2014 RESEARCH

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UMMS scholar receives Young Investigator Award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

UMMS scholar receives Young Investigator Award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

John A. Pulikkan, PhD, a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Lucio H. Castilla, PhD, associate professor in the Program in Gene Function & Expression, received a Young Investigator Award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

UMMS family doctors say many take blood pressure meds not shown to help

UMMS family doctors say many take blood pressure meds not shown to help

Otherwise healthy patients who have mild hypertension are being overtreated, according to an analysis published in The BMJ by UMass Medical School family physicians Stephen Martin, MD, and Marcy Boucher, MD.

Meyers Primary Care Institute at UMMS part of $30 million national falls study

Meyers Primary Care Institute at UMMS part of $30 million national falls study

The Meyers Primary Care Institute at UMass Medical School is one of 10 sites taking part in a $30 million, five-year intervention study to drastically reduce the number of falls in older adults funded by National Institutes of Health and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

NIH awards Joel Richter $9.5 million for Fragile X research center

NIH awards Joel Richter $9.5 million for Fragile X research center

The Center for Collaborative Research in Fragile X at UMMS, with a $9.5 million NIH grant, will be led by Professor of Molecular Medicine Joel D. Richter, PhD. Fragile X is the most common form of inherited intellectual and developmental disability. It can affect one in about 4,000 males and one in about 6,000 females.  

Victor Ambros awarded 2015 $3M Breakthrough Prize for co-discovery of microRNAs

Victor Ambros awarded 2015 $3M Breakthrough Prize for co-discovery of microRNAs

Victor R. Ambros, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, has been awarded a $3 million 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his co-discovery of a new world of genetic regulation by microRNAs.

Paul Odgren image is 2014 FASEB BioArt winner, featured on NIH director’s blog

An image created by Paul Odgren, PhD, research associate professor of cell & developmental biology, was among the winners of the 2014 BioArt competition sponsored by the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology. 

MassBiologics senior director appointed to NIH Council of Councils

Keith Reimann, DVM, professor of medicine and senior director of product discovery at MassBiologics, has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health Council of Councils.

UMMS research retreat draws nearly 400; Allan Jacobson delivers keynote

UMMS research retreat draws nearly 400; Allan Jacobson delivers keynote

Nearly 400 hundred members of the UMass Medical School academic community—faculty, staff, students, postdoctoral fellows and guests—gathered at the Lincoln Conference Center at UMass Amherst for the 19th Annual Basic Research/GSBS Retreat on Nov. 3 and 4.

Virtual communities can help patients manage type 2 diabetes

Virtual communities can help patients manage type 2 diabetes

An innovative study by Milagros C. Rosal, PhD, found that it is feasible to deliver a group diabetes self-management intervention to patients with uncontrolled diabetes via an online "virtual community."

Robin Clark in Commonwealth Magazine: State opioid addiction treatment policies must consider scientific evidence

Robin Clark in Commonwealth Magazine: State opioid addiction treatment policies must consider scientific evidence

Opioid addiction can be treated successfully with medication, and state policies should reflect the scientific evidence that supports those findings, Robin Clark, PhD, writes in an op-ed for Commonwealth Magazine

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