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Top Story: UMass Medical School ranked tops in New England for primary care

Top Story: UMass Medical School ranked tops in New England for primary care

The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate schools names UMass Medical School the best for primary care education in all of New England. UMMS ranks in the top 10 percent nationwide in primary care, coming in 14th among 140 medical schools and 30 schools of osteopathic medicine surveyed by the weekly news magazine in its 2018 edition of the “Best Graduate Schools.”

Top Story: UMass Medical School awards 253 degrees at 44th Commencement exercises

Top Story: UMass Medical School awards 253 degrees at 44th Commencement exercises

UMass Medical School bestowed 253 degrees, including three honorary degrees, at its 44th Commencement exercises on the campus green on Sunday, June 4.

Top Story: UMMS welcomes historically large School of Medicine class

Top Story: UMMS welcomes historically large School of Medicine class

UMass Medical School welcomed 162 new medical students to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The School of Medicine Class of 2021 is the largest in school history.

Neil Aronin studies gene silencing to treat Huntington’s disease

Neil Aronin studies gene silencing to treat Huntington’s disease

In this Expert's Corner video, Neil Aronin, MD, professor of medicine, co-director of the Neurotherapeutics Institute and a globally recognized leader in the field, talks about exploring a promising new therapeutic approach to Huntington's disease based on gene silencing or RNA interference.

Top Story: UMMS study finds majority of children with irritable bowel syndrome are low on vitamin D

Top Story: UMMS study finds majority of children with irritable bowel syndrome are low on vitamin D

A study by Benjamin U. Nwosu, MD, found an unexpectedly high incidence of vitamin D deficiency in children and adolescents with irritable bowel syndrome. The new findings point to monitoring and supplementing vitamin D in children with the disorder.

WBUR: Promising treatment for diphtheria developed at UMMS needs funding to bring to trial

WBUR: Promising treatment for diphtheria developed at UMMS needs funding to bring to trial

A new and promising treatment for diphtheria developed by MassBiologics of UMass Medical School could save lives each year in developing regions of the globe in turmoil where the disease is remerging, such as Yemen and Myanmar, but researchers need $1 to $2 million to bring it to clinical trial, according to a Dec. 20 report on WBUR.

UMMS faculty featured in medical education conference in China

UMMS faculty featured in medical education conference in China

A delegation of educational leaders from UMass Medical School traveled to Beijing, China, to speak at a national medical education conference on topics related to improving resident education, simulation, faculty development and mentoring.

Study shows inflammation may lead to spread of Alzheimer’s plaques

Study shows inflammation may lead to spread of Alzheimer’s plaques

New research by UMass Medical School scientist Douglas T. Golenbock, MD, and colleagues at the University of Bonn in Germany provides a link between innate immune-activated inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease that possibly explains how the disease spreads through the brain.

Thoru Pederson named fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology

Thoru Pederson named fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology

Thoru Pederson, PhD, was one of 67 scientists named a 2017 fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology in recognition of meritorious efforts to advance cell biology and its applications and for service to the society.

Residents to deploy mindfulness during hospital rounds to improve focus on patient

Residents to deploy mindfulness during hospital rounds to improve focus on patient

UMass Medical School alumni and internal medicine/pediatrics residents Emily Chen, MD, and Emily Levoy, MD, have been awarded a Back to Bedside grant from the American Council of Graduate Medical Education to implement their mindfulness initiative for daily rounds.

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