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Health care immersion expands career horizons for local teens

Health care immersion expands career horizons for local teens

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.

Chancellor Emeritus Aaron Lazare passes away

Chancellor Emeritus Aaron Lazare passes away

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.

Kirsch expanding, enhancing college mental health services for young adults

Kirsch expanding, enhancing college mental health services for young adults

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. 

UMMS urology chair announces new urology residency program

UMMS urology chair announces new urology residency program

A new residency program in urology being established at UMass Medical School will begin accepting applications in September.

Faculty recognized for promotion, awarded emeritus status

Faculty recognized for promotion, awarded emeritus status

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. 

UMass Medical School establishes term chairs to support junior faculty

UMass Medical School establishes term chairs to support junior faculty

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 to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

UMass Medical School to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

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. 

MD/PhD student expanding research and advocacy for health care in India

MD/PhD student expanding research and advocacy for health care in India

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. 

McGovern, Pelosi spotlight UMMS student-run Farm-to-Health Center Initiative as a model for the nation

McGovern, Pelosi spotlight UMMS student-run Farm-to-Health Center Initiative as a model for the nation

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.

Harmon Hines named recipient of Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education

Harmon Hines named recipient of Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education

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.

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