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  • Thursday, July 02, 2020 Updated Travel Policy Related to COVID-19 in the US and Abroad (July 2)

    Updated Travel Policy Related to COVID-19 in the US and Abroad (July 2)

    Category: News,Novel Coronavirus

    Due to changing conditions, we are adapting our UMMS travel policies to maintain the safety of our community from COVID-19.

  • Friday, June 26, 2020 Updated Travel Policy Related to COVID-19 in the US and Abroad

    Updated Travel Policy Related to COVID-19 in the US and Abroad

    Category: News,Novel Coronavirus

    Due to changing conditions, we are adapting our UMMS travel policies to maintain the safety of our community from COVID-19.

  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 Plan for ongoing COVID-19 surveillance testing

    Plan for ongoing COVID-19 surveillance testing

    Category: News,Novel Coronavirus

    UMass Medical School will begin to institute ongoing COVID-19 PCR surveillance testing for members of the UMMS community who are currently cleared to return to work. This testing will be conducted in partnership with the Broad Institute.

  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 UMMS to host July 2 virtual global conference on sustainable health equity

    UMMS to host July 2 virtual global conference on sustainable health equity

    By: Susan E.W. Spencer

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

    David E. Chiriboga, MD, MPH, has organized a virtual international conference July 2 on “health equity in the pandemic and beyond,” an initiative driven by the pressing need to address health disparities within and among countries that are being amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Monday, June 15, 2020 Greater Worcester COVID-19 Community Health Survey underway

    Greater Worcester COVID-19 Community Health Survey underway

    By: Sandra Gray

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

    UMass Medical School is conducting a community-facing survey in Worcester and six surrounding communities to assess how COVID-19 has affected ongoing day-to-day needs and help localities target relief efforts.

  • Friday, June 12, 2020 Katherine Fitzgerald and Anastasia Khvorova named Harrington Scholars

    Katherine Fitzgerald and Anastasia Khvorova named Harrington Scholars

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,School of Medicine,Medicine,Office of Advancement,Faculty,Research,Novel Coronavirus,Fitzerald Lab,RNA Therapeutics Institute

    The Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, in collaboration with Morgan Stanley GIFT Cures, has chosen two UMass Medical School faculty members to receive Harrington Scholar Awards for Coronavirus.

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 UMass Medical School providing aid to Worcester Public Schools summer learning program

    UMass Medical School providing aid to Worcester Public Schools summer learning program

    By: Sandra Gray

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

    UMass Medical School is donating funds to support Worcester Public Schools in direct response to the COVID-19 school shutdown to provide internet access to students to help them catch up via remote learning opportunities over the summer.

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 School of Medicine student produces face shields for frontline staff using 3-D printer

    School of Medicine student produces face shields for frontline staff using 3-D printer

    By: Kylee Denesha

    Category: School of Medicine,Clinician,Student,Novel Coronavirus

    School of Medicine student Emily Chin has produced nearly 200 plastic face shields for health care workers, a labor of love inspired by her late grandmother who died from the novel coronavirus in April.

  • Friday, June 05, 2020 UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial create risk scoring tool to triage COVID-19 patients

    UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial create risk scoring tool to triage COVID-19 patients

    By: Sandra Gray

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,School of Medicine,Office of Advancement,Clinician,Faculty,Student,Research,MD/PhD,Novel Coronavirus

    David McManus, MD, and MD/PhD candidate Apurv Soni developed a tool to predict risk of severe illness in COVID-19 patients.

  • Wednesday, June 03, 2020 New grant supports expected surge in calls to LINK-KID due to COVID-19

    New grant supports expected surge in calls to LINK-KID due to COVID-19

    By: Sandra Gray

    Category: School of Medicine,Clinician,Faculty,Novel Coronavirus

    The Child Trauma Training Center at UMass Medical School has received supplemental funding from the Lookout Foundation to help ensure the center’s LINK-KID referral service has the capacity to handle an expected surge of calls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jessica Griffin, PsyD, is executive director of the center.

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