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SACNAS-UMMS student chapter to host New England Regional Conference

SACNAS-UMMS student chapter to host New England Regional Conference

In the year since its inception, the SACNAS-UMMS chapter has recruited members, received a national award and established itself as one of the more active chapters in the national Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. On Saturday, April 21, the group will host the 2018 SACNAS New England Regional Conference.

UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial mark National Minority Health Month

UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial mark National Minority Health Month

UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care observed National Minority Health Month on Wednesday, April 11, with a lecture by Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD, and awards for reducing health care disparities and cultural competence in medicine.

Sheldon Benjamin receives Gary J. Tucker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry

Sheldon Benjamin receives Gary J. Tucker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry

Sheldon Benjamin, MD, received the 2018 Gary J. Tucker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neuropsychiatry at the 29th annual meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. 

Women’s role in rise of UMass Medical School recognized at Women’s History event

Women’s role in rise of UMass Medical School recognized at Women’s History event

UMass Medical School historian Ellen More, PhD, delivered the keynote speech at the Women’s History Month celebration that honored trailblazing women at UMass Medical School. More is the author of Beating the Odds: The University of Massachusetts Medical School, A History 1962-2012.

Five UMass ALS Cellucci Fund supporters to run Boston Marathon

Five UMass ALS Cellucci Fund supporters to run Boston Marathon

Five people will represent the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund in the 2018 Boston Marathon to raise awareness of and funds for breakthrough ALS research underway at UMass Medical School.

Sibling support initiative to aid families at Worcester Recovery Center

Sibling support initiative to aid families at Worcester Recovery Center

An innovative sibling support program founded and directed by Emily Rubin of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMass Medical School strives to decrease trauma and build resiliency among family members of psychiatrically hospitalized youth and young adults.

UMMS cough expert: Over-the-counter cough medicine offers no benefit in treating flu, cold symptoms

UMMS cough expert: Over-the-counter cough medicine offers no benefit in treating flu, cold symptoms

Richard Irwin, MD, professor of medicine, said over-the-counter cough medicines offer no relief for the cough associated with influenza or the common cold. 

Martin Luther King Jr. tribute celebrates service at UMMS

Martin Luther King Jr. tribute celebrates service at UMMS

The life and words of Martin Luther King. Jr. resonated at UMass Medical School on Monday, Jan. 22, during the annual event highlighting the many ways in which members of the UMMS and UMass Memorial community enact his legacy of service.

UMass Medical School Chancellor asserts commitment to diversity

UMass Medical School Chancellor asserts commitment to diversity

Chancellor Michael F. Collins reflected on the values of diversity, civility and inclusion; the importance of oath-bound professions; and the ideas and ideals that make America a beacon of hope around the world in the Jan. 21 Sunday Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

2018 MLK Semester of Service Student Awards support community service initiatives

2018 MLK Semester of Service Student Awards support community service initiatives

The 2018 MLK Semester of Service Student Award projects will be recognized at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute on Jan. 22.

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