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Making smoking cessation a game increases abstinence among smokers not yet ready to quit

Making smoking cessation a game increases abstinence among smokers not yet ready to quit

A study co-authored by UMass Chan Medical School researchers showed that a technology-assisted abstinence game may help smokers kick the habit. Rajani Sadasivam was principal investigator on the study.

Inaugural Donna M. and Robert J. Manning Chairs celebrated at special investiture ceremony

Inaugural Donna M. and Robert J. Manning Chairs celebrated at special investiture ceremony

UMass Chan Medical School celebrated in a special investiture ceremony on June 22 the $5 million gift of UMass Lowell alumni Donna and Robert Manning, which established Donna M. and Robert J. Manning Chairs in neurosciences, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, nursing and biomedical sciences.

UMass Chan postdoc receives two fellowship awards to support brain research

UMass Chan postdoc receives two fellowship awards to support brain research

Violeta Durán Laforet, PhD, has received two awards to study how cells in the brain affect aging. The information she learns could lead to Alzheimer’s disease treatments.

Communicating science: Elizabeth Shank works to identify new antibiotics by getting bacteria ‘talking’

Communicating science: Elizabeth Shank works to identify new antibiotics by getting bacteria ‘talking’

In her lab, Elizabeth Shank, PhD, interprets the chemical language of bacteria with the goal of harnessing its power to potentially developing new antibiotics.

David Harlan appointed director of JDRF Center of Excellence in New England

David Harlan appointed director of JDRF Center of Excellence in New England

David M. Harlan, MD, has been appointed as the new director of the JDRF Center of Excellence in New England. A renowned basic and clinical investigator, Dr. Harlan focuses on beta cell biology and the anti-beta cell immune response.

PREP graduates, IMSD scholars honored; learn social side of science

PREP graduates, IMSD scholars honored; learn social side of science

Students in the UMass Chan Medical School Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program and Initiative for Maximizing Student Development program were honored at a dinner, where they were also given tips on interacting in professional social settings.

UMass Chan infectious disease expert shares outlook on virus, vaccines and treatment

UMass Chan infectious disease expert shares outlook on virus, vaccines and treatment

Infectious disease specialist Richard T. Ellison III, MD, provides updates on the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Biomedical sciences student studying fertility in Mello lab

Biomedical sciences student studying fertility in Mello lab

Movies piqued PhD candidate Humberto Ochoa’s interest in science. He’s conducting RNA research in the lab of Nobel Laureate Craig C. Mello, PhD, to understand the national decline in fertility.

Partnerships key to Medical School’s success, Chancellor tells Worcester Homecoming audience

Partnerships key to Medical School’s success, Chancellor tells Worcester Homecoming audience

Chancellor Michael F. Collins heralded the emergence of UMass Chan Medical School as both the state’s leading educator of primary care physicians and a research powerhouse in his June 9 keynote luncheon address for the inaugural Worcester Homecoming.

Video: Inside the lives and accomplishments of Cori Bargmann, Paula Johnson and James O’Connell

Video: Inside the lives and accomplishments of Cori Bargmann, Paula Johnson and James O’Connell

At the UMass Chan 49th Commencement Exercises on June 5, honorary degrees were awarded to Cori Bargmann, PhD, head of science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, president of Wellesley College; and James O’Connell, MD, MTheol, president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Learn more about their remarkable careers in these videos.

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