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David A. Drachman, MD, founding chair of neurology, dies at 84

David A. Drachman, MD, founding chair of neurology, dies at 84

The UMass Medical School community is saddened by the death of the founding chair of neurology, David A. Drachman, MD, professor and chair emeritus of neurology. Dr. Drachman died Dec. 5. He was 84. 

Ellen Gravallese honored with two leadership appointments in academic medicine

Ellen Gravallese honored with two leadership appointments in academic medicine

Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, has been named an associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and named to the executive committee of the American College of Rheumatology.

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health celebrate launch of regional campus

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health celebrate launch of regional campus

Officials from UMass Medical School, Baystate Health, UMass Amherst and the City of Springfield gathered Thursday in Springfield to celebrate the official launch of the medical school’s first regional campus in Western Massachusetts. 

Fuhrmann in Human Gene Therapy: Progress being made in biomedical career training

Fuhrmann in Human Gene Therapy: Progress being made in biomedical career training

The importance of career development programs for doctoral students is emphasized in a new commentary published in the journal Human Gene Therapy by Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD.

In memoriam: H. Brownell Wheeler, MD, UMMS founding chair of surgery, 1929-2016

In memoriam: H. Brownell Wheeler, MD, UMMS founding chair of surgery, 1929-2016

The UMass Medical School community is saddened by the death of H. Brownell Wheeler, MD, founding chair of surgery and the Harry M. Haidak Distinguished Professor of Surgery Emeritus, according to an announcement from Chancellor Michael F. Collins. Dr. Wheeler died on Nov. 22, at age 87.

GSN alum Sean Collins improving medical readiness in times of war and peace

GSN alum Sean Collins improving medical readiness in times of war and peace

Graduate School of Nursing alum and assistant professor Sean T. Collins, PhD, is deploying his education, experience and work ethic in clinical care, education, research and military service as Brigadier General in the United States Air Force National Guard.

Dean Flotte announces new roles for three faculty members

Dean Flotte announces new roles for three faculty members

Three faculty members will take on new roles next year, after the retirement of Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD, vice provost for school services, professor of radiology and professor in the Graduate School of Nursing, according to School of Medicine Dean Terence R. Flotte.

White Coat Ceremony formalizes medical calling for School of Medicine Class of 2020

White Coat Ceremony formalizes medical calling for School of Medicine Class of 2020

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.

GSBS recognizes 37 newly qualified PhD candidates

GSBS recognizes 37 newly qualified PhD candidates

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.

Convocation 2016 recognizes Chancellor’s Medal recipients; faculty invested as named chairs

Convocation 2016 recognizes Chancellor’s Medal recipients; faculty invested as named chairs

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.

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