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Chancellor Collins: Stay apart this Thanksgiving to keep family, friends safe

Chancellor Collins: Stay apart this Thanksgiving to keep family, friends safe

Chancellor Michael F. Collins is urging the UMass Medical School community to stay home this Thanksgiving and virtually celebrate the holiday with family and friends to minimize spread of COVID-19.

Inspired by care cousin received for rare genetic disorder, Ryan Barrette wants to give back

Inspired by care cousin received for rare genetic disorder, Ryan Barrette wants to give back

Born and raised on Cape Cod, Ryan Barrette, SOM ’21 knew he would have a future in medicine after witnessing the care given to his cousin, who was diagnosed with DiGeorge syndrome.

Quiet hours: UMass Medical School students work to improve sleep quality in hospital

Quiet hours: UMass Medical School students work to improve sleep quality in hospital

The UMass Medical School project, led by Nick Hebda, SOM ’21, focused on the South 5 unit, a 33-bed medical and surgical inpatient unit with both single and double rooms at UMass Memorial Medical Center Memorial Campus.

New study co-authored by MD/PhD student Benjamin Helfand shows frequent delirium in older COVID patients

New study co-authored by MD/PhD student Benjamin Helfand shows frequent delirium in older COVID patients

MD/PhD student Benjamin Helfand is co-first author on a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association Network Open that examines the frequency of COVID-19 positive older adults presenting to the emergency department with delirium.

Keeping the workplace safe: UMMS infection control officer forges COVID response

Keeping the workplace safe: UMMS infection control officer forges COVID response

Under the guidance of Sharone Green, MD, infectious disease officer at UMass Medical School, COVID-19 infection numbers at UMMS remain low, reflecting the community’s respect for the seriousness of the situation and following safety protocols.

Diversity Summit highlights blueprint for diversity, equity and inclusion action

Diversity Summit highlights blueprint for diversity, equity and inclusion action

UMass Medical School administration, faculty, staff and student leaders came together Thursday, Nov. 12 for Diversity Summit V, a two-hour virtual conference assessing the state of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at UMMS and outlining plans for future work.

UMass Medical School postdoctoral fellow Anna Loveland named STAT Wunderkind

UMass Medical School postdoctoral fellow Anna Loveland named STAT Wunderkind

UMass Medical School postdoctoral fellow Anna Loveland, PhD, has been named a STAT Wunderkind by the health and science media company STAT. STAT Wunderkinds honors the brightest young minds in life science for their work in academia, industry, and in the clinic.

Women in Science: Ana Maldonado-Contreras pivots gut microbiome studies to tackle COVID-19

Women in Science: Ana Maldonado-Contreras pivots gut microbiome studies to tackle COVID-19

Ana Maldonado-Contreras, PhD, studies the gut microbiome and chronic disease, in particular inflammatory bowel disease, and is now working to understand how gut microbes can predispose patients to severe COVID complications.

UMass Medical School selects Marlina Duncan to serve as vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion

UMass Medical School selects Marlina Duncan to serve as vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion

Marlina Duncan, EdD, will serve as the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at UMass Medical School, beginning Dec. 28, according to an announcement from Chancellor Michael F. Collins.

Deborah DeMarco honored by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Deborah DeMarco honored by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Deborah DeMarco, MD, is the recipient of the ACGME 2020 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award. The award acknowledges the leadership and commitment of designated institutional officials who foster an excellent environment for resident/fellow education at their institutions.

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