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LISTEN: Worcester Pipeline Program inspires students to consider health and science careers

LISTEN: Worcester Pipeline Program inspires students to consider health and science careers

In a new Voices of UMassMed podcast, Robert Layne, MEd, and graduating medical student Marian Younge discuss how a long-standing commitment by UMass Medical School to work with Worcester’s public schools to expose students to careers in health and science have made a difference in the community.

Ellen Gravallese awarded Nachman Prize for research in rheumatology

Ellen Gravallese awarded Nachman Prize for research in rheumatology

UMass Medical School physician-scientist Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, received the Carol Nachman Prize for Rheumatology, an international honor for research in rheumatology, from city dignitaries at a ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Medical students named inaugural Mick Huppert Community Health Scholars

Medical students named inaugural Mick Huppert Community Health Scholars

Medical students Divya Bhatia, Emily Nuss and Vanessa Villamarin are conducting local public health projects as the first recipients of the Mick Huppert Community Health Scholar Awards, established to honor the memory of the late faculty member Michael Huppert, MPH, and his commitment to improving community health.

Potential drug targets for ALS and FTD identified in two Fen-Biao Gao studies

Potential drug targets for ALS and FTD identified in two Fen-Biao Gao studies

A pair of collaborative studies led by Fen-Biao Gao, PhD, have identified two potential drug targets for the diseases amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia. The studies provide a new layer of detail about the most common genetic mutation responsible for both ALS and FTD causes neuron cell death.

Amir Mitchell lab engages high school classes in superbug research via online portal

Amir Mitchell lab engages high school classes in superbug research via online portal

Under the guidance of Amir Mitchell, PhD, 250 high school students from Massachusetts, California and Israel have had the opportunity to research one of medicine’s biggest challenges today—the emergence of superbugs

Avina Joshi awarded Fulbright-Fogarty Global Health Student Fellowship

Avina Joshi awarded Fulbright-Fogarty Global Health Student Fellowship

School of Medicine student Avina Joshi will research knowledge and attitudes about preeclampsia in Ghana, funded by a Fulbright-Fogarty Award in Public Health.

New research reveals link between mental health and pediatric suicide by firearm

New research reveals link between mental health and pediatric suicide by firearm

A new study by UMass Medical School researchers finds hospitals across the United States are seeing a trend in children and young adults being hospitalized as a result of self-inflicted wounds from guns. Robert McLoughlin, MD, is first author on the study.

UMass Medical School launches ophthalmology residency program

UMass Medical School launches ophthalmology residency program

The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at UMass Medical School has announced the launch of an ophthalmology residency program, recently approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The Angel Fund contributes $1.1 million for ALS research at UMass Medical School

The Angel Fund contributes $1.1 million for ALS research at UMass Medical School

The Angel Fund for ALS Research has delivered on its pledge to donate an additional $1 million in support of ALS research underway at UMass Medical School.

Beth McCormick, John Haran explore link between microbiome and Alzheimer’s disease

Beth McCormick, John Haran explore link between microbiome and Alzheimer’s disease

In a new study, Beth A. McCormick, PhD, and John P. Haran, MD, PhD, show that patients with Alzheimer’s disease have distinctly different microbiomes than patients with other forms of dementia, establishing a critical bridge connecting specific bacteria species and different types of dementia prevalent in the elderly.

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