: Chancellor Michael Collins says 23rd Annual Cancer Walk and Run vital to research, treatments and cure

Fundraising for the 23rd annual UMass Cancer Walk and Run is under way. Hear from Chancellor Michael F. Collins about why the UMass Cancer Walk and Run benefits from your support.

Apurv Soni, ‘29 Who Shine’ honoree, focused on health equity in U.S. and abroad

Apurv Soni, ‘29 Who Shine’ honoree, focused on health equity in U.S. and abroad

The Massachusetts Department of Education has named MD/PhD candidate Apurv Soni the UMass Medical School “29 Who Shine” honoree for 2021.

PhD candidate studies mental illness progression and alcoholism

PhD candidate studies mental illness progression and alcoholism

Jenya Kolpakova, a PhD candidate in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ neuroscience program, came to the United States from Ukraine when she was 15. She is studying changes in the brain due to binge alcohol drinking.

UMMS students bring COVID-19 vaccine to underserved downtown Worcester

UMMS students bring COVID-19 vaccine to underserved downtown Worcester

UMass Medical School students administered COVID-19 vaccinations to the community on Monday, April 19, at the YWCA Central Massachusetts in downtown Worcester.

Medical student values prevention as a ‘powerful tool’ in primary care

Medical student values prevention as a ‘powerful tool’ in primary care

Over the years, Andrew Cauley, SOM ’23, witnessed family members facing a number of chronic health-related issues. His experience with loved ones influenced his decision to enter medicine from a preventative health care perspective.

UMMS family medicine resident Stephany Giraldo Eierle shares journey in medicine

UMMS family medicine resident Stephany Giraldo Eierle shares journey in medicine

UMass Medical School family medicine resident Stephany Giraldo Eierle, DO, MPH, is a Latina first-generation American completing her first year as a physician at the Family Health Center of Worcester, and becoming a vocal advocate for diversity in medicine and public health.

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