Six women faculty members were honored for outstanding service, education, research, clinical care and mentorship at UMass Medical School’s 15th annual Women’s Faculty Awards luncheon on May 20.
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.
The Hudson Hoagland Society celebrated a milestone anniversary at its 30th Annual Meeting on May 12: three decades of philanthropic support for scientific research. Marc Freeman, PhD, and Mary Munson, PhD, presented research talks and seven new research awards were acknowledged.
First-year School of Medicine students expressed gratitude to the families of the Anatomical Gift Program donors at a May 9 memorial service at UMass Medical School, according to a story in boston.com.
School of Medicine student Shu Yang was named by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education as one of its “29 Who Shine” honorees for his outstanding civic contributions.
Research at UMMS suggests the immune system plays an unsuspected and surprising role in the progression of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disorder affecting children. The finding points to the immune system as a promising target for slowing the progression of Rett syndrome.
Twenty-four people were recognized for their contributions to student education at UMass Medical School at the 17th annual Educational Recognition Awards, where David Clive, MD, delivered the Last Lecture “Medical Education and the Monkey’s Paw.”
Jun Huh, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, has been named a 2015 Searle Scholar. The prestigious three-year, $300,000 award will support his research on “Small Molecule Control of Immune Responses.”
Seven mid-career and senior faculty members were chosen as the inaugural recipients of the Faculty Vitality Awards, a new award meant to enhance skills and research capabilities.
A new state-funded program led by UMass Medical School is helping new mothers suffering from post-partum depression get the help they need, according to a WCVB-TV report.