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Medical student values prevention as a ‘powerful tool’ in primary care

Medical student values prevention as a ‘powerful tool’ in primary care

Over the years, Andrew Cauley, SOM ’23, witnessed family members facing a number of chronic health-related issues. His experience with loved ones influenced his decision to enter medicine from a preventative health care perspective.

Dominican Republic Batey Health Initiative continues addressing health care needs of Haitian migrant communities

Dominican Republic Batey Health Initiative continues addressing health care needs of Haitian migrant communities

The UMass Medical School Dominican Republic Batey Health Initiative has been working remotely this year to address social determinants of health in the Dominican Republic.

UMMS establishes gene therapy collaborative research agreement with Pfizer

UMMS establishes gene therapy collaborative research agreement with Pfizer

UMass Medical School has entered into a three-year, collaborative research agreement with Pfizer to evaluate determinants that influence the manufacturing quality and yield of viral vectors used in gene therapy. The research at UMMS is being performed under the direction of Guangping Gao, PhD, and Dan Wang, PhD.

Erik Sontheimer co-leading efforts to develop gene editing toolkit by NIH Somatic Cell Genome Editing Consortium

Erik Sontheimer co-leading efforts to develop gene editing toolkit by NIH Somatic Cell Genome Editing Consortium

Six UMass Medical School scientists are among the members of the National Institutes of Health’s Somatic Cell Genome Editing Consortium to publish a paper in Nature outlining the program’s goals.

Lamar Soutter Library contract as NIH regional medical library renewed for fifth time

Lamar Soutter Library contract as NIH regional medical library renewed for fifth time

The Lamar Soutter Library has received its fifth consecutive contract to serve as a regional medical library for an area that now includes New York as well as New England. The library will also continue to run the National Public Health Coordination Office.

Chancellor Collins to receive honorary degree, offer reflection at Holy Cross commencement May 21

Chancellor Collins to receive honorary degree, offer reflection at Holy Cross commencement May 21

Chancellor Michael F. Collins has been selected by Holy Cross to receive an honorary degree and provide a reflection to the Class of 2021 at its commencement ceremony on Friday, May 21. He earned his undergraduate degree at the college in 1977.  

UMass Medical School helps lead NIH RADx to accelerate new COVID test technologies

UMass Medical School helps lead NIH RADx to accelerate new COVID test technologies

The national effort to bring convenient, affordable and rapid testing technology for SARS-CoV-2 infection to market is moving full speed ahead. The $1.5 billion effort was launched a year ago, with UMass Medical School playing a major role in coordinating the push for fast, accessible COVID-19 testing.

Two medical students receive Dorothy Wolff Fellowships for projects focusing on otolaryngology

Two medical students receive Dorothy Wolff Fellowships for projects focusing on otolaryngology

School of Medicine students Maimuna Ahmad and Sara Holmes have each been awarded Dorothy Wolff Fellowships from UMass Medical School. Ahmad will focus on cognitive function in patients living with vestibular disorders and Holmes will study changes to bones in the middle ear in relation to hearing loss.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UMass Medical School 10th in the nation in primary care education

U.S. News & World Report ranks UMass Medical School 10th in the nation in primary care education

UMass Medical School ranks 10th nationwide in primary care by U.S. News & World Report in its annual rankings of the best graduate schools. The 2022 report also marks a rise for UMMS in research, this year ranking 45th, up two spots from the previous ranking.

Mother of two and former educator leads quality improvement project while pursuing Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

Mother of two and former educator leads quality improvement project while pursuing Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

Amanda Hazeltine, RN, a GEP to DNP student in the Graduate School of Nursing, worked in health care communications and education for 13 years prior to becoming a nurse.

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