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Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant to advance glioblastoma research at UMMS

Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant to advance glioblastoma research at UMMS

Jack L. Leonard, PhD, received a $250,000 grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels and Worcester-area Hyundai dealers to explore a tumor suppressing pathway that arrests growth and initiates programmed cell death in glioblastoma tumor cells.

Ebola free, Rick Sacra continues call for prayers, support for his ‘adopted country’

Ebola free, Rick Sacra continues call for prayers, support for his ‘adopted country’

A healthy but tired Rick Sacra, MD, read a statement and took questions at a press conference at UMass Medical School today, confirming that he likely contracted Ebola while caring for very ill pregnant women at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.  

UMMS rallies with Congressman McGovern in push for increased NIH funding

UMMS rallies with Congressman McGovern in push for increased NIH funding

UMass Medical School doctors and scientists rallied around calls from U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern to increase NIH funding for biomedical research at a public forum moderated by Chancellor Michael F. Collins.  

Thursday Morning Memo: Turning over a new leaf

Thursday Morning Memo: Turning over a new leaf

Alli Regan, MD, reflects on lessons learned while working alongside the dental hygienist on the UMass Memorial Ronald McDonald Care Mobile during her oral health elective. 

Inaugural Gold Humanism Honor Society members inducted

Inaugural Gold Humanism Honor Society members inducted

Twenty members of the School of Medicine Class of 2015 were inducted into the new UMMS Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter on Sept. 19. These students were nominated by their classmates and mentors as exemplars of compassionate patient-centered care.  Also inducted were residents and faculty members selected by the student inductees.

Feldman to WBUR: Military suicides are preventable

Feldman to WBUR: Military suicides are preventable

Suicidologist Barry Feldman, PhD, talked to WBUR-FM radio about how UMass Medical School is assisting the Massachusetts National Guard for a Sept. 18 story exploring the Guard’s efforts to prevent suicides within its ranks. 

Experts, advocates to call for biomedical research funding Sept. 24 at UMass Medical School

Experts, advocates to call for biomedical research funding Sept. 24 at UMass Medical School

Members of the UMMS community are invited to join a panel discussion about the importance of National Institutes of Health research funding on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the ASC Cube.

‘It’s personalized medicine,’ Jie Song tells Telegram about UMMS bone research using 3D printers

‘It’s personalized medicine,’ Jie Song tells Telegram about UMMS bone research using 3D printers

At the forefront of materials research for the biomedical field, Jie Song, PhD, is using 3D printers to build scaffolding for bone repair, according to an article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Honoring the achievements of students and faculty, with a look to the future

Honoring the achievements of students and faculty, with a look to the future

UMass Worcester celebrated the start of the academic year with a week of Convocation 2014 events, recognizing faculty and students. This video highlights ceremonies honoring the achievements of the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Graduate School of Nursing, and captures Chancellor Collins’ promise in his annual address of ‘moments of exhilaration and success’ for the academic medical center.

First-year medical students don symbol of their profession at joyous celebration

First-year medical students don symbol of their profession at joyous celebration

In the presence of faculty members, campus leaders, family and friends, the 125 men and women of the School of Medicine Class of 2018 were welcomed into the medical profession at the White Coat Ceremony, the concluding event for Convocation Week 2014 at UMass Medical School.

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