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Stat: Lyme disease preventative developed at UMMS moves closer to clinical trial

Stat: Lyme disease preventative developed at UMMS moves closer to clinical trial

The Lyme pre-exposure prophylaxis being developed by MassBiologics at UMass Medical School may be headed to a Phase I clinical trial as soon as next year and brought to market in 2022, according to an article in Stat.

Xiaoduo Fan appointed to PCORI advisory panel on health care delivery and disparities research

Xiaoduo Fan appointed to PCORI advisory panel on health care delivery and disparities research

Xiaoduo Fan, MD, MPH, will compare two psychosocial interventions that can result in meaningful improvement for persons with schizophrenia and related illnesses as a member of a PCORI Advisory Panel for Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research

Continuation of combination drug therapy for psychotic depression reduces relapse risk, JAMA study shows

Continuation of combination drug therapy for psychotic depression reduces relapse risk, JAMA study shows

Anthony Rothschild, MD, is the lead researcher at UMass Medical School on a new JAMA study that analyzes how continuation of a combination drug therapy could help patients who have major depressive disorder with psychotic features, a disabling condition with a high-risk of suicide.

Boston Globe columnist describes PhD candidate Zachary Kennedy’s personal connection to ALS research

Boston Globe columnist describes PhD candidate Zachary Kennedy’s personal connection to ALS research

Zachary Kennedy, PhD candidate in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, is committed to advancing research toward a cure for ALS, after losing his grandfather and an uncle to the disease. Kennedy’s work is highlighted in the Boston Globe.

Summer research program exposes students to a new realm of lab experience

Summer research program exposes students to a new realm of lab experience

The UMass Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Program hosted 29 students for 10 weeks, among them Sang Vo and Amina Bradley. The undergraduates from across the country conducted biomedical research under the direction of faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows.

Kellianne Alexander named HHMI Gilliam Graduate Fellow

Kellianne Alexander named HHMI Gilliam Graduate Fellow

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student Kellianne Alexander has been awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Graduate Fellowship. Learn more about her research in this Women in Science video.

Celia Schiffer honored with William C. Rose Award

Celia Schiffer honored with William C. Rose Award

Celia A. Schiffer, PhD, has been named the 2020 recipient of the prestigious William C. Rose Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

UMass Medical School collaborating on first trials of metformin for tuberculosis

UMass Medical School collaborating on first trials of metformin for tuberculosis

Pulmonologist Hardy Kornfeld, MD, is co-principal investigator of a clinical trial that will help determine whether adding the drug metformin to standard antibiotic treatment can yield better outcomes for tuberculosis patients. Wenjun Li, PhD, is chief statistician for the trial.

UMMS receives funding from DARPA to develop influenza prevention

UMMS receives funding from DARPA to develop influenza prevention

A team of researchers led by Robert W. Finberg, MD, has received funding from a newly established Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program focused on delivering powerful defenses against public health and national security threats including influenza.

UMMS scientists mark progress on Huntington’s disease research

UMMS scientists mark progress on Huntington’s disease research

Neil Aronin, MD, led an afternoon of presentations detailing advances made by scientists at UMass Medical School in the quest to find a treatment for Huntington’s disease. CHDI Foundation President Robi Blumenstein accepted a plaque in recognition of the foundation’s $13 million in support of Huntington’s research at the medical school.

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