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New UMMS Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter to honor the ‘art of medicine’

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.

GSBS student receives HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

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 in U.S. universities. The highly competitive award is funded at $43,000 per year for up to three years.

Undergrads gain research credentials at UMMS summer program

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.

In Bootstrapper workshops, student experts share knowledge with fellow students

Through a new, student-led group called The Bootstrappers, Graduate School of Biomedical Science students are sharing their expertise with fellow students in workshops, and gaining valuable teaching experience.

Video: Chancellor welcomes new medical students to ‘a very special community’

In a welcome address to the School of Medicine Class of 2018, Chancellor Michael F. Collins highlighted the overall academic strength of the class, and the great lengths students have taken to serve their communities.

Thursday Morning Memo: ‘Why do you care so much?’

A recent encounter with a patient got clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health Hugh Silk thinking about what makes us special in family medicine when we just simply care about our patients. How can caring be so unusual in medicine and such a surprise for patients—especially those who are very vulnerable? Food for thought.

Deans Flotte and Seymour-Route tout the role of advanced practice nurses in meeting primary care needs

Terence R. Flotte, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, and Paulette Seymour-Route, PhD, RN, MS, dean of the Graduate School of Nursing, envision better care and lower costs as a result of teamwork between physicians and advanced practice nurses.

Innate immunity symposium convened at UMMS

Members of the international research community convened at UMMS for a symposium in honor of Douglas Golenbock, MD, PhD, hosted by the Department of Medicine’s Program in Innate Immunity.

High school standouts get a taste of medicine

The High School Health Careers summer program at UMass Medical School is giving high-achieving local teens a firsthand education in what health and science careers entail.

First-of-its-kind tobacco treatment training program launched

A new UMass Medical School program trains health care providers how to teach their colleagues to help patients quit smoking.

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