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    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.

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  • Community News

    GSBS Diversity Interest Group promotes social justice, equity and advocacy

    The GSBS Diversity Interest Group is “centered on sharing the voices of our fellow trainees and having their stories and experiences heard.”

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  • Research News

    Nick Peterson and Samantha Tse named Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award recipients

    Two MD/PhD students in the lab of Read Pukkila-Worley, MD, have each received Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards from the National Institute of Health.

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  • Education News

    Tracking heart rhythms through smart watches a ‘marriage of science and medicine’

    Prompted by a health issue that his grandmother had, MD/PhD student Eric Ding is studying how smart watches monitor heart rhythms and detect atrial fibrillation in older adults. His work is supported by a three-year National Institutes of Health grant.

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  • Education News, Media

    MD/PhD student Laël Ngangmeni dedicated to women’s health equity and justice

    MD/PhD student Laël Ngangmeni, MBS, started school when she was 3 in her home country of Cameroon. A natural-born learner and curious thinker, Ngangmeni knew science was her calling.

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  • Research News

    New study co-authored by MD/PhD student Benjamin Helfand shows frequent delirium in older COVID patients

    MD/PhD student Benjamin Helfand is co-first author on a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association Network Open that examines the frequency of COVID-19 positive older adults presenting to the emergency department with delirium.

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  • Education News

    UMass Medical School students study population health through community lens

    School of Medicine and Graduate School of Nursing students explored a range of public health issues through population health clerkships and presented their work virtually.

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  • Education News

    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosts improv workshops for PREP, IMSD students

    Students in the Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program and Initiative for Maximizing Student Development of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences gathered on Zoom recently to practice their quick-thinking skills through workshops in improvisation.

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  • Media, Research News

    UMMS study to examine how different body fat plays a role in type 2 diabetes

    A new four-year, $2 million grant will allow Silvia Corvera, MD, to learn more about whether the development and function of two types of fat cells differ in people with type 2 diabetes, and may help explain what causes diabetes and obesity.

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  • Research News

    Kevin Gao receives Kirschstein Award for research into role of B cells in pulmonary fibrosis caused by SAVI

    MD/PhD candidate Kevin Gao has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to study a rare autoinflammatory disease in infants called STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy.

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  • Research News

    More than half of COVID-19 clinical trials exclude older adults, according to research co-authored by MD/PhD student Benjamin Helfand

    A research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine, co-authored by UMass Medical School MD/PhD student Benjamin Helfand, reports that older adults were likely to be excluded from more than 50 percent of COVID-19 clinical trials and 100 percent of vaccine trials initiated early in the pandemic.

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  • Research News

    UMMS scientists lead effort to annotate human genome

    Jill Moore, PhD’18, Zhiping Weng, PhD, and MD/PhD students Michael Purcaro and Henry Pratt are lead authors on the latest publication of data from the ambitious ENCODE project. 

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  • Research News

    NIDA grant funds MD/PhD student’s study of hepatitis C and injection drug use in rural New England

    MD/PhD student Eric Romo received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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  • Research News

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

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

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  • Research News

    MD/PhD-student-led research finds potential new gene target for pediatric liver cancer

    A new study by a team of UMass Medical School researchers, led by Jordan Smith, MD/PhD candidate, has identified a new therapeutic target in hepatoblastoma, a rare, primarily pediatric liver cancer.

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  • Community News, Media

    UMMS students produce hand sanitizer for nearby hospitals amid COVID-19 pandemic

    As medical professionals are working to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and critical supplies of protective gear are running low, students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UMass Medical School produced nearly 130 gallons of hand sanitizer to help sustain local hospitals.

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  • Education News

    Early match success for School of Medicine 2020 students

    School of Medicine 2020 class members Lauren Colwell, Britney Atwater and Ashley Matthew were matched to their specialty residency programs in January. Colwell is going into ophthalmology; Atwater and Matthew urology.

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  • Education News

    Physician-scientist retreat highlights MD/PhD student achievement at UMass Medical School

    The 15th annual Physician-Scientist Retreat at UMass Medical School shined a light on students working to complete both medical and biomedical sciences doctoral degrees through the Medical Scientist Training Program.

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  • Research News

    Research from Jeanne Lawrence lab reveals new insights into neurodevelopment in Down syndrome

    According to new research from the lab of Jeanne Lawrence, PhD, differentiated human cells retain the ability to undergo chromosome silencing in response to XIST, a naturally occurring “off switch” for the female X-chromosome.

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