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New study of youth with type 1 diabetes connects ‘honeymoon period’ with lower LDL cholesterol

New study of youth with type 1 diabetes connects ‘honeymoon period’ with lower LDL cholesterol

A new study by Benjamin U. Nwosu, MD, finds that children with type 1 diabetes who experienced a partial clinical remission, or “honeymoon phase,” had significantly lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol five years after diagnosis.

Zhiping Weng appointed to newly endowed chair

Zhiping Weng appointed to newly endowed chair

A gift from the Li Weibo Charitable Foundation to establish a newly endowed chair at UMass Medical School will support research initiatives that advance the fundamental understanding of human biological systems and offer new and innovative pathways to treat human disease. Zhiping Weng, PhD, has been named the inaugural holder of the new Li Weibo Chair in Biomedical Research.

Craig Mello to discuss RNAi advancements, gene therapy at Boston biotech events in May

Craig Mello to discuss RNAi advancements, gene therapy at Boston biotech events in May

Nobel Laureate Craig C. Mello, PhD, will share his knowledge and insight about RNA interference and gene therapy as a participant in panel discussions at two upcoming biotech events in Boston.

Roger Davis elected to National Academy of Sciences

Roger Davis elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences has announced the election of Roger J. Davis, PhD, to the academy in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

UMass seed-funding program awards grant to UMMS tech development project

UMass seed-funding program awards grant to UMMS tech development project

Javed Mannan, MD, MPH, and Lawrence M. Rhein, MD, MPH, are developing a noninvasive chest shield that will protect premature infants undergoing light therapy for jaundice from developing enlarged hearts or heart failure, with the support of a $25,000 grant from the University of Massachusetts Technology Development Fund.

WGBH interviews Xiaoduo Fan about racial disparities in mental health care

WGBH interviews Xiaoduo Fan about racial disparities in mental health care

UMass Medical School psychiatrist Xiaoduo Fan, MD, MPH, lead author of a new study finding racial disparities in mental health care between Asian American and white patients, talked to WGBH News about why mental health disorders go unrecognized, and why mental health services are underused in the Asian American community.

Pilot study shows simple dietary changes can lead to modest weight loss

Pilot study shows simple dietary changes can lead to modest weight loss

Simple dietary changes can lead to healthy diet and weight loss without restricting calories, according to a UMass Medical School study by Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, and Barbara Olendzki, RD, MPH, published in Nutrition.

Lifeline4Moms helps obstetricians support women with perinatal depression

Lifeline4Moms helps obstetricians support women with perinatal depression

A program created by Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, and colleagues at UMass Medical School supports new recommendations for postpartum care by helping obstetricians screen, diagnose and refer women suffering from depression during and after pregnancy for treatment.

UMass ALS Cellucci Fund marathon team proud to support research at UMMS

UMass ALS Cellucci Fund marathon team proud to support research at UMMS

The 2018 UMass ALS Cellucci Fund Boston Marathon team surpassed its fundraising goal by 100 percent this year, garnering nearly $80,000 to support the breakthrough research underway at UMass Medical School toward a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Michael Green and Allan Jacobson elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Michael Green and Allan Jacobson elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two distinguished scientists from UMass Medical School—Michael Green, MD, PhD, and Allan Jacobson, PhD—have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Class of 2018. They join a group of 213 individuals elected this year that includes Barack Obama and  2018 UMMS Commencement speaker Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD.

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