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U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Worcester leaders support critical NIH funding for UMass Medical School

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Worcester leaders support critical NIH funding for UMass Medical School

President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut 22 percent from the FY18 National Institutes of Health budget would cost UMass Medical School from $45 million to $74 million a year, Chancellor Michael F. Collins said at an Aug. 16 panel discussion on NIH funding at UMMS.

Worcester Public Schools and UMass Medical School unveil family support services initiative

Worcester Public Schools and UMass Medical School unveil family support services initiative

UMass Medical School is stocking a school food pantry, distributing 700 backpacks filled with supplies to students and installing washers and dryers in the Worcester Public Schools, thanks to support from the Remillard Family Community Service Fund. 

UMMS intervention hopes to shrink health disparities by reducing clinician bias

UMMS intervention hopes to shrink health disparities by reducing clinician bias

In partnership with the Worcester community, researchers at UMMS are launching an intervention to reduce health disparities in hypertension control among minority and lower socioeconomic status patients by training health care providers to be more conscious of their own implicit biases while treating patients.

Scientific discovery launches undergraduates toward biomedical careers

Scientific discovery launches undergraduates toward biomedical careers

Twenty-six college undergraduates spent 10 weeks conducting sophisticated research with established principal investigators as participants in the 25th annual Summer Undergraduate Research Program at UMass Medical School.

New UMMS study shows how to account for social disparities in health care costs

New UMMS study shows how to account for social disparities in health care costs

In a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Arlene Ash, PhD, recommends allocating some health insurance dollars for patients in vulnerable communities and for those subject to social risks, in addition to their medical issues. 

Women in Science: PhD candidate Yvonne Chan a ‘protein engineer’

Women in Science: PhD candidate Yvonne Chan a ‘protein engineer’

In this ‘Women in Science’ video, PhD candidate Yvonne Chan talks about her exploration of how proteins fold and maintain their three-dimensional structure.

UMMS welcomes historically large School of Medicine class

UMMS welcomes historically large School of Medicine class

UMass Medical School welcomed 162 new medical students to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The School of Medicine Class of 2021 is the largest in school history.

Read Pukkila-Worley investigates mechanisms that prevent infections before they take hold

Read Pukkila-Worley investigates mechanisms that prevent infections before they take hold

Infectious disease physician-scientist Read Pukkila-Worley, MD, will advance the understanding of how cells that line the intestine recognize when we are under attack by bacterial pathogens, thanks to a new 5-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Heather Forkey named Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine

Heather Forkey named Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine

Heather C. Forkey, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, director of the Foster Children Evaluation Service, and chief of the Division of Child Protection for the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, has been named the next Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine.

Fen-Biao Gao, inaugural Cellucci Chair, studies ALS, FTD

Fen-Biao Gao, inaugural Cellucci Chair, studies ALS, FTD

Fen-Biao Gao, PhD, the Governor Paul Cellucci Chair in Neuroscience Research and professor of neurology, studies the genetic mutations that cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia.

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