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2021 MULTIMEDIA

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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.

UMass Medical School joins JDRF Center of Excellence in New England to advance type 1 diabetes research

UMass Medical School joins JDRF Center of Excellence in New England to advance type 1 diabetes research

Five UMass Medical School scientists from the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence are part of the JDRF Center of Excellence in New England that launched Feb. 23. The goal of the is to create a cell replacement therapy that could treat and potentially cure type 1 diabetes.

UMass Medical School students among volunteers at opening of Worcester’s first large-scale vaccine site

UMass Medical School students among volunteers at opening of Worcester’s first large-scale vaccine site

Medical students Kaan Apaydin, Kara Kennedy, Alex Richard and Erica Christenson take part in the opening of Worcester’s first large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site.

Heather Lovelace working as aesthetics nurse practitioner; serves in new teaching associate position

Heather Lovelace working as aesthetics nurse practitioner; serves in new teaching associate position

Heather Lovelace, FNP-BC, RN, fourth-year DNP student in the Graduate School of Nursing, came to Massachusetts from California to earn her doctorate degree.

Webb Camille sees research as key to improving health of patients

Webb Camille sees research as key to improving health of patients

MD/PhD student Webb Camille sees a future as a hospitalist as well as a researcher, allowing him to do bench and clinical research that will ultimately benefit his patients.

Second-year med student Angela Essa studying diet and hypertension in pregnant women

Second-year med student Angela Essa studying diet and hypertension in pregnant women

Angela Essa, SOM ’23, said she has “always been really curious about medicine and the biology of disease and how we treat it.”

UMass Medical School students ready to serve on COVID-19 vaccination front lines

UMass Medical School students ready to serve on COVID-19 vaccination front lines

Graduate School of Nursing students taught more than 150 School of Medicine students to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Worcester-area residents. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students will help track participants.

‘My heart is in community health’ says Graduate School of Nursing student Helen Tsiagras

‘My heart is in community health’ says Graduate School of Nursing student Helen Tsiagras

Helen Tsiagras, RN, Doctor of Nursing Practice student in the Graduate School of Nursing Graduate Entry Pathway Program, began her nursing career during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also serves as secretary for the Graduate Student Nursing Organization.