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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.

David Harlan appointed director of JDRF Center of Excellence in New England

David Harlan appointed director of JDRF Center of Excellence in New England

David M. Harlan, MD, has been appointed as the new director of the JDRF Center of Excellence in New England. A renowned basic and clinical investigator, Dr. Harlan focuses on beta cell biology and the anti-beta cell immune response.

UMass MIND partners with Worcester theater to support performances addressing mental health

UMass MIND partners with Worcester theater to support performances addressing mental health

UMass Mind has partnered with Studio Theatre Worcester in the staging of “Next to Normal,” compiling accurate, understandable information and resources for those whose real lives, like those of the fictional characters in the play, may be affected by serious mental illness.

Tracy Kedian appointed T.H. Chan School of Medicine associate dean for admissions

Tracy Kedian appointed T.H. Chan School of Medicine associate dean for admissions

Tracy Kedian, MD, has been appointed the new associate dean for admissions for the T.H. Chan School of Medicine. She will assume the role on July 1.

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