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An exciting week of events leads up to Commencement 2017

An exciting week of events leads up to Commencement 2017

With UMass Medical School’s 44th Commencement just around the corner, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing will kick off three days of celebration as they honor the achievements of the students who will receive their degrees on Sunday, June 4.

GSBS class speaker Brian Quattrochi on ‘wisdom through failure’ in science

GSBS class speaker Brian Quattrochi on ‘wisdom through failure’ in science

Brian Quattrochi, MD/PhD candidate, will address the GSBS graduates of the Class of 2017 as the class speaker at Commencement on June 4.

GSN class speaker strives to shed light on racial disparities in breastfeeding

GSN class speaker strives to shed light on racial disparities in breastfeeding

With her PhD in Nursing, Michele Griswold, MPH, RN, will advance her work to overcome racial health disparities that are barriers to breastfeeding.

SOM class speaker credits Health Sciences Prep Program for support

SOM class speaker credits Health Sciences Prep Program for support

School of Medicine class speaker Jessica Long knew as a child that she wanted to go into the medical field and have a career as a healer. She will begin fulfilling that dream when she begins her residency in July. 

Breakthrough technology enables UMass Medical School scientists to view gene translation in action

Breakthrough technology enables UMass Medical School scientists to view gene translation in action

Cryo-electron microscopy is allowing scientists to answer questions about cellular processes that are essential to life, as demonstrated by a study led by UMass Medical School structural biologist Andrei Korostelev, PhD, and published in Nature.

Women’s Faculty Awards honor achievements in service, education, research and patient care

Women’s Faculty Awards honor achievements in service, education, research and patient care

Six UMass Medical School faculty were recognized for their individual achievements and contributions to the advancement of women in science and health care at the 17th annual Women’s Faculty Awards luncheon on May 23.

WBZ-TV: UMMS researchers developing preventive treatment for Lyme disease

WBZ-TV: UMMS researchers developing preventive treatment for Lyme disease

Mark Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for MassBiologics of UMass Medical School, spoke with WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall for a health segment highlighting promising research under way at MassBiologics to develop a tool to prevent Lyme disease. 

Anthony Carruthers stepping down as dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Anthony Carruthers stepping down as dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

After a distinguished and influential career as a scientist, mentor and dean, Anthony Carruthers, PhD, will leave his post as dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in early 2018

Two UMMS postdocs named ALS Association Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellows

Two UMMS postdocs named ALS Association Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellows

Jeanne McKeon, PhD, and Bruno Miguel da Cruz Godinho, PhD, have each received $100,000 from the ALS Association to support research of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

CBS Newspath: Vibrating mattress could help babies born dependent on opioids

CBS Newspath: Vibrating mattress could help babies born dependent on opioids

Elisabeth Salisbury, PhD, is investigating how a mattress device designed to deliver a small amount of therapeutic vibration could alleviate symptoms associated with neonatal abstinence syndrome, according to a CBS Newspath TV segment.

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