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Top story: University of Massachusetts announces $175 million transformational gift to its Medical School

Top story: University of Massachusetts announces $175 million transformational gift to its Medical School

The University of Massachusetts is announcing a history-making $175 million donation from The Morningside Foundation to UMass Medical School. (Originally published on Sept. 7, 2021)

Top story: UMass Medical School announces partnership in large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site in Worcester

Top story: UMass Medical School announces partnership in large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site in Worcester

UMass Medical School, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Worcester, Worcester State University and Saint Vincent Hospital, will play an integral role in a COVID-19 large-scale vaccination site that will open later this month on the campus of Worcester State. (Originally published on Feb. 17, 2021)

Top story: UMass Medical School researchers to start trial of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in teens

Top story: UMass Medical School researchers to start trial of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in teens

UMass Medical School researchers are about to start enrolling adolescents ages 12 through 17 in a clinical trial to test the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine made by Moderna. (Originally published on Jan. 26, 2021)

Top story: Preventative shot for Lyme disease, developed at UMass Medical School, enters clinical trial

Top story: Preventative shot for Lyme disease, developed at UMass Medical School, enters clinical trial

Lyme PrEP, a seasonal shot to prevent Lyme disease developed by MassBiologics at UMass Medical School, has begun enrolling volunteers to evaluate the safety and pharmacology of the treatment. (Originally published on Fed. 24, 2021)

UMass Chan clinical trial shows antisense oligonucleotide safely suppresses mutant ALS gene in pilot human study

UMass Chan clinical trial shows antisense oligonucleotide safely suppresses mutant ALS gene in pilot human study

Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, Jonathan Watts, PhD, and colleagues have shown the ability to suppress mutant forms of an ALS gene in a single-patient pilot study.

Early use of convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19 helps avoid hospitalization

Early use of convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19 helps avoid hospitalization

Results of a clinical trial led by Jonathan M. Gerber, MD, suggest that early use of convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19 helps avoid hospitalization.

Top story: Veterans Affairs and UMass Chan celebrate ribbon cutting of new community outpatient clinic

Top story: Veterans Affairs and UMass Chan celebrate ribbon cutting of new community outpatient clinic

The VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System and UMass Chan Medical School hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Nov. 8, to celebrate the opening of a new 48,000-square-foot community-based outpatient clinic for veterans located on the Medical School’s campus in Worcester. (Originally published on Nov. 28, 2021)

Biden to expand access to at-home COVID kits: 4 essential reads on the critical role of rapid tests

Biden to expand access to at-home COVID kits: 4 essential reads on the critical role of rapid tests

Nate Hafer, PhD, explains how rapid tests are used to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video: 2021 a banner year at UMass Chan Medical School

Video: 2021 a banner year at UMass Chan Medical School

From a drive-in Match Day to new buildings on campus and a transformational gift, 2021 was a year to remember at UMass Chan Medical School. See highlights from the year in this video.

Max Baker Resource Center receives large donation from Stop & Shop

Max Baker Resource Center receives large donation from Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop has donated $1,400 worth of cereal, canned goods, nonperishables and other essential supplies to the Max Baker Resource Center, a food pantry open to all members of the UMass Chan community.

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