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‘I would do it all over again:’ Immigrant stories shared at virtual UMMS event

‘I would do it all over again:’ Immigrant stories shared at virtual UMMS event

The Diversity & Inclusion Office and the International Committee relaunched the storytelling series “UMass Immigrant Stories” on Tuesday, Sept. 29, with Raúl Padrón and Francis Wanjau sharing their stories over Zoom.

Shao-Hsien Liu studies racial disparities in total joint arthroplasty recovery

Shao-Hsien Liu studies racial disparities in total joint arthroplasty recovery

Racial disparities in utilization and outcomes of total joint arthroplasty, one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States, have persisted for 30 years, according to Shao-Hsien Liu, PhD.

From gut to brain: UMMS probes link between microbiome and cognitive functioning in Alzheimer’s patients

From gut to brain: UMMS probes link between microbiome and cognitive functioning in Alzheimer’s patients

UMass Medical School researchers have been awarded a $3.3 million, four-year National Institute on Aging grant to explore new understanding of how the gut microbiome influences cognitive functioning among elders living with Alzheimer’s disease.

More than half of COVID-19 clinical trials exclude older adults, according to research co-authored by MD/PhD student Benjamin Helfand

More than half of COVID-19 clinical trials exclude older adults, according to research co-authored by MD/PhD student Benjamin Helfand

A research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine, co-authored by UMass Medical School MD/PhD student Benjamin Helfand, reports that older adults were likely to be excluded from more than 50 percent of COVID-19 clinical trials and 100 percent of vaccine trials initiated early in the pandemic.

Recent GSBS grad’s study published in Molecular Cell analyzes mapping of enhancer-promoter interactions for gene expression and role in pathogen detection

Recent GSBS grad’s study published in Molecular Cell analyzes mapping of enhancer-promoter interactions for gene expression and role in pathogen detection

Pranitha Vangala, PhD, GSBS ’20, is lead author of a study published in the journal Molecular Cell, in which she and colleagues present a predictive model of gene expression.

Student Spotlight: GSN student Irina Rojas inspired to pursue nursing career after surviving Hurricane Katrina

Student Spotlight: GSN student Irina Rojas inspired to pursue nursing career after surviving Hurricane Katrina

Graduate School of Nursing student Irina Rojas knew medicine was her calling when she witnessed doctors and nurses caring for New Orleans in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

Teaching inclusively: DRIVE initiative aims to develop bias-free learning

Teaching inclusively: DRIVE initiative aims to develop bias-free learning

An initiative to encourage bias-free learning environments across UMass Medical School is moving forward with faculty workshops, online tools and department grand rounds presentations.

Hispanic Heritage Month event recognizes contributions, addresses challenges of Hispanic and Latino Americans

Hispanic Heritage Month event recognizes contributions, addresses challenges of Hispanic and Latino Americans

UMMS joined the nation in recognizing the many contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the country and the medical school community with a live, online panel discussion in which students and faculty panel took on questions of diversity and inclusion.

Science PREP a family affair for UMass Medical School’s Asli McCullers

Science PREP a family affair for UMass Medical School’s Asli McCullers

Asli McCullers, a participant in the Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, is passionate about health disparities and equity. Her identical twin is also pursuing science through a PREP program at Louisiana State.

Remillard Family Community Service Fund awards eight grants to faculty and students

Remillard Family Community Service Fund awards eight grants to faculty and students

Designed to amplify the impact of UMass Medical School on the local community, the Remillard Family Community Service Fund provides support for community outreach programs.

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