May 2010

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UMass Medical School hosts career awareness conference for Massachusetts students

Area high school students got a taste of what types of jobs are available in the health care industry at UMMS earlier this month.  . . . Read full story >>

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UMMS student receives Massachusetts Medical Society technology award

Second-year School of Medicine student Ciarán A. DellaFera recently received the 2010 Information Technology Award for creating and implementing an innovative teleradiology and image storage system for a hospital in the Dominican Republic.  . . . Read full story >>

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New help for Haiti

UMMS will donate 500,000 doses of tetanus/diphtheria vaccine (Td) to help earthquake victims in Haiti, as announced at the opening of a new research and development facility at the  MassBiologics laboratories this month.  . . . Read full story >>

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A vision for expanding diversity and inclusion

The first step toward fostering a truly diverse and inclusive environment is having all stakeholders join around a common understanding of diversity, according to Deborah L. Plummer, PhD, the recently appointed associate vice chancellor for diversity and equal opportunity.   . . . Read full story >>

Luzuriaga and Andrieni named ELAM fellows

Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research awards seed grants to 13 investigators