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2019 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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New England Donor Remembrance Quilt at Lamar Soutter Library honors organ donors

The New England Donor Remembrance Quilt is on display at the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass Medical School through Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Hugh Silk named ‘Family Physician who is Changing the World’

Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, professor of family medicine & community health, accepted the Physicians Who are Changing the World Award from the Family Medicine Education Consortium at their annual meeting this month.

UMass Winter Ball mobile auction features variety of gifts

The 11th Annual Winter Ball benefiting UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School is set for Friday, Dec. 6, and a mobile auction in support of the event is now available online.

‘Burnt Stories’ is latest Artist in Residence exhibit

Burnt Stories by Brett Poza, MFA, is the next installment of the Lamar Soutter Library’s Artist in Residence Series. The exhibit runs through Dec. 31.

Warren Ferguson receives Public Health Award from American Academy of Family Physicians

Warren Ferguson, MD, is the recipient of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ 2019 Public Health Award. The Public Health Award recognizes the important contributions that family physicians make to advancing the health of the public at the national, state or local levels.

National Institutes of Health recognizes Institutional Review Board at UMass Medical School

The Institutional Review Board of UMass Medical School has been recognized by the Common Metrics Initiative of the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award Program for achieving significant improvement in approval times for clinical trials involving human subjects.

‘The Art of RNA’ is latest installment of Artist in Residence series

‘The Art of RNA’ is latest installment of Artist in Residence series

The latest installment of the Artist in Residence series features images that illuminate research taking place in UMass Medical School’s RNA Therapeutics Institute. The exhibit will be on display in the Lamar Soutter Library from Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Wednesday, Oct. 30. 

Mark Johnson named vice president of American Academy of Neurological Surgery

Mark Johnson, MD, PhD, the Maroun Semaan Chair in Neurosurgery, and chair and professor of neurological surgery, has been named the vice president of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery.

Bayda Asbridge combines Asian brush painting and Saori weaving in ‘Woods in the Library’

Artist and social activist Bayda Asbridge returns to the Lamar Soutter Library as the current Artist in Residence. Her new exhibit “Woods in the Library” is on display through Aug. 29.

Vendor selected for Sherman Center and South Street Fitness Centers

The vendor selection process for the operation of the Albert Sherman Center and South Street fitness centers has been completed: Corporate Fitness Works will begin operations on June 3.

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