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UMass Medical School students mentoring young mothers in Worcester

UMass Medical School students mentoring young mothers in Worcester

School of Medicine students Gianina Monestime and Emily Adler are leading the Mentors for Young Mothers student group, which facilitates health education workshops and discussions at residential programs for teen mothers in Worcester.

Tiffany Moore Simas named fellow of premier leadership program for women in medicine

Tiffany Moore Simas named fellow of premier leadership program for women in medicine

Tiffany A. Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, has been named a fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Julie Bowditch named one of WBJ’s 40 Under Forty Class of 2019

Julie Bowditch named one of WBJ’s 40 Under Forty Class of 2019

Julie Bowditch, advancement officer for community fundraising at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center, has been named one of the Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty Class of 2019.

New co-chairs sign on to support 11th annual Winter Ball

New co-chairs sign on to support 11th annual Winter Ball

Susan and Anthony Consigli and Susan and Clifford Rucker have been announced as co-chairs of the 11th annual Winter Ball, the fundraising gala benefiting UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. It will be held at Mechanics Hall on Friday, Dec. 6.

High school students pursue health career goals at summer program

High school students pursue health career goals at summer program

The annual High School Health Careers Program at UMass Medical School prepared 19 students from high schools across Massachusetts with the knowledge, insight and confidence to pursue medical education.

UMass Medical School pilots ‘Woo Health Hack’

UMass Medical School pilots ‘Woo Health Hack’

The “Woo Health Hack” brought together teams of students to devise creative ways to use medical simulation technology to help the community achieve public health goals. The hackathon was a pilot for a citywide initiative taking place this November.

Robert Finberg to step down as chair of medicine

Robert Finberg to step down as chair of medicine

Robert W. Finberg, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Professor of Medicine and chair and professor of medicine, has shared his intention to step down as chair to return to the faculty to pursue his academic and research roles on a full-time basis.

Luanne Thorndyke and Janet Hale participate in Arab International Women’s Forum

Luanne Thorndyke and Janet Hale participate in Arab International Women’s Forum

Luanne Thorndyke, MD, and Janet Hale, PhD, were invited panelists at a conference in Beirut, Lebanon, that was convened to help women in the Middle East and North Africa overcome barriers to leadership in disciplines including medical education and health care delivery.

Planting celebration launches UMMS student-run community garden

Planting celebration launches UMMS student-run community garden

UMass Medical School students planted four raised beds with a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers. The launch heralds new growth for nutrition-focused, wellness-oriented initiatives that will be cultivated through the student-run community garden.

Junior Faculty Development Program honors 28 graduates

Junior Faculty Development Program honors 28 graduates

The 28 members of the Junior Faculty Development Program Class of 2019, along with their senior faculty mentors, were honored at a graduation ceremony at UMass Medical School.

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