2017 Press Releases

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Top Story: UMMS study finds majority of children with irritable bowel syndrome are low on vitamin D

Top Story: UMMS study finds majority of children with irritable bowel syndrome are low on vitamin D

A study by Benjamin U. Nwosu, MD, found an unexpectedly high incidence of vitamin D deficiency in children and adolescents with irritable bowel syndrome. The new findings point to monitoring and supplementing vitamin D in children with the disorder.

UMMS faculty featured in medical education conference in China

UMMS faculty featured in medical education conference in China

A delegation of educational leaders from UMass Medical School traveled to Beijing, China, to speak at a national medical education conference on topics related to improving resident education, simulation, faculty development and mentoring.

Study shows inflammation may lead to spread of Alzheimer’s plaques

Study shows inflammation may lead to spread of Alzheimer’s plaques

New research by UMass Medical School scientist Douglas T. Golenbock, MD, and colleagues at the University of Bonn in Germany provides a link between innate immune-activated inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease that possibly explains how the disease spreads through the brain.

Residents to deploy mindfulness during hospital rounds to improve focus on patient

Residents to deploy mindfulness during hospital rounds to improve focus on patient

UMass Medical School alumni and internal medicine/pediatrics residents Emily Chen, MD, and Emily Levoy, MD, have been awarded a Back to Bedside grant from the American Council of Graduate Medical Education to implement their mindfulness initiative for daily rounds.

UMass medical device innovation competition award winners announced

UMass medical device innovation competition award winners announced

The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center, a collaboration of UMass Medical School and UMass Lowell, has named the winners of its 2017 Medical Device Innovation competition.

Guangping Gao named 2017 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Guangping Gao named 2017 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Guangping Gao, PhD, a global leader in the field of adeno-associated virus gene therapy, has been named a 2017 fellow by the National Academy of Inventors.

Clare Smith examines role of genetics in tuberculosis infection

Clare Smith examines role of genetics in tuberculosis infection

In this Women in Science video, Clare M. Smith, PhD, a postdoc in the Sassetti lab, talks about her research into the genetic basis for susceptibility to the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis

UMMS researchers collaborating to reduce disparities in breast cancer care

UMMS researchers collaborating to reduce disparities in breast cancer care

Stephenie Lemon, PhD, is a principal investigator on an $8.75 million grant from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to demonstrate the feasibility of community–academic partnerships that will translate into reductions in health disparities for vulnerable patients facing any disease.

Winter Ball raises more than $1.4 M for UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Winter Ball raises more than $1.4 M for UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center

The Winter Ball, the premier fundraising gala supporting the mission of the academic health sciences center comprising UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center, raised more than $1.4 million, a new gala record. More than $500K of that total will support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Craig Ceol lab identifies protein associated with metastatic melanoma

Craig Ceol lab identifies protein associated with metastatic melanoma

A study by Craig J. Ceol, PhD, has revealed that a protein called GDF6, active during early embryo development, plays a primary role in metastatic melanoma. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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