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Women’s Faculty Awards spotlight excellence at UMass Chan Medical School

Women’s Faculty Awards spotlight excellence at UMass Chan Medical School

The 22nd annual Women’s Faculty Awards honoring women in science and health care for achievements in early career development, clinical service, mentoring, science and health, education, and community service, were presented to seven honorees during virtual proceedings on Tuesday, May 24.

Junior Faculty Development Program honors 28 at graduation ceremony

Junior Faculty Development Program honors 28 at graduation ceremony

Rising faculty at UMass Chan Medical School celebrated completion of the intensive professional development experience at a graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19.

Leverett Wing discusses history of anti-Asian racism in U.S. at Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month forum

Leverett Wing discusses history of anti-Asian racism in U.S. at Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month forum

Leverett Wing, president and CEO of the Commonwealth Seminar, shared personal and historical narratives of anti-Asian racism in the United States during a UMass Chan Medical School forum recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Student-created mentorship groups shine through UMass LIGHT

Student-created mentorship groups shine through UMass LIGHT

Created by students in 2021, UMass LIGHT aims to increase diversity, equity and inclusion; promote career growth; and create professional development opportunities through mentorship and community events.

Pyrography by Artist in Residence Brett Poza returns to the Lamar Soutter Library

Pyrography by Artist in Residence Brett Poza returns to the Lamar Soutter Library

The current Artist in Residence series exhibit “This Body of Work: Portraits from the Inside Out” by Brett S. Poza, MFA, is on display at the Lamar Soutter Library through June 30.

UMass Cancer Walk and Run seeking ‘superheroes’ for Oct. 2 event at Polar Park

UMass Cancer Walk and Run seeking ‘superheroes’ for Oct. 2 event at Polar Park

The 24th annual UMass Cancer Walk and Run will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Polar Park, with all funds raised going to pediatric and adult cancer research at UMass Chan Medical School.

What is fentanyl and why is it behind the deadly surge in US drug overdoses?

What is fentanyl and why is it behind the deadly surge in US drug overdoses?

Kavita Babu, MD, professor of emergency medicine, writes for The Conversation about illicitly manufactured fentanyl that is driving the increasing number of opioid overdose deaths.

United Way honors Vaccine Corps with Community Citizen of the Year Award

United Way honors Vaccine Corps with Community Citizen of the Year Award

The United Way presented UMass Chan and its Vaccine Corps collaborators with the Community Citizen of the Year Award during its annual meeting on May 5.

Chancellor Collins named to Worcester Business Journal’s Power 50

Chancellor Collins named to Worcester Business Journal’s Power 50

UMass Chan Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins was recognized by Worcester Business Journal May 2 as one of the Central Massachusetts’ Power 50, a “who’s who” of the most powerful and influential people in the region.

Asian Women for Health founder shares mission with UMass Chan group

Asian Women for Health founder shares mission with UMass Chan group

Community organizer Chien-Chi Huang, founder of the Asian Breast Cancer Project, spoke at the April 20 Diversity and Inclusion Office Centering the Margins series and shared how her experience as a breast cancer survivor led her to advocate for Asian women’s health.

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