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Chancellor Collins: Stay apart this Thanksgiving to keep family, friends safe

Chancellor Collins: Stay apart this Thanksgiving to keep family, friends safe

Chancellor Michael F. Collins is urging the UMass Medical School community to stay home this Thanksgiving and virtually celebrate the holiday with family and friends to minimize spread of COVID-19.

Inspired by care cousin received for rare genetic disorder, Ryan Barrette wants to give back

Inspired by care cousin received for rare genetic disorder, Ryan Barrette wants to give back

Born and raised on Cape Cod, Ryan Barrette, SOM ’21 knew he would have a future in medicine after witnessing the care given to his cousin, who was diagnosed with DiGeorge syndrome.

Women in Science: Ana Maldonado-Contreras pivots gut microbiome studies to tackle COVID-19

Women in Science: Ana Maldonado-Contreras pivots gut microbiome studies to tackle COVID-19

Ana Maldonado-Contreras, PhD, studies the gut microbiome and chronic disease, in particular inflammatory bowel disease, and is now working to understand how gut microbes can predispose patients to severe COVID complications.

Like mother, like daughter: GSN student Emily Davenport grew up with ‘extra caring touch’

Like mother, like daughter: GSN student Emily Davenport grew up with ‘extra caring touch’

Emily Davenport always knew she wanted to be a nurse. Now in her third year on the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track, she began work as an RN at UMass Memorial Medical Center when the COVID-19 pandemic began.

UMassMed Cares employee charitable giving campaign kicks off Monday, Nov. 2

UMassMed Cares employee charitable giving campaign kicks off Monday, Nov. 2

UMassMed Cares, the new UMass Medical School employee charitable giving campaign, will begin Monday, Nov. 2 and continue through Wednesday, Nov. 25. UMassMed Cares replaces the former Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign.

PhD candidate Mohona Gupta seeks answers in retinal degenerative disease

PhD candidate Mohona Gupta seeks answers in retinal degenerative disease

Mohona Gupta, third-year PhD candidate in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, moved to Massachusetts from Kolkata, India in 2018 to attend UMass Medical School. It was the first time she had ever left her hometown, her family and her house for more than a few days.

UMMS study to examine how different body fat plays a role in type 2 diabetes

UMMS study to examine how different body fat plays a role in type 2 diabetes

A new four-year, $2 million grant will allow Silvia Corvera, MD, to learn more about whether the development and function of two types of fat cells differ in people with type 2 diabetes, and may help explain what causes diabetes and obesity.

Mina Botros connects patients to care through Worcester Free Clinics

Mina Botros connects patients to care through Worcester Free Clinics

Second-year School of Medicine student Mina Botros is the co-president of the Worcester Free Care Collaborative, a group of free medical programs in the greater Worcester area that offers free patient care. 

Final beam of new VA clinic placed during UMass Medical School ceremony

Final beam of new VA clinic placed during UMass Medical School ceremony

The final steel beam has been placed atop the VA clinic under construction at UMass Medical School. The building, a collaboration with the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System, is set to open in fall 2021.

GSN student Irina Rojas inspired to pursue nursing career after surviving Hurricane Katrina

GSN student Irina Rojas inspired to pursue nursing career after surviving Hurricane Katrina

Graduate School of Nursing student Irina Rojas knew health care was her calling when she witnessed doctors and nurses caring for New Orleans in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

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