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GSBS recognizes 52 graduate students as they embark on dissertation research

GSBS recognizes 52 graduate students as they embark on dissertation research

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.

Pinning marks milestone for 36 GSN Graduate Entry Pathway students

Pinning marks milestone for 36 GSN Graduate Entry Pathway students

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. 

On 25th anniversary of White Coat Ceremony, students vow to deliver compassionate care

On 25th anniversary of White Coat Ceremony, students vow to deliver compassionate care

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.

2018 Investiture Ceremony honors four named professors and their benefactors

2018 Investiture Ceremony honors four named professors and their benefactors

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.

Convocation 2018: Chancellor Collins recognizes campus achievements; launches strategic planning mission

Convocation 2018: Chancellor Collins recognizes campus achievements; launches strategic planning mission

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 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.

Convocation at UMass Medical School marks new academic year

Convocation at UMass Medical School marks new academic year

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. 

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.

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