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Women in Science

The Women in Science video series on UMassMedNow highlights the many areas of research conducted by women at UMass Medical School.

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

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  • Minjin Kim focused on health disparities among Asian American women
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    Minjin Kim focused on health disparities among Asian American women

    Minjin Kim is dedicating her career to addressing cross-cultural differences among Asian American women that may account for health disparities, such as low rates of vaccination against human papilloma virus.

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  • Melissa Fischer makes her mark in medical education
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    Melissa Fischer makes her mark in medical education

    Melissa Fischer, MD, MEd, is as passionate about teaching medicine as she is about practicing it. At UMass Medical School, she is shaping how generations of physicians are trained.

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  • Kellianne Alexander named HHMI Gilliam Graduate Fellow
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    Kellianne Alexander named HHMI Gilliam Graduate Fellow

    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student Kellianne Alexander has been awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Graduate Fellowship. Learn more about her research in this Women in Science video.

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  • Cynthia Fuhrmann dedicated to helping other scientists chart their own careers
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    Cynthia Fuhrmann dedicated to helping other scientists chart their own careers

    Biomedical sciences career development expert Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD, discusses her own pioneering career in this latest Women in Science video.

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  • Jill Terrien elevates nursing education and practice
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    Jill Terrien elevates nursing education and practice

    The Graduate School of Nursing’s Jill Terrien, PhD, advances interprofessional learning and health care as an education leader at UMass Medical School. Learn more in this Women in Science video.

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  • MD/PhD candidate Rachel Stamateris focused on novel diabetes approach
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    MD/PhD candidate Rachel Stamateris focused on novel diabetes approach

    As the diabetes epidemic continues to grow, researchers are redoubling their efforts to understand the mechanisms that cause the disease. Learn about how MD/PhD candidate Rachel Stamateris is studying the disease in this Women in Science video.

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  • Susanne Muehlschlegel dedicated to helping families of patients with severe acute brain-injury
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    Susanne Muehlschlegel dedicated to helping families of patients with severe acute brain-injury

    Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD, MPH, explains her research into improving goals-of-care decisions for severe acute brain-injured patients, in this Women in Science video.

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  • Physician-scientist Jane Freedman focuses on improving cardiovascular health
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    Physician-scientist Jane Freedman focuses on improving cardiovascular health

    The single-minded goal of cardiologist and scientist Jane Freedman, MD, is to seek insights that will help heal patients with heart disease. Learn about her research and career in the latest Women in Science video.

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  • Postdoc Tessa Simone explores role of immune cells in cancer
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    Postdoc Tessa Simone explores role of immune cells in cancer

    Tessa Simone, PhD, a postdoc in the lab of Michael R. Green, MD, PhD, is focused on identifying ways to teach the immune system to attack cancerous tumors without harming healthy tissue. Learn about her research  in the latest Women in Science video.

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