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U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Worcester leaders support critical NIH funding for UMass Medical School

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Worcester leaders support critical NIH funding for UMass Medical School

President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut 22 percent from the FY18 National Institutes of Health budget would cost UMass Medical School from $45 million to $74 million a year, Chancellor Michael F. Collins said at an Aug. 16 panel discussion on NIH funding at UMMS.

Worcester Public Schools and UMass Medical School unveil family support services initiative

Worcester Public Schools and UMass Medical School unveil family support services initiative

UMass Medical School is stocking a school food pantry, distributing 700 backpacks filled with supplies to students and installing washers and dryers in the Worcester Public Schools, thanks to support from the Remillard Family Community Service Fund. 

Warren Ferguson in STAT and Boston Globe: Prisons and jails need support to fight opioid addiction

Warren Ferguson in STAT and Boston Globe: Prisons and jails need support to fight opioid addiction

Warren J. Ferguson, MD, is studying how jails and prisons can implement medication-assisted treatment programs for opioid addiction, according to reports by STAT and The Boston Globe.

UMMS intervention hopes to shrink health disparities by reducing clinician bias

UMMS intervention hopes to shrink health disparities by reducing clinician bias

In partnership with the Worcester community, researchers at UMMS are launching an intervention to reduce health disparities in hypertension control among minority and lower socioeconomic status patients by training health care providers to be more conscious of their own implicit biases while treating patients.

Smelling the Cheese

Smelling the Cheese

Paul L. Greer, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, is using the mouse olfactory system to investigate how animals take sensory input from their environment and translate those stimuli into action, with the hope of translating these discoveries into new treatments for a host of neurological disorders, including autism spectrum disorders.

UMass Medical School ranks fourth for research cited in patents

UMass Medical School ranks fourth for research cited in patents

UMass Medical School has been ranked fourth in the Nature Index 2017 Innovation supplement, which sheds new light on the impact academic research is having on innovation by measuring citations of research articles in third party patents.

Scientific discovery launches undergraduates toward biomedical careers

Scientific discovery launches undergraduates toward biomedical careers

Twenty-six college undergraduates spent 10 weeks conducting sophisticated research with established principal investigators as participants in the 25th annual Summer Undergraduate Research Program at UMass Medical School.

New UMMS study shows how to account for social disparities in health care costs

New UMMS study shows how to account for social disparities in health care costs

In a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Arlene Ash, PhD, recommends allocating some health insurance dollars for patients in vulnerable communities and for those subject to social risks, in addition to their medical issues. 

Women in Science: PhD candidate Yvonne Chan a ‘protein engineer’

Women in Science: PhD candidate Yvonne Chan a ‘protein engineer’

In this ‘Women in Science’ video, PhD candidate Yvonne Chan talks about her exploration of how proteins fold and maintain their three-dimensional structure.

UMMS welcomes historically large School of Medicine class

UMMS welcomes historically large School of Medicine class

UMass Medical School welcomed 162 new medical students to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The School of Medicine Class of 2021 is the largest in school history.

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