2015 Press Releases

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New research shows bioluminescent probes light up enzyme activity in the brain

New research shows bioluminescent probes light up enzyme activity in the brain

Stephen C. Miller, PhD, has developed a new class of molecules that are exclusively activated by the widely pursued drug target, fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). 

UMMS study shows Google Glass effective tool for toxicology consult in ER

UMMS study shows Google Glass effective tool for toxicology consult in ER

Toxicologist Peter R. Chai, MD, studies the use of Google Glass in the emergency room for virtual consults.

Chancellor Michael F. Collins' statement on selection of Jacqueline Moloney as UMass Lowell chancellor

Chancellor Michael F. Collins' statement on selection of Jacqueline Moloney as UMass Lowell chancellor

Chancellor Collins issued this statement following the announcement by the UMass Board of Trustees that Jacqueline Moloney will be the next chancellor of UMass Lowell. 

Ice Bucket Challenge paying for genome sequencing in ALS patients

Ice Bucket Challenge paying for genome sequencing in ALS patients

John Landers, PhD, will use funding from the ALS Association to begin sequencing the genomes of 1,000 Americans with ALS, part of an international effort called Project MinE to sequence the genomes of 15,000 people with ALS. He talks about the project in this video.

UMMS receives $2.5 million CDC grant to help ob/gyns treat depression during, after pregnancy

UMMS receives $2.5 million CDC grant to help ob/gyns treat depression during, after pregnancy

UMMS has developed an innovative program to reach more women with perinatal depression by empowering obstetricians to treat patients’ psychiatric needs in their own practices. Now, with a $2.5 million grant from the CDC, investigators here will test the new approach as a potential model to address the urgent public health problem of depression during and after pregnancy.

Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race brings hundreds out to support ALS research at UMass Medical School

Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race brings hundreds out to support ALS research at UMass Medical School

Hundreds of runners, walkers and volunteers contributed to the 2nd Annual Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race on Saturday in Hudson in memory of the late governor, Paul Cellucci, and to benefit ALS research at UMass Medical School. 

UMMS pediatrician develops improved rapid screening test for autism in toddlers

UMMS pediatrician develops improved rapid screening test for autism in toddlers

UMMS pediatrician Roula N. Choueiri, MD, has developed a rapid intervention screening test for autism spectrum disorder in toddlers, designed to improve early identification and access to treatment. Her study will be published in the August issue of The Journal of Pediatrics

UMMS joins celebrations marking ADA’s 25th anniversary

UMMS joins celebrations marking ADA’s 25th anniversary

Linda Long-Bellil, PhD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, will be recognized as a “Pioneer of the ADA” for her role in getting the historic Americans with Disabilities Act passed.

Second annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race happening Saturday

Second annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race happening Saturday

The second annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race, to benefit the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund, is Saturday, July 25. The deadline for registration is midnight on Wednesday, July 22. 

Chancellor Emeritus Aaron Lazare passes away

Chancellor Emeritus Aaron Lazare passes away

Aaron Lazare, MD, who served as chancellor and dean at UMMS from 1991 to 2007, died on July 14, 2015 at the age of 79.

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