Lynn Alexander Farrugia, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, explains the health risks of the new synthetic drug “flakka" in this Expert's Corner video.
Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, will call attention to the dangers of indoor tanning Wednesday at a Washington, D.C. forum presented by the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Program and Disruptive Women in Health Care.
A pioneer in the study of the three-dimensional structure of the genome, Job Dekker, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and co-director of the Program in Systems Biology, was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.
Whitney A. Dunlap, MD, assistant professor of medicine and an allergy specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks about how the long winter is affecting spring allergy symptoms in this Expert’s Corner.
Vivian Budnik, PhD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Neurobiology after having served as interim chair since 2013.
The Hudson Hoagland Society celebrated a milestone anniversary at its 30th Annual Meeting on May 12: three decades of philanthropic support for scientific research. Marc Freeman, PhD, and Mary Munson, PhD, presented research talks and seven new research awards were acknowledged.
Research at UMMS suggests the immune system plays an unsuspected and surprising role in the progression of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disorder affecting children. The finding points to the immune system as a promising target for slowing the progression of Rett syndrome.
Registration is underway for the second annual Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race on Saturday, July 25, in the late governor’s hometown of Hudson to benefit the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund.
Jun Huh, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, has been named a 2015 Searle Scholar. The prestigious three-year, $300,000 award will support his research on “Small Molecule Control of Immune Responses.”
In this Expert’s Corner video, physician-scientist John Haran, MD, discusses why he often recommends probiotics to his patients for the beneficial effect that they have on their gut microbiome.