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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.

Top Story: UMMS receives $17.3 million to oversee manufacturing of HIV vaccine

Top Story: UMMS receives $17.3 million to oversee manufacturing of HIV vaccine

Shan Lu, MD, PhD, has received $17.3 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop and produce an optimized HIV vaccine to be used in Phase II human clinical trials.

Top Story: UMMS researchers discover novel link between immune system, social behavior

Top Story: UMMS researchers discover novel link between immune system, social behavior

Vladimir Litvak, PhD, and colleagues made a startling discovery that immune system signaling can directly affect social behavior. Published in Nature, these findings could have great implications for neurological diseases such as autism-spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.

Winter Ball raises more than $1M for UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Winter Ball raises more than $1M for UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center

The eighth annual Winter Ball hit a major milestone on Friday, Dec. 2, raising more than $1 million for UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. That figure includes nearly $250,000 for the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic.

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. 

UMMS toxicology expert calls new landmark surgeon general’s addiction report a ‘must-read’

UMMS toxicology expert calls new landmark surgeon general’s addiction report a ‘must-read’

UMass Medial School toxicology expert Kavita Babu, MD, says a new, blockbuster U.S. surgeon general’s report calling for a shift in the way America addresses substance addiction lays out a specific roadmap for how the medical community can make further strides in its response to fighting the opioid crisis.

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester making a difference, credits COMECC support

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester making a difference, credits COMECC support

Thanks to donations from initiatives such as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign, the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester is able to offer membership benefits to hundreds of children for $25 a year, a fraction of the $500 to $1,000 it would cost without that support.

UMMS study suggests Ebola virus mutation caused recent outbreak

UMMS study suggests Ebola virus mutation caused recent outbreak

A study led by Jeremy Luban, MD, with colleague William Diehl, PhD, demonstrates that an Ebola virus mutant dominated the 2013–16 epidemic by making the virus better able to infect human cells.

Predicting outcomes after trauma to the brain

Predicting outcomes after trauma to the brain

UMass Medical School researchers helped to develop a new tool that may predict a person’s chance of survival after a gunshot wound or other penetrating brain injury. Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD, MPH, is lead author on the study published online in the journal Neurology.

Rep. McGovern, Worcester delegation join UMMS for Cryo-EM opening

Rep. McGovern, Worcester delegation join UMMS for Cryo-EM opening

The Massachusetts High-Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility opened at UMass Medical School on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The cryo-EM research core is New England’s first installation of the transformative technology.

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