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UMMS suicide prevention study explores telehealth to improve outcomes, efficiency

UMMS suicide prevention study explores telehealth to improve outcomes, efficiency

Edwin Boudreaux, PhD, is leading a new study to evaluate the use of telehealth to improve suicide-related outcomes.

Second-year medical students lead course on intersection between wilderness and emergency medicine

Second-year medical students lead course on intersection between wilderness and emergency medicine

The student-led wilderness medicine optional enrichment elective teaches medical students how to identify and manage common injuries or emergencies that happen in the great outdoors.

Second-year med student Angela Essa studying diet and hypertension in pregnant women

Second-year med student Angela Essa studying diet and hypertension in pregnant women

Angela Essa, SOM ’23, said she has “always been really curious about medicine and the biology of disease and how we treat it.”

2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service awardees will address local health needs

2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service awardees will address local health needs

The 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service Award student projects address health disparities, including some worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Construction of new building prompts parking changes beginning Feb. 8

Construction of new building prompts parking changes beginning Feb. 8

Nearly 1,200 people who park on the UMass Medical School campus in Worcester will have their parking assignments changed on Feb. 8, as construction continues on the new education and research building.

UMass Medical School develops ‘paraprobiotic’ to fight parasitic roundworms in humans

UMass Medical School develops ‘paraprobiotic’ to fight parasitic roundworms in humans

Raffi Van Aroian, PhD, and Gary R. Ostroff, PhD, and colleagues are developing an engineered bacterium that can be used to safely treat hookworms in animal models and is a potential therapeutic against the parasitic worm in humans.

Brig. Gen. Sean Collins, PhD’09, appointed to Board of Trustees for Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

Brig. Gen. Sean Collins, PhD’09, appointed to Board of Trustees for Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

Graduate School of Nursing alum and assistant professor of nursing Sean Collins, PhD’09, has been named a member of the Board of Trustees for the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke.

Atalanta Therapeutics founded by UMass Medical School and three faculty members

Atalanta Therapeutics founded by UMass Medical School and three faculty members

Atalanta Therapeutics, a biotech founded by UMass Medical School and three faculty research scientists to pioneer treatment options for neurodegenerative diseases, has launched with financing by venture capital fund F-Prime Capital and strategic collaborations with Biogen and Genentech.

Nick Peterson and Samantha Tse named Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award recipients

Nick Peterson and Samantha Tse named Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award recipients

Two MD/PhD students in the lab of Read Pukkila-Worley, MD, have each received Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards from the National Institute of Health.

UMass Medical School students ready to serve on COVID-19 vaccination front lines

UMass Medical School students ready to serve on COVID-19 vaccination front lines

Graduate School of Nursing students taught more than 150 School of Medicine students to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Worcester-area residents. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students will help track participants.

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