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Chancellor Collins, UMMS employees join Veterans Inc. in Holiday Harvest distribution

Chancellor Collins, UMMS employees join Veterans Inc. in Holiday Harvest distribution

Chancellor Michael F. Collins and UMass Medical School employees joined dozens of volunteers at Veterans Inc. in Worcester on Tuesday, Nov. 21, distributing full turkey dinners to hundreds of veterans

UMass Medical School faculty recognized by Worcester District Medical Society

UMass Medical School faculty recognized by Worcester District Medical Society

The Worcester District Medical Society has honored two UMass Medical School faculty members. Julia Johnson, MD, received the President’s Award and Giles Whalen, MD, accepted the Career Achievement Award. 

Jim Glasheen named executive vice chancellor, innovation & business development

Jim Glasheen named executive vice chancellor, innovation & business development

Jim Glasheen, PhD, a prominent venture capitalist in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and patient-centered health fields, will join UMass Medical School on Dec. 4 as the executive vice chancellor for innovation & business development.

Expert’s Corner: David Harlan on a closer look at the cause of diabetes

Expert’s Corner: David Harlan on a closer look at the cause of diabetes

In this expert’s corner video, David Harlan, MD, explains cutting-edge research at UMass Medical School that allows scientists to better understand how the immune system attacks insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, leading to diabetes.

Christopher Sassetti to lead international team studying biology of tuberculosis

Christopher Sassetti to lead international team studying biology of tuberculosis

With an $11 million, 5-year program project grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Christopher M. Sassetti, PhD, and an international team of researchers will study the underlying biology of tuberculosis.

Brain imaging study finds link between menthol tobacco, nicotine addiction

Brain imaging study finds link between menthol tobacco, nicotine addiction

A new study co-authored by Guillaume Poirier, PhD, of the Center for Comparative Neuroimaging finds that menthol administered with nicotine alters connectivity patterns in an area of the brain associated with drug reward and addiction and results in behavioral changes.

Primary care physicians cautious about new guidelines for high blood pressure

Primary care physicians cautious about new guidelines for high blood pressure

Family medicine faculty Ronald Adler, MD, and Frank Domino, MD, will counsel patients about lifestyle modifications as well as medication to manage blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular disease risk rather than striving to achieve a set point for all, despite new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

AAMC: No tolerance for sexual harassment in academic medicine

AAMC: No tolerance for sexual harassment in academic medicine

Dean Terence R. Flotte served as senior author on a call to action published in Academic Medicine, titled, “It is time for zero tolerance for sexual harassment in academic medicine.”

Upcoming flu shot clinics at UMass Medical School

Upcoming flu shot clinics at UMass Medical School

UMass Medical School is providing flu shots to faculty, staff and students, free of charge, at on-campus clinics throughout November.

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk beats fundraising goal, yields $560K for research, treatment

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk beats fundraising goal, yields $560K for research, treatment

The 19th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk & Run surpassed its fundraising goal, bringing in $560,000 to support cancer research and treatment at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. 

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