Sherry Pagoto, PhD, professor of preventive & behavioral medicine, suggests healthier ways to deal with stress other than tanning, such as exercise.
Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, vice chair and professor of medicine, and associate dean for clinical and translational sciences, is quoted in an article about the rise in heavy drinking among women.
David A. Drachman, MD, professor and chair emeritus of neurology, who died at age 84, is profiled.
UMMS received $2.1 million in federal funds to expand access to primary care in Worcester County. Joan Vitello, PhD, dean of the graduate school of nursing, is quoted in the story.
Jeffrey S. Stoff, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology & physiological systems, talks about his career as a nephrologist and the transplant program at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
UMass Medical School is part of a Massachusetts consortium that will partner in the nation's first manufacturing innovation institute in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Massachusetts will support the biopharmaceutical manufacturing project's research and development and workforce training efforts through a five-year, $20 million commitment from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
Janet Hale, PhD, professor and associate director of interprofessional and community partnerships for the Graduate School of Nursing and Linda Cragin, MSW, director of the Massachusetts Area Health Education Centers at Commonwealth Medicine, talk about a new class for medical and nursing students at UMass Medical School focuses on the unique and complex health care needs of Americans who have served their country and invites veterans and members of the military from the UMMS and central Mass. community to share experiences.
Raymond M. Dunn, MD, professor of surgery, is quoted in a story about a new stable silicone breast implant commonly referred to as the “gummy bear.”
Darwin’s Dogs, a project by Elinor Karlsson, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, collects canine DNA with the hope of using the information as a basis for studies of obsessive compulsive disorder and behavioral conditions.
A naturally occurring “off switch” for CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology was discovered by Erik J. Sontheimer, PhD, professor in the RNA Therapeutics Institute.
Brian Kelch, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, was awarded a $788,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to study a protein that controls DNA duplication in cells so that it can be targeted to treat cancer.
Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD; fourth year medical student Michele Sainvil, SOM ’17; third year medical student Philip A. Feinberg, SOM ’18; and Andrew W. Artenstein, MD, regional executive dean, discuss the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health program UMMS is launching at Baystate Health and the expansion of the UMMS medical class.