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2022 EDUCATION

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Lauren O’Connor receives prestigious NIH Kirschstein Award

Lauren O’Connor receives prestigious NIH Kirschstein Award

PhD student Lauren O’Connor identified multiple bacteria that suppress degeneration in worms. She is investigating how they protect the nervous system and whether specific diets can protect against multiple models of neurodegeneration.

Next generation of VA researchers to explore maternal health during new summer research training program

Next generation of VA researchers to explore maternal health during new summer research training program

UMass Chan students Micaela Tobin and Laël Ngangmeni and two undergraduate students will conduct qualitative research focused on pregnancy and maternity care through a VA training program designed to diversify the research workforce. Kristin Mattocks, PhD, MPH, is the program director at UMass Chan.

Nursing student and former accountant takes her critical thinking skills to “higher level” in care of patients

Nursing student and former accountant takes her critical thinking skills to “higher level” in care of patients

Yuki Fujita, MPH, will graduate with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree on June 5. While a student, Fujita studied perinatal depression in women experiencing high-risk pregnancies at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Educational Recognition Awards and Last Lecture celebrate faculty excellence at UMass Chan

Educational Recognition Awards and Last Lecture celebrate faculty excellence at UMass Chan

The 2022 UMass Chan Medical School Educational Recognition Awards celebration was held on Tuesday, April 26 to honor achievement by faculty of all three schools. The recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring was named and Pang-Yen Fan, MD, delivered the honorary Last Lecture.

Former science teacher pursues medicine through Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health track

Former science teacher pursues medicine through Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health track

Stella Barth is using her background as a science teacher and clinical research coordinator in her first year in the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health track.

New Mick Huppert Community Health Scholarships awarded to UMass Chan students

New Mick Huppert Community Health Scholarships awarded to UMass Chan students

Six projects organized by T.H. Chan School of Medicine and Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing student have received Mick Huppert Community Health Scholar Awards for 2022.

Educational Recognition Awards ceremony returns to campus April 26

Educational Recognition Awards ceremony returns to campus April 26

The traditional event recognizes community members who excel as mentors, teachers and advisors, and features words of wisdom from an esteemed teacher. Recipient of the 2021 Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Teaching Pang-Yen Fan, MD, will deliver the Last Lecture.

Catarina Kiefe named director of Medical Scientist Training Program at UMass Chan Medical School

Catarina Kiefe named director of Medical Scientist Training Program at UMass Chan Medical School

Physician-scientist, educator and mentor Catarina Kiefe, MD, PhD, has been named the new director of the MD/PhD program at UMass Chan.

UMass Chan biomedical sciences student studies a gene that causes ALS

UMass Chan biomedical sciences student studies a gene that causes ALS

PhD student Megan Fowler-Magaw is researching the pathogenesis of ALS, using a specific gene that is found in 97 percent of cases.

UMass Chan Medical School ranks 10th nationwide for primary care education

UMass Chan Medical School ranks 10th nationwide for primary care education

U.S. News & World Report ranked the T.H. Chan School of Medicine 10th for primary care education in its 2023 rankings of America’s best graduate schools. UMass Chan also ranks in the top 50 for research and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

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