• UMass Medical School awards 253 degrees at 44th Commencement exercises

    UMass Medical School bestowed 253 degrees, including three honorary degrees, at its 44th Commencement exercises on the campus green on Sunday, June 4.

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  • UMass Medical School ranked tops in New England for primary care

    The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate schools names UMass Medical School the best for primary care education in all of New England. Nationwide, UMMS ranks in the top 10 percent of medical schools in primary care and the top 30 percent in research.

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  • UMMS ranks in top 25 percent of medical schools in NIH funding; departments score high against peers

    UMass Medical School ranked 29th out of 139 medical schools in NIH funding, according to the 2016 report from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Ten academic departments at UMMS ranked in the top 50 among their peers at other U.S. medical schools.

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  • UMass Medical School: An introduction

    Our mission: To advance the health and well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery along with clinical partner UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care provider in Central Massachusetts. Find out more about UMMS here.

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Sean Ryder’s hair-razing campaign supports Jill Zitzewitz as she faces multiple myeloma

Sean Ryder’s hair-razing campaign supports Jill Zitzewitz as she faces multiple myeloma

Jill Zitzewitz, PhD, said the support of her UMMS colleagues, led by Sean Ryder, PhD, as she undergoes treatment for multiple myeloma has boosted her spirits and shown her “what a wonderful place this is.” 

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Research

Research

JAMA Viewpoint: Nursing homes make progress in reducing use of antipsychotic drugs

JAMA Viewpoint: Nursing homes make progress in reducing use of antipsychotic drugs

Fewer dementia patients are being given antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes, according to a JAMA Viewpoint article by Jerry Gurwitz, MD, and colleagues. (Graphic courtesy of Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

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Direct Visualization of HIV-1 Replication Intermediates Shows that Capsid and CPSF6 Modulate HIV-1 Intra-nuclear Invasion and Integration
DNA-binding-domain fusions enhance the targeting range and precision of Cas9.
A separable domain of the p150 subunit of human chromatin assembly factor-1 promotes protein and chromosome associations with nucleoli
A Conserved Dopamine-Cholecystokinin Signaling Pathway Shapes Context–Dependent Caenorhabditis elegans Behavior
Education

Education

UMMS addresses urgent need to train doctors to care for older Americans

UMMS addresses urgent need to train doctors to care for older Americans

UMass Medical School recently offered its eighth annual Chief Resident Immersion Training program on Cape Cod, designed to improve chief residents’ understanding of geriatric care challenges and enhance their leadership and teaching skills through small group discussions, mini-lectures and mentoring sessions.

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Community

Community

Trailblazing women of UMass Medical School honored at Women’s History Month celebration

Trailblazing women of UMass Medical School honored at Women’s History Month celebration

Marianne Felice, MD, delivered the keynote speech at the Women’s History Month celebration that honored trailblazing women at UMass Medical School.

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Students

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recognizes 22 scientists

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recognizes 22 scientists

The students, faculty and staff of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences have accomplished in a few years what others might have considered impossible, said Dean Anthony Carruthers at the GSBS Celebration of Student Achievement on Thursday, June 1.

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