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Katherine Fitzgerald and Sanjay Ram elected to American Academy of Microbiology

Katherine Fitzgerald and Sanjay Ram elected to American Academy of Microbiology

Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, and Sanjay Ram, MD, were elected to the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.

LISTEN: Exploring new research into Parkinson’s disease

LISTEN: Exploring new research into Parkinson’s disease

In a new Voices of UMassMed podcast, Kara Smith, MD, talks about early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease and new developments in research.

Angel Fund contributes $1 million for ALS research at UMass Medical School

Angel Fund contributes $1 million for ALS research at UMass Medical School

The Angel Fund for ALS Research donated $1 million last year to support the research of Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD. The sole mission of the nonprofit organization is to find a treatment and cure for ALS.

Glass Family Fellow in Diabetes Research established at UMMS

Glass Family Fellow in Diabetes Research established at UMMS

The UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence has established the Glass Family Fellow in Diabetes Research through a gift from Scott and Patricia Glass. It was presented to Richard A. Siller, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of René Maehr, PhD.

Research from Jeanne Lawrence lab reveals new insights into neurodevelopment in Down syndrome

Research from Jeanne Lawrence lab reveals new insights into neurodevelopment in Down syndrome

According to new research from the lab of Jeanne Lawrence, PhD, differentiated human cells retain the ability to undergo chromosome silencing in response to XIST, a naturally occurring “off switch” for the female X-chromosome.

UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center funding renewed

UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center funding renewed

The UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center at UMass Medical School has been awarded a $3.75 million, five-year grant renewal from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. It is co-led by Stephenie Lemon, PhD, and Milagros Rosal, PhD.

Startup incubator aims to spur life-saving innovations

Startup incubator aims to spur life-saving innovations

A business incubator working to improve the lives of patients with heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders, the Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies is expanding its reach to the next generation of biotech and medical-device entrepreneurs.

Cancer deaths decline in United States, with advances in prevention, detection and treatment

Cancer deaths decline in United States, with advances in prevention, detection and treatment

In an essay originally published by The Conversation, Cancer Center Director Jonathan Gerber, MD, discusses the specifics of recently reported declines in cancer deaths and provides perspective for future continued progress.

LISTEN: Edwin Boudreaux on screening for suicidal risk in ER patients

LISTEN: Edwin Boudreaux on screening for suicidal risk in ER patients

In a new episode of the podcast Voices of UMassMedNow, Edwin Boudreaux, PhD, discusses the rise in suicide rates in the United States and efforts to implement routine suicide screenings in the emergency room.

Gang Han optogenetic research named a top paper of 2019 by Cell

Gang Han optogenetic research named a top paper of 2019 by Cell

Research by Gang Han, PhD, was highlighted among the top articles published by Cell in 2019. The article explores how Dr. Han developed technology to give night vision to mammals through a simple injection.

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