Child and adolescent psychiatry leader Jean A. Frazier, MD, has been named the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMMS, a new program that brings together the Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Initiative (CANDI), the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO) and the former Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Developmental Disabilities.
Motivated by the kindness and care they received from the UMass Medicine Cancer Center, the Lefebvre family is helping to raise awareness of the 17th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk.
A new paper by researchers at UMass Medical School published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes disease-causing mutations in a gene called profilin 1 that severely destabilize an important actin-binding protein; this unusual instability may be part of the cause of diseases such as ALS.
The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation and The Glass Charitable Foundation are establishing five-year term chairs for three junior faculty in diabetes research at UMass Medical School. Laura Alonso, MD, Michael Brehm, PhD, and Rene Maehr, PhD, will each receive $300,000 over five years.
The launch of a new initiative “Bullying: Beyond Finger-Pointing to a Culture of Respect” was announced at the 2014-2015 Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity Annual Meeting.
Vivian Budnik, PhD, has pinpointed a novel mechanism responsible for the long-range transportation of RNA from the nucleus of muscle cells to developing postsynaptic sites along the neuromuscular junction.
UMass Medical School, Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will open a regional clinical campus of the medical school in Springfield, to be known as UMMS-Baystate Health.
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women recognized Melody Rush, a lab technician in UMass Medical School’s New England Newborn Screening Program, as an Unsung Heroine for helping save a newborn's life.
UMass Medical School students are conducting health disparities research in Gujarat, India, to improve health care in the region. The Research and Advocacy for Health in India initiative was spearheaded by MD/PhD student Apurv Soni.
UMass Medicine Cancer Walk staff members are hosting a series of open houses at several UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center locations to support team leaders and walkers who are raising money for care and research at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence.