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UMassMed Cares employee charitable giving campaign kicks off Monday, Nov. 2

UMassMed Cares employee charitable giving campaign kicks off Monday, Nov. 2

UMassMed Cares, the new UMass Medical School employee charitable giving campaign, will begin Monday, Nov. 2 and continue through Wednesday, Nov. 25. UMassMed Cares replaces the former Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign.

UMMS community members share ideas for eliminating health disparities

UMMS community members share ideas for eliminating health disparities

Members of the UMass Medical School community discussed over Zoom ideas for eliminating health disparities at the individual, institutional and community levels during the second in a series of campus conversations on diversity and inclusion.

The Equity Collaborative builds culture, tools to promote gender parity

The Equity Collaborative builds culture, tools to promote gender parity

What makes an organization committed to fully inclusive gender equity? Gayle Capozzalo, executive director of The Equity Collaborative, discussed the purpose and goals of the collaborative and UMass Medical School’s involvement in a virtual campus conversation.

Nine-story biomedical research and education facility to be built at UMass Medical School

Nine-story biomedical research and education facility to be built at UMass Medical School

UMass Medical School has received approval from the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees to build at nine-story biomedical research and education facility on the Worcester campus to support laboratory research growth and the educational enterprise.

Guangping Gao makes list of Nature Biotechnology Top 20 translational researchers

Guangping Gao makes list of Nature Biotechnology Top 20 translational researchers

An influential scientific journal’s list of top translational biotech researchers for 2019 includes Guangping Gao, PhD. Rankings are based on total patents for the year, among other factors.

Brian Lewis recognized at Biomedical Science Careers Program Evening of Hope 2020

Brian Lewis recognized at Biomedical Science Careers Program Evening of Hope 2020

Brian Lewis, PhD, was recognized in the Evening of Hope 2020 Honor Roll during the Biomedical Science Careers Program’s annual fundraising ceremony. He was honored for his commitment to the organization’s mission of closing the equity gap and increasing diversity in science professions.

UMass Medical School community mourns loss of Jake Kennedy

UMass Medical School community mourns loss of Jake Kennedy

On behalf of the UMass Medical School community, we extend our sincere condolences to Jake Kennedy’s family and to all who knew and loved him. Jake Kennedy died Tuesday, Oct. 13, at age 65, in his Salem, N.H., home of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Final beam of new VA clinic placed during UMass Medical School ceremony

Final beam of new VA clinic placed during UMass Medical School ceremony

The final steel beam has been placed atop the VA clinic under construction at UMass Medical School. The building, a collaboration with the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System, is set to open in fall 2021.

UMMS diversity and inclusion programming to feature campus read, community conversations, diversity summit

UMMS diversity and inclusion programming to feature campus read, community conversations, diversity summit

UMass Medical School will hold a series of events this fall to help align and anchor diversity and inclusion programming.

‘I would do it all over again’: Immigrant stories shared at virtual UMMS event

‘I would do it all over again’: Immigrant stories shared at virtual UMMS event

The Diversity & Inclusion Office and the International Committee relaunched the storytelling series “UMass Immigrant Stories” on Tuesday, Sept. 29, with Raúl Padrón and Francis Wanjau sharing their stories over Zoom.

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