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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.

  • 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, 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 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.

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 National Institute on Aging grant aims to create roadmap for COVID-19 trials in nursing homes

    National Institute on Aging grant aims to create roadmap for COVID-19 trials in nursing homes

    By: Susan E.W. Spencer

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

    Jerry Gurwitz, MD, is principal investigator of a grant to develop a roadmap for developing clinical trials networks to study COVID-19 in nursing homes, as residents comprise more than 40 percent of deaths attributed to the pandemic nationwide.

  • Friday, July 31, 2020 UMass Medical School receives $100 million in NIH grants to lead push for fast, accessible COVID-19 tests

    UMass Medical School receives $100 million in NIH grants to lead push for fast, accessible COVID-19 tests

    By: Susan E.W. Spencer

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

    UMass Medical School has been awarded grants totaling more than $100 million to coordinate the nationwide push for fast, accessible COVID-19 testing, playing a major role in the National Institutes of Health’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, or RADx, program.

  • 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,Office of Advancement,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.

  • 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,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, May 27, 2020 UMass Medical School researchers ramp up COVID-19 convalescent plasma study

    UMass Medical School researchers ramp up COVID-19 convalescent plasma study

    By: Susan E.W. Spencer

    Category: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,School of Medicine,Medicine,Cancer Center,Office of Advancement,Clinician,Faculty,Research,Jonathan M. Gerber,Novel Coronavirus

    More than 100 critically ill COVID-19 patients in the UMass Memorial Health Care system have been treated with convalescent plasma through a UMass Medical School clinical trial led by Jonathan M. Gerber, MD.

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