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July 2009

July News - Commencement 

36th Commencement

A new tradition begins

On Sunday, June 7, the University of Massachusetts Worcester began a new tradition by holding its 36th Commencement exercises on campus under a 3,000-seat tent erected on the new Campus Green. After a weekend of festive events that included a Saturday night celebration and a Sunday morning brunch, 204 degrees were awarded to graduates of the three schools that make up UMass Worcester—the School of Medicine. . . Read full story >>

Associate vice chancellors in HR, Community Affairs named

The appointment of two new associate vice chancellors will advance key goals of the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center joint Academic Health Sciences Center Strategic Plan—to build the workforce of the future, and to have a significant impact on the world . . . Read full story >>

july News - Szabo

Szabo granted prestigious MERIT award

Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and associate dean for clinical and translational research, has joined the select group of UMass Medical School investigators to be honored with a Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) award . . . Read full story >>

july news - faculty awards

2009 Women’s Faculty Awards

At a ceremony in May, the Women’s Faculty Committee presented its 2009 Outstanding Faculty Awards to exceptional faculty for their contributions to education, science, patient care, community service and mentoring of women faculty. . . Read full story >>

July news - Helping heal trauma a world away

Helping heal trauma a world away

This spring, Sherry Pagoto, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, traveled to Iraq to help lay the groundwork for a study to compare mental health treatment methods for long-term depression and post-traumatic stress disorder among Kurdish survivors of a brutal campaign of genocide directed by former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in the 1980s . . . Read full story >>

July news - walk to cure cancer

Walk to Cure Cancer embarks on second decade

The 11th annual Walk to Cure Cancer takes place on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009. Walkers from across New England and the nation will be raising funds for cancer research at UMass Medical School and cancer care at UMass Memorial Medical Center. . . Read full story >>


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