Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean Mary Ellen Lane, PhD, welcomed and congratulated 52 graduate students entering the transformative years of their doctoral research during the GSBS Qualifying Exam Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Thirty-six students marked an educational and professional milestone at their Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 17, as they received pins symbolizing their entry into the profession.
The School of Medicine Class of 2022 at UMass Medical School donned their white coats for the first time in a heartfelt ceremony on Friday, Sept. 14, under a tent on the campus green, as the first-year medical students accepted the mantel of the medical profession.
Jane Freedman, MD; Jonathan Gerber, MD; Jason Shohet, MD, PhD; and Zhiping Weng, PhD; were officially invested into named professorships at the 2018 Investiture Ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 13, bringing the total number of endowed chairs at UMass Medical School to 49.
In his annual Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins noted accomplishments of the past year and awarded Chancellor’s Medals to four distinguished faculty for their exemplary teaching, scholarship, clinical excellence and service.
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.
UMass Medical School will celebrate the new academic year with a full slate of events recognizing student and faculty accomplishments beginning with the formal Convocation and Investiture ceremonies on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. in the Albert Sherman Center auditorium.
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.
Steven Hatch, MD, treated patients in Liberia during the world’s largest Ebola outbreak. Hear his story in this episode of Voices of UMassMed.
The UMass Cancer Walk and Run will support the development of a nationally accredited, interdisciplinary fellowship program in palliative care at UMass Medical School.