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2021 EDUCATION

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Graduate School of Nursing student reflects on starting nursing school during pandemic

Graduate School of Nursing student reflects on starting nursing school during pandemic

Oscar de la Rosa has worked as an EMT and a public health prevention specialist. He is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the Graduate School of Nursing.

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.

Educational Recognition Awards bring together UMMS community to honor faculty achievements

Educational Recognition Awards bring together UMMS community to honor faculty achievements

The UMass Medical School Educational Recognition Awards and Last Lecture celebration of achievement by faculty of the Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Medicine. Mai-Lan Rogoff, MD, delivered the Last Lecture “It’s All Jazz.”

Annual Educational Recognition Awards May 5 will honor teaching excellence

Annual Educational Recognition Awards May 5 will honor teaching excellence

The UMass Medical School community will celebrate excellence in teaching at the 22nd Educational Recognition Awards and Last Lecture being held in a hybrid format on Wednesday, May 5.

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.

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.

Dominican Republic Batey Health Initiative continues addressing health care needs of Haitian migrant communities

Dominican Republic Batey Health Initiative continues addressing health care needs of Haitian migrant communities

The UMass Medical School Dominican Republic Batey Health Initiative has been working remotely this year to address social determinants of health in the Dominican Republic.

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.

Two medical students receive Dorothy Wolff Fellowships for projects focusing on otolaryngology

Two medical students receive Dorothy Wolff Fellowships for projects focusing on otolaryngology

School of Medicine students Maimuna Ahmad and Sara Holmes have each been awarded Dorothy Wolff Fellowships from UMass Medical School. Ahmad will focus on cognitive function in patients living with vestibular disorders and Holmes will study changes to bones in the middle ear in relation to hearing loss.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UMass Medical School 10th in the nation in primary care education

U.S. News & World Report ranks UMass Medical School 10th in the nation in primary care education

UMass Medical School ranks 10th nationwide in primary care by U.S. News & World Report in its annual rankings of the best graduate schools. The 2022 report also marks a rise for UMMS in research, this year ranking 45th, up two spots from the previous ranking.

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