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September 2009

Welcome to Focus, a monthly newsletter covering institutional news and events, such as faculty, staff and student achievements, and new initiatives. Its recurring sections include Employee of Distinction, Achievements, Calendar, Grants (research) and Information.

This is our second issue of the new web-based Focus and we’re happy to be able to deliver news and information about the institution in a more contemporary and efficient way. We hope you like this new format as well and look forward to your feedback. Drop us a note at Focus@umassmed.edu

The Focus staff
Public Affairs & Publications


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Summer jobs 'Building Brighter Futures With Youth'

This summer, 25 Worcester high school juniors and seniors benefited from summer jobs at UMass Medical School, an experience made possible in collaboration with the citywide Building Brighter Futures With Youth initiative program . . . Read full story >>

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UMMS scientists test gene therapy

In a first-of-its-kind procedure in New England, clinical researchers at UMass Medical School have used a gene therapy technique to introduce a normal-functioning gene into the eye of a patient . . . Read full story >>

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Growing Green web site launched

In order to integrate thoughtful environmental stewardship of its campus with its goal of sustainable institutional advancement, UMass Medical School has launched the Growing Green sustainability campaign and Web site . . . Read full story >>

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New genes at work in patients

Researchers at UMass Medical School and the University of Florida in Gainesville have safely given new, functional genes to patients with a hereditary defect that can lead to fatal lung and liver diseases, according to findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science . . . Read full story >>

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Kathleen Dunlap, PhD, to deliver annual Fred Fay Lecture

Kathleen A. Dunlap will deliver the eleventh annual Fred S. Fay lecture on Monday, Sept. 21. . . Read full story >>

'UMass Medicines Cares’ captures how you care

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