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UMMS works to improve web text for people with cognitive disabilities

UMMS works to improve web text for people with cognitive disabilities

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is conducting research to determine if simplifying text for people with cognitive disabilities improves their understanding of what they read online.

Andreas Bergmann, PhD, receives Outstanding Investigator Award from NIH

Andreas Bergmann, PhD, receives Outstanding Investigator Award from NIH

Andreas Bergmann, PhD, has received a five-year, $3.5 million Maximizing Investigator Research Award from the National Institutes of Health.

New York Times tests online sleep training program developed by UMMS sleep expert

New York Times tests online sleep training program developed by UMMS sleep expert

An online cognitive behavioral therapy program for insomnia co-developed by UMass Medical School sleep medicine specialist Gregg Jacobs, PhD, was put to the test by a New York Times Well columnist, who reported on her experience in an Aug. 16 story.

Molly Waring focused on helping mothers manage their weight

Molly Waring focused on helping mothers manage their weight

In this Women in Science video, Molly Waring, PhD, assistant professor of quantitative health sciences and obstetrics & gynecology, talks about her research exploring how technology and social media can help mothers maintain a healthy weight.

UMMS mourns loss of Aldo Rossini

UMMS mourns loss of Aldo Rossini

The UMass Medical School community is mourning the loss of Aldo A. Rossini, MD, professor emeritus, who died Aug. 7, at the age of 74. World-renowned for his expertise in diabetes research and treatment, Dr. Rossini, was the William and Doris Krupp Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Diabetes prior to his retirement in 2009.

Postdoc Cara Weismann embarks on science policy fellowship

Postdoc Cara Weismann embarks on science policy fellowship

GSBS alum Cara Weismann, PhD, will unify her love of science with her passion for communication and collaboration when she begins a yearlong Science and Technology Policy Fellowship sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her fellowship will take place at the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Five-year, $11 million grant to fund new approaches to gene therapy

Five-year, $11 million grant to fund new approaches to gene therapy

A new program project grant will support innovations in the development of gene therapy treatments for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a debilitating lung disease. The $11 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will fund new approaches to the disease in the Horae Gene Therapy Center and the RNA Therapeutics Institute.

Andrew Olive receives Beckman Foundation fellowship, continues TB research

Andrew Olive receives Beckman Foundation fellowship, continues TB research

Andrew Olive, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Christopher M. Sassetti, PhD, has been awarded a 2016 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship. The two-year, competitive program will support his continuing investigation of M. tuberculosis and allow him to undertake his own research in hopes of establishing his own lab in the future.

UMMS study examines use of drones to aid emergency responders in mass casualty events

UMMS study examines use of drones to aid emergency responders in mass casualty events

Researchers at UMass Medical School are conducting a study to determine how drones could play a key role in helping emergency responders assess mass casualty incidents.

UMMS undergrad research program puts ‘best and brightest’ students in the lab

UMMS undergrad research program puts ‘best and brightest’ students in the lab

The 25 college students in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program have spent the past 10 weeks conducting sophisticated research with distinguished principal investigators at UMass Medical School.

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