Behavioral psychologist Sherry Pagoto, PhD, is taking part in a campaign to encourage colleges to reduce easy access to tanning beds on or near campus, according to a May 27 Boston Globe story.
Rett Syndrome Research Trust co-founder and Executive Director Monica Coenraads, whose 18-year-old daughter Chelsea has the disease, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Commencement on May 31 for her tireless work and passionate advocacy in pursuit of a cure.
Lynn Alexander Farrugia, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, explains the health risks of the new synthetic drug “flakka" in this Expert's Corner video.
Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, will call attention to the dangers of indoor tanning Wednesday at a Washington, D.C. forum presented by the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Program and Disruptive Women in Health Care.
A pioneer in the study of the three-dimensional structure of the genome, Job Dekker, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and co-director of the Program in Systems Biology, was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.
Whitney A. Dunlap, MD, assistant professor of medicine and an allergy specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks about how the long winter is affecting spring allergy symptoms in this Expert’s Corner.
Vivian Budnik, PhD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Neurobiology after having served as interim chair since 2013.
The Hudson Hoagland Society celebrated a milestone anniversary at its 30th Annual Meeting on May 12: three decades of philanthropic support for scientific research. Marc Freeman, PhD, and Mary Munson, PhD, presented research talks and seven new research awards were acknowledged.
Research at UMMS suggests the immune system plays an unsuspected and surprising role in the progression of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disorder affecting children. The finding points to the immune system as a promising target for slowing the progression of Rett syndrome.
Registration is underway for the second annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race on Saturday, July 25, in the late governor’s hometown of Hudson to benefit the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund.