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Hudson Hoagland Society Annual Meeting focuses on the science of addiction

Hudson Hoagland Society Annual Meeting focuses on the science of addiction

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Hudson Hoagland Society focused on the science of addiction, featuring UMMS faculty Andrew Tapper, PhD; Amy Wachholtz, PhD; and Judson Brewer, MD, PhD.

Nature editorial recognizes novel GSBS career development program

Nature editorial recognizes novel GSBS career development program

The May 2016 issue of the international journal Nature cited the benefits of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ career development program in its editorial reacting to the new federal law impacting overtime pay for postdoctoral scientists.

Medical students teaching lifesaving hands-only CPR in local community

Medical students teaching lifesaving hands-only CPR in local community

School of Medicine students are getting out into the community to teach laypeople how to perform lifesaving hands-only CPR. They will be at the Bravehearts’ opening game on Friday, June 3, and the Multicultural Women’s Health Summit on Saturday, June 18. 

Med student Marissa Mastrocola receives Nth Dimensions internship in orthopedic surgery

Med student Marissa Mastrocola receives Nth Dimensions internship in orthopedic surgery

Marissa Mastrocola will spend the summer between her first and second year of medical school pursuing her interest in orthopedic surgery with an internship offered through Nth Dimensions, an organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the field.

Washington Post: Ancient sheep help in quest for Tay-Sachs treatment

Washington Post: Ancient sheep help in quest for Tay-Sachs treatment

UMass Medical School scientist Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, explained to the Washington Post how a rare breed of ancient sheep called Jacob has played a key role in research into Tay-Sachs disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that attacks newborns.

New, evidence-based tool to help osteoarthritis patients decide on hip, knee replacement

New, evidence-based tool to help osteoarthritis patients decide on hip, knee replacement

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has approved a $6.4 million funding award for Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, to develop a web-based tool that will better inform osteoarthritis patients seeking optimal knee and hip care.

UMMS scientists create new computational tool for greater understanding of metabolic network

UMMS scientists create new computational tool for greater understanding of metabolic network

Marian Walhout, PhD, and Lutfu Safak Yilmaz, PhD, present the first genome-scale reconstruction of the C. elegans metabolic network and show that scientists can use mathematical simulation to convert bacterial diet into C. elegans biomass.

Pierre Chambon awarded Gregory Pincus Medal by UMMS

Pierre Chambon awarded Gregory Pincus Medal by UMMS

Pierre Chambon, MD, founder of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cell Biology in Strasbourg, France and an internationally prominent biomedical researcher, was named the recipient of the Gregory Pincus Medal by UMass Medical School.

UMMS study: Newly diagnosed diabetes increases risk of heart attack, stroke even among statin users

UMMS study: Newly diagnosed diabetes increases risk of heart attack, stroke even among statin users

Postmenopausal women with newly diagnosed diabetes have a significantly increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease whether or not they take statin drugs, according to a new study led by researchers at UMMS and published in the European Journal of Epidemiology.

Kristina Deligiannidis talks to WBZ-TV about new international peripartum depression study

Kristina Deligiannidis talks to WBZ-TV about new international peripartum depression study

UMMS neuroscientist Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, and her patient Ashley Poniros were interviewed for a health segment with Dr. Mallika Marshall of WBZ-TV about a new international study aimed at determining whether a woman’s DNA impacts her risk for peripartum depression.

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