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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.

Amid NIH funding decline, Collins calls on campus to ‘Take a leap of faith with me’

Amid NIH funding decline, Collins calls on campus to ‘Take a leap of faith with me’

Chancellor Collins urged ‘leap of faith’ and awarded medals of distinction and endowed chairs and professorship to outstanding faculty at UMass Medical School’s 2014 Convocation and Investiture on Sept. 18.

GSBS recognizes pivotal achievement for PhD students

GSBS recognizes pivotal achievement for PhD students

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences honored 44 newly qualified PhD candidates with a formal ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 17, marking the milestone achievement as they transition from classroom-based learning to candidacy for a doctoral degree. The event recognized those who have successfully completed the Qualifying Exam.

UMMS Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce Murphy to be honored by Massachusetts Health Council

UMMS Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce Murphy to be honored by Massachusetts Health Council

Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of Commonwealth Medicine, is one of four individuals and one wellness program the council is applauding for exemplifying its 94-year mission of promoting prevention and wellness. Murphy is being recognized for her devotion to supporting healthy communities, families and individuals.

Tenth pinning ceremony marks entry of 29 new nurses to profession

Tenth pinning ceremony marks entry of 29 new nurses to profession

Held in the presence of family and friends on Sept. 15, the Graduate School of Nursing Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony kicked off Convocation Week 2014 at UMass Worcester with a tradition that signifies the nursing students’ readiness to become registered nurses as they continue their studies towards graduate degrees.

Advanced practice nursing student ready to ‘make a difference’

Advanced practice nursing student ready to ‘make a difference’

About to be pinned as a registered nurse, GSN student Kasia Dodman is well on her way to caring for hospital patients as a nurse practitioner specializing in cancer care. The Graduate Entry Pathway pinning ceremony will kick off Convocation events at UMass Worcester Monday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.

Convocation 2014 celebrates faculty and student achievement at UMass Worcester

Convocation 2014 celebrates faculty and student achievement at UMass Worcester

UMass Worcester marks the start of the academic year with a full slate of events the week of Sept. 15 to 19 designed to recognize the accomplishments of students and faculty.

Expert’s Corner: UMMS pediatrician explains rare respiratory illness outbreak in parts of country

Expert’s Corner: UMMS pediatrician explains rare respiratory illness outbreak in parts of country

The Centers for Disease Control is warning of a spike in cases of a rare respiratory illness identified as enterovirus D68 that is sickening children in about a dozen states, though none have yet been reported in New England. Pediatrician Christina Hermos explains the symptoms and treatment in this Expert’s Corner video.   

‘Near death, and overmedicated:’ New York Times columnist weighs in on UMMS study findings

‘Near death, and overmedicated:’ New York Times columnist weighs in on UMMS study findings

The new UMMS study led by Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, that found nursing home residents with advanced dementia often receive medications of questionable benefit prompted a strong reaction from a New York Times columnist.  

New UMMS study shows medications of questionable benefit used in advanced dementia

New UMMS study shows medications of questionable benefit used in advanced dementia

Nursing home residents with advanced dementia often receive medications of questionable benefit with costly consequences, according to a new study by researchers at UMass Medical School, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine on Sept. 8.

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