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Cancer Walk breakfast recognizes nurse whose self-written obituary drew international praise

Cancer Walk breakfast recognizes nurse whose self-written obituary drew international praise

The 17th Annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk and 5K Run will be held on Sept. 27 and will raise money to support research and care at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence.

Video: How UMass Medical School is making a difference in Liberia

Video: How UMass Medical School is making a difference in Liberia

With the support of a $7.5 million Paul G. Allen Family Foundation grant, UMass Medical School committed to help stem the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, and, with the virus gone, is now leading the drive to rebuild its health care system. Learn more about how UMass Medical School is making a difference in Liberia in this video.  

UMass Medical School honors graduates, recognizes selfless work

UMass Medical School honors graduates, recognizes selfless work

UMass Medical School awarded 233 degrees, including two honorary degrees, Sunday, May 31, at its 42nd Commencement exercises. Institute of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau, MD, delivered the keynote address.

UMass Medical School, Cape Cod Healthcare announce academic partnership

UMass Medical School, Cape Cod Healthcare announce academic partnership

UMass Medical School is expanding opportunities for its medical students by creating a new academic affiliation with Cape Cod Hospital.

Chancellor to recognize rare disease research advocate at Commencement 2015

Chancellor to recognize rare disease research advocate at Commencement 2015

Rett Syndrome Research Trust co-founder and Executive Director Monica Coenraads, whose 18-year-old daughter Chelsea has the disease, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Commencement on May 31 for her tireless work and passionate advocacy in pursuit of a cure.

Expert’s Corner: Farrugia describes dangers of new synthetic drug ‘flakka’

Expert’s Corner: Farrugia describes dangers of new synthetic drug ‘flakka’

Lynn Alexander Farrugia, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, explains the health risks of the new synthetic drug “flakka" in this Expert's Corner video.

Expert’s Corner: Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, recommends PSA screening

Expert’s Corner: Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, recommends PSA screening

Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, discusses the controversy surrounding prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening recommendations in this Expert’s Corner video.

Editing HIV out of our genome with CRISPR

Editing HIV out of our genome with CRISPR

UMass Medical School researchers are using CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful gene editing tool, to develop a novel technology that can potentially cut the DNA of the latent HIV virus out of an infected cell.

Sequencing the intestinal microbiome to target therapies

Sequencing the intestinal microbiome to target therapies

Vanni Bucci, PhD, from UMass Dartmouth, is collaborating with colleagues in the UMass Center for Microbiome Research to sequence the intestinal microbiome with the goal of targeting treatments for specific enteric diseases and prototyping probiotic cocktails that could be used as a substitute for antibiotic treatment.

Searching the microbiome for clues to managing inflammatory bowel disease

Searching the microbiome for clues to managing inflammatory bowel disease

Based on the success of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Barbara Olendzki is collaborating with colleagues in the UMass Center for Microbiome Research to uncover how exactly this diet affects gut bacteria.

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