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Namesake of Albert Sherman Center dies at the age of 81

Namesake of Albert Sherman Center dies at the age of 81

Albert “Albie” Sherman, the longtime vice chancellor for university relations at UMass Medical School whose service to the commonwealth inspired the Massachusetts legislature to name a building on campus in his honor, died on Monday, Feb. 17, at the age of 81.

LISTEN: UMass Medical School tackles the vaping crisis

LISTEN: UMass Medical School tackles the vaping crisis

In a new Voices of UMassMed podcast, smoking cessation expert Tina Grosowky discusses the vaping crisis and the new UMass Medical School program that teaches school nurses how to help teens quit vaping.

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as head of public safety at UMass Medical School

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as head of public safety at UMass Medical School

In an emotional ceremony before his family, colleagues and friends, C. Leon Pierce was sworn in as director of public safety and chief of police at UMass Medical School on Thursday, Feb. 6.

UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center funding renewed

UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center funding renewed

The UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center at UMass Medical School has been awarded a $3.75 million, five-year grant renewal from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. It is co-led by Stephenie Lemon, PhD, and Milagros Rosal, PhD.

UMass Medical School hosts 14th annual Central Massachusetts Brain Bee

UMass Medical School hosts 14th annual Central Massachusetts Brain Bee

High School junior Tej Patel was the winner of the 14th Annual Central Massachusetts Brain Bee hosted by the Department of Psychiatry and the NeuroNexus Institute. The competition is designed to encourage students to pursue careers in the neurosciences.

Nancy Byatt receives John C. MacQueen Lecture Award

Nancy Byatt receives John C. MacQueen Lecture Award

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs has named Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, the recipient of the 2020 John C. MacQueen Lecture Award, which recognizes innovation by individuals who have made exemplary contributions to maternal and child health.

Shriver’s Autism Insurance Resource Center receives grant from Flutie Foundation

Shriver’s Autism Insurance Resource Center receives grant from Flutie Foundation

The Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has received a $15,000 grant from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism Inc. Amy Weinstock, founding director of the resource center, talks about how the funding will be used.

UMass Medical School training school nurses to help teens quit vaping

UMass Medical School training school nurses to help teens quit vaping

The UMass Medical School Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training is rolling out a new statewide training program for school nurses to learn how to help teens quit vaping.

Monitoring the coronavirus outbreak

Monitoring the coronavirus outbreak

Please be aware that UMass Medical School and clinical partner, UMass Memorial, are monitoring developments related to the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, which originated recently in Wuhan, China.

Boston Globe columnist lauds Jake Kennedy for lifetime of service as he launches ALS fund at UMass Medical School

Boston Globe columnist lauds Jake Kennedy for lifetime of service as he launches ALS fund at UMass Medical School

The Jake Kennedy ALS Fund, launched last month by Jake and Sparky Kennedy, supports research at UMass Medical School to find a cure for ALS. A Jan. 20 Boston Globe column by Kevin Cullen details the man behind the fund, recently diagnosed with ALS, and the kindness he and his wife have shown since launching Christmas in the City 30 years ago.

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