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Cutting edge UMMS Cryo-Electron Microscopy facility opens

Cutting edge UMMS Cryo-Electron Microscopy facility opens

The grand opening of the Massachusetts Facility for High-Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy at UMass Medical School is taking place Tuesday, Oct. 4. The event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony; tours of the facility for invited guests; and, open to the public, lectures from world renowned cryo-EM experts.

New ALS ONE license plate to support ALS research and care

New ALS ONE license plate to support ALS research and care

Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, a leading ALS scientist, joined Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito to announce the launch of the ALS ONE license plate to help fund ALS research and care.

Wen Xue receives $250,000 for pediatric cancer research from Hyundai Hope on Wheels

Wen Xue receives $250,000 for pediatric cancer research from Hyundai Hope on Wheels

UMass Medical School cancer researcher Wen Xue, PhD, accepted a $250,000 grant Friday from the Hyundai Motor America Hope on Wheels campaign to continue his work toward improving care and treatment options for children with cancer.

UMMS research examines use of tanning beds in private homes

UMMS research examines use of tanning beds in private homes

One in four people who use indoor tanning beds say they have used the equipment in private homes, according to a new research letter in JAMA Dermatology, by Sherry Pagoto, PhD, and UMass Medical School colleagues.

UMMS community celebrates life, legacy of Arthur M. Pappas, MD

UMMS community celebrates life, legacy of Arthur M. Pappas, MD

UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center communities gathered Friday, Sept. 16 to remember Arthur M. Pappas, MD, an esteemed pillar of the medical school and a pioneering orthopedic surgeon and educator who died last spring. 

White Coat Ceremony formalizes medical calling for School of Medicine Class of 2020

White Coat Ceremony formalizes medical calling for School of Medicine Class of 2020

One hundred-fifty members of the School of Medicine Class of 2020 were cloaked with freshly pressed white coats for the first time on Friday, Sept. 16 at the annual White Coat Ceremony, as family, friends and faculty cheered.

GSBS recognizes 37 newly qualified PhD candidates

GSBS recognizes 37 newly qualified PhD candidates

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences honored 37 newly qualified PhD candidates with a formal ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 15, marking the milestone achievement as they transition from classroom-based learning to candidacy for a doctoral degree.

Convocation 2016 recognizes Chancellor’s Medal recipients; faculty invested as named chairs

Convocation 2016 recognizes Chancellor’s Medal recipients; faculty invested as named chairs

In his annual Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins bestowed Chancellor’s Awards to David Hatem, MD; Steven Reppert, MD; David Drachman, MD; and Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD. He invested Jonathan Kay, MD; Joel Richter, PhD; and Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, as named chairs.

UMass Medical School announces $250 million comprehensive campaign

UMass Medical School announces $250 million comprehensive campaign

UMass Medical School’s Pathways of Promise capital campaign, the largest fundraising effort since the school was founded in 1962, was launched to support the school’s ongoing pursuit of excellence and to shape advances in biomedical research and education well into the 21st century.

Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony welcomes 25 new nurses into the profession

Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony welcomes 25 new nurses into the profession

The Graduate School of Nursing’s annual Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony kicked off Convocation Week at UMass Medical School on Sept. 13 when 25 doctoral students received pins symbolizing their entry into the nursing profession.

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