2015 Press Releases

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UMass Medical School, Cape Cod Healthcare announce academic partnership

UMass Medical School, Cape Cod Healthcare announce academic partnership

UMass Medical School is expanding opportunities for its medical students by creating a new academic affiliation with Cape Cod Hospital.

UMass Medical School Ebola fighters honored for lifesaving work in Liberia

UMass Medical School Ebola fighters honored for lifesaving work in Liberia

Thirteen brave and committed individuals will be recognized for their selfless and lifesaving efforts to help stem the Ebola outbreak in Liberia at UMass Medical School’s 42nd Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 31.

Chancellor to recognize rare disease research advocate at Commencement 2015

Chancellor to recognize rare disease research advocate at Commencement 2015

Rett Syndrome Research Trust co-founder and Executive Director Monica Coenraads, whose 18-year-old daughter Chelsea has the disease, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Commencement on May 31 for her tireless work and passionate advocacy in pursuit of a cure.

Healing path leads to nurse practitioner career for GSN class speaker

Healing path leads to nurse practitioner career for GSN class speaker

Graduate School of Nursing class speaker Elizabeth Terhune will bring her talents and training to bear on her next career as an adult gerontology and primary care nurse practitioner when she receives her Master of Science in Nursing degree at UMass Medical School’s 2015 Commencement.

Job Dekker becomes seventh Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at UMass Medical School

Job Dekker becomes seventh Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at UMass Medical School

A pioneer in the study of the three-dimensional structure of the genome, Job Dekker, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and co-director of the Program in Systems Biology, was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

Vivian Budnik appointed chair of neurobiology

Vivian Budnik appointed chair of neurobiology

Vivian Budnik, PhD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Neurobiology after having served as interim chair since 2013. 

Martin T. Meehan elected 27th president of the University of Massachusetts

Martin T. Meehan elected 27th president of the University of Massachusetts

Martin T. Meehan, a former U.S. congressman who became chancellor of his alma mater, UMass Lowell, and transformed it into a highly ranked national research university, was unanimously elected today as the next president of the five-campus UMass system.

Michael Green appointed director of UMass Cancer Center

Michael Green appointed director of UMass Cancer Center

Michael R. Green, MD, PhD, has been appointed director of the UMass Medical School Cancer Center, Terence R. Flotte, MD, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the school of medicine, has announced.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announces $5M award to UMMS for Cryo-Electron Microscope

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announces $5M award to UMMS for Cryo-Electron Microscope

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced a $5 million grant to UMass Medical School for the purchase of a high resolution cryo-electron microscope, bringing this breakthrough imaging technology to a campus poised to usher in the next generation of drug design and discovery.

New strategy will allow scientists to map regulatory networks associated with complex multi-gene diseases

New strategy will allow scientists to map regulatory networks associated with complex multi-gene diseases

Scientists in the lab of Marian Walhout, PhD, have applied a powerful tool in a new way to characterize genetic variants associated with human disease that will allow researchers to more easily and efficiently describe genomic variations underlying complex, multi-gene diseases.

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