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UMMS recognized by EPA for reducing carbon emissions and other pollutants

UMMS recognized by EPA for reducing carbon emissions and other pollutants

UMass Medical School was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award for the superior performance of its combined heat and power systems.

Winter Ball raises more than $1M for UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Winter Ball raises more than $1M for UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center

The eighth annual Winter Ball hit a major milestone on Friday, Dec. 2, raising more than $1 million for UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. That figure includes nearly $250,000 for the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic.

Ellen Gravallese honored with two leadership appointments in academic medicine

Ellen Gravallese honored with two leadership appointments in academic medicine

Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, has been named an associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and named to the executive committee of the American College of Rheumatology.

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health celebrate launch of regional campus

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health celebrate launch of regional campus

Officials from UMass Medical School, Baystate Health, UMass Amherst and the City of Springfield gathered Thursday in Springfield to celebrate the official launch of the medical school’s first regional campus in Western Massachusetts. 

UMMS partners on Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative

UMMS partners on Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs is collaborating with UMass Medical School and other partners on the Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative, which strives to make communities supportive and inclusive of individuals living with dementia and their families. 

UMMS collaborates with InterVRx to review specialty drug clinical protocols

UMMS collaborates with InterVRx to review specialty drug clinical protocols

UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services has partnered with InterVRx to review the accuracy, completeness and usability of specialty drug clinical protocols used within its patient monitoring platform.

Fuhrmann in Human Gene Therapy: Progress being made in biomedical career training

Fuhrmann in Human Gene Therapy: Progress being made in biomedical career training

The importance of career development programs for doctoral students is emphasized in a new commentary published in the journal Human Gene Therapy by Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD.

Chancellor Collins, staff serve up turkeys and good cheer at Veterans Inc.

Chancellor Collins, staff serve up turkeys and good cheer at Veterans Inc.

Chancellor Michael F. Collins and UMass Medical School staffers were on hand distributing Thanksgiving turkeys with all the trimmings to veterans and their families at the Veterans Inc. annual Holiday Harvest event on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

In memoriam: H. Brownell Wheeler, MD, UMMS founding chair of surgery, 1929-2016

In memoriam: H. Brownell Wheeler, MD, UMMS founding chair of surgery, 1929-2016

The UMass Medical School community is saddened by the death of H. Brownell Wheeler, MD, founding chair of surgery and the Harry M. Haidak Distinguished Professor of Surgery Emeritus, according to an announcement from Chancellor Michael F. Collins. Dr. Wheeler died on Nov. 22, at age 87.

Gang Han designs lamp light operative photodynamic molecules for deep-tissue tumor therapy

Gang Han designs lamp light operative photodynamic molecules for deep-tissue tumor therapy

UMass Medical School scientist Gang Han, PhD, and his team have designed a new class of molecules used in photodynamic therapy that are able to direct lamp light deep into tissue to kill cancer tumors. 

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