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Chancellor Collins in Boston Globe: Frequent COVID tests help keep communities safe

Chancellor Collins in Boston Globe: Frequent COVID tests help keep communities safe

As colleges and universities plan for the return of students for the fall semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one important element in keeping everyone safe is frequent testing for the virus, according to Chancellor Michael F. Collins in a July 30 opinion piece published in the Boston Globe.

Updated travel policy related to COVID-19 in the US and abroad (July 24)

Updated travel policy related to COVID-19 in the US and abroad (July 24)

The UMMS travel policy will now require quarantine for employees currently working on campus, returning to work, new hires, nonclinical students, vendors and visitors who have traveled to or from any states other than Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York and New Jersey.

Summer outreach programs for high achieving students delivered online

Summer outreach programs for high achieving students delivered online

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Summer Enrichment Program and High School Health Careers Program are being held virtually this year at UMass Medical School.

UMass Medical School appoints five faculty members to endowed chairs

UMass Medical School appoints five faculty members to endowed chairs

Douglas T. Golenbock, MD; Gregory A. Volturo, MD; Anastasia Khvorova, PhD; Erik J. Sontheimer, PhD; and Jennifer A. Reidy, MD, have been named to endowed faculty posts at UMass Medical School.

South Road garage expansion to begin July 27

South Road garage expansion to begin July 27

Major construction will begin July 27 on the east side of the South Road parking garage at UMass Medical School to make way for a five-story addition with an elevator tower and sky bridge connecting it to the medical building being built.

George Abraham appointed chair of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine

George Abraham appointed chair of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine

George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, was appointed chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.

Arthur Pappas honored as an AOA ‘Pillar of the Orthopaedic Profession’

Arthur Pappas honored as an AOA ‘Pillar of the Orthopaedic Profession’

The late Arthur M. Pappas, MD, has been recognized as an American Orthopaedic Association Pillar of the Orthopaedic Profession for his role as a pioneering visionary and tireless founding architect of the UMass Medical School Department of Orthopedics & Physical Rehabilitation.

Job Dekker elected to European Molecular Biology Organization

Job Dekker elected to European Molecular Biology Organization

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has elected Job Dekker, PhD, to lifetime membership in the organization.

UMass Cancer Walk and Run to be a virtual event in 2020

UMass Cancer Walk and Run to be a virtual event in 2020

Organizers have announced that the 22nd annual UMass Cancer Walk and Run scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13, will take place online, with supporters able to participate remotely at locations and for distances of their choosing.

Updated travel policy related to COVID-19 in the US and abroad (July 2)

Updated travel policy related to COVID-19 in the US and abroad (July 2)

Due to changing conditions, we are adapting our UMMS travel policies to maintain the safety of our community from COVID-19.

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