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Ebola free, Rick Sacra continues call for prayers, support for his ‘adopted country’

Ebola free, Rick Sacra continues call for prayers, support for his ‘adopted country’

A healthy but tired Rick Sacra, MD, read a statement and took questions at a press conference at UMass Medical School today, confirming that he likely contracted Ebola while caring for very ill pregnant women at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.  

UMMS rallies with Congressman McGovern in push for increased NIH funding

UMMS rallies with Congressman McGovern in push for increased NIH funding

UMass Medical School doctors and scientists rallied around calls from U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern to increase NIH funding for biomedical research at a public forum moderated by Chancellor Michael F. Collins.  

Inaugural Gold Humanism Honor Society members inducted

Inaugural Gold Humanism Honor Society members inducted

Twenty members of the School of Medicine Class of 2015 were inducted into the new UMMS Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter on Sept. 19. These students were nominated by their classmates and mentors as exemplars of compassionate patient-centered care.  Also inducted were residents and faculty members selected by the student inductees.

Honoring the achievements of students and faculty, with a look to the future

Honoring the achievements of students and faculty, with a look to the future

UMass Worcester celebrated the start of the academic year with a week of Convocation 2014 events, recognizing faculty and students. This video highlights ceremonies honoring the achievements of the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Graduate School of Nursing, and captures Chancellor Collins’ promise in his annual address of ‘moments of exhilaration and success’ for the academic medical center.

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.

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.

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