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UMass trustee Chioma Okwara’s story of perseverance shines light on ‘power of public education’

UMass trustee Chioma Okwara’s story of perseverance shines light on ‘power of public education’

UMass Board of Trustees member Noreen “Chioma” Okwara, MD’17, was called a ‘dreamer’ for aspiring to practice medicine. She is now a clinician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Video: UMass Chan Medical School receives historic gift from The Morningside Foundation

Video: UMass Chan Medical School receives historic gift from The Morningside Foundation

The $175 million gift from The Morningside Foundation to UMass Chan Medical School was announced and lauded on Tuesday, Sept. 7, with a special meeting of the UMass Board of Trustees, a morning press event at the UMass Club in Boston and an afternoon celebration on the Worcester campus. See highlights from the day in this video.

Worcester elementary students greeted with supply-filled backpacks from UMass Medical School

Worcester elementary students greeted with supply-filled backpacks from UMass Medical School

Nearly 600 backpacks were distributed to students at Rice Square, Grafton Street and Union Square elementary schools thanks to the UMass Medical School North Quadrant Support Services partnership with the Worcester Public Schools.

Aspiring nurse scientist driven to help teens overcome adversity

Aspiring nurse scientist driven to help teens overcome adversity

Nursing PhD student Saisha Cintron is driven by a passion to provide support systems to teenagers facing adversity. She chose a PhD program so she’d be in a better position to affect systemic change.

Communicating science: Institute for Drug Resistance video series elevates awareness, understanding

Communicating science: Institute for Drug Resistance video series elevates awareness, understanding

In a new video series, UMass Medical School scientists explain their research to address the global health challenge of drug resistance. In the first video of the series, Medicines Designed to Last, Celia Schiffer, PhD, sets the stage with a straightforward overview of drug resistance.

UMass Medical School students team up to teach new SOM class to give COVID-19 shots

UMass Medical School students team up to teach new SOM class to give COVID-19 shots

UMass Medical School’s 162 new medical students can administer COVID-19 vaccines thanks to their School of Medicine and Graduate School of Nursing student trainers.

MD/PhD candidate seeks to improve health by understanding host-pathogen interactions

MD/PhD candidate seeks to improve health by understanding host-pathogen interactions

MD/PhD candidate Nick Peterson is studying host-pathogen interactions in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology and is co-chair of the MD/PhD Curriculum Committee.

UMMS researchers take at-home COVID-19 testing to the streets in community enrollment events

UMMS researchers take at-home COVID-19 testing to the streets in community enrollment events

Several times a week, UMass Medical School researchers offer Worcester-area residents the opportunity to enroll in some of the studies conducted for COVID-19 Test Us.

Chancellor Collins welcomes SOM Class of 2025 to ‘an exciting time to be coming into medicine’

Chancellor Collins welcomes SOM Class of 2025 to ‘an exciting time to be coming into medicine’

Chancellor Michael F. Collins told the 162-member School of Medicine Class of 2025 that each encounter the future MDs have with their patients will be unique and profound.

Worcester Pipeline participant finds home at UMass Medical School

Worcester Pipeline participant finds home at UMass Medical School

Exposed to UMass Medical School as a high school student, Isaac Ofori, SOM ’24, stays involved in the Worcester community on his way to pursuing a career in critical care.

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