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Residents to deploy mindfulness during hospital rounds to improve focus on patient

Residents to deploy mindfulness during hospital rounds to improve focus on patient

UMass Medical School alumni and internal medicine/pediatrics residents Emily Chen, MD, and Emily Levoy, MD, have been awarded a Back to Bedside grant from the American Council of Graduate Medical Education to implement their mindfulness intitiave for daily rounds.

Majority of smokers surveyed think flavored tobacco sales should be restricted

Majority of smokers surveyed think flavored tobacco sales should be restricted

UMass Medical School students conducted a survey that found 86 percent of Worcester adults surveyed—including 72 percent of those surveyed who smoke—believe flavored tobacco products should be sold only in adult establishments. They will present their findings at the Worcester Board of Health. 

New Springfield campus of medical school focused on urban, rural community health

New Springfield campus of medical school focused on urban, rural community health

UMass Medical School and Baystate Health officials recently celebrated the opening of the new medical school campus in Springfield and welcomed the first class to the new PURCH track.

AAMC: No tolerance for sexual harassment in academic medicine

AAMC: No tolerance for sexual harassment in academic medicine

Dean Terence R. Flotte served as senior author on a call to action published in Academic Medicine, titled, “It is time for zero tolerance for sexual harassment in academic medicine.”

Hardcover edition of the history of UMass Medical School hits the shelves

Hardcover edition of the history of UMass Medical School hits the shelves

The history of UMass Medical School, Beating the Odds: The University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1962-2012, by Ellen More, PhD, has been published in an expanded hardcover edition. 

Annual Scholarship Dinner a celebration of student achievement and donor support

Annual Scholarship Dinner a celebration of student achievement and donor support

Scholarships totaling more than $625,000 were awarded to 160 School of Medicine students at the Annual Scholarship Dinner held at UMass Medical School on Oct. 11. 

‘Matter of Fact: State of Addiction’ primetime special: UMass Medical Schools leads the way in opioid education

‘Matter of Fact: State of Addiction’ primetime special: UMass Medical Schools leads the way in opioid education

UMass Medical School is leading the charge to improve the way medical schools train students and providers to fight opioid abuse, according to the WCVB-TV’s “Matter of Fact: State of Addiction” special.

At White Coat Ceremony, first-year medical students don mantle of profession

At White Coat Ceremony, first-year medical students don mantle of profession

A powerful and empowering symbol of the medical profession was passed to the 162 members of the School of Medicine Class of 2021 at the White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15, before a joyful crowd of family, friends and faculty under a tent on the Campus Green.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences welcomes 52 students as doctoral candidates

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences welcomes 52 students as doctoral candidates

At the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Recognition Ceremony on Sept. 14, Dean Anthony Carruthers, PhD, reflected upon his aspirations for the 52 graduate students who are entering the “proving ground for doctoral study.”

2017 Investiture Ceremony honors nine named professors and their benefactors

2017 Investiture Ceremony honors nine named professors and their benefactors

At the 2017 Investiture Ceremony following Convocation on Wednesday, Sept., 13, nine distinguished faculty members were officially invested into named professorships, bringing the total number of endowed chairs at UMass Medical School to 48.

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