2017 Press Releases

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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.”

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.

UMass Medical School takes part in National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

UMass Medical School takes part in National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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.

Coughing in children: UMMS pediatric pulmonologist warns of cough medicine safety and efficacy

Coughing in children: UMMS pediatric pulmonologist warns of cough medicine safety and efficacy

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 receives $4.1 million outstanding investigator award from NIH

Marian Walhout receives $4.1 million outstanding investigator award from NIH

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.

Saki Santorelli retires as executive director of Center for Mindfulness

Saki Santorelli retires as executive director of Center for Mindfulness

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.

Joyce McIntyre looks to improve international surgical missions

Joyce McIntyre looks to improve international surgical missions

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.

Hemant Khanna exploring innovative gene therapy for severe inherited eye disorder

Hemant Khanna exploring innovative gene therapy for severe inherited eye disorder

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.

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Worcester leaders support critical NIH funding for UMass Medical School

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Worcester leaders support critical NIH funding for UMass Medical School

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.

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