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Lisa Colombo appointed executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine

Lisa Colombo appointed executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine

Lisa M. Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN, will be joining UMass Medical School as its next executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine, Chancellor Michael F. Collins has announced.

Boston Globe columnist looks back on Gov. Cellucci’s final campaign, the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund

Boston Globe columnist looks back on Gov. Cellucci’s final campaign, the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund

The UMass ALS Cellucci Fund supports the lab of Robert H. Brown Jr., MD, DPhil, a leading ALS researcher and the late former Gov. Paul Cellucci’s physician. Boston Globe columnist Thomas Farragher writes about how Paul and Jan Cellucci launched the campaign.

Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute rededicated at UMMS

Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute rededicated at UMMS

The Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute at UMass Medical School, focused on the comprehensive study of the brain and behavior, was recently rededicated after being relocated to the Aaron Lazare Medical Research Building.

Jaime Rivera, Guangping Gao develop new genome-editing technology to model human disease

Jaime Rivera, Guangping Gao develop new genome-editing technology to model human disease

Jaime Rivera, PhD, and Guangping Gao, PhD, have developed a new technology using CRISPR/Cas9 that they believe will help other scientists model human disease more quickly and effectively than allowed by current techniques.

School of Medicine oral health curriculum featured in AAMCNews

School of Medicine oral health curriculum featured in AAMCNews

UMass Medical School is among a handful of medical schools spearheading efforts to eliminate the separation between medicine and dentistry, according to a July 3 article in AAMCNews which includes an interview with Hugh Silk, MD.

Ishani Dasgupta focused on how cells communicate; signaling pathways may hold clues to disease

Ishani Dasgupta focused on how cells communicate; signaling pathways may hold clues to disease

Ishani Dasgupta, PhD, a postdoc in the lab of Dannel McCollum, PhD, is a cell biologist interested in how cells communicate with each other. Learn more about her research in this Women in Science video.

GSBS Career Pathways Communities expose PhD students to new career options

GSBS Career Pathways Communities expose PhD students to new career options

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students are getting out of their labs to expand their professional horizons in the new Career Pathways Communities, the latest innovation of the Center for Biomedical Career Development.

Chancellor Collins named one of Worcester Business Journal’s 50 most powerful people

Chancellor Collins named one of Worcester Business Journal’s 50 most powerful people

Chancellor Michael F. Collins was named one of the 50 most powerful people in the Central Massachusetts business community by the Worcester Business Journal.

John Harris sheds light on treatments for vitiligo in WBZ-TV segment

John Harris sheds light on treatments for vitiligo in WBZ-TV segment

UMass Medical School vitiligo expert John Harris, MD, PhD, raised awareness and addressed misconceptions about the skin condition vitiligo in an interview with Mallika Marshall of WBZ-TV.

McKay-Corkum named Medical Research Scholar by National Institutes of Health

McKay-Corkum named Medical Research Scholar by National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health has named third-year medical student Grace McKay-Corkum a 2018 Medical Research Scholar. The year-long enrichment program provides mentored training to creative, research-oriented medical, dental and veterinary students on the intramural NIH campus.

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