• 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 U.S. medical schools in National Institutes of Health 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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  • Massachusetts selected to partner in biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been named a partner in the nation’s first manufacturing innovation institute in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and UMass Medical School is one of five universities supporting the effort.

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  • UMass Medical School announces $250 million comprehensive campaign

    The Pathways of Promise capital campaign, the largest fundraising effort since the school was founded, was launched to support the school’s ongoing pursuit of excellence and to shape advances in biomedical research and education well into the 21st century.

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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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Examining the role of the microbiome in the effectiveness of colorectal cancer treatment

Examining the role of the microbiome in the effectiveness of colorectal cancer treatment

A study by Marian Walhout, PhD, and colleagues, shows that C. elegans, fed a diet of E.coli bacteria, are 100 times more sensitive to the chemotherapy drug floxuridine, commonly used to treat colon cancer, than worms fed different bacteria. These findings suggest that the bacteria residing in your digestive tract may play an important role in your ability to respond to chemotherapy. Results of the study were published in Cell

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Research

Research

New study shows that antipsychotic medications can be reduced in dementia patients

New study shows that antipsychotic medications can be reduced in dementia patients

The use of antipsychotic medication in nearly 100 Massachusetts nursing homes was significantly reduced when staff members were trained to recognize challenging behaviors of cognitively impaired residents as communication of their unmet needs, according to a new study led by Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE.

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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

Michele Pugnaire, champion of medical education at UMMS, to step down from senior associate dean role

Michele Pugnaire, champion of medical education at UMMS, to step down from senior associate dean role

Michele P. Pugnaire, MD, will step down from the role of senior associate dean for educational affairs in July, according to an announcement by Dean Terence R. Flotte. 

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Community

Community

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as deputy director of public safety for UMass Medical School

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as deputy director of public safety for UMass Medical School

C. Leon Pierce has been appointed the new director of public safety and deputy chief of police at UMass Medical School, where he was sworn in by Chief of Police John Luippold at a ceremony held on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

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Students

Students

GSBS recognizes 37 newly qualified PhD candidates

GSBS recognizes 37 newly qualified PhD candidates

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences honored 37 newly qualified PhD candidates with a formal ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 15, marking the milestone achievement as they transition from classroom-based learning to candidacy for a doctoral degree.

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