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Annual Scholarship Dinner a celebration of student achievement and donor support

Annual Scholarship Dinner a celebration of student achievement and donor support

Scholarships totaling more than $625,000 were awarded to 160 School of Medicine students at the Annual Scholarship Dinner held at UMass Medical School on Oct. 11. 

Three UMMS researchers receive Rainin Foundation Innovator Awards

Three UMMS researchers receive Rainin Foundation Innovator Awards

Three UMass Medical School faculty have received 2017 Innovator Awards from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, joining inaugural UMMS Rainin awardee Kate Fitzgerald, PhD, for their novel research to advance the goal of predicting and preventing inflammatory bowel disease.

UMass Medical School announces The Li Weibo (李伟波) Institute for Rare Diseases Research

UMass Medical School announces The Li Weibo (李伟波) Institute for Rare Diseases Research

A new institute for rare diseases research at UMass Medical School will build on the school’s already substantial accomplishments in the fields of gene therapy, RNA biology and RNAi technology to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics for a host of disorders.

Patrick Emery explains importance of circadian rhythm discoveries by 2017 Medicine Nobel Laureates

Patrick Emery explains importance of circadian rhythm discoveries by 2017 Medicine Nobel Laureates

UMass Medical School’s Patrick Emery, PhD, an expert in the genetic mechanisms that control circadian rhythms in organisms, explains the importance of the circadian rhythm discoveries made by the newly named Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine, one of whom he worked with at Brandeis University.

UMMS receives largest alumni donation in school history to support ALS, neuroscience research

UMMS receives largest alumni donation in school history to support ALS, neuroscience research

Diane M. (Casey) Riccio, PhD, GSBS ’03, and her husband, Dan Riccio, of Los Gatos, Calif., have pledged $2 million to UMass Medical School to advance amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and neuroscience research. 

Terence Flotte, Guangping Gao attend International Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Drugs in China

Terence Flotte, Guangping Gao attend International Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Drugs in China

Terence R. Flotte, MD, and Guangping Gao, PhD, attended the 12th Annual International Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Drugs in Bejing, China. 

Media reports: First RNAi drug, based on Craig Mello discovery, nearing market

Media reports: First RNAi drug, based on Craig Mello discovery, nearing market

The breakthrough discovery of RNA interference that earned UMass Medical School Professor Craig C. Mello, PhD, and Andrew Z. Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, the 2006 Nobel Prize in Medicine is yielding its first commercial drug, and possibly a new class of drugs, according to numerous media reports, including stories in Stat News, Forbes and Worcester Business Journal.

Patricia Franklin brings patient-reported TJR outcomes expertise to national mobile health initiative

Patricia Franklin brings patient-reported TJR outcomes expertise to national mobile health initiative

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recruited Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, for her expertise in patient-reported outcomes to help determine how mobile health apps and wearables can be used to evaluate the performance and safety of implantable medical devices. 

‘Matter of Fact: State of Addiction’ primetime special: UMass Medical Schools leads the way in opioid education

‘Matter of Fact: State of Addiction’ primetime special: UMass Medical Schools leads the way in opioid education

UMass Medical School is leading the charge to improve the way medical schools train students and providers to fight opioid abuse, according to the WCVB-TV’s “Matter of Fact: State of Addiction” special.

At White Coat Ceremony, first-year medical students don mantle of profession

At White Coat Ceremony, first-year medical students don mantle of profession

A powerful and empowering symbol of the medical profession was passed to the 162 members of the School of Medicine Class of 2021 at the White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15, before a joyful crowd of family, friends and faculty under a tent on the Campus Green.

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