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Gov. Baker signs Life Science Bond Bill, continuing state’s investment in biomedical research

Gov. Baker signs Life Science Bond Bill, continuing state’s investment in biomedical research

Gov. Baker signed the Life Science Bond Bill into law on Friday, June 15, re-authorizing legislation that created the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and that helped propel the commonwealth’s rise as a global leader in biomedical sciences research and development. The new legislation designates $463 million in new capital authorizations.

Remillard Family Community Service Fund awards new grants to improve local health

Remillard Family Community Service Fund awards new grants to improve local health

The Remillard Family Community Service Fund has awarded its second set of grants providing support for community outreach programs led by UMass Medical School faculty, staff and students. Established in 2015 with a $3 million donation from the Remillard Family Foundation, the endowed fund is dedicated to providing ongoing support for community service initiatives.

Women’s Faculty Awards honor achievements in service, education, research and patient care

Women’s Faculty Awards honor achievements in service, education, research and patient care

Five UMass Medical School faculty members were recognized for their individual contributions to the advancement of women in science and health care at the 18th annual Women’s Faculty Awards luncheon on June 11.

UMass Medical School presents 193 degrees at 45th Commencement exercises

UMass Medical School presents 193 degrees at 45th Commencement exercises

UMass Medical School bestowed 193 degrees, including three honorary degrees, at its 45th Commencement exercises under sunny skies on the campus green on Sunday, June 3.

Highlights of the 45th Commencement Ceremony in pictures

Highlights of the 45th Commencement Ceremony in pictures

See highlights of the graduates and distinguished guests at the UMass Medical School 45th Commencement in Worcester on Sunday, June 3. 

Graduates celebrate with friends and family at Commencement

Graduates celebrate with friends and family at Commencement

On a perfect early summer day in Worcester, graduates celebrated with their families and friends at UMass Medical School’s 45th Commencement. The day marked the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice and the beginning of a new journey for the graduates.

Faculty support students, institution at 2018 Commencement

Faculty support students, institution at 2018 Commencement

For the faculty, Commencement is the culmination of many years of teaching, mentoring and guiding their students. Here are highlights from UMass Medical School’s 45th Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 3.

Chancellor Collins hosts honored guests at pre-Commencement dinner

Chancellor Collins hosts honored guests at pre-Commencement dinner

On Saturday, June 2, Chancellor Michael F. Collins hosted a dinner for honorary degree recipients, including ground-breaking physician-scientist Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD; Duke University nursing leader Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Cyrus S. Poonawalla, PhD, founder, chairman and managing director of the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer.

Commencement eve campus celebration

Commencement eve campus celebration

Members of the UMass Medical School Class of 2018 celebrate with friends and family at the pre-Commencement Campus Celebration.

SOM Class of 2018 inspires with ‘compassion, kindness and humility’

SOM Class of 2018 inspires with ‘compassion, kindness and humility’

The UMass Medical School Alumni Association welcomed 112 new members on Friday, June 1, as the Class of 2018 and faculty members were recognized for outstanding achievement during the annual Alumni Breakfast.

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