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Educational Recognition Awards on April 26 to honor teaching excellence

Educational Recognition Awards on April 26 to honor teaching excellence

The 20th annual Educational Recognition Awards ceremony to be held on Thursday, April 26, will honor faculty and feature a “Last Lecture” by Anne Gilroy, MA. 

SACNAS-UMMS student chapter to host New England Regional Conference

SACNAS-UMMS student chapter to host New England Regional Conference

In the year since its inception, the SACNAS-UMMS chapter has recruited members, received a national award and established itself as one of the more active chapters in the national Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. On Saturday, April 21, the group will host the 2018 SACNAS New England Regional Conference.

Michael Green and Allan Jacobson elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Michael Green and Allan Jacobson elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two distinguished scientists from UMass Medical School—Michael Green, MD, PhD, and Allan Jacobson, PhD—have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Class of 2018. They join a group of 213 individuals elected this year that includes Barack Obama and  2018 UMMS Commencement speaker Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD.

In Pincus Lecture, Patricia Donahoe details pioneering work in reproductive endocrinology

In Pincus Lecture, Patricia Donahoe details pioneering work in reproductive endocrinology

Renowned pediatrician and cancer researcher Patricia Donahoe, MD, is the recipient of the 2018 Gregory Pincus Medal from UMass Medical School. She delivered the Pincus Memorial Lecture at UMMS on April 11.

UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial mark National Minority Health Month

UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial mark National Minority Health Month

UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care observed National Minority Health Month on Wednesday, April 11, with a lecture by Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD, and awards for reducing health care disparities and cultural competence in medicine.

Sheldon Benjamin receives Gary J. Tucker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry

Sheldon Benjamin receives Gary J. Tucker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry

Sheldon Benjamin, MD, received the 2018 Gary J. Tucker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry at the 29th annual meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. 

At MassBiologics, Heidi Smith works to move innovative therapies from bench to bedside

At MassBiologics, Heidi Smith works to move innovative therapies from bench to bedside

As senior director of clinical affairs at MassBiologics of UMass Medical School, Heidi Smith, MD, PhD, is focused on developing products that address unmet medical needs and diseases of public health concern. Learn more in this Women in Science video.

UMass Medical School awards Patricia Donahoe 2018 Pincus Medal

UMass Medical School awards Patricia Donahoe 2018 Pincus Medal

Renowned pediatrician and cancer researcher Patricia Donahoe, MD, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Gregory Pincus Medal by UMass Medical School. She will deliver the Pincus Memorial Lecture at UMMS on April 11.

UMass Medical School announces 2018 Commencement speaker, honorary degree recipients

UMass Medical School announces 2018 Commencement speaker, honorary degree recipients

The 45th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, June 3, will recognize the accomplishments of ground-breaking physician-scientist Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD; Duke University nursing leader Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Cyrus S. Poonawalla, PhD, founder, chairman and managing director of the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer.

Mary Ellen Lane appointed dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Mary Ellen Lane appointed dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Mary Ellen Lane, PhD, has been appointed dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, according to an announcement from Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Dean Terence R. Flotte.

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