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Aspiring doctors expand horizons with Summer Enrichment Program at UMass Chan

Aspiring doctors expand horizons with Summer Enrichment Program at UMass Chan

Thirty-nine students completed the 2022 Summer Enrichment/BaccMD Program, an intensive immersion program aimed to help college undergraduates from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds who want to become physicians improve their qualifications and competitive standing for admission.

Pride Month discussion centers on LGBTQ+ perinatal and reproductive health disparities

Pride Month discussion centers on LGBTQ+ perinatal and reproductive health disparities

Kodiak Soled, PhD, vice president of the Lesbian Health Fund at GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality, presented, “Fighting for our families: A community-placed study of LGBTQ+ childbearing hardships, harms and hope for a brighter future.”

UMass Chan researchers study link between oral microbiome and long COVID

UMass Chan researchers study link between oral microbiome and long COVID

John P. Haran, MD, PhD, is studying neurological long-COVID symptoms in working-age, generally healthy people who were vaccinated prior to infection.

Amber Cahill named Bloomberg American Health Initiative fellow

Amber Cahill named Bloomberg American Health Initiative fellow

Amber Cahill, PsyD, has been named a fellow in the Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

UMass Chan celebrates ‘Black joy’ at Juneteenth event

UMass Chan celebrates ‘Black joy’ at Juneteenth event

The Diversity and Inclusion Office led the UMass Chan Medical School community through a virtual art and poetry celebration of Juneteenth on June 15.

Making smoking cessation a game increases abstinence among smokers not yet ready to quit

Making smoking cessation a game increases abstinence among smokers not yet ready to quit

A study co-authored by UMass Chan Medical School researchers showed that a technology-assisted abstinence game may help smokers kick the habit. Rajani Sadasivam was principal investigator on the study.

Inaugural Donna M. and Robert J. Manning Chairs celebrated at special investiture ceremony

Inaugural Donna M. and Robert J. Manning Chairs celebrated at special investiture ceremony

UMass Chan Medical School celebrated in a special investiture ceremony on June 22 the $5 million gift of UMass Lowell alumni Donna and Robert Manning, which established Donna M. and Robert J. Manning Chairs in neurosciences, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, nursing, and biomedical sciences.

UMass Chan postdoc receives two fellowship awards to support brain research

UMass Chan postdoc receives two fellowship awards to support brain research

Violeta Durán Laforet, PhD, has received two awards to study how cells in the brain affect aging. The information she learns could lead to Alzheimer’s disease treatments.

Communicating science: Elizabeth Shank works to identify new antibiotics by getting bacteria ‘talking’

Communicating science: Elizabeth Shank works to identify new antibiotics by getting bacteria ‘talking’

In her lab, Elizabeth Shank, PhD, interprets the chemical language of bacteria with the goal of harnessing its power to potentially developing new antibiotics.

Diversity and Inclusion Office events focus on families for Pride Month

Diversity and Inclusion Office events focus on families for Pride Month

UMass Chan Medical School will recognize Pride Month with events on June 28 and 29 that focus on the experiences of LGBTQ families as they navigate the health care system and work as members of it.

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