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UMass Medical School establishes term chairs to support junior faculty

UMass Medical School establishes term chairs to support junior faculty

The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation and The Glass Charitable Foundation are establishing five-year term chairs for three junior faculty in diabetes research at UMass Medical School. Laura Alonso, MD, Michael Brehm, PhD, and Rene Maehr, PhD, will each receive $300,000 over five years. 

Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity launching anti-bullying initiative

Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity launching anti-bullying initiative

The launch of a new initiative “Bullying: Beyond Finger-Pointing to a Culture of Respect” was announced at the 2014-2015 Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity Annual Meeting. 

UMass Medical School to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

UMass Medical School to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will open a regional clinical campus of the medical school in Springfield, to be known as UMMS-Baystate Health. 

New England Newborn Screening lab technician honored as Unsung Heroine for helping save baby’s life

New England Newborn Screening lab technician honored as Unsung Heroine for helping save baby’s life

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women recognized Melody Rush, a lab technician in UMass Medical School’s New England Newborn Screening Program, as an Unsung Heroine for helping save a newborn's life.

MD/PhD student expanding research and advocacy for health care in India

MD/PhD student expanding research and advocacy for health care in India

UMass Medical School students are conducting health disparities research in Gujarat, India, to improve health care in the region. The Research and Advocacy for Health in India initiative was spearheaded by MD/PhD student Apurv Soni. 

Picking up the pace: Open houses offer guidance and support for UMass Medicine Cancer Walk

Picking up the pace: Open houses offer guidance and support for UMass Medicine Cancer Walk

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk staff members are hosting a series of open houses at several UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center locations to support team leaders and walkers who are raising money for care and research at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence.

McGovern, Pelosi spotlight UMMS student-run Farm-to-Health Center Initiative as a model for the nation

McGovern, Pelosi spotlight UMMS student-run Farm-to-Health Center Initiative as a model for the nation

UMass Medical School students are being recognized for their efforts to identify patients at the Family Health Center of Worcester who don’t regularly have enough to eat and to provide them access to nutritious food through an innovative program they launched called the Farm-to-Health Center Initiative.

Chancellor Collins, biotech leaders tout Massachusetts as ‘epicenter of science’

Chancellor Collins, biotech leaders tout Massachusetts as ‘epicenter of science’

Chancellor Michael F. Collins speaks in a video that will be aired at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Counsel BIO International Convention this week to showcase how the state became the “epicenter of science.”

Worcester’s Art in the Park to include sculptural installation at UMMS

Worcester’s Art in the Park to include sculptural installation at UMMS

UMass Medical School will host a sculpture by artist Phil Marshall as part of Worcester’s Art in the Park exhibition.

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