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  • Leader of ScienceLIVE program at UMass Chan recognized for advocacy work
    Education News

    Leader of ScienceLIVE program at UMass Chan recognized for advocacy work

    Angela Messmer-Blust, PhD, was selected as the inaugural winner of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society’s Science Outreach Award.

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  • UMass Chan partners with Worcester to outfit elementary students with backpacks and school supplies
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    UMass Chan partners with Worcester to outfit elementary students with backpacks and school supplies

    Nearly 600 students in Worcester received backpacks filled with school supplies this week, thanks to the UMass Chan Medical School community.

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  • Emma RNA Saves the Day coloring book helps children understand how COVID-19 vaccines work
    Education News

    Emma RNA Saves the Day coloring book helps children understand how COVID-19 vaccines work

    A coloring book created by a team at UMass Chan Medical School is helping children learn about the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 and the RNA vaccines that protect against it.

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  • Remillard Family Community Service Fund awards nine grants for UMass Chan collaborations
    Community News

    Remillard Family Community Service Fund awards nine grants for UMass Chan collaborations

    Funded projects led by faculty, students, staff and community partners have the potential to improve the health of Central Massachusetts residents, particularly those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged or underrepresented.

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  • Worcester elementary students greeted with supply-filled backpacks from UMass Medical School
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    Worcester elementary students greeted with supply-filled backpacks from UMass Medical School

    Nearly 600 backpacks were distributed to students at Rice Square, Grafton Street and Union Square elementary schools thanks to the UMass Medical School North Quadrant Support Services partnership with the Worcester Public Schools.

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  • Interactive virtual ScienceLIVE program builds in Worcester schools
    Community News

    Interactive virtual ScienceLIVE program builds in Worcester schools

    An interactive online science program for middle school students developed and presented by UMass Medical School researchers will deepen its partnership with Worcester Public Schools this fall.

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  • ScienceLIVE brings virtual labs to area middle school students
    Education News

    ScienceLIVE brings virtual labs to area middle school students

    UMass Medical School’s RNA Therapeutics Institute and Sanderson Center for Optical Experimentation have partnered with Technocopia Inc., a nonprofit community makerspace in downtown Worcester, to develop ScienceLIVE, a virtual outreach program to deliver science to middle school students during the pandemic.

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Coloring book created by medical professor addresses vaccine, COVID-19 concerns

A new coloring book is helping kids draw clear lines between COVID-19 and the vaccines. Download or request coloring book.
 
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Superhero Emma RNA gives COVID-19 bam! pow! zap! in new comic/coloring book

WORCESTER — There’s a new comic book superhero in town and her mission is combating COVID-19 through education...and coloring. Download or request coloring book.
 
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UMass Chan Medical School professor creates kids coloring book on COVID-19 vaccine

A new coloring book is helping kids draw clear lines between COVID-19 and the vaccines. Download or request coloring book.
 
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Angela Messmer-Blust awarded the Mass State Lottery Hero Among Us award from the Boston Celtics

BOSTON — Angela Messmer-Blust awarded the Mass State Lottery #HeroAmongUs award at the Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers game, for creating a coloring book to help local children understand COVID-19 and the vaccines produced to end it.  Download or request coloring book.
 
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Meet the four women scientists at UMass Medical School in Worcester passing the scientific torch to the next generation 

WORCESTER — Scientists at UMass Medical School in Worcester host virtual presentations that are meant to spark interests from middle school students in fields of science. 
 
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