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Molly Waring focused on helping mothers manage their weight

Molly Waring focused on helping mothers manage their weight

In this Women in Science video, Molly Waring, PhD, assistant professor of quantitative health sciences and obstetrics & gynecology, talks about her research exploring how technology and social media can help mothers maintain a healthy weight.

UMMS study examines use of drones to aid emergency responders in mass casualty events

UMMS study examines use of drones to aid emergency responders in mass casualty events

Researchers at UMass Medical School are conducting a study to determine how drones could play a key role in helping emergency responders assess mass casualty incidents.

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run holds special meaning for GSN student

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run holds special meaning for GSN student

Krystina Habib, RN, a Graduate School of Nursing student and UMass Memorial nurse, is participating in the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk/Run in memory of her father, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2013.

Katherine Fitzgerald focuses on novel discoveries in innate immunity

Katherine Fitzgerald focuses on novel discoveries in innate immunity

Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD, is recognized as an international leader in the field of innate immunity. Her long career studying the molecular basis of host defense and the inflammatory process was launched when, as a teen growing up in Ireland, she enrolled in a summer research internship at a local hospital.

UMMS researchers discover novel link between immune system, social behavior

UMMS researchers discover novel link between immune system, social behavior

Vladimir Litvak, PhD, and colleagues made a startling discovery that immune system signaling can directly affect social behavior. Published in Nature, these findings could have great implications for neurological diseases such as autism-spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.

Study of canine genetics holds clues to better human health

Study of canine genetics holds clues to better human health

Elinor Karlsson, PhD, has enrolled nearly 7,000 dog owners to provide information about their pets, as well as saliva samples, for the Darwin’s Dogs project. Researchers believe the data will help them better understand how the human genome stores and passes on inherited traits.

UMMS receives $17.3 million to oversee manufacturing of HIV vaccine

UMMS receives $17.3 million to oversee manufacturing of HIV vaccine

Shan Lu, MD, PhD, has received $17.3 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop and produce an optimized HIV vaccine to be used in Phase II human clinical trials.

MD/PhD student Miriam Madsen strives to improve communication for those in need

MD/PhD student Miriam Madsen strives to improve communication for those in need

In this Women In Science video, MD/PhD student Miriam Madsen talks about her PhD project  to develop technologies that improve quality of life and bolster independence for people with temporary or chronic physical and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Building a CRISPR rainbow

Building a CRISPR rainbow

CRISPRainbow, a new technology using CRISPR/Cas9 developed by scientists at UMass Medical School, allows researchers to tag and track up to seven different genomic locations in live cells. This labeling system, details of which were published in Nature Biotechnology, will be an invaluable tool for studying the structure of the genome in real time.

Home sweet home for UMass Medical School’s Waldo Zamor on Match Day

Home sweet home for UMass Medical School’s Waldo Zamor on Match Day

On Match Day, 116 students from the School of Medicine Class of 2016 discovered where they will spend their residencies, with 81 students representing 68 percent of the class entering primary care.

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