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UMass Medical School collaborating on first trials of metformin for tuberculosis

UMass Medical School collaborating on first trials of metformin for tuberculosis

Pulmonologist Hardy Kornfeld, MD, is co-principal investigator of a clinical trial that will help determine whether adding the drug metformin to standard antibiotic treatment can yield better outcomes for tuberculosis patients. Wenjun Li, PhD, is chief statistician for the trial.

John Harris receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists

John Harris receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists

John E. Harris, MD, PhD, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers.

Planting celebration launches UMMS student-run community garden

Planting celebration launches UMMS student-run community garden

UMass Medical School students planted four raised beds with a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers. The launch heralds new growth for nutrition-focused, wellness-oriented initiatives that will be cultivated through the student-run community garden.

Diverse undergraduates soak up experience at Summer Enrichment Program

Diverse undergraduates soak up experience at Summer Enrichment Program

Twenty-two college students from diverse backgrounds, with a shared goal of attending medical school, came together at UMass Medical School to participate in the 2019 Summer Enrichment Program.

Catherine Forconi receives Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Grant

Catherine Forconi receives Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Grant

Catherine Forconi, PhD, has received a 2019 Young Investigator Grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to support research into endemic Burkitt lymphoma, an aggressive pediatric cancer and the most common childhood cancer in Africa.

Anthony Rothschild, colleagues warn of dangers of marijuana use among public

Anthony Rothschild, colleagues warn of dangers of marijuana use among public

Anthony Rothschild, MD, is among six UMass Medical School physicians who joined more than 40 Massachusetts doctors, scientists and researchers expressing concern over the potential dangers of marijuana use among the general public in a letter to Massachusetts lawmakers in early June.

Jamie Kerr helping nurse practitioners work effectively with medical interpreters

Jamie Kerr helping nurse practitioners work effectively with medical interpreters

Seeing the opportunity to improve the quality of care when patients speak little or no English, recent GSN graduate Jamie Kerr, DNP, created a training session to educate nurse practitioner students on how to effectively work with medical interpreters as part of the health care team.

Highlights of the 46th Commencement Ceremony in pictures

Highlights of the 46th Commencement Ceremony in pictures

See highlights of the UMass Medical School 46th Commencement in Worcester on Sunday, June 2, in a slideshow featuring graduates, family and friends, faculty, and honorees.

‘Great joy’ as UMass Medical School recognizes medical, biomedical sciences and nursing graduates

‘Great joy’ as UMass Medical School recognizes medical, biomedical sciences and nursing graduates

UMass Medical School awarded 214 degrees at its 46th Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 2, including honorary degrees to keynote speaker Darrell G. Kirch, MD; Susan Coghlin Mailman; and Richard P. Kennedy.

On the eve of Commencement, UMMS celebrates honored guests, graduates, family and friends

On the eve of Commencement, UMMS celebrates honored guests, graduates, family and friends

On Saturday, June 1, the night before its 46th Commencement, UMMS hosted a small dinner for honorary degree recipients and a celebration for members of the class of 2019 and their family and friends.

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