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‘Me against my diagnosis:’ Kim Winiker runs Boston Marathon for multiple sclerosis fund

‘Me against my diagnosis:’ Kim Winiker runs Boston Marathon for multiple sclerosis fund

Kim Winiker, SOM ’21, ran his first Boston Marathon on Sept. 6, raising nearly $20,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He was diagnosed with MS during his first year as a medical student at UMass Medical School.

MassBiologics announces partnership with PTC Therapeutics to manufacture gene therapy for rare pediatric condition

MassBiologics announces partnership with PTC Therapeutics to manufacture gene therapy for rare pediatric condition

MassBiologics of UMass Medical School has entered into an agreement with PTC Therapeutics to manufacture biological investigational new drugs and commercial pharmaceutical products for use in humans.

LISTEN: For Mark Johnson, neurological surgery is never ‘routine, mundane and inconsequential’

LISTEN: For Mark Johnson, neurological surgery is never ‘routine, mundane and inconsequential’

In a new Voices of UMassMed podcast, Mark Johnson, MD/PhD, discusses what drew him to the field of neurosurgery.

Cynthia Fuhrmann awarded NIH grant to improve professional development in research training

Cynthia Fuhrmann awarded NIH grant to improve professional development in research training

A Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences research team’s far-reaching project to support professional development of early-career scientists received a significant boost recently with the award of a $2.3 million Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training, or IPERT grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

UMass Medical School joins ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

UMass Medical School joins ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

UMass Medical School is participating in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. Voter registration tables will be set up outside the Lamar Soutter Library on Sept. 22 and Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

GSN DNP candidate Melissa Condren receives Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. scholarship

GSN DNP candidate Melissa Condren receives Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. scholarship

Melissa Condren, MSN, RN, CPNP, a Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate in the Graduate School of Nursing, has received the 2020 M. Louise Fitzpatrick Nursing Scholarship Award from the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.

UMMS researchers study attitudes toward potential COVID-19 vaccine

UMMS researchers study attitudes toward potential COVID-19 vaccine

As many as four in 10 adults would refuse or hesitate to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a national survey, results of which were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Study co-authors Kimberly Fisher, MD, and Kathleen Mazor, EdD, say the findings indicate that health education outreach would be necessary to achieve widespread uptake of a safe and effective vaccine.

Video: Chancellor Collins reflects on new UMass Medical School academic year

Video: Chancellor Collins reflects on new UMass Medical School academic year

In lieu of the traditional Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins is recognizing the start of the new academic year through a video message to the UMass Medical School community.

Graduate Entry Pathway pinning ceremony welcomes 38 new nurses to profession

Graduate Entry Pathway pinning ceremony welcomes 38 new nurses to profession

The Graduate School of Nursing event welcomes into the profession students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields who have qualified for licensure as registered nurses on their pathway to become nurse practitioners, nurse educators and nursing executives with Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees.

GSBS recognizes 56 doctoral candidates in virtual ceremony

GSBS recognizes 56 doctoral candidates in virtual ceremony

In a year when education rituals were up-ended by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held a virtual ceremony on Monday, Sept. 14, to recognize doctoral candidates who have passed the qualifying exam.

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