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Research from Jeanne Lawrence lab reveals new insights into neurodevelopment in Down syndrome

Research from Jeanne Lawrence lab reveals new insights into neurodevelopment in Down syndrome

According to new research from the lab of Jeanne Lawrence, PhD, differentiated human cells retain the ability to undergo chromosome silencing in response to XIST, a naturally occurring “off switch” for the female X-chromosome. This discovery addresses an obstacle in the potential development of chromosomal therapies.

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as head of public safety at UMass Medical School

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as head of public safety at UMass Medical School

In an emotional ceremony before his family, colleagues and friends, C. Leon Pierce was sworn in as director of public safety and chief of police at UMass Medical School on Thursday, Feb. 6.

UMass Medical School hosts 14th annual Central Massachusetts Brain Bee

UMass Medical School hosts 14th annual Central Massachusetts Brain Bee

High School junior Tej Patel was the winner of the 14th Annual Central Massachusetts Brain Bee hosted by the Department of Psychiatry and the NeuroNexus Institute. The competition is designed to encourage students to pursue careers in the neurosciences.

Filia Van Dessel named Ambrose Scholar by Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

Filia Van Dessel named Ambrose Scholar by Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research has named Filia Van Dessel, SOM ’22, a Paul Ambrose Scholar. Van Dessel will address recreational and physical activity opportunities for youth with disabilities on Martha’s Vineyard with the award.

UMass Medical School training school nurses to help teens quit vaping

UMass Medical School training school nurses to help teens quit vaping

The UMass Medical School Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training is rolling out a new statewide training program for school nurses to learn how to help teens quit vaping.

Student life suite opens at UMass Medical School

Student life suite opens at UMass Medical School

The new student life suite opened at UMass Medical School with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Monday, Jan. 27 showcasing the central location for the offices of Student Life, Student Affairs, the Registrar and Financial Aid.

Gang Han optogenetic research named a top paper of 2019 by Cell

Gang Han optogenetic research named a top paper of 2019 by Cell

Research by Gang Han, PhD, was highlighted among the top articles published by Cell in 2019. The article explores how Dr. Han developed technology to give night vision to mammals through a simple injection.

MLK Semester of Service awardees will address local health and education needs

MLK Semester of Service awardees will address local health and education needs

Four teams of UMass Medical School students that have been awarded Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service Awards will help improve access to cervical cancer screening, train youth in a lifesaving emergency intervention, integrate medical health records into free medical care and expand tutoring opportunities for high school students.

Dorothy Schafer lab shows gene therapy protection of eyesight in models of multiple sclerosis

Dorothy Schafer lab shows gene therapy protection of eyesight in models of multiple sclerosis

New research by Dorothy Schafer, PhD, reveals the molecular process in which synaptic connections in the brain are damaged in multiple sclerosis and how it contributes to neurodegenerative symptoms. The paper also shows how gene therapy may be used to preserve neural circuits.

BaccMD Pathway Program illuminates path to medical school

BaccMD Pathway Program illuminates path to medical school

Third-year School of Medicine student Monica Tawadros came to UMass Medical School by way of the Baccalaureate MD Pathway Program. She is one of 10 students currently enrolled through the program. Learn more about the pathway in this video.