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UMMS alum Raghu Kiran Appasani addresses UN General Assembly on global mental health

UMMS alum Raghu Kiran Appasani addresses UN General Assembly on global mental health

UMass Medical School alumnus Raghu Kiran Appasani, MD, SOM ’18, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York City recently to help launch the United for Global Mental Health campaign.

UMass Medical School recognized with national award for opioid safe-prescribing curriculum

UMass Medical School recognized with national award for opioid safe-prescribing curriculum

UMass Medical School has been selected as one of four recipients of the Association of American Medical Colleges Curricular Innovation Award for its Opioid Safe-prescribing Training Immersion program.

Kimberly Fisher speaks at Arnold P. Gold Foundation event on patient-centered care

Kimberly Fisher speaks at Arnold P. Gold Foundation event on patient-centered care

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation tapped UMass Medical School critical care expert Kimberly Fisher, MD, MSc, to address improving care in the ICU at the 2018 Planetree International Conference on Person-Centered Care. 

SACNAS-UMMS student chapter receives national recognition

SACNAS-UMMS student chapter receives national recognition

The UMass Medical School student chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science was recognized as an Outstanding Chapter for Development during the organization’s annual conference recently held in San Antonio, Texas.

LISTEN: Perinatal experts discuss screening for postpartum depression

LISTEN: Perinatal experts discuss screening for postpartum depression

In a new Voices of UMassMed podcast, UMass Medical School perinatal experts Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, and Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, talk about creating an opportunity to screen moms for postpartum depression.

Rodrigo Lopez Gonzalez awarded Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship

Rodrigo Lopez Gonzalez awarded Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship

Rodrigo Lopez Gonzalez, PhD, has been awarded the 2019 Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity. 

Boston Globe highlights palliative care training at UMass Medical School

Boston Globe highlights palliative care training at UMass Medical School

UMass Medical School is working with Harvard, Tufts and Boston University to develop standards for end-of-life medical training, according to an article in the Oct. 10 Boston Globe

UMMS study identifies potential on/off switch for HIV-1

UMMS study identifies potential on/off switch for HIV-1

Research from the lab of Jeremy Luban, MD, suggests targeting the HUSH complex to activate HIV-1 may be an avenue for making latent viral reservoirs susceptible to antiviral therapies.

Physician-scientist Jason Shohet researches path to better childhood cancer therapies

Physician-scientist Jason Shohet researches path to better childhood cancer therapies

Jason Shohet, MD, PhD, is focused on developing more effective and less toxic therapies for childhood cancers with a special focus on neuroblastoma.

Benjamin Nwosu finds youth exposure to second-hand smoke predicts vitamin D deficiency

Benjamin Nwosu finds youth exposure to second-hand smoke predicts vitamin D deficiency

A new study by UMass Medical School pediatric endocrinology expert Benjamin Nwosu, MD, finds that children in the United States exposed to second-hand smoke are far more likely to be low on vitamin D than their unexposed peers.

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