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UMass Chan Medical School establishes new Department of Systems Biology

UMass Chan Medical School establishes new Department of Systems Biology

The Program in Systems Biology has been elevated to full department status, with Marian Walhout, PhD, serving as the founding chair of the Department of Systems Biology.

BaccMD graduate wants to serve marginalized populations, expand access to health care

BaccMD graduate wants to serve marginalized populations, expand access to health care

T.H. Chan School of Medicine student Kassandra Jean-Marie was better prepared for medical school because of the UMass Baccalaureate MD Pathway Program.

Annual lecture at UMass Chan addresses racism in health care; calls for commitment to dismantle it

Annual lecture at UMass Chan addresses racism in health care; calls for commitment to dismantle it

J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP, delivered this year’s annual Putterman Lecture, “Moving Towards Health Equity: Why Anti-racism Must Be a Core Value in Medicine.”

UMass Chan Medical School Research Based Career Fair is Sept. 29

UMass Chan Medical School Research Based Career Fair is Sept. 29

UMass Chan Medical School is actively recruiting for about 150 research positions. Some positions are eligible for a sign-on bonus. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester.

Discussion of land acknowledgment is step toward more diverse, inclusive institution

Discussion of land acknowledgment is step toward more diverse, inclusive institution

UMass Chan Medical School’s Diversity and Inclusion Office facilitated the first of its “Centering the Margins” series on Wednesday, Sept. 15, with a discussion focused on a land acknowledgement for the Nipmuc Nation.

T.H. Chan School of Medicine celebrates White Coat Ceremonies for Classes of 2024, 2025

T.H. Chan School of Medicine celebrates White Coat Ceremonies for Classes of 2024, 2025

UMass Chan Medical School held two White Coat Ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 17, for the T.H. Chan School of Medicine Classes of 2024 and 2025.

Jennifer Bradford and Heather-Lyn Haley receive Katharine F. Erskine Awards

Jennifer Bradford and Heather-Lyn Haley receive Katharine F. Erskine Awards

Two UMass Chan Medical School faculty have been honored for exemplary achievement in their professions and communities with demonstrated commitments to social and racial equality and serving as role models for women and girls.

A direct recommendation from a doctor may help with vaccine hesitancy

A direct recommendation from a doctor may help with vaccine hesitancy

Kathleen Mazor, EdD, and Kimberly Fisher, MD, talk to the Conversation about ongoing research into COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and what it will take to influence people to get their shot.

UMass trustee Chioma Okwara’s story of perseverance shines light on ‘power of public education’

UMass trustee Chioma Okwara’s story of perseverance shines light on ‘power of public education’

UMass Board of Trustees member Noreen “Chioma” Okwara, MD’17, was called a ‘dreamer’ for aspiring to practice medicine. She is now a clinician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dean Lane to 57 new doctoral candidates: Collaboration key to science

Dean Lane to 57 new doctoral candidates: Collaboration key to science

The Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UMass Chan Medical School honored 57 new doctoral candidates during the Qualifying Exam Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

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