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.
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.”
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.
UMass Medical School is participating in National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month this September with resources, training and advocacy to address a significant and increasing national public health problem.
A federal committee is considering whether cough medicine containing certain opioids, such as codeine, should no longer be used to treat severe pain or cough in children. Ted Kremer, MD, said cough medicines in general are not beneficial to children.
Marian Walhout, PhD, has received a 5-year, $4.1 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award from the National Institutes of Health to continue her study of metabolism and gene expression and how they interact.
After an impressive career as an educator, clinician, mentor and author, Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, professor of medicine, has announced he will retire as the executive director of the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society.
A new UMass Medical School study of international volunteering among American plastic surgeons co-authored by Joyce McIntyre, MD, is the first to delve into the effectiveness and quality of American surgery missions around the globe.
New research by Hemant Khanna, PhD, and colleagues in the Horae Gene Therapy Center at UMass Medical School explores gene therapy to treat the most common form of Leber congenital amaurosis, a severe inherited disorder that causes childhood blindness.
President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut 22 percent from the FY18 National Institutes of Health budget would cost UMass Medical School from $45 million to $74 million a year, Chancellor Michael F. Collins said at an Aug. 16 panel discussion on NIH funding at UMMS.