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Kola Akindele to serve as assistant vice chancellor for city and community relations

Kola Akindele to serve as assistant vice chancellor for city and community relations

Kola Akindele, JD, has been promoted to assistant vice chancellor for city and community relations in the Office of Community and Government Relations at UMass Medical School, according to an announcement from Chancellor Michael F. Collins.

UMass Medical School magazine debuts

UMass Medical School magazine debuts

As part of UMass Medical School’s ongoing initiatives to share news about the research, academic and service achievements that take place every day on our campuses, a new magazine debuts this week, @umassmed.

UMMS staff, students provide classroom enrichment to 27 teachers in Worcester’s North Quadrant

UMMS staff, students provide classroom enrichment to 27 teachers in Worcester’s North Quadrant

Thanks to the generosity of its employees and students, UMass Medical School has awarded classroom enrichment mini-grants totaling $38,000 to 27 teachers in the Worcester Public Schools North Quadrant.

LISTEN: Jennifer Reidy shares insight, evidence about palliative medicine in new Voices of UMassMed podcast

LISTEN: Jennifer Reidy shares insight, evidence about palliative medicine in new Voices of UMassMed podcast

In the latest episode of the Voices of UMassMed podcast, Jennifer Reidy, MD, shares insight and evidence about how palliative care can ease the burden of complex illness, and discusses her career mission to make it standard of care at UMMS and beyond.

2018 Investiture Ceremony honors four named professors and their benefactors

2018 Investiture Ceremony honors four named professors and their benefactors

Jane Freedman, MD; Jonathan Gerber, MD; Jason Shohet, MD, PhD; and Zhiping Weng, PhD; were officially invested into named professorships at the 2018 Investiture Ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 13, bringing the total number of endowed chairs at UMass Medical School to 49.

Convocation 2018: Chancellor Collins recognizes campus achievements; launches strategic planning mission

Convocation 2018: Chancellor Collins recognizes campus achievements; launches strategic planning mission

In his annual Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins noted accomplishments of the past year and awarded Chancellor’s Medals to four distinguished faculty for their exemplary teaching, scholarship, clinical excellence and service.

Graphic medicine exhibit opens Sept. 10 at Lamar Soutter Library

Graphic medicine exhibit opens Sept. 10 at Lamar Soutter Library

The Lamar Soutter Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibition “Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn” from Sept. 10 to Oct. 20.

UMass Medical School planning for palliative care fellowship

UMass Medical School planning for palliative care fellowship

The UMass Cancer Walk and Run will support the development of a nationally accredited, interdisciplinary fellowship program in palliative care at UMass Medical School.

Worcester Business Journal: Enrollment strong at UMMS

Worcester Business Journal: Enrollment strong at UMMS

The School of Medicine class size at UMass Medical School has grown by nearly a third in the past four years, with 161 students in the Class of 2022, and it received nearly 4,000 applications to fill those seats, according to an article in the Worcester Business Journal on Aug. 27.  

Four faculty members appointed to endowed professorships

Four faculty members appointed to endowed professorships

Four faculty members have been appointed to endowed professorships at UMass Medical School in recognition of their contributions to biomedical research, education and patient care. Each will be formally invested Sept. 13 at the Convocation and Investiture ceremony.

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