The grand opening of the Massachusetts Facility for High-Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy at UMass Medical School is taking place Tuesday, Oct. 4. The event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony; tours of the facility for invited guests; and, open to the public, lectures from world renowned cryo-EM experts.
UMass Medical School cancer researcher Wen Xue, PhD, accepted a $250,000 grant Friday from the Hyundai Motor America Hope on Wheels campaign to continue his work toward improving care and treatment options for children with cancer.
Cole Haynes, PhD, was named one of 84 faculty scholars by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
One hundred-fifty members of the School of Medicine Class of 2020 were cloaked with freshly pressed white coats for the first time on Friday, Sept. 16 at the annual White Coat Ceremony, as family, friends and faculty cheered.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences honored 37 newly qualified PhD candidates with a formal ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 15, marking the milestone achievement as they transition from classroom-based learning to candidacy for a doctoral degree.
In his annual Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins bestowed Chancellor’s Awards to David Hatem, MD; Steven Reppert, MD; David Drachman, MD; and Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD. He invested Jonathan Kay, MD; Joel Richter, PhD; and Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, as named chairs.
UMass Medical School’s Pathways of Promise capital campaign, the largest fundraising effort since the school was founded in 1962, was launched to support the school’s ongoing pursuit of excellence and to shape advances in biomedical research and education well into the 21st century.
The Graduate School of Nursing’s annual Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony kicked off Convocation Week at UMass Medical School on Sept. 13 when 25 doctoral students received pins symbolizing their entry into the nursing profession.
Moderna Therapeutics, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing messenger RNA (mRNA) to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced that Melissa J. Moore, PhD, has been appointed chief scientific officer of Moderna’s messenger RNA platform.
The National Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center at UMMS, led by Jason Kim, PhD, has received a $4.2 million grant from the NIH to continue its diabetes and obesity research.