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Apurv Soni, ‘29 Who Shine’ honoree, focused on health equity in U.S. and abroad

Apurv Soni, ‘29 Who Shine’ honoree, focused on health equity in U.S. and abroad

The Massachusetts Department of Education has named MD/PhD candidate Apurv Soni the UMass Medical School “29 Who Shine” honoree for 2021.

PhD candidate studies mental illness progression and alcoholism

PhD candidate studies mental illness progression and alcoholism

Jenya Kolpakova, a PhD candidate in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ neuroscience program, came to the United States from Ukraine when she was 15. She is studying changes in the brain due to binge alcohol drinking.

UMMS students bring COVID-19 vaccine to underserved downtown Worcester

UMMS students bring COVID-19 vaccine to underserved downtown Worcester

UMass Medical School students administered COVID-19 vaccinations to the community on Monday, April 19, at the YWCA Central Massachusetts in downtown Worcester.

Medical student values prevention as a ‘powerful tool’ in primary care

Medical student values prevention as a ‘powerful tool’ in primary care

Over the years, Andrew Cauley, SOM ’23, witnessed family members facing a number of chronic health-related issues. His experience with loved ones influenced his decision to enter medicine from a preventative health care perspective.

UMMS family medicine resident Stephany Giraldo Eierle shares journey in medicine

UMMS family medicine resident Stephany Giraldo Eierle shares journey in medicine

UMass Medical School family medicine resident Stephany Giraldo Eierle, DO, MPH, is a Latina first-generation American completing her first year as a physician at the Family Health Center of Worcester, and becoming a vocal advocate for diversity in medicine and public health.

Mother of two and former educator leads quality improvement project while pursuing Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

Mother of two and former educator leads quality improvement project while pursuing Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

Amanda Hazeltine, RN, a GEP to DNP student in the Graduate School of Nursing, worked in health care communications and education for 13 years prior to becoming a nurse.

Drive-in Match Day a unique occasion for soon-to-be UMass Medical School grads

Drive-in Match Day a unique occasion for soon-to-be UMass Medical School grads

The School of Medicine hosted its annual Match Day celebration with a socially distanced drive-in event at the South Street campus on Friday, March 19. This year’s class is the largest ever, with 168 graduating students.

Video: Preventive shot for Lyme disease, now in clinical trial, explained

Video: Preventive shot for Lyme disease, now in clinical trial, explained

A pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease, developed at MassBiologics of UMass Medical School and now being tested in a year-long human clinical trial, could be ready for licensure in about two and a half years, according to Mark Klempner, MD.

First UMass Medical School student to complete dual-degree MBA program in June

First UMass Medical School student to complete dual-degree MBA program in June

Arnav Chandra, SOM ’21, will be the first student to graduate from the dual-degree MBA program at UMass Medical School.

Inspired by grandfather, Elke Schipani pursuing neurology

Inspired by grandfather, Elke Schipani pursuing neurology

Elke Schipani, SOM ’21, grew up caring for her grandfather, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease when she was 6. The many hours spent with him influenced the career path she has chosen.

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