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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.

Diverse undergraduates soak up experience at Summer Enrichment Program

Diverse undergraduates soak up experience at Summer Enrichment Program

Twenty-two college students from diverse backgrounds, with a shared goal of attending medical school, came together at UMass Medical School to participate in the 2019 Summer Enrichment Program.

UMass Medical School grieves loss of School of Medicine student Felix Santiago

UMass Medical School grieves loss of School of Medicine student Felix Santiago

The UMass Medical School community is mourning the death of Felix Santiago, 26, a student in the School of Medicine. Santiago died on June 14. A gathering to provide UMMS students with an opportunity to come together is planned for June 24.

Lawrence Rhein named chair of pediatrics

Lawrence Rhein named chair of pediatrics

Lawrence M. Rhein, MD, MPH, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics, as announced by Terence R. Flotte, MD, and Eric Dickson, MD. Dr. Rhein most recently served as chief of the Division of Neonatology at UMass Memorial Medical Center and associate professor of pediatrics at UMass Medical School.

Stories of loss, survival and hope at the 2019 UMass Cancer Walk Kickoff

Stories of loss, survival and hope at the 2019 UMass Cancer Walk Kickoff

At an event characterized by a mix of smiles and tears, the race to raise money for the 2019 UMass Cancer Walk and Run officially began on June 3 as more than 100 team leaders, cancer survivors and event sponsors gathered at the Albert Sherman Center.

Who are the 1 in 4 American women who choose abortion?

Who are the 1 in 4 American women who choose abortion?

In an essay originally published by The Conversation, Luu Ireland, MD, writes about the abortion debate from the perspective of an obstetrician/gynecologist who understands the stories of the 1 in 4 women who choose abortion.

Women’s Faculty Awards honor excellence across career spectrum

Women’s Faculty Awards honor excellence across career spectrum

The 19th Women’s Faculty Awards Luncheon honored women in science and health care for achievements throughout their careers. Faculty were recognized for early career achievement, clinical service, mentoring, education and science.

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