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Top Story: Class of 2015 med students have another outstanding match

Top Story: Class of 2015 med students have another outstanding match

On Match Day, the School of Medicine Class of 2015 learned where they will begin their careers as doctors; many—66 percent—have chosen primary care specialties.  

Top Story: Editing HIV out of our genome with CRISPR

Top Story: Editing HIV out of our genome with CRISPR

UMass Medical School researchers are using CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful gene editing tool, to develop a novel technology that can potentially cut the DNA of the latent HIV virus out of an infected cell.

Top Story: UMass Medical School honors graduates, recognizes selfless work

Top Story: UMass Medical School honors graduates, recognizes selfless work

UMass Medical School awarded 233 degrees, including two honorary degrees, Sunday, May 31, at its 42nd Commencement exercises. Institute of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau, MD, delivered the keynote address.

Predicting flu: UMass Medical School team developing tools for anticipating viral evolution

Predicting flu: UMass Medical School team developing tools for anticipating viral evolution

UMass Medical School has received approximately $10 million from the Department of Defense to develop new technologies and strategies that will anticipate and predict drug resistance and susceptibility in influenza. Robert Finberg, MD, is leading the multi-disciplinary team undertaking the research. 

Vitello named fifth dean of the Graduate School of Nursing

Vitello named fifth dean of the Graduate School of Nursing

Massachusetts nursing executive Joan Vitello, PhD, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Medical School. 

Schafer Lab works to unlock mystery of microglia function

Schafer Lab works to unlock mystery of microglia function

Dorothy Schafer, PhD, is in search of a deeper understanding of microglial cells, which make up nearly 10 percent of brain cells, but have been largely ignored by neurobiologists until recently.

Center for 3D Structure and Physics of the Genome established at UMMS

Center for 3D Structure and Physics of the Genome established at UMMS

Job Dekker, PhD, will head the newly funded Center for 3D Structure and Physics of the Genome. Using technology pioneered at UMMS, the center seeks to understand how 3D genome structure influences gene expression, cellular function, development and disease.

New mammography guidelines from American Cancer Society prompt debate

New mammography guidelines from American Cancer Society prompt debate

UMass Medical School radiologist Gopal R Vijayaraghavan, MD, MPH, supports the American College of Radiology’s guidelines to start mammograms at age 40 and continue them annually, despite new American Cancer Society recommendations.

Annual Research Retreat marks 20th anniversary

Annual Research Retreat marks 20th anniversary

At a 20th anniversary celebration at the 2015 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Annual Research Retreat, scientists reflected on the incredible growth of the institution and the collaborative nature of the research community that makes UMass Medical School unique. 

UMMS, academic partners awarded $20M from CDC to prevent Ebola outbreak in Liberia

UMMS, academic partners awarded $20M from CDC to prevent Ebola outbreak in Liberia

UMass Medical School and its partners at Boston Children’s Hospital and other academic medical centers have been awarded $20 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand their efforts toward preventing another outbreak of Ebola or other highly contagious viruses in Liberia. 

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