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Namesake of Albert Sherman Center dies at the age of 81

Namesake of Albert Sherman Center dies at the age of 81

Albert “Albie” Sherman, the longtime vice chancellor for university relations at UMass Medical School whose service to the commonwealth inspired the Massachusetts legislature to name a building on campus in his honor, died on Monday, Feb. 17, at the age of 81.

Cori Bargmann to deliver keynote address at 2020 UMass Medical School Commencement

Cori Bargmann to deliver keynote address at 2020 UMass Medical School Commencement

At Commencement on May 31, UMass Medical School will recognize the accomplishments of Cori Bargmann, PhD, head of science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Diane Casey Riccio, PhD, and Dan Riccio, committed supporters of UMass Medical School; and Michael P. Angelini, Esq., chairman of the Worcester-based law firm Bowditch.

Research from Jeanne Lawrence lab reveals new insights into neurodevelopment in Down syndrome

Research from Jeanne Lawrence lab reveals new insights into neurodevelopment in Down syndrome

According to new research from the lab of Jeanne Lawrence, PhD, differentiated human cells retain the ability to undergo chromosome silencing in response to XIST, a naturally occurring “off switch” for the female X-chromosome.

LISTEN: UMass Medical School tackles the vaping crisis

LISTEN: UMass Medical School tackles the vaping crisis

In a new Voices of UMassMed podcast, smoking cessation expert Tina Grosowky discusses the vaping crisis and the new UMass Medical School program that teaches school nurses how to help teens quit vaping.

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as head of public safety at UMass Medical School

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as head of public safety at UMass Medical School

In an emotional ceremony before his family, colleagues and friends, C. Leon Pierce was sworn in as director of public safety and chief of police at UMass Medical School on Thursday, Feb. 6.

UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center funding renewed

UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center funding renewed

The UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center at UMass Medical School has been awarded a $3.75 million, five-year grant renewal from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. It is co-led by Stephenie Lemon, PhD, and Milagros Rosal, PhD.

Startup incubator aims to spur life-saving innovations

Startup incubator aims to spur life-saving innovations

A business incubator working to improve the lives of patients with heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders, the Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies is expanding its reach to the next generation of biotech and medical-device entrepreneurs.

Solidarity Week for Compassionate Care taking place at UMass Medical School

Solidarity Week for Compassionate Care taking place at UMass Medical School

The UMass Medical School chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society  is participating in the national observance of Solidarity Week for Compassionate Care with a full slate of activities and events.

UMass Medical School hosts 14th annual Central Massachusetts Brain Bee

UMass Medical School hosts 14th annual Central Massachusetts Brain Bee

High School junior Tej Patel was the winner of the 14th Annual Central Massachusetts Brain Bee hosted by the Department of Psychiatry and the NeuroNexus Institute. The competition is designed to encourage students to pursue careers in the neurosciences.

Cancer deaths decline in United States, with advances in prevention, detection and treatment

Cancer deaths decline in United States, with advances in prevention, detection and treatment

In an essay originally published by The Conversation, Cancer Center Director Jonathan Gerber, MD, discusses the specifics of recently reported declines in cancer deaths and provides perspective for future continued progress.

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