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  • Monday, January 11, 2021 UMass Medical School students ready to serve on COVID-19 vaccination front lines

    UMass Medical School students ready to serve on COVID-19 vaccination front lines

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,Graduate School of Nursing,School of Medicine,Clinician,Faculty,Student,Novel Coronavirus

    Graduate School of Nursing students taught more than 150 School of Medicine students to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Worcester-area residents. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students will help track participants.

  • Friday, January 08, 2021 GSN students conducting COVID-19 tracing efforts at Worcester State University

    GSN students conducting COVID-19 tracing efforts at Worcester State University

    By: Kylee Denesha

    Category: Graduate School of Nursing,Student,Novel Coronavirus

    Two Graduate School of Nursing DNP candidates are helping a college community stay protected from coronavirus spread. Kelly Cutting, RN, FNP-C and Olivia Slezik, RN, AGPCNP-BC, both graduating in 2021, are aiding COVID-19 tracing efforts for Student Health Services at Worcester State University.

  • Thursday, January 07, 2021 Researchers to study health care providers’ influence on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance

    Researchers to study health care providers’ influence on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance

    By: Susan E.W. Spencer

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,School of Medicine,Medicine,Clinician,Faculty,Research,Novel Coronavirus

    Kimberly Fisher, MD, and Kathleen Mazor, EdD, are preparing a study to evaluate ways for health care providers to talk with their patients about the new COVID-19 vaccines and support them in getting vaccinated.

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2021 UMass Medical School students to administer COVID-19 vaccinations for  Worcester area

    UMass Medical School students to administer COVID-19 vaccinations for Worcester area

    By: Susan E.W. Spencer

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,Graduate School of Nursing,School of Medicine,Clinician,Faculty,Student,Novel Coronavirus,Pediatrics,Surgery

    UMass Medical School students are joining the “army of vaccinators” that Worcester Division of Public Health Medical Director Michael Hirsh, MD, has called upon to get the COVID-19 vaccines to as many in the community as possible.

  • Monday, January 04, 2021 Student-led virtual wellness program provides companionship to older, hospitalized COVID patients

    Student-led virtual wellness program provides companionship to older, hospitalized COVID patients

    By: Kylee Denesha

    Category: Graduate School of Nursing,School of Medicine,Medicine,Office of Advancement,Clinician,Faculty,Student,Research,Novel Coronavirus

    A new companionship wellness initiative at UMass Medical School is combating isolation and loneliness among COVID-19 patients 65 and older by having students virtually check in, comfort and emotionally support them at two Worcester hospitals.

  • Monday, January 04, 2021 Chancellor Collins and President Meehan call for COVID-19 Vaccine Corps in Boston Globe op-ed

    Chancellor Collins and President Meehan call for COVID-19 Vaccine Corps in Boston Globe op-ed

    Category: Employee,Faculty,Michael F. Collins,Novel Coronavirus

    UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins and UMass President Marty Meehan are calling for the creation of a national COVID-19 Vaccine Corps, in a Boston Globe op/ed published Friday, Jan. 1.

  • Friday, December 18, 2020 Inside the new mRNA vaccines for COVID-19

    Inside the new mRNA vaccines for COVID-19

    By: Jim Fessenden

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,School of Medicine,Faculty,Craig C. Mello,Anastasia Khvorova,Jonathan K. Watts,Novel Coronavirus,Molecular Medicine,Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology,RNA Therapeutics Institute,Ambros Lab,Phillip Zamore

    The new vaccines by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna use messenger RNA to stimulate the immune system to protect against COVID-19. These vaccines are the first of their kind and researchers at UMass Medical School are among the leading RNA biologists in the world.

  • Thursday, December 17, 2020 UMass Memorial providers receive first COVID shots at UMMS

    UMass Memorial providers receive first COVID shots at UMMS

    By: Susan E.W. Spencer and Bryan Goodchild

    Category: Emergency Medicine,Employee,Faculty,Fellow,Novel Coronavirus

    The word on everyone’s lips was “excited” as the first UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus health care providers rolled up their sleeves Dec. 17 to receive their inoculation with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020 COVID vaccines arrive in Worcester; health care providers, staff first to be inoculated

    COVID vaccines arrive in Worcester; health care providers, staff first to be inoculated

    By: Susan E.W. Spencer and Bryan Goodchild

    Category: School of Medicine,Medicine,Clinician,Employee,Faculty,Michael F. Collins,Robert W. Finberg,Novel Coronavirus,Population & Quantitative Health Sciences

    Frontline health care workers employed by UMass Memorial Health Care are among those expected to receive vaccinations against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 beginning this week.

  • Thursday, December 10, 2020 Mental health concerns rise as COVID fatigue deepens

    Mental health concerns rise as COVID fatigue deepens

    By: Susan E.W. Spencer

    Category: Clinician,Employee,Novel Coronavirus,Family Medicine and Community Health

    If you’ve been feeling depressed, worried or lonely; you have a hard time getting motivated; or you feel more tired during pandemic life, you’re not alone. COVID fatigue is real and is affecting mental health, said UMass Medical School behavioral health specialists.

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