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Top Story: Home sweet home for UMass Medical School’s Waldo Zamor on Match Day

Top Story: Home sweet home for UMass Medical School’s Waldo Zamor on Match Day

On Match Day, 116 students from the School of Medicine Class of 2016 discovered where they will spend their residencies, with 81 students representing 68 percent of the class entering primary care.

UMass Medical School establishes Department of Dermatology

UMass Medical School establishes Department of Dermatology

UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care have announced that Mary Maloney, MD, professor of medicine and director of dermatologic surgery, will serve as interim chair of the newly created Department of Dermatology.

Massachusetts selected to partner in biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation

Massachusetts selected to partner in biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been named a partner in the nation’s first manufacturing innovation institute in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and UMass Medical School is one of five universities supporting the effort. 

New medical and nursing course aims to improve care of military members and veterans

New medical and nursing course aims to improve care of military members and veterans

A new veteran’s health class for medical and nursing students at UMass Medical School focuses on the unique and complex health care needs of Americans who have served their country. 

David A. Drachman, MD, founding chair of neurology, dies at 84

David A. Drachman, MD, founding chair of neurology, dies at 84

The UMass Medical School community is saddened by the death of the founding chair of neurology, David A. Drachman, MD, professor and chair emeritus of neurology. Dr. Drachman died Dec. 5. He was 84. 

Ellen Gravallese honored with two leadership appointments in academic medicine

Ellen Gravallese honored with two leadership appointments in academic medicine

Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, has been named an associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and named to the executive committee of the American College of Rheumatology.

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health celebrate launch of regional campus

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health celebrate launch of regional campus

Officials from UMass Medical School, Baystate Health, UMass Amherst and the City of Springfield gathered Thursday in Springfield to celebrate the official launch of the medical school’s first regional campus in Western Massachusetts. 

Fuhrmann in Human Gene Therapy: Progress being made in biomedical career training

Fuhrmann in Human Gene Therapy: Progress being made in biomedical career training

The importance of career development programs for doctoral students is emphasized in a new commentary published in the journal Human Gene Therapy by Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD.

In memoriam: H. Brownell Wheeler, MD, UMMS founding chair of surgery, 1929-2016

In memoriam: H. Brownell Wheeler, MD, UMMS founding chair of surgery, 1929-2016

The UMass Medical School community is saddened by the death of H. Brownell Wheeler, MD, founding chair of surgery and the Harry M. Haidak Distinguished Professor of Surgery Emeritus, according to an announcement from Chancellor Michael F. Collins. Dr. Wheeler died on Nov. 22, at age 87.

GSN alum Sean Collins improving medical readiness in times of war and peace

GSN alum Sean Collins improving medical readiness in times of war and peace

Graduate School of Nursing alum and assistant professor Sean T. Collins, PhD, is deploying his education, experience and work ethic in clinical care, education, research and military service as Brigadier General in the United States Air Force National Guard.

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