Eighteen local high school juniors and seniors are getting a head start on their future careers in medicine as participants in UMass Medical School’s High School Health Careers program.
Aaron Lazare, MD, who served as chancellor and dean at UMMS from 1991 to 2007, died on July 14, 2015 at the age of 79.
UMass Medical School psychiatrist Daniel Kirsch, MD, is focused on improving mental health services for young adults aged 18 to 26 with a new initiative supported by a Vitality Award from the Office of Faculty Affairs.
A new residency program in urology being established at UMass Medical School will begin accepting applications in September.
Thirty-four faculty members were recognized recently for having been promoted, along with five who received tenure and five who were awarded emeritus status at UMass Medical School.
The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation and The Glass Charitable Foundation are establishing five-year term chairs for three junior faculty in diabetes research at UMass Medical School. Laura Alonso, MD, Michael Brehm, PhD, and Rene Maehr, PhD, will each receive $300,000 over five years.
UMass Medical School, Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will open a regional clinical campus of the medical school in Springfield, to be known as UMMS-Baystate Health.
UMass Medical School students are conducting health disparities research in Gujarat, India, to improve health care in the region. The Research and Advocacy for Health in India initiative was spearheaded by MD/PhD student Apurv Soni.
UMass Medical School students are being recognized for their efforts to identify patients at the Family Health Center of Worcester who don’t regularly have enough to eat and to provide them access to nutritious food through an innovative program they launched called the Farm-to-Health Center Initiative.
The American Society for Cell Biology has named Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD, professor of cell & developmental biology and vice provost for school services, the recipient of its 2015 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education.