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Vacation planning with a COVID-19 safety mindset

Vacation planning with a COVID-19 safety mindset

UMass Medical School’s infection control officer, Sharone Green, MD, says a safe vacation starts with preparation, research and awareness of one’s own risk and risks to others.

Twenty-eight rising academics complete Junior Faculty Development Program

Twenty-eight rising academics complete Junior Faculty Development Program

The 28 members of the Junior Faculty Development Program Class of 2021 will be honored for their achievements during a virtual graduation ceremony recognizing completion of the year-long program and progress on individual projects under the guidance of senior faculty mentors, also to be recognized.

LISTEN: Clinician Experience Office provides mental health support network for caregivers

LISTEN: Clinician Experience Office provides mental health support network for caregivers

A new Voices of UMassMed podcast featuring Steven Bird, MD, provides an overview of the Clinician Experience Office, a mental health support network for caregivers.

Graduate School of Nursing student reflects on starting nursing school during pandemic

Graduate School of Nursing student reflects on starting nursing school during pandemic

Oscar de la Rosa has worked as an EMT and a public health prevention specialist. He is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the Graduate School of Nursing.

Early data from TeenCOVE study shows Moderna COVID-19 vaccine effective, safe for ages 12-17

Early data from TeenCOVE study shows Moderna COVID-19 vaccine effective, safe for ages 12-17

Initial analysis of the Phase II/III TeenCOVE study of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine, in which UMass Medical School is participating, showed vaccine efficacy against COVID-19 of 96 percent, the company reported.

Apurv Soni, ‘29 Who Shine’ honoree, focused on health equity in U.S. and abroad

Apurv Soni, ‘29 Who Shine’ honoree, focused on health equity in U.S. and abroad

The Massachusetts Department of Education has named MD/PhD candidate Apurv Soni the UMass Medical School “29 Who Shine” honoree for 2021.

Educational Recognition Awards bring together UMMS community to honor faculty achievements

Educational Recognition Awards bring together UMMS community to honor faculty achievements

The UMass Medical School Educational Recognition Awards and Last Lecture celebration of achievement by faculty of the Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Medicine. Mai-Lan Rogoff, MD, delivered the Last Lecture “It’s All Jazz.”

Medical students improve access to COVID-19 vaccine information for multilingual community

Medical students improve access to COVID-19 vaccine information for multilingual community

A group of first-year School of Medicine students are working to increase the accessibility of COVID-19 information for non-English speaking residents of Worcester.

Frank Domino awarded 2021 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching at UMass Medical School

Frank Domino awarded 2021 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching at UMass Medical School

UMass Medical School’s Frank Domino, MD, is one of five University of Massachusetts faculty awarded the 2021 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching for exemplary dedication to students and the university.

UMass Medical School to award four honorary degrees at 48th Commencement

UMass Medical School to award four honorary degrees at 48th Commencement

UMass Medical School will award honorary degrees to four individuals at its 48th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, June 6. The event will be held at Coughlin Field on the campus of Worcester State University.

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