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2021 Press Releases

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Behind the historic gift: Gerald Chan’s remarks to UMass Chan Medical School community

Behind the historic gift: Gerald Chan’s remarks to UMass Chan Medical School community

Read remarks made by Gerald Chan, on behalf of The Morningside Foundation, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, during the campus celebration recognizing the $175 million gift from The Morningside Foundation.

University of Massachusetts announces $175 million transformational gift to its Medical School

University of Massachusetts announces $175 million transformational gift to its Medical School

The University of Massachusetts is announcing a history-making $175 million donation from The Morningside Foundation to UMass Medical School.

COVID-19 vaccine benefits pregnant women and babies, UMMS faculty say

COVID-19 vaccine benefits pregnant women and babies, UMMS faculty say

The benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women and their babies are backed by solid, ongoing research, according to UMass Medical School faculty.

Helmsley Charitable Trust grant to fund UMMS IBD diet research

Helmsley Charitable Trust grant to fund UMMS IBD diet research

With the funding, Ana Maldonado-Contreras, PhD, will tailor a novel diet created at UMass Medical School to patients in Puerto Rico with different food availability and preferences.

Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program polishes career and job search skills

Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program polishes career and job search skills

The Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program at UMass Medical School gives talented college students and recent graduates from backgrounds underrepresented in science and health care opportunities to explore administrative careers in academic medicine.

Chancellor Collins welcomes SOM Class of 2025 to ‘an exciting time to be coming into medicine’

Chancellor Collins welcomes SOM Class of 2025 to ‘an exciting time to be coming into medicine’

Chancellor Michael F. Collins told the 162-member School of Medicine Class of 2025 that each encounter the future MDs have with their patients will be unique and profound.

Interactive virtual ScienceLIVE program builds in Worcester schools

Interactive virtual ScienceLIVE program builds in Worcester schools

An interactive online science program for middle school students developed and presented by UMass Medical School researchers will deepen its partnership with Worcester Public Schools this fall.

Heather Forkey and Jessica Griffin co-author Childhood Trauma and Resilience

Heather Forkey and Jessica Griffin co-author Childhood Trauma and Resilience

The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a new resource for clinicians and caregivers by UMass Medical School child trauma and treatment experts Heather Forkey, MD, and Jessica Griffin, PsyD, along with co-author Moira Szilagyi, MD, PhD.

‘Vaper to Vaper’ program to involve teens in getting peers to quit e-cigarettes

‘Vaper to Vaper’ program to involve teens in getting peers to quit e-cigarettes

Researchers from UMass Medical School are working to develop and test mobile technology involving peer messaging and coaching to help adolescents quit using e-cigarettes.

Drawn by mission, Mireli Fino takes the helm at MassBiologics

Drawn by mission, Mireli Fino takes the helm at MassBiologics

The new executive vice chancellor for MassBiologics, Mireli Fino, MBA, said she was drawn to the organization because of its unique mission to both educate the future biotech workforce and have an impact on global health. A division of UMass Medical School, MassBiologics is the nation’s only nonprofit FDA-licensed manufacturer of vaccines and biologics.

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