One hundred-fifty members of the School of Medicine Class of 2020 were cloaked with freshly pressed white coats for the first time on Friday, Sept. 16 at the annual White Coat Ceremony, as family, friends and faculty cheered.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences honored 37 newly qualified PhD candidates with a formal ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 15, marking the milestone achievement as they transition from classroom-based learning to candidacy for a doctoral degree.
In his annual Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins bestowed Chancellor’s Awards to David Hatem, MD; Steven Reppert, MD; David Drachman, MD; and Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD. He invested Jonathan Kay, MD; Joel Richter, PhD; and Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, as named chairs.
UMass Medical School’s Pathways of Promise capital campaign, the largest fundraising effort since the school was founded in 1962, was launched to support the school’s ongoing pursuit of excellence and to shape advances in biomedical research and education well into the 21st century.
The Graduate School of Nursing’s annual Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony kicked off Convocation Week at UMass Medical School on Sept. 13 when 25 doctoral students received pins symbolizing their entry into the nursing profession.
UMass Medical School will mark the beginning of the new academic year with a full slate of events celebrating student and faculty accomplishments next week, including the formal Convocation and Investiture ceremonies on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m. in the Albert Sherman Center Auditorium.
UMass Medical School’s Anatomical Gift Program has received an increase in donations, according to an Aug. 26 article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. The rate of donations has risen about 45 percent overall since 2010, with 112 donations this year.
Terence R. Flotte, MD, and colleagues from the Medical Education Working Group published a paper in the AAMC journal American Medicine about the collaboration to develop cross-institutional core competences for the prevention and management of prescription drug misuse.
UMMS mourns the death of Paul Marshall, MD, professor emeritus of pediatrics and neurology, who died in a swimming accident in July. Dr. Marshall was 71. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10.
The School of Medicine Class of 2020 began their medical school journey at UMass Medical School on Wednesday, Aug. 3.