April 24, 2014

Confronting HIV/AIDS at UMMS: from first cases to ‘functional cure’

Confronting HIV/AIDS at UMMS: from first cases to ‘functional cure’

Four pioneering members of the UMMS AIDS community came together on April 22 for a panel discussion called "Surviving and Thriving: History of HIV Research and Care at UMMS.” The panel was hosted by the Lamar Soutter Library’s Office of Medical History and Archives.

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April 24, 2014

Judith Ockene named Distinguished Scientist by Society of Behavioral Medicine

The Society of Behavioral Medicine has named preventive and behavioral medicine pioneer Judith Ockene the recipient of its 2014 Distinguished Scientist Award.

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April 23, 2014

UMMS med student among 70 HHMI fellows to embark on a year in the lab

Third year medical student Jacob Kushkuley is among 70 of the nation’s top medical and veterinary students selected to participate in the 26th class of the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program, a $2.8 million annual initiative to increase the training of future physician-scientists.

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April 23, 2014

UMass Medical School’s Earth Day shines on Charter TV3, NECN

UMass Medical School’s commitment to the environment was showcased at its ninth annual Earth Day celebration, according to a report on Charter TV3 Worcester News Tonight and New England Cable News.

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April 22, 2014

UMass Medical School teams up with industry partners on solar power arrays

UMass Medical School has reached a 30-year agreement to pay for up to 12 megawatts of solar power generated from arrays being developed by First Wind, Major Energy, Greenhouse Solar and Hecate Solar in Massachusetts. Over the course of the 30-year agreement, UMMS is projected to save a third off its current energy costs—an equivalent of $715,000 annually at today’s rates.

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April 18, 2014

ER resident tells Charter TV3 why she returned to Boston Marathon

Maurine Williams, MD, senior resident in emergency medicine, headed back as a volunteer in the medical tent at the Boston Marathon Monday, alongside a dozen colleagues from UMMS who helped save lives after last year’s bombings, she told Charter TV 3’s Worcester News Tonight.

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April 17, 2014

Welsh elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Raymond Welsh has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology in a highly selective, peer-reviewed process that recognizes scientific achievement and original contributions to the field of microbiology.

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April 17, 2014

Nursing student runs Boston Marathon ‘for Krystle’

Graduate School of Nursing student Hannah Wiberg explains why she was running the 2014 Boston Marathon as a member of “Run for Krystle UMass Marathon Team” that is raising funds for a scholarship established to honor bombing victim Krystle Campbell.

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April 16, 2014

Boston marathoners run for the Cellucci Fund

Each of the eight people who participated in the Boston Marathon in support of the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund has a unique connection to former Gov. Paul Cellucci, to the disease that took his life last year, or to the institution that he believed would find a cure.

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