On Match Day, the School of Medicine Class of 2015 learned where they will begin their careers as doctors; many—66 percent—have chosen primary care specialties.
UMass Medical School researchers are using CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful gene editing tool, to develop a novel technology that can potentially cut the DNA of the latent HIV virus out of an infected cell.
UMass Medical School awarded 233 degrees, including two honorary degrees, Sunday, May 31, at its 42nd Commencement exercises. Institute of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau, MD, delivered the keynote address.
UMass Medical School has received approximately $10 million from the Department of Defense to develop new technologies and strategies that will anticipate and predict drug resistance and susceptibility in influenza. Robert Finberg, MD, is leading the multi-disciplinary team undertaking the research.
Massachusetts nursing executive Joan Vitello, PhD, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Medical School.
Dorothy Schafer, PhD, is in search of a deeper understanding of microglial cells, which make up nearly 10 percent of brain cells, but have been largely ignored by neurobiologists until recently.
Job Dekker, PhD, will head the newly funded Center for 3D Structure and Physics of the Genome. Using technology pioneered at UMMS, the center seeks to understand how 3D genome structure influences gene expression, cellular function, development and disease.
UMass Medical School radiologist Gopal R Vijayaraghavan, MD, MPH, supports the American College of Radiology’s guidelines to start mammograms at age 40 and continue them annually, despite new American Cancer Society recommendations.
At a 20th anniversary celebration at the 2015 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Annual Research Retreat, scientists reflected on the incredible growth of the institution and the collaborative nature of the research community that makes UMass Medical School unique.
UMass Medical School and its partners at Boston Children’s Hospital and other academic medical centers have been awarded $20 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand their efforts toward preventing another outbreak of Ebola or other highly contagious viruses in Liberia.