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Research by Mark Johnson provides insights into origins of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus

Research by Mark Johnson provides insights into origins of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus

A UMass Medical School neurosurgery research team has unlocked a genetic component underlying a mysterious brain disorder known as idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, a condition whose symptoms are often mistakenly attributed to other diseases or age.

UMMS soars in NIH funding, Blue Ridge Institute rankings

UMMS soars in NIH funding, Blue Ridge Institute rankings

In 2020, UMass Medical School advanced to 21st in National Institutes of Health funding among the 140 medical schools, public and private, that receive NIH funding, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Biomedical Research.

Medical student Kendall Burdick examining geographic, racial disparities in access to pediatric trauma care

Medical student Kendall Burdick examining geographic, racial disparities in access to pediatric trauma care

Kendall Burdick, SOM ’23, is studying geographic and racial disparities in access to pediatric trauma care with a Medical Student Research Grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

Preventative shot for Lyme disease, developed at UMass Medical School, enters clinical trial

Preventative shot for Lyme disease, developed at UMass Medical School, enters clinical trial

Lyme PrEP, a seasonal shot to prevent Lyme disease developed by MassBiologics at UMass Medical School, has begun enrolling volunteers to evaluate the safety and pharmacology of the treatment.

UMass Medical School joins JDRF Center of Excellence in New England to advance type 1 diabetes research

UMass Medical School joins JDRF Center of Excellence in New England to advance type 1 diabetes research

Five UMass Medical School scientists from the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence are part of the JDRF Center of Excellence in New England that launched Feb. 23. The goal of the is to create a cell replacement therapy that could treat and potentially cure type 1 diabetes.

UMass Medical School taking part in CDC study on COVID-19 vaccine in health care staff

UMass Medical School taking part in CDC study on COVID-19 vaccine in health care staff

UMass Medical School is participating in an observational research study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that aims to measure the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in individuals who work or train in a hospital care setting.

Visual mock-up of new education and research building glass on display at UMMS

Visual mock-up of new education and research building glass on display at UMMS

What looks like a wall of windows now standing on the UMass Medical School quad in front of the Lazare Research Building is a visual mock-up of the style and design of glass panels being considered for the exterior of the new education and research building under construction on campus.

LISTEN: UMass Medical School celebrates resident physicians

LISTEN: UMass Medical School celebrates resident physicians

A new Voices of UMassMed podcast spotlights the robust Graduate Medical Education programs at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care.

UMass Medical School launches Vaccine Corps, backed by philanthropy, to support statewide vaccine rollout

UMass Medical School launches Vaccine Corps, backed by philanthropy, to support statewide vaccine rollout

Philanthropic donations totaling $435,000 have been raised to support the Vaccine Corps launched by UMass Medical School.

UMass Medical School students among volunteers at opening of Worcester’s first large-scale vaccine site

UMass Medical School students among volunteers at opening of Worcester’s first large-scale vaccine site

Medical students Kaan Apaydin, Kara Kennedy, Alex Richard and Erica Christenson take part in the opening of Worcester’s first large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site.

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