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Aronin receives Huntington’s Disease Society of America award

Aronin receives Huntington’s Disease Society of America award

Neil Aronin, MD, professor of medicine, has been honored by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America with its 2015 Research Award for his significant contributions to the understanding of the disease.

Fitzgerald, Zamore receive prestigious MERIT awards from NIH

Fitzgerald, Zamore receive prestigious MERIT awards from NIH

Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, and Phillip Zamore, PhD, have received  Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) awards from the National Institutes of Health.

Jean Frazier named director of Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMMS

Jean Frazier named director of Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMMS

Child and adolescent psychiatry leader Jean A. Frazier, MD, has been named the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMMS, a new program that brings together the Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Initiative (CANDI), the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO) and the former Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Developmental Disabilities.

Mutations disrupt protein linked to ALS

Mutations disrupt protein linked to ALS

A new paper by researchers at UMass Medical School published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes disease-causing mutations in a gene called profilin 1 that severely destabilize an important actin-binding protein; this unusual instability may be part of the cause of diseases such as ALS.

UMass Medical School establishes term chairs to support junior faculty

UMass Medical School establishes term chairs to support junior faculty

The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation and The Glass Charitable Foundation are establishing five-year term chairs for three junior faculty in diabetes research at UMass Medical School. Laura Alonso, MD, Michael Brehm, PhD, and Rene Maehr, PhD, will each receive $300,000 over five years. 

UMMS discovery uncovers nesprin ‘railroad tracks’ from nucleus to synapse that direct RNA localization

UMMS discovery uncovers nesprin ‘railroad tracks’ from nucleus to synapse that direct RNA localization

Vivian Budnik, PhD, has pinpointed a novel mechanism responsible for the long-range transportation of RNA from the nucleus of muscle cells to developing postsynaptic sites along the neuromuscular junction.

UMass Medical School to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

UMass Medical School to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will open a regional clinical campus of the medical school in Springfield, to be known as UMMS-Baystate Health. 

Picking up the pace: Open houses offer guidance and support for UMass Medicine Cancer Walk

Picking up the pace: Open houses offer guidance and support for UMass Medicine Cancer Walk

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk staff members are hosting a series of open houses at several UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center locations to support team leaders and walkers who are raising money for care and research at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence.

Golenbock, Lee appointed to endowed chairs

Golenbock, Lee appointed to endowed chairs

UMass Medical School will invest two faculty members into newly endowed chairs this fall, Chancellor Michael F. Collins has announced. The chairs were approved by the University of Massachusetts Board at its June meeting.

University of Massachusetts among top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. patents

University of Massachusetts among top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. patents

The University of Massachusetts was ranked 53rd in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2014, according to a new report released by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.  

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