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Lisa Colombo appointed executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine

Lisa Colombo appointed executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine

Lisa M. Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN, will be joining UMass Medical School as its next executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine, Chancellor Michael F. Collins has announced.

Boston Globe columnist looks back on Gov. Cellucci’s final campaign, the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund

Boston Globe columnist looks back on Gov. Cellucci’s final campaign, the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund

The UMass ALS Cellucci Fund supports the lab of Robert H. Brown Jr., MD, DPhil, a leading ALS researcher and the late former Gov. Paul Cellucci’s physician. Boston Globe columnist Thomas Farragher writes about how Paul and Jan Cellucci launched the campaign.

Chancellor Collins named one of Worcester Business Journal’s 50 most powerful people

Chancellor Collins named one of Worcester Business Journal’s 50 most powerful people

Chancellor Michael F. Collins was named one of the 50 most powerful people in the Central Massachusetts business community by the Worcester Business Journal.

Telegram: Baby box program supported by UMass Medical School aims to decrease infant death

Telegram: Baby box program supported by UMass Medical School aims to decrease infant death

In an effort to discourage parents from sleeping in the same bed as their newborns, UMass Medical School is collaborating with local community health organizations to give away “baby boxes,” according to an article published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Summer Enrichment Program preps aspiring undergraduates with a dose of medical school rigor

Summer Enrichment Program preps aspiring undergraduates with a dose of medical school rigor

The Summer Enrichment Program Class of 2018 came to UMass Medical School with dreams of medical careers. They left four weeks later with tangible skills, knowledge and support to help turn their dreams into reality.

UMass Medical School supports Recreation Worcester summer program

UMass Medical School supports Recreation Worcester summer program

Chancellor Michael F. Collins joined City of Worcester officials, local businesses and more than 300 city youths at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Monday, June 25, to kick off the 2018 Worcester Youth Worker Summer Symposium.

Chancellor Collins calls for country to support children separated from parents at the border

Chancellor Collins calls for country to support children separated from parents at the border

Chancellor Michael F. Collins believes the nation should unite around the children separated from their parents at the United States’ border, calling for Americans to send nurses, physicians, and mental health specialists as well as clothing and food to their aid, according to his June 22 op-ed in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

UMass Cancer Walk turns 20 in September

UMass Cancer Walk turns 20 in September

The UMass Cancer Walk and Run will celebrate its 20th anniversary this September. Sponsors and fundraising team leaders gathered on campus on Wednesday, June 20, to meet with cancer researchers and clinicians, tour cancer research labs, and get to work on the event’s ambitious goal of raising $750,000 this year.

Remillard Family Community Service Fund awards new grants to improve local health

Remillard Family Community Service Fund awards new grants to improve local health

The Remillard Family Community Service Fund has awarded its second set of grants providing support for community outreach programs led by UMass Medical School faculty, staff and students. Established in 2015 with a $3 million donation from the Remillard Family Foundation, the endowed fund is dedicated to providing ongoing support for community service initiatives.

Twenty-two UMass Medical School faculty graduate from early career development program

Twenty-two UMass Medical School faculty graduate from early career development program

Twenty-two faculty members have graduated from the Junior Faculty Development Program after completing mentored scholarly projects. The program, in its 9th year at UMMS, is considered a national model. 

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