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FDA announces recommendations based on new study highlighting serial testing with rapid antigen tests

FDA announces recommendations based on new study highlighting serial testing with rapid antigen tests

Findings from a new study led by UMass Chan Medical School researchers are the basis for a safety communication issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Aug. 11 regarding serial use of at-home antigen tests for COVID-19.

100 Million Mouths, other initiatives putting oral health at forefront of primary care

100 Million Mouths, other initiatives putting oral health at forefront of primary care

The 100 Million Mouths campaign to recruit and train health professionals who will develop oral health curricula at primary care training sites in every state is the latest effort spearheaded at UMass Chan Medical School to integrate oral health into primary care education.

COVID critical care experience leads UMass Chan surgery resident to study CPR survival

COVID critical care experience leads UMass Chan surgery resident to study CPR survival

Daniel J. Baldor, MD, MPH, was profoundly affected by his experiences performing CPR on patients in the COVID intensive care unit and was compelled to study which very sick or injured patients would be most likely to benefit from cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Summer learning opportunity at UMass Chan welcomes students underrepresented in medicine

Summer learning opportunity at UMass Chan welcomes students underrepresented in medicine

The Diversity for Health Care, Innovation and Medicine Summer Learning Opportunity at UMass Chan Medical School welcomed 11 students from Morehouse School of Medicine and the CUNY School of Medicine in New York.

PTC Therapeutics announces European Commission marketing authorization for Upstaza

PTC Therapeutics announces European Commission marketing authorization for Upstaza

MassBiologics provided contract manufacturing, process development and registration support in partnership with PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

UMass Chan reports data on diversity makeup of students, faculty and staff

UMass Chan reports data on diversity makeup of students, faculty and staff

UMass Chan Medical School is posting data on the diversity composition of its campus community in support of its strategic goal to increase diversity, equity and inclusion. The Diversity Data Dashboards include self-reported data from UMass Chan’s faculty, staff and students by race, ethnicity and gender.

Turning muscle into a protein factory for gene therapy treatments

Turning muscle into a protein factory for gene therapy treatments

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and UMass Chan Medical School mapped the expression and maturation of the protein alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) with unprecedented clarity. UMass Chan gene therapy pioneer Terence R. Flotte, MD, is a co-author on the paper.

Family tragedy solidifies diabetes researcher’s decision to earn nursing degree

Family tragedy solidifies diabetes researcher’s decision to earn nursing degree

Being able to assist in caring for a loved one in her time of need confirmed Nisha Naik’s decision to become a nurse practitioner. She came to UMass Chan to focus on mental health while earning her DNP.

Panel calls out health and medical education impacts of overturning Roe v. Wade

Panel calls out health and medical education impacts of overturning Roe v. Wade

A panel of UMass Chan Medical School obstetrics and gynecology faculty and a lawyer representing its clinical partner discussed the ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturned nearly 50 years of constitutionally protected abortion.

UMass Chan Community Garden hitting food insecurity at home head-on

UMass Chan Community Garden hitting food insecurity at home head-on

The UMass Chan Community Garden gives student volunteers the opportunity to tackle food insecurity and prevent chronic disease through diet.

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