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December 22, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL APPOINTS COMMUNICATIONS LEADER
Edward J. Keohane appointed Vice Chancellor for Communications 

December 7, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL AND UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER APPOINT DIRECTOR OF CANCER CENTER OF EXCELLENCE 
Massachusetts native Michael L. Blute, MD, recruited to build clinical and translational research

November 18, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL SCIENTIST HONORED WITH 2009 MEIRA AND SHAUL G. MASSRY PRIZE 
Victor Ambros shares prize for co-discovery of microRNAs

November 17, 2009
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY READIES NEW APPROACH FOR RARE DISORDER
Researchers from UMass Medical School and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis collaborate, lead U.S. effort

November 9, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL AND UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER APPOINT LEADER IN DIABETES RESEARCH AND CARE
NIH's David Harlan, MD, recruited to head Diabetes Center of Excellence

November 6, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL DIABETES RESEARCHER HONORED WITH H.C. JACOBAEUS PRIZE

October 22, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL RECEIVES $38.6 MILLION IN ARRA FUNDING FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH

October 21, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL SCIENTIST WINS COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S HORWITZ PRIZE
Victor Ambros recognized for co-discovery of microRNAs

October 20, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL APPOINTS JOHN E. WARE, JR., CHIEF OF OUTCOMES MEASUREMENT SCIENCE
Acclaimed scientist recruited to develop next-generation health surveys to quantify outcomes

October 8, 2009
SCIENTISTS DECIPHER THE 3-D STRUCTURE OF THE HUMAN GENOME

September 24, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL RECEIVES $18 MILLION IN HIV/AIDS VACCINE RESEARCH GRANTS

 

 

 

September 24, 2009
UMMS RESEARCHERS RECEIVE $6 MILLION TRANSFORMATIVE AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH TO PURSUE ORAL DELIVERY OF RNAi THERAPEUTICS
Investigators to test efficiency, extent and duration of gene silencing using siRNA in inflammation models involved in type-2 diabetes

September 23, 2009
GOVERNOR PATRICK, MASSACHUSETTS LIFE SCIENCES CENTER ANNOUNCE APPROVAL OF $90 MILLION INVESTMENT IN THE ALBERT SHERMAN CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL
State of the Art, 500,000 Square Foot Research Facility to House Advanced Therapeutics Cluster

September 18, 2009 
A TIME FOR BOLD ACTION
Chancellor Michael F. Collins addresses the UMass Worcester community at the 2009 Convocation ceremony

September 4, 2009 
UMMS SCIENTISTS TEST GENE THERAPY TECHNIQUE FOR A POTENTIAL TREATMENT OF A TYPE OF INHERITED BLINDNESS

August 26, 2009 
A TRIBUTE TO SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY
One of our nation's great leaders

August 10, 2009 
NEW GENES AT WORK IN PATIENTS WITH HEREDITARY LUNG DISEASE
Gene therapy trial succeeds in spurring production of a protective protein

July 23, 2009 
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL AND RXi PHARMACEUTICALS REVISE TECHNOLOGY LICENSING AGREEMENTS AS RXi REFOCUSES ITS IP PORTFOLIO
UMMS and RXi have mutually agreed to terminate six licensing agreements and an invention disclosure agreement and amend RXi oral delivery technology license terms

June 30, 2009
UMMS PROFESSOR AWARDED PARKER B. FRANCIS FELLOWSHIP
$156,000 grant to fund cystic fibrosis research

June 24, 2009
MASSACHUSETTS LIFE SCIENCES CENTER CONTINUES FUNDING FOR INTERNATIONAL STEM CELL REGISTRY
Investment will help the University of Massachusetts Medical School move forward with international stem cell database

June 16, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL NAMES LEADERSHIP OF RNA THERAPEUTICS INSTITUTE
Four-member team of RNA experts to lead new institute

June 7, 2009
UMMS AWARDED 204 DEGREES AT 36TH COMMENCEMENT ON JUNE 7

June 2, 2009
PHASE II EFFICACY OF HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TREATMENT TO PREVENT C. DIFFICILE RECURRENCE (ABSTRACT 751B)

June 1, 2009
UMASS-WORCESTER APPOINTS HUMAN RESOURCES LEADER
Ian Barrett, EdD, appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

May 8, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL APPOINTS COMMUNITY AFFAIRS LEADER 
James B. Leary named Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs 

April 28, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL #7 IN U.S.NEWS & WORLD REPORT ANNUAL RANKING OF PRIMARY CARE SCHOOLS

April 21, 2009
MERCK & CO., INC., MEDAREX, INC. AND MASSACHUSETTS BIOLOGIC LABORATORIES SIGN EXCLUSIVE LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR INVESTIGATIONAL MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY COMBINATION FOR CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION

April 14, 2009
TARA BEAN FOUNDATION AND UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL ESTABLISH POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN RNAi TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE
Anna Zinovyeva, PhD, named first recipient

March 26, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL ASSISTANT PROFESSORS NAMED EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS BY HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE
Sassetti, Freeman among 50 researchers to receive six-year, $1.5 million appointments

March 16, 2009
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS BACKS INTER-CAMPUS RESEARCH TEAMS WITH LIFE SCIENCES MOMENT FUND
Grants support clinical and translational research collaborations across campuses

March 6, 2009
MARCUS NOYES, STUDENT IN THE UMASS GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
Life sciences award given on the basis of quality, originality and significance of work

March 1, 2009

UMASS MEMORIAL CANCER CENTER RECEIVES AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY GRANT TO INITIATE CAREERS IN CANCER RESEARCH

February 26, 2009
UMMS RESEARCHERS ISOLATE GENE MUTATIONS IN PATIENTS WITH INHERITED AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS 
Discovery points to a common cellular deficiency in motor neuron disorder

February 25, 2009
UMMS RESEARCHERS PUBLISH DNA IDENTIFICATION OF CZAR'S CHILDREN 
Mitrochondrial and nuclear DNA study by UMMS and Russian researchers identifies final two Romanov children murdered in 1918

February 16, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL APPOINTS CHAIR OF QUANTITATIVE HEALTH SCIENCES
Noted scientist Catarina I. Kiefe, PhD, MD, recruited to build department, research

February 13, 2009
MASSACHUSETTS TO SCREEN BABIES AT BIRTH FOR IMMUNE DEFICIENCY
State Department of Public Health and UMass Medical School announce new program

February 12, 2009
ANONYMOUS DONOR GIVES $1 MILLION TO UMASS MEMORIAL NICU
Gift to support important redesign of Newborn Intensive Care Unit

January 5, 2009
UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Earns classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching