Chancellor Collins urged ‘leap of faith’ and awarded medals of distinction and endowed chairs and professorship to outstanding faculty at UMass Medical School’s 2014 Convocation and Investiture on Sept. 18.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences honored 44 newly qualified PhD candidates with a formal ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 17, marking the milestone achievement as they transition from classroom-based learning to candidacy for a doctoral degree. The event recognized those who have successfully completed the Qualifying Exam.
Held in the presence of family and friends on Sept. 15, the Graduate School of Nursing Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony kicked off Convocation Week 2014 at UMass Worcester with a tradition that signifies the nursing students’ readiness to become registered nurses as they continue their studies towards graduate degrees.
About to be pinned as a registered nurse, GSN student Kasia Dodman is well on her way to caring for hospital patients as a nurse practitioner specializing in cancer care. The Graduate Entry Pathway pinning ceremony will kick off Convocation events at UMass Worcester Monday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.
UMass Worcester marks the start of the academic year with a full slate of events the week of Sept. 15 to 19 designed to recognize the accomplishments of students and faculty.
Second-year medical students Elizabeth Rosen, Kathryn Bailey and Rachel Erdil started the Farm to Health Center Initiative in July, offering free vegetables and fruits to hundreds of families on Thursday mornings at the Worcester Family Health Center to help address the high level of food insecurity among patients.
John F. Keaney Jr., MD, professor of medicine and chief of the division of cardiovascular medicine, has been named the Mary C. DeFeudis Chair in Biomedical Research. Dr. Keaney will be honored at Investiture on Thursday, Sept. 18.
In a move to formally recognize the foundational value of humanism to the School of Medicine curriculum, UMass Medical School has successfully applied for approval to start a chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Inaugural members of the society, which is sponsored by the Arnold P Gold Foundation, will be elected this fall from the SOM class of 2015.
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student Tsung-Han “Stanley” Hsieh is one of 46 international pre-doctoral students selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to receive International Student Research Fellowships that will support them as they complete their graduate studies at U.S. universities. The highly competitive award is funded at $43,000 per year for up to three years.
Glimpses of the Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity class of 2014’s poster session and closing ceremonies, keynoted by Victor Ambros, PhD, are captured in a slideshow.