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  • NIH research funding surges at UMass Medical School

    National Institutes of Health research funding to UMass Medical School grew by 78 percent for the first quarter of fiscal 2021, which began July 1. Grants and contracts from all funding sources increased by nearly 50 percent.

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  • COVID-19 vaccine trial reports high effectiveness; UMass Medical School key enrollment site

    First results from a Pfizer and BioNTech Phase III messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine trial, in which UMass Medical School is participating, show promising findings, with more than 90 percent effectiveness in preventing infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the companies announced.

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  • UMass Medical School selects Marlina Duncan to serve as vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion

    Marlina Duncan, EdD, will serve as the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at UMass Medical School, beginning Dec. 28, according to an announcement from Chancellor Michael F. Collins.

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  • LISTEN: Kristin Mattocks details improvements in delivery of health care for veterans

    For the past 15 years, Kristin Mattocks, MD, MPH, has worked to improve quality of community care for all veterans. The new associate dean for veterans affairs at UMMS talks about the future of care in a new Voices of UMassMed podcast.

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  • Nine-story biomedical research and education facility to be built at UMass Medical School

    UMass Medical School has received approval from the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees to build a nine-story biomedical research and education facility on the Worcester campus to support laboratory research growth and the educational enterprise.

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Robert Finberg details next steps for COVID vaccine

Robert Finberg details next steps for COVID vaccine

Robert W. Finberg, MD, a member of Gov. Charlie Baker’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group, explains the process of getting the population vaccinated that will play out in phases over the coming year.

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Research

Research

Scientists sequence genomes of 240 animals to understand evolution at DNA level

Scientists sequence genomes of 240 animals to understand evolution at DNA level

A multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Elinor Karlsson, PhD, has captured biodiversity at a genetic level, according to a new study published in Nature.

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hnRNPA2B1: Fueling Antiviral Immunity from the Nucleus
Gain-of-function mutations in the UNC-2/CaV2α channel lead to excitation-dominant synaptic transmission in Caenorhabditis elegans
An order-to-disorder structural switch activates the FoxM1 transcription factor
Nucleic Acid Therapeutics for Neurological Diseases
Education

Education

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosts improv workshops for PREP, IMSD students

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosts improv workshops for PREP, IMSD students

Students in the Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program and Initiative for Maximizing Student Development of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences gathered on Zoom recently to practice their quick-thinking skills through workshops in improvisation.

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Community

Community

Campus Conversation focuses on increasing diversity of faculty

Campus Conversation focuses on increasing diversity of faculty

The UMass Medical School Campus Conversation on Faculty Diversity, moderated by Vice Provost for Health Equity Milagros Rosal, PhD, provided an opportunity to learn about and provide input to improve efforts to increase recruitment and retention of diverse faculty.

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Students

Students

New UMMS School of Medicine grads to news media: We’re ready to serve

New UMMS School of Medicine grads to news media: We’re ready to serve

In interviews with the media, new graduates of the School of Medicine Class of 2020 say they are honored to begin serving patients and are well prepared to do so, amid the global pandemic.

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