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Like mother, like daughter: Raymond and Creedon share passion for nursing

Like mother, like daughter: Raymond and Creedon share passion for nursing

Kathryn Raymond, MS, and her daughter Victoria Creedon, BS, RN, will share the stage on Sunday, June 5, when Raymond is hooded as a PhD and Creedon receives her Master of Science from the Graduate School of Nursing at Commencement 2016.

GSN class speaker forging new roles with Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

GSN class speaker forging new roles with Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

Graduate School of Nursing Class of 2016 speaker Telana Fairchild, MSN, will apply the management, research, teaching and analytical skills she developed through the Doctor of Nursing Practice program to her role as a family nurse practitioner in a pediatrics practice.

SOM 2016 capstones target childhood asthma, food insecurity, diabetes among homeless

SOM 2016 capstones target childhood asthma, food insecurity, diabetes among homeless

The School of Medicine Class of 2016 is the first class in the school’s history to complete capstones, innovative educational experiences which allow them to cultivate a personal interest related to health care as part of their medical education.

SOM class speaker Racquel Wells takes a nontraditional path to medical school

SOM class speaker Racquel Wells takes a nontraditional path to medical school

When Racquel Wells takes the stage at Commencement Sunday as the Class of 2016 School of Medicine speaker, she will urge her fellow graduates to remember why they came to medical school.

UMass Medical School to mark Commencement 2016 with full slate of events

UMass Medical School to mark Commencement 2016 with full slate of events

Students, faculty and families gather to celebrate academic excellence and achievement this week as UMass Medical School marks Commencement 2016. A series of award festivities begin Thursday and lead up to Sunday’s 43rd Commencement ceremony, with a keynote speech by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Nature editorial recognizes novel GSBS career development program

Nature editorial recognizes novel GSBS career development program

The May 2016 issue of the international journal Nature cited the benefits of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ career development program in its editorial reacting to the new federal law impacting overtime pay for postdoctoral scientists.

Medical students teaching lifesaving hands-only CPR in local community

Medical students teaching lifesaving hands-only CPR in local community

School of Medicine students are getting out into the community to teach laypeople how to perform lifesaving hands-only CPR. They will be at the Bravehearts’ opening game on Friday, June 3, and the Multicultural Women’s Health Summit on Saturday, June 18. 

Med student Marissa Mastrocola receives Nth Dimensions internship in orthopedic surgery

Med student Marissa Mastrocola receives Nth Dimensions internship in orthopedic surgery

Marissa Mastrocola will spend the summer between her first and second year of medical school pursuing her interest in orthopedic surgery with an internship offered through Nth Dimensions, an organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the field.

Inspired by Schweitzer’s ‘reverence for life,’ Melanie Dubois looks toward career in global health

Inspired by Schweitzer’s ‘reverence for life,’ Melanie Dubois looks toward career in global health

Fourth-year medical student Melanie Dubois worked as a junior physician at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon, this spring after being selected for the highly competitive Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.

Women’s Faculty Awards affirm excellence, growing ranks of women in science, health care

Women’s Faculty Awards affirm excellence, growing ranks of women in science, health care

The annual Women’s Faculty Committee Awards honored eight UMass Medical School faculty for their achievements in all realms of academic medicine, and for their contributions to the advancement of women in science and health care.

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