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John Landers, ALS Association celebrate fifth anniversary of Ice Bucket Challenge

John Landers, ALS Association celebrate fifth anniversary of Ice Bucket Challenge

John Landers, PhD, spoke with NBC 10 Boston reporter Abbey Niezgoda at a fifth anniversary celebration of the Ice Bucket Challenge, telling her “We know so much more now than we did five and 10 years ago."

Robert Finberg to step down as chair of medicine

Robert Finberg to step down as chair of medicine

Robert W. Finberg, MD, the Richard M. Haidack Professor of Medicine and chair and professor of medicine, has shared his intention to step down as chair to return to the faculty to pursue his academic and research roles on a full-time basis.

John Harris receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists

John Harris receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists

John E. Harris, MD, PhD, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers.

The Duchenne Program at UMass Medical School offers integrative approach to care

The Duchenne Program at UMass Medical School offers integrative approach to care

The Duchenne Program at UMass Medical School is providing an integrative approach to treating young patients living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common and aggressive form of muscular dystrophy. Launched a year ago, the program provides comprehensive clinical care by a multidisciplinary of medical professionals.

Clinical trial examines IBD diet in third trimester of pregnancy

Clinical trial examines IBD diet in third trimester of pregnancy

Ana Maldonado-Contreras, PhD, and Barbara Olendzki, RD, MPH, at UMass Medical School and colleagues at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are conducting a clinical trial to determine if an anti-inflammatory diet may reduce the risk of pregnant women with Crohn’s disease relapsing after child birth and of disease transmission to the baby.

Luanne Thorndyke and Janet Hale participate in Arab International Women’s Forum

Luanne Thorndyke and Janet Hale participate in Arab International Women’s Forum

Luanne Thorndyke, MD, and Janet Hale, PhD, were invited panelists at a conference in Beirut, Lebanon, that was convened to help women in the Middle East and North Africa overcome barriers to leadership in disciplines including medical education and health care delivery.

Planting celebration launches UMMS student-run community garden

Planting celebration launches UMMS student-run community garden

UMass Medical School students planted four raised beds with a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers. The launch heralds new growth for nutrition-focused, wellness-oriented initiatives that will be cultivated through the student-run community garden.

Junior Faculty Development Program honors 28 graduates

Junior Faculty Development Program honors 28 graduates

The 28 members of the Junior Faculty Development Program Class of 2019, along with their senior faculty mentors, were honored at a graduation ceremony at UMass Medical School.

Diverse undergraduates soak up experience at Summer Enrichment Program

Diverse undergraduates soak up experience at Summer Enrichment Program

Twenty-two college students from diverse backgrounds, with a shared goal of attending medical school, came together at UMass Medical School to participate in the 2019 Summer Enrichment Program.

Jane Freedman named editor-in-chief of Circulation Research

Jane Freedman named editor-in-chief of Circulation Research

Jane E. Freedman, MD, is the new editor-in-chief of Circulation Research, one of 12 scientific journals of the American Heart Association. The first issue of the journal under her editorship was published online in June.

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