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7/17/2014 7/17/2014

GSBS students volunteer with Habitat for Humanity  

For the past few years, GSBS Cares has organized a “build day” with Habitat for Humanity. This year, students spent the day working in Wayland alongside the future homeowner. In addition to their generous contribution of time, GSBS Cares also made

7/9/2014 7/10/2014

GSBS Alumna Donates Largest Ever Alumni Gift to UMMS  

GSBS Alumna Diane M. (Casey) Riccio, PhD ’03, and her husband, Dan Riccio, of Los Gatos, Calif make largest ever alumni donation to UMMS to support ALS research. Read full story here http www.umassmed.edu news news archives 2014 07 Inspired

6/30/2014 7/9/2014

Graduates Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society  

Several graduates of the MD PhD Program at UMass Medical School have been inducted into the AOA Honor Medical Society. Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a professional medical organization, recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest

6/3/2014 6/3/2014

Tariana Little presenting poster at APHA Annual Meeting  

Tariana Little, CPHR student, will present her poster, "Studying Experiences of Racism among African Americans in Tallahassee, Florida A Community University Collaboration" at the 142nd APHA Annual Meeting "Healthography How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well Being" to

6/3/2014 6/3/2014

GSBS Celebrates Student Achievement 2014  

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences paused to mark the end of another academic year and recognize outstanding students at the Celebration of Student Achievement on Thursday, May 29. Students were honored for academic achievement, mentoring, service and scholarship. See

5/15/2014 5/15/2014

MD-PhD Program holds 9th Annual Research Retreat  

The MD PhD Program held their 9th Annual Research Retreat on Wednesday, April 16th. Once again, the students in the program spearheaded the effort to organize and facilitate this event. It was a great success with attendees that included students,

5/6/2014 5/13/2014

Rising UMMS physician-scientist one of 29 Who Shine in Mass.  

 Jennifer MacDonald earns state higher education award for community service, academic achievement.Read full story on UMass Med Now http www.umassmed.edu news news archives 2014 05 Rising UMMS physicianscientist one of 29 Who Shine in Mass 0none2014 05 06Rising UMMS physician

4/29/2014 5/13/2014

MD PhD student, Peter Cruz-Gordillo, awarded a Medical Student Rotation Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) of the American Society of Clinical Oncology  

 MD PhD student, Peter Cruz Gordillo, has been awarded a Medical Student Rotation Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). ASCO is the largest professional organization representing all oncology healthcare subspecialties. Peter

4/15/2014 5/13/2014

Alan Rathbun wins Travel Award to EULAR 2014, Paris, France  

Alan Rathbun, who successfully defended his dissertation last week, has been selected to receive a highly competitive travel award to present his work at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2014 in Paris, France in June 2014. 0none2014 04

4/15/2014 5/13/2014

Lauren Powell Awarded Hope Scholarship  

Lauren Powell, a first year graduate student in the Clinical and Population Health doctoral program was awarded the 2014 2015 Hope Scholarship. The Hope Scholarships are awarded to New England minority students, enrolled in high school, college, medical, graduate or

4/10/2014 5/13/2014

Mollie Wood wins SER Travel Award  

Mollie Wood, a doctoral student in the CPHR program, has been selected to receive a Travel Award to attend the Society of Epidemiologic Research 47th Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington in June 2014. These awards are highly competitive and will

4/10/2014 5/13/2014

Gillian Griffith presenting podium presentation at Academy Health  

Gillian Griffith's work entitled Gender Differences in Psychiatric Comorbidity and Treatment Outcomes in a Medicaid Insured, Opioid Dependent Population was accepted for a podium presentation at the Gender Health Interest Group at Academy Health in June in San Diego, CA.

3/11/2014 5/13/2014

Watson and Conine receive Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award  

Emma Watson (thesis mentor Dr. Marian Walhout) and Colin Conine (thesis mentor Dr. Craig Mello) are recipients of the 2014 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award. This award, established in 2000, recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological

3/4/2014 4/22/2014

Tariana Little awarded Travel Award to Latina Researchers Conference  

CPHR student Tariana Little was awarded a Travel Award to present her research at the Latina Researchers Conference, April 3 5, 2014 in New York City. Her poster is entitled "Everyday Discrimination, Family Relations, and Psychological Distress among Latina os".

1/2/2014 3/5/2014

Tariana Little to present at the 74th annual meeting for the Society for Applied Anthropology  

Tariana Little, CPHR student, will chair the panel "Lessons from the 2013 Ethnographic Field School in Tallahassee, Florida", and orally co present on "Becoming Ethnographers Learning and Negotiating Identities in the Field" as well as co present on "Cultural Meaning

1/2/2014 3/5/2014

CPHR student Tariana Little receives 2014 EquityRx Health Equity Scholars Program internship  

Tariana Little, a Ph.D. student in the CPHR program, was selected as a 2014 Health Equity Scholars Program (HESP) Intern for EquityRx. The 6 month internship includes an orientation at the NIH's National Library of Medicine web based curriculum of

10/17/2013 3/5/2014

Lauren Powell selected to serve as Student Meeting Director at APHA Annual Meeting  

Lauren Powell, CPHR Student, selected to serve as Student Meeting Director at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, "Think Global, Act Local Best Practices Around the World."  To be held November 2 6, 2013 in Boston. 127left2013 10 17Lauren Powell selected

10/10/2013 3/5/2014

Tariana Little to present at the 3rd Annual UMCCTS Community Engagement and Research Symposium, “Community Engaged Research: Exploring the Reach, Impact and Value”  

Tariana Little, CPHR student, will present her poster, "Studying Experiences of Racism among African Americans in Tallahassee, Florida A Community University Collaboration" at the 3rd Annual UMCCTS Community Engagement and Research Symposium, “Community Engaged Research Exploring the Reach, Impact and Value” to be held

10/8/2013 3/5/2014

First Author Publication  

CPHR student Gioia Persuitte has a first author publication in Nutrients. The article is available to read at http www.mdpi.com 2072 6643 5 10 3910. It was one of four manuscripts that she worked on during her independent study over

9/24/2013 3/5/2014

CPHR student, Lauren Powell, receives supplemental grant from NIH NIMHD through CHEIR  

Lauren Powell, a Ph.D. student in the CPHR program on the Worcester campus, has received a supplemental grant from NIH NIMHD through CHEIR. The project is an extension of the work of CHEIR community engagement core independent project, which is

9/19/2013 3/5/2014

GSBS celebrates inaugural ceremony recognizing current students admitted to doctoral candidacy  

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 we celebrated with a inaugural ceremony recognizing all current GSBS students who have been admitted to doctoral candidacy. Over 240 students, faculty and staff attended the ceremony which was watched live by viewers in 10 states across the nation

9/10/2013 3/5/2014

National Research Network on Healthy Weight in Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities  

The Health Promotion & Wellness in Developmental Disabilities Research Group at the UMMS E.K. Shriver Center was recently awarded a three year grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau to establish a national research network on healthy weight in children

8/29/2013 3/5/2014

Center for Health Policy and Research to present at Medicaid Enterprises Systems Conference  

We will be presenting the following (and other) abstract(s) at the Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) in Charleston, South Carolina, September 10, 2013.   Developing and Reporting Performance Metrics for Exchange and Medicaid Systems Responsible Lead and co authors presenters

8/29/2013 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, Alan M. Rathbun, Recipient of the Student Achievement Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation  

Alan M. Rathbun, a PhD candidate in the CPHR program, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 Rheumatology Research Foundation Student Achievement Award. The award is related to work from the second aim of his doctoral dissertation, "Temporal Associations

7/11/2013 3/5/2014

Medical Scientist Training Program Award  

The prestigious NIH Medical Scientist Training Grant was awarded to the MD PhD Program at UMass in July 2013. This training grant will help support the exceptional students enrolled in the program here in addition to the institutional funding that

5/30/2013 3/5/2014

Pathways student selected to participate in NSF Ethnographic Field School  

Tariana Little has been selected to participate in the 2013 Ethnographic Field School in Tallahassee, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Tariana will attend the five week program that provides training in a wide range of

5/30/2013 3/5/2014

CPHR student named Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship winner  

Cami Benedicto Pimentel, a doctoral student in the CPHR program, has been named as a recipient of the Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship. The award provides free registration to attend the 2013 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 23 25 in

5/30/2013 3/5/2014

CPHR Doctoral Students with Travel Awards to International Meetings  

Mollie Wood (PhD student) and Dan Frendl (MD PhD student) were both awarded Travel Awards from the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology to present their work at the 29th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management. 0none2013 05 28CPHR Doctoral

5/30/2013 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, Lisa Lines, awarded a Health Services Dissertation grant by the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)  

Lisa Lines, a doctoral student in the CPHR program, was recently awarded a Health Services Dissertation grant from the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This grant entitled “Outpatient Emergency Department Utilization Prevalence and Predictive Models” will support her dissertation

5/30/2013 3/5/2014

CPHR Student wins Poster Competition  

CPHR doctoral student Sherry Xiao, MPH won a poster competition in nutritional epidemiology at the Annual Meeting of Experimental Biology 2013. The title of the poster is "Acid lowering agent intake and Vitamin B12 status among elderly Puerto Rican Adults".

5/30/2013 3/5/2014

Pathways to Graduate Study Program Student selected as Schweitzer Fellow  

Lauren Powell, a Pathways to Graduate Study Program student, has been selected as a Boston Schweitzer Fellow. The Albert Schweitzer Fellows will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership

6/14/2012 6/14/2012

GSBS Celebrates Student Achievement 2012  

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted its 3rd annual Celebration of Student Achievement on Friday, June 1, 2012. Students and graduates were recognized for outstanding achievement in a variety of academic and co curricular endeavors. 2012 Graduates were joined

5/15/2012 3/5/2014

Extraordinary talents: Twin sisters achieve exceedingly rare feat  

Identical twin sisters, Asia and Ashley Matthew will enroll in the MD PhD program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School after graduating from Xavier with a 4.0 average in both chemistry and pre med. Extraordinary talents Twin sisters achieve

12/29/2011 5/16/2014

GSBS Alum makes breakthrough in Angelman Syndrome: Unsilencing imprinted genes  

2008 graduate, Hsien Sung Huang, Ph.D., has discovered topoisomerase inhibitors that can unsilence Ube3a in several regions of the central nervous system such as hippocampus, striatum, cerebral cortex, cerebellum and spinal cord. Ube3a is paternally imprinted and maternally active. Loss

10/20/2011 5/16/2014

CPHR Student, Yendelela Cuffee, awarded a Health Services Dissertation grant by the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)  

Yendelela Cuffee MPH, is a fourth year student in the CPHR program with an interest in prevention and management of cardiovascular disease among African Americans. She was recently awarded a Health Services Dissertation grant from the Agency Healthcare Research and

10/20/2011 5/16/2014

CPHR Student, Lisa Lines, Wins Student Travel Award to Attend the International Conference on Health Policy Statistics  

Lisa Lines won a student travel award to attend the International Conference on Health Policy Statistics in Cleveland in October. At the conference, she presented a poster entitled "Quantile Regression Analysis of the Effect of Health Maintenance Organization Enrollment on

7/22/2011 5/16/2014

MD-PhD Student, Keith Romano, Awarded Journal of Biological Chemistry Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award  

M.D. Ph.D. candidate Keith Romano received the Journal of Biological Chemistry Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award at the 25th annual symposium of the Protein Society, which was held July 23 27 in Boston. Read full article on JBC website. 0none2011 07

4/19/2011 3/5/2014

2011 CPHR Graduate, Lauren Gellar, Accepts Assistant Professor Position in Public Health Nutrition at University of Tennessee  

Dr. Gellar has accepted a tenure track assistant professor position in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tennessee. She will continue to conduct research which focuses on the behavioral and physiological factors associated with nutritional health status and how

4/10/2011 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, Yendelela L. Cuffee, Awarded 2011 HOPE Scholarship  

The Hope Scholarship is awarded by the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) at Harvard. The Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP), founded in 1991, was incorporated as a not for profit organization in 1994. BSCP's first student conference took place in

3/22/2011 5/16/2014

MD-PhD Student, Jen MacDonald, Wins Visions Community Award  

MD PhD Student, Jen MacDonald, wins a Visions Community Award, presented by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for her volunteer work at two free medical clinics.  Read full article here  http www.telegram.com apps pbcs.dll article?AID= 20110210 NEWS 102100900 1116 0none2011 02 10MD PhD

11/15/2010 3/5/2014

Publication of Shira Fischer, MDPhD and CPHR Student, featured on Agency for Heathcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Network site  

Shira Fischer's recent publication in the Journal of the Americal Medical Information Association, Impact of health information technology interventions to improve medication laboratory monitoring for ambulatory patients a systematic review, was featured this week in the What's New this Week (11 10 2010)

9/17/2010 3/5/2014

Oral Presentation at the American College of Rheumatology National Meeting  

Melissa Matzelle, PhD student, will give an oral presentation at the American College of Rheumatology national meeting in Atlanta, Georgia in a Concurrent Session on RA pathogenesis. Melissa is studying pathogenic mechanisms of articular bone destruction in arthritis in Dr.

9/17/2010 3/5/2014

BBS Student, Melissa Matzelle awarded Abbott Bioresearch Fellowship in Translational Science  

Melissa Matzelle, a Cell Biology graduate student in the lab of Ellen Gravallese, Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology and Chief of Rheumatology at UMass Memorial, was awarded the Abbott Bioresearch Fellowship in Translational Science. This award will support Melissa's

6/22/2010 3/5/2014

2010 CPHR Graduate, Hoa Nguyen, Accepts Position at Yale University School of Medicine  

Dr. Nguyen has accepted an Associate Research Scientist position in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. As part of the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) research team, Dr. Nguyen will

6/22/2010 4/22/2014

2010 CPHR Graduate, James Potts, Accepts Position at Biogen Idec  

Dr. Potts (2010 CPHR Graduate) has accepted a position as a Biostatistician at the Global Medical Affairs branch of Biogen Idec in Wellesley, MA. He will participate in multiple Phase IV studies, including involvement in study design discussions and running

6/16/2010 3/5/2014

GSBS Celebrates Student Achievement  

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted the first annual Celebration of Student Achievement on Friday, June 4, 2010. Students and graduates were recognized for outstanding achievement in a variety of academic and co curricular endeavors. 2010 Graduates were joined

5/26/2010 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, Tanya Lord, MPH, Awarded Health Services Dissertation Grant from the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality  

Tanya Lord, MPH, is a fourth year student in the CPHR program with an interest in Patient Safety research. She was recently awarded a Health Services Dissertation grant from the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This grant will support

4/8/2010 3/5/2014

UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE  

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is happy to assist its faculty and pre doctoral students from Central Massachusetts and beyond by coordinating year long, semester long and summer research internship opportunities. We have developed a listing of available research

4/6/2010 3/5/2014

Charisa Cottonham, PhD Candidate, Receives the 2010 Hope Scholarship  

The Hope Scholarship is awarded by the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) at Harvard. The Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP), founded in 1991, was incorporated as a not for profit organization in 1994. BSCP's first student conference took place in

3/25/2010 5/16/2014

Two UMMS GSBS Students Awarded the 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award by The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center  

Two UMMS GSBS students have been awarded the 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This award is widely regarded by faculty as the highest award that any graduate student in the biomedical

2/4/2010 3/5/2014

2010 CPHR Graduate, Mary Jane Bentley, Accepts Position as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Yale Child Study Center  

Dr. Bentley has accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Yale Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. She will be involved in a number of research projects as part of a NIMH

1/12/2010 3/5/2014

UMMS Upgrading PeopleSoft Student Administration  

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is currently upgrading the PeopleSoft Student Administration Application. The PeopleSoft Student Administration Application is an integrated student information system that houses the student admissions, financial and academic records for the institution. The upgraded PeopleSoft

1/12/2010 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, Yong Chen, Examines Prescribing of Antipsychotic Medications for Nursing Home Residents  

JAMA News ReleaseCHICAGO Older adults newly admitted to nursing homes with high rates of antipsychotic prescribing in the previous year are more likely to receive antipsychotic agents, according to a report in the January 11 issue of Archives of Internal

12/15/2009 3/5/2014

Nang Maung, MGM Graduate Student, awarded Travel Grant to attend International Symposium on Pneumococci  

Nang Maung is a fifth year PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. John Leong (MGM). Recently, Nang's abstract was selected for a Travel Grant to attend the 7th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases meeting in Tel Aviv,

12/15/2009 3/5/2014

Hantavirus findings of Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research featured in Wall Street Journal  

Hantavirus research of Dr. Francis Ennis' lab was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. Read Full Article   http online.wsj.com article SB10001424052748703819904574553810498042156.html     0none2009 11 24Of Mice and Men Why Hantavirus is so Deadly

12/15/2009 3/5/2014

Drinking Study Rewarded  

Linzy Hendrickson received the Suzannah Bliss Tieman Award for the best poster by a graduate student at the 17th Northeast Under graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience (N.E.U.R.O.N.) conference, held at Boston Latin School on Nov. 22, 2009. Linzy is a

12/15/2009 3/5/2014

Cell Biology Graduate Student, Charusheila Ramkumar, Presents Poster at American Association of Cancer Research  

Charusheila Ramkumar, a graduate student in the Department of Cell Biology, presented a poster titled " Smurf2 deficient mice exibit increased tumorigenesis " at AACR (American Association of Cancer Research) Conference on Frontiers in Basic Research. Charusheila was the first

12/11/2009 5/16/2014

MD-PhD Student, Bharath Nath, Presents at American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases 2009 Annual Conference  

Bharath Nath, an MD PhD student who recently completed his dissertation in the lab of Gyongyi Szabo MD PhD, presented a talk on his dissertation work at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases 2009 Annual Meeting in

12/8/2009 3/5/2014

2008 CPHR Graduate, Hongliu Ding, MD, MPH, PhD to Join Harvard Medical School as Research Fellow  

Dr. Ding will join in Dr. Clemens Scherzers Neurogenomics group at Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical School as a genetic epidemiologist focusing on analyzing and conducting genetic, gene expression, integrative genomic, and laboratory biomarker studies nested in Harvard NeuroDiscovery

12/2/2009 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, James Potts, MPH, Awarded Public Health Research Dissertation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  

James A. Potts, MPH, is a fourth year student in the CPHR program with an interest in infectious disease research. He was recently awarded a public health research dissertation grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to

12/2/2009 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Receives Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award  

Elena Salmoirago Blotcher, MD, is a cardiologist who joined CPHR as a full time student in 2007 to launch a research career after being a practicing clinician for many years. She recently was awarded a National Research Service Award for

12/2/2009 3/5/2014

CPHR Graduates First Three PhDs  

Hongliu Ding, MD, MPH, PhD and Virginia Briggs, MS, PhD (pictured right at June Commencement) as well as Mayra Tisminetzky,MD, MPH, PhD, are the first group of graduates from the CPHR Program. Dr. Briggs conducted an observational study, “Injection Treatment

12/2/2009 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, James Potts, MPH, Receives ASTMH Award  

James Potts, CPHR third year student, received a runner up Young Investigator award and $250 for his poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). The 57th ASTMH was held in New