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Chancellor Collins: In Trump economy, federal research dollars must be protected

Chancellor Collins: In Trump economy, federal research dollars must be protected

Chancellor Michael F. Collins told the Worcester Business Journal Economic Forecast Forum on Thursday, Feb. 16, of his concern that the National Institutes of Health funding—critical to UMass Medical School as well as the local economy and the future of science and medicine nationwide—could suffer under the Trump administration.

UMMS partnering with New England states to improve addiction treatment in prisons

UMMS partnering with New England states to improve addiction treatment in prisons

To improve treatment of substance use disorder in prison and jail populations, UMass Medical School has teamed up with the departments of corrections in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and the sheriffs in Middlesex and Barnstable counties in Massachusetts. Warren Ferguson, MD, director of academic programs for Commonwealth Medicine's Health and Criminal Justice Program, talks about the collaboration.

U.S. Rep. James McGovern, local health care leaders discuss impact of Affordable Care Act repeal

U.S. Rep. James McGovern, local health care leaders discuss impact of Affordable Care Act repeal

Speaking to a packed room of local health care leaders at UMass Medical School on Wednesday, Jan. 18, U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-MA 2nd District) encouraged the crowd to join the Massachusetts congressional delegation in pressing Congress to maintain the Affordable Care Act. 

MLK Semester of Service Awards announced at annual tribute

MLK Semester of Service Awards announced at annual tribute

The four 2017 MLK Semester of Service Awards for student-led community service were announced at the 29th annual tribute to the iconic civil rights pioneer held at UMass Medical School on Thursday, Jan. 12.

Jorge Sanchez Jr. and Edith Cullen receive Chancellor’s Awards for diversity and civility

Jorge Sanchez Jr. and Edith Cullen receive Chancellor’s Awards for diversity and civility

Chancellor Michael F. Collins announced Jorge Sanchez Jr. and Edith Cullen as the recipients, respectively, of the 2017 Chancellor’s Awards for excellence in diversity and in civility at the 29th annual tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. held at UMass Medical School on Thursday, Jan. 12. 

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