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Kola Akindele to serve as assistant vice chancellor for city and community relations

Kola Akindele to serve as assistant vice chancellor for city and community relations

Kola Akindele, JD, has been promoted to assistant vice chancellor for city and community relations in the Office of Community and Government Relations at UMass Medical School, according to an announcement from Chancellor Michael F. Collins.

GSBS recognizes 52 graduate students as they embark on dissertation research

GSBS recognizes 52 graduate students as they embark on dissertation research

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean Mary Ellen Lane, PhD, welcomed and congratulated 52 graduate students entering the transformative years of their doctoral research during the GSBS Qualifying Exam Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

UMass Medical School magazine debuts

UMass Medical School magazine debuts

As part of UMass Medical School’s ongoing initiatives to share news about the research, academic and service achievements that take place every day on our campuses, a new magazine debuts this week, @umassmed.

Pinning marks milestone for 36 GSN Graduate Entry Pathway students

Pinning marks milestone for 36 GSN Graduate Entry Pathway students

Thirty-six students marked an educational and professional milestone at their Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 17, as they received pins symbolizing their entry into the profession. 

UMMS staff, students provide classroom enrichment to 27 teachers in Worcester’s North Quadrant

UMMS staff, students provide classroom enrichment to 27 teachers in Worcester’s North Quadrant

Thanks to the generosity of its employees and students, UMass Medical School has awarded classroom enrichment mini-grants totaling $38,000 to 27 teachers in the Worcester Public Schools North Quadrant.

LISTEN: Jennifer Reidy shares insight, evidence about palliative medicine in new Voices of UMassMed podcast

LISTEN: Jennifer Reidy shares insight, evidence about palliative medicine in new Voices of UMassMed podcast

In the latest episode of the Voices of UMassMed podcast, Jennifer Reidy, MD, shares insight and evidence about how palliative care can ease the burden of complex illness, and discusses her career mission to make it standard of care at UMMS and beyond.

On 25th anniversary of White Coat Ceremony, students vow to deliver compassionate care

On 25th anniversary of White Coat Ceremony, students vow to deliver compassionate care

The School of Medicine Class of 2022 at UMass Medical School donned their white coats for the first time in a heartfelt ceremony on Friday, Sept. 14, under a tent on the campus green, as the first-year medical students accepted the mantel of the medical profession.

2018 Investiture Ceremony honors four named professors and their benefactors

2018 Investiture Ceremony honors four named professors and their benefactors

Jane Freedman, MD; Jonathan Gerber, MD; Jason Shohet, MD, PhD; and Zhiping Weng, PhD; were officially invested into named professorships at the 2018 Investiture Ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 13, bringing the total number of endowed chairs at UMass Medical School to 49.

Convocation 2018: Chancellor Collins recognizes campus achievements; launches strategic planning mission

Convocation 2018: Chancellor Collins recognizes campus achievements; launches strategic planning mission

In his annual Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins noted accomplishments of the past year and awarded Chancellor’s Medals to four distinguished faculty for their exemplary teaching, scholarship, clinical excellence and service.

Jomol Mathew named UMMS chief research informatics officer

Jomol Mathew named UMMS chief research informatics officer

Jomol Mathew, PhD, has been appointed chief research informatics officer for UMass Medical School. She leads the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Informatics Core, which provides services that enhance the ability to conduct a broad spectrum of clinical and translational research.

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