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Aroke named 2014 Emerging Scholar by International Society of Nurses in Genetics

Graduate School of Nursing PhD student Edwin Aroke, MSN, CRNA, has been named the International Society of Nurses in Genetics’ 2014 Emerging Scholar for his research abstract “Exploring the pharmacogenetics of ketamine-induced emergence phenomena.”

Primary Care Story Telling at Lamar Soutter Library

Primary Care Story Telling: Readings from the Thursday Morning Memo will be presented at UMass Medical School on Wednesday, Oct. 22. 

‘Graceful Self Promotion’ workshop a boost of confidence for women in medicine

‘Graceful Self Promotion’ workshop a boost of confidence for women in medicine

The “Graceful Self Promotion” workshop, followed by the “Women in Medicine Mentoring Reception” were opportunities for female medical students to become familiar with the finer points of recognizing their own achievements and celebrating them. The self-promotion event was run by Luanne Thorndyke, MD, through the American Medical Women’s Association.

Thursday Morning Memo: Turning over a new leaf

Thursday Morning Memo: Turning over a new leaf

Alli Regan, MD, reflects on lessons learned while working alongside the dental hygienist on the UMass Memorial Ronald McDonald Care Mobile during her oral health elective. 

Inaugural Gold Humanism Honor Society members inducted

Inaugural Gold Humanism Honor Society members inducted

Twenty members of the School of Medicine Class of 2015 were inducted into the new UMMS Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter on Sept. 19. These students were nominated by their classmates and mentors as exemplars of compassionate patient-centered care.  Also inducted were residents and faculty members selected by the student inductees.

First-year medical students don symbol of their profession at joyous celebration

First-year medical students don symbol of their profession at joyous celebration

In the presence of faculty members, campus leaders, family and friends, the 125 men and women of the School of Medicine Class of 2018 were welcomed into the medical profession at the White Coat Ceremony, the concluding event for Convocation Week 2014 at UMass Medical School.

Amid NIH funding decline, Collins calls on campus to ‘Take a leap of faith with me’

Amid NIH funding decline, Collins calls on campus to ‘Take a leap of faith with me’

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.

GSBS recognizes pivotal achievement for PhD students

GSBS recognizes pivotal achievement for PhD students

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.

Tenth pinning ceremony marks entry of 29 new nurses to profession

Tenth pinning ceremony marks entry of 29 new nurses to profession

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.

Advanced practice nursing student ready to ‘make a difference’

Advanced practice nursing student ready to ‘make a difference’

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.

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