April 2010

Welcome to Focus, a monthly electronic newsletter covering institutional news and events, such as faculty, staff and student achievements, and new initiatives. Its recurring sections include Achievements, Calendar, Grants, Newsmakers and Information.

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The Focus staff
Public Affairs & Publications


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UMass Medical School ninth in U.S.News & World Report annual ranking of primary care schools

UMMS has been listed near the top of the category since 1994 when the magazine began publishing the much-anticipated ranking. . . . Read full story >>

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Fifth annual Earth Day celebration April 22

Vendors from around Central Massachusetts will be offering a selection of locally and organically grown produce, showcasing renewable energy efficient products and providing information about sustainable living. . . . Read full story >>

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GSN students and faculty contribute to Special Olympics Health Athletes Initiative

The GSN expanded its role in the  SOMA affiliation by partnering to evaluate a triage pilot project.  . . . Read full story >>

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UMMS participates in 'Light it up Blue' to raise autism awareness

UMass Medical School splashed its façade with the Autism Speaks puzzle-piece logo as part of a global effort to heighten awareness of autism  . . . Read full story >>

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Fourth-year medical students make residency matches

Digital cameras, local news crews, cell phones—and even Skype—captured the excitement  as students learned where they will begin their careers. . . . Read full story >

Students affirm their commitment to medicine in Second Year Oath Ceremony

Albert Sherman Center construction update