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  • Thursday, September 17, 2020 UMMS researchers study attitudes toward potential COVID-19 vaccine

    UMMS researchers study attitudes toward potential COVID-19 vaccine

    By: Sandra Gray

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

    As many as four in 10 adults would refuse or hesitate to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a national survey, results of which were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Study co-authors Kimberly Fisher, MD, and Kathleen Mazor, EdD, say the findings indicate that health education outreach would be necessary to achieve widespread uptake of a safe and effective vaccine.

  • Monday, September 14, 2020 New mandatory flu immunization policy at UMMS

    New mandatory flu immunization policy at UMMS

    Category: News,Novel Coronavirus

    This year, all UMMS employees who plan to enter any of the medical school buildings for even one day from Oct. 1, 2020 through April 1, 2021, and all UMMS students, are required to receive a flu vaccine by Dec. 15, 2020.

  • Tuesday, September 08, 2020 Boston Globe, CNN: UMass Medical School seeking to enroll diverse communities in COVID vaccine trial

    Boston Globe, CNN: UMass Medical School seeking to enroll diverse communities in COVID vaccine trial

    By: Bryan Goodchild and Lisa M. Larson

    Category: Medicine,Clinician,Faculty,Research,Novel Coronavirus,Clinical Trials

    Robert Finberg, MD, spoke with the Boston Globe and CNN about measures UMass Medical School has taken to reach a diverse population as it recruits for its involvement in the Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccine trail for COVID-19.

  • Thursday, September 03, 2020 COVID-19 workplace safety update and reminders (Sept. 3)

    COVID-19 workplace safety update and reminders (Sept. 3)

    Category: News,Novel Coronavirus

    A weekly communication on COVID-19 workplace safety policies and updates.

  • Thursday, September 03, 2020 Virtual UMass Cancer Walk and Run to take place Sept. 13

    Virtual UMass Cancer Walk and Run to take place Sept. 13

    By: Kylee Denesha

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

    On Sunday, Sept. 13, the quad on the UMass Medical School campus will be unusually quiet. Instead of thousands gathering in person to walk or run in support of cancer research, care and clinical trials at UMMS, supporters will be participating virtually in the 22nd annual UMass Cancer Walk and Run.

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 UMass Medical School announces participation and enrollment for vaccine trial candidate against COVID-19

    UMass Medical School announces participation and enrollment for vaccine trial candidate against COVID-19

    Category: School of Medicine,Medicine,Office of Advancement,Employee,Faculty,Research,Novel Coronavirus,Clinical Trials

    UMass Medical School is enrolling healthy volunteers to take part in a Phase II/III clinical trial testing whether a messenger RNA vaccine candidate can prevent infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 UMMS infectious disease expert urges flu vaccination to avoid COVID-19 ‘twindemic’

    UMMS infectious disease expert urges flu vaccination to avoid COVID-19 ‘twindemic’

    By: Susan E.W. Spencer

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

    Infectious disease specialist Robert W. Finberg, MD, is urging people to get vaccinated soon against influenza, as the threat approaches of what has been called a “twindemic,” the annual spike in seasonal flu coinciding this year with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 Genomic analysis reveals many species may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2

    Genomic analysis reveals many species may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2

    By: Jim Fessenden

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,School of Medicine,Office of Advancement,Faculty,Research,Novel Coronavirus,Molecular Medicine

    A new study from scientists at UMass Medical School and the University of California, Davis, reveals that humans are not the only species facing a potential threat from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 LISTEN: Chancellor Collins discusses leading UMass Medical School during the pandemic

    LISTEN: Chancellor Collins discusses leading UMass Medical School during the pandemic

    By: Sarah Willey

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,Graduate School of Nursing,School of Medicine,Faculty,Michael F. Collins,Podcast,Novel Coronavirus

    In a new Voices of UMassMed podcast, Chancellor Michael F. Collins discusses what it’s been like to lead UMass Medical School amid a pandemic.

  • Friday, August 21, 2020 New study: MassBiologics discovers antibodies that may protect against COVID-19

    New study: MassBiologics discovers antibodies that may protect against COVID-19

    By: Mark Shelton

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,School of Medicine,Medicine,MassBiologics,Office of Advancement,Alumni,Faculty,Student,Novel Coronavirus

    A new study by researchers at MassBiologics of UMass Medical School published in Nature Communications suggests that COVID specific IgA monoclonal antibodies may provide effective immunity in the respiratory system against the novel coronavirus—a potentially critical feature of an effective vaccine.

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