UMass Medical School and its partners at Boston Children’s Hospital and other academic medical centers have been awarded $20 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand their efforts toward preventing another outbreak of Ebola or other highly contagious virus in Liberia
Researchers at UMass Medical School will soon begin a pilot study to explore how a digital pill would allow doctors to monitor patients who do not take their medicine as prescribed in real-time—a major health care problem in the United States.
The medical school community welcomed President Meehan on Thursday, Oct. 1, as he visited the Worcester campus for a series of discussions with students, faculty and administrators.
Members of the UMMS community gathered for a tribute to the late chancellor emeritus Aaron Lazare, MD. Creation of The Aaron Lazare Award for Psychiatry and the Aaron Lazare, MD, Memorial Education fund were announced at the event.
Proudly cloaked in new, crisp white coats, 125 members of the School of Medicine Class of 2019 celebrated their official debut into the medical profession at the White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11, as family, friends and faculty cheered them on.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences honored 56 newly qualified PhD candidates with a formal ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 10, marking the milestone achievement as they transition from classroom-based learning to candidacy for a doctoral degree. The event recognized those who have successfully completed the qualifying exam.
In his annual Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins applauded the many accomplishments at UMass Medical School over the past year, bestowed four Chancellor’s Medals and invested four faculty members as named chairs.
Toxicologist Peter R. Chai, MD, studies the use of Google Glass in the emergency room for virtual consults.
John Landers, PhD, will use funding from the ALS Association to begin sequencing the genomes of 1,000 Americans with ALS, part of an international effort called Project MinE to sequence the genomes of 15,000 people with ALS. He talks about the project in this video.
A year after the popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” campaign had households across the country talking about ALS, scientists at UMass Medical School working toward a cure have made meaningful progress. World-renowned neurologist Robert H. Brown Jr. talks about the promising advances taking place in his lab.