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UMass Medical School researchers ramp up COVID-19 convalescent plasma study

UMass Medical School researchers ramp up COVID-19 convalescent plasma study

More than 100 critically ill COVID-19 patients in the UMass Memorial Health Care system have been treated with convalescent plasma through a UMass Medical School clinical trial led by Jonathan M. Gerber, MD.

GSN class speaker Joanne Lewis follows mother’s example in helping others

GSN class speaker Joanne Lewis follows mother’s example in helping others

Joanne Lewis, ACNP-BC, PhD candidate in the Graduate School of Nursing Class of 2020, will serve as class speaker at the GSN Commencement, which will be held virtually on Sunday, May 31, at 10 a.m.

UMMS immunologist Katherine Fitzgerald admitted to Royal Irish Academy

UMMS immunologist Katherine Fitzgerald admitted to Royal Irish Academy

UMass Medical School researcher and world-renowned immunologist Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD, has been named an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Graduate Schools of Nursing, Biomedical Sciences holding virtual Commencement May 31

Graduate Schools of Nursing, Biomedical Sciences holding virtual Commencement May 31

With physical distancing guidelines and restrictions precluding a traditional event, virtual commencement ceremonies will be held for the Graduate School of Nursing and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on Sunday, May 31. The GSN ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. The GSBS ceremony starts at noon.

Mass Consortium on Pathogen Readiness awards COVID-19 research funding to three UMass Medical School projects

Mass Consortium on Pathogen Readiness awards COVID-19 research funding to three UMass Medical School projects

Research into COVID-19 by UMass Medical School scientists Ann Moormann, PhD, MPH; Robert Finberg, MD; and Jeremy Luban, MD, is being funded by the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness.

Anastasia Khvorova elected director of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy

Anastasia Khvorova elected director of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy

UMass Medical School RNA therapeutics expert Anastasia Khvorova, PhD, has been elected by the membership of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy to a three-year term as director-at-large/scientific & research council chair, which will begin at the 2020 ASGCT virtual annual meeting.

UMMS researchers show immune response to Salmonella requires specific combination of cells

UMMS researchers show immune response to Salmonella requires specific combination of cells

Research from the lab of Milena Bogunovic, MD, PhD, provides a more nuanced understanding of how the immune system responds to enteric infections such as Salmonella, which is critical to the development of vaccines for illnesses that are resistant to antibiotics.

NIH invests in rapid innovation and development for COVID-19 testing

NIH invests in rapid innovation and development for COVID-19 testing

The Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies, co-directed by David McManus, MD, at UMass Medical School, will perform a key role in a new National Institutes of Health initiative aimed at speeding innovation, development and commercialization of COVID-19 testing technologies.

Nursing leader urges all adults to have health care proxies during pandemic

Nursing leader urges all adults to have health care proxies during pandemic

Carol Bova, PhD, RN, said that in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic it is more important than ever that adults of all ages have a health care proxy naming someone to make health care decisions on their behalf if they are too sick to make them on their own.

School of Medicine virtual commencement taking place Tuesday, March 31, at noon

School of Medicine virtual commencement taking place Tuesday, March 31, at noon

The 47th annual commencement of the School of Medicine at UMass Medical School is taking place weeks ahead of schedule, enabling 135 new physicians to enter medical practice immediately to help take on the health care system’s unprecedented COVID-19 challenge.