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Jerry Gurwitz to lead research evaluating Alzheimer’s disease treatments

Jerry Gurwitz to lead research evaluating Alzheimer’s disease treatments

UMass Medical School received a $365,000 grant to collaborate with the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review to examine the clinical and economic value of future therapies to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Jerry Gurwitz, MD, will lead the research for UMMS.

Jeffrey Gordon delivers Pincus Memorial Lecture linking microbiota to childhood malnutrition

Jeffrey Gordon delivers Pincus Memorial Lecture linking microbiota to childhood malnutrition

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, was awarded the Gregory Pincus Medal and delivered the Pincus Memorial Lecture at UMass Medical School on Oct. 29 with National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, PhD, in attendance.

New York Times: UMMS discovery shows ‘Evolution in action’

New York Times: UMMS discovery shows ‘Evolution in action’

A new study by researchers at UMass Medical School and the University of Queensland in Australia examining a retrovirus in koala bears reveals new insights into the genetic evolution of vertebrates, according to media reports in the New York Times and STAT.

New study reveals an innate genome immune response to retroviruses in koalas

New study reveals an innate genome immune response to retroviruses in koalas

Studies on wild Koalas reveal an innate form of genome immunity which may suppress retroviruses that infect the germline cells that form sperm and eggs, according to research by William E. Theurkauf, PhD, and Zhiping Weng, PhD, at UMass Medical School and colleagues at the University of Queensland in Australia.

Amir Mitchell to study cellular decoding of extracellular information with new NIH grant

Amir Mitchell to study cellular decoding of extracellular information with new NIH grant

Amir Mitchell, PhD, has received the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support research into cellular decoding of signaling dynamics.

Paul Greer selected for NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Paul Greer selected for NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Paul L. Greer, PhD, has received a 2019 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, an honor reserved for exceptionally creative early career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects within the NIH mission.

Jennifer Tjia weighs in on new study showing benefits of telephone support for dementia caregivers

Jennifer Tjia weighs in on new study showing benefits of telephone support for dementia caregivers

UMass Medical School geriatrics expert Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, interspersed personal reflection with scholarly analysis in an editorial on a study which found that telephone support for caretakers of family members with dementia can improve quality of life for both patients and caregivers.

WBJ, Telegram, media report on impact of new clinic to be built for veterans at UMass Medical School

WBJ, Telegram, media report on impact of new clinic to be built for veterans at UMass Medical School

A new, community-based outpatient clinic for veterans to be built on the campus of UMass Medical School will mean improved access to health care for local veterans, according to media reports.

Michael Lodato named 2019 Next Generation Leader by Allen Institute

Michael Lodato named 2019 Next Generation Leader by Allen Institute

Michael Lodato, PhD, was named a 2019 Next Generation Leader by the Allen Institute. The program formally recognizes the importance of fresh and innovative contributions from scientists at early stages of their careers.

Autism Speaks awards predoctoral fellowship to Philip Feinberg

Autism Speaks awards predoctoral fellowship to Philip Feinberg

Philip A. Feinberg, an MD/PhD candidate studying in the lab of Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD, has been named a predoctoral fellow by Autism Speaks.

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