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UMass Medical School receives $100 million in NIH grants to lead push for fast, accessible COVID-19 tests

UMass Medical School receives $100 million in NIH grants to lead push for fast, accessible COVID-19 tests

UMass Medical School has been awarded grants totaling more than $100 million to coordinate the nationwide push for fast, accessible COVID-19 testing, playing a major role in the National Institutes of Health’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, or RADx, program.

Study finds teens with type 1 diabetes on continuous glucose monitors had improved blood sugar levels

Study finds teens with type 1 diabetes on continuous glucose monitors had improved blood sugar levels

Benjamin Nwosu, MD, led a study which found teens with type 1 diabetes who used continuous glucose monitors were able to improve control of their blood sugar.

UMMS scientists lead effort to annotate human genome

UMMS scientists lead effort to annotate human genome

Jill Moore, PhD’18, Zhiping Weng, PhD, and MD/PhD students Michael Purcaro and Henry Pratt are lead authors on the latest publication of data from the ambitious ENCODE project. 

NIDA grant funds MD/PhD student’s study of hepatitis C and injection drug use in rural New England

NIDA grant funds MD/PhD student’s study of hepatitis C and injection drug use in rural New England

MD/PhD student Eric Romo received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

UMMS researcher Evan Bradley studying link between nasopharyngeal microbiome and COVID-19

UMMS researcher Evan Bradley studying link between nasopharyngeal microbiome and COVID-19

Evan Bradley, MD, PhD, has been awarded a grant to study the association between the nasopharyngeal microbiome—the bacterial community that colonizes the back of the nose and throat—and clinical outcomes of patients with COVID-19.

UMMS launching Resilience Through Relationships Center to improve child trauma treatment

UMMS launching Resilience Through Relationships Center to improve child trauma treatment

UMass Medical School will create a national resource and training center to address child trauma caused by impaired caregiving, under the direction of Jessica L. Griffin, PsyD.

School of Medicine students receive Fulbright Scholarship for household air pollution research in Guatemala

School of Medicine students receive Fulbright Scholarship for household air pollution research in Guatemala

Tatiana Petrovick, SOM ’21, and Emily Nuss, SOM ’21, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to conduct a study in Guatemala in 2021, looking at the impacts of household air pollution on women and children.

U.S. Army grant advances UMMS studies targeting key melanoma protein

U.S. Army grant advances UMMS studies targeting key melanoma protein

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded a team of researchers led by Craig J. Ceol, PhD, a $963,903 three-year grant to test potential approaches to killing metastatic melanoma tumors.

UMMS study shows home oxygen monitoring safe for premature infants, can shorten treatment

UMMS study shows home oxygen monitoring safe for premature infants, can shorten treatment

A new study led by Lawrence M. Rhein, MD, MPH, and Ted M. Kremer, MD, at UMass Medical School, and colleagues at nine clinical sites throughout the United States has found that parents of premature infants on home oxygen therapy can safely and effectively report babies’ oxygen levels in between clinic visits.

UMMS researchers forging new understanding of BRCA cancer gene function with NCI grant

UMMS researchers forging new understanding of BRCA cancer gene function with NCI grant

A UMass Medical School research team has been awarded a National Cancer Institute grant to advance understanding of how hereditary breast and ovarian cancer genes work, and why tumors lacking these genes are sensitive to chemotherapy.

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