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Jomol Mathew named UMMS chief research informatics officer

Jomol Mathew named UMMS chief research informatics officer

Jomol Mathew, PhD, has been appointed chief research informatics officer for UMass Medical School. She leads the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Informatics Core, which provides services that enhance the ability to conduct a broad spectrum of clinical and translational research.

Telegram: Robert Finberg explains flu threat, 100 years after pandemic

Telegram: Robert Finberg explains flu threat, 100 years after pandemic

It’s been 100 years since an influenza pandemic killed millions of people, and while significant strides have been made in science, public health and emergency systems, flu viruses continue to threaten public health. Robert Finberg, MD, explains the flu virus in a Sept. 8 Telegram & Gazette article.

Job Dekker and colleagues develop new model to examine large mutations in cells

Job Dekker and colleagues develop new model to examine large mutations in cells

Job Dekker, PhD, creator of high-throughput chromosome conformation capture (known as Hi-C), and a team of researchers have developed a new computational framework combining optical mapping, Hi-C, and whole genome sequencing to find what are called “structural variants” within cancer genomes and learn more about how such cancers begin.

Guangping Gao named a top translational scientist by Nature Biotechnology

Guangping Gao named a top translational scientist by Nature Biotechnology

Guangping Gao, PhD, has been ranked one of the world’s top translational researchers, according to a new tabulation from Nature Biotechnology. The Top 20 Translational Researchers of 2017, published this month by Nature Biotechnology, places Dr. Gao fourth.

John Haran focusing on microbiome to understand C. difficile in nursing homes

John Haran focusing on microbiome to understand     C. difficile in nursing homes

With a new grant from the National Institute on Aging, UMass Medical School physician-scientist John Haran, MD, PhD, and collaborators are focusing on the microbiome as a conduit to reduce the risk of C. diff infection in nursing homes.

LISTEN: Steven Hatch recounts working in Ebola treatment unit in Liberia

LISTEN: Steven Hatch recounts working in Ebola treatment unit in Liberia

Steven Hatch, MD, treated patients in Liberia during the world’s largest Ebola outbreak. Hear his story in this episode of Voices of UMassMed.

UMass Medical School planning for palliative care fellowship

UMass Medical School planning for palliative care fellowship

The UMass Cancer Walk and Run will support the development of a nationally accredited, interdisciplinary fellowship program in palliative care at UMass Medical School.

Understanding how viruses trigger type 1 diabetes is goal of new grant

Understanding how viruses trigger type 1 diabetes is goal of new grant

With a new five-year, $2.96 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Jennifer Wang, MD, and Natasha Qaisar, PhD, will identify autoimmune and inflammatory pathways which could be stopped in their tracks to prevent type 1 diabetes.

UMass Medical School, Jed Foundation identify mental health needs of college grads entering workforce

UMass Medical School, Jed Foundation identify mental health needs of college grads entering workforce

In partnership with Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research at UMass Medical School, the Jed Foundation has released a white paper, “College to Career: Supporting Mental Health,”analyzing the challenges to emotional wellbeing faced by young adults during the college-to-career transition.

Breastfeeding may reduce risk of stroke, according to new study

Breastfeeding may reduce risk of stroke, according to new study

Breastfeeding may reduce the risk for stroke in post-menopausal women who reported breastfeeding at least one child, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. UMass Medical School’s Brian Silver, MD, served as a co-author of the study.

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