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‘Matter of Fact: State of Addiction’ primetime special: UMass Medical Schools leads the way in opioid education

‘Matter of Fact: State of Addiction’ primetime special: UMass Medical Schools leads the way in opioid education

UMass Medical School is leading the charge to improve the way medical schools train students and providers to fight opioid abuse, according to the WCVB-TV’s “Matter of Fact: State of Addiction” special.

At White Coat Ceremony, first-year medical students don mantle of profession

At White Coat Ceremony, first-year medical students don mantle of profession

A powerful and empowering symbol of the medical profession was passed to the 162 members of the School of Medicine Class of 2021 at the White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15, before a joyful crowd of family, friends and faculty under a tent on the Campus Green.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences welcomes 52 students as doctoral candidates

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences welcomes 52 students as doctoral candidates

At the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Recognition Ceremony on Sept. 14, Dean Anthony Carruthers, PhD, reflected upon his aspirations for the 52 graduate students who are entering the “proving ground for doctoral study.”

2017 Investiture Ceremony honors nine named professors and their benefactors

2017 Investiture Ceremony honors nine named professors and their benefactors

At the 2017 Investiture Ceremony following Convocation on Wednesday, Sept., 13, nine distinguished faculty members were officially invested into named professorships, bringing the total number of endowed chairs at UMass Medical School to 48.

Convocation 2017: Chancellor Collins recognizes ‘smart minds, great science and genuine collegiality’ at UMMS

Convocation 2017: Chancellor Collins recognizes ‘smart minds, great science and genuine collegiality’ at UMMS

In his annual Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins praised the campus for its collaborative environment and awarded Chancellor’s Medals to four distinguished faculty for their exemplary teaching, scholarship, clinical excellence and service.

Graduate Entry Pathway pinning launches advanced practice nursing careers

Graduate Entry Pathway pinning launches advanced practice nursing careers

The Graduate School of Nursing’s annual Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony kicked off Convocation Week at UMass Medical School on Sept. 11 when 30 doctoral students received pins symbolizing their entry into the nursing profession.

Convocation week at UMass Medical School celebrates new academic year

Convocation week at UMass Medical School celebrates new academic year

UMass Medical School will celebrate the new academic year with a full slate of events recognizing student and faculty accomplishments this week, including the formal Convocation and Investiture ceremonies on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. in the Albert Sherman Center auditorium. 

Saki Santorelli retires as executive director of Center for Mindfulness

Saki Santorelli retires as executive director of Center for Mindfulness

After an impressive career as an educator, clinician, mentor and author, Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, professor of medicine, has announced he will retire as the executive director of the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society.

UMMS welcomes historically large School of Medicine class

UMMS welcomes historically large School of Medicine class

UMass Medical School welcomed 162 new medical students to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The School of Medicine Class of 2021 is the largest in school history.

Shlomit Schaal admitted to premier leadership program for women in medicine

Shlomit Schaal admitted to premier leadership program for women in medicine

Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, has been named a fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She joins 11 other UMMS ‘ELUMS’ who are graduates of the program. 

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