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Annual Scholarship Dinner a celebration of student achievement and donor support

Annual Scholarship Dinner a celebration of student achievement and donor support

Scholarships totaling more than $625,000 were awarded to 160 School of Medicine students at the Annual Scholarship Dinner held at UMass Medical School on Oct. 11. 

UMass Medical School announces The Li Weibo (李伟波) Institute for Rare Diseases Research

UMass Medical School announces The Li Weibo (李伟波) Institute for Rare Diseases Research

A new institute for rare diseases research at UMass Medical School will build on the school’s already substantial accomplishments in the fields of gene therapy, RNA biology and RNAi technology to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics for a host of disorders.

Smelling the Cheese

Smelling the Cheese

Paul L. Greer, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, is using the mouse olfactory system to investigate how animals take sensory input from their environment and translate those stimuli into action, with the hope of translating these discoveries into new treatments for a host of neurological disorders, including autism spectrum disorders.

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.

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.

Study finds obese patients don’t need to lose weight before total joint replacement

Study finds obese patients don’t need to lose weight before total joint replacement

A new UMass Medical School study finds that obese patients who underwent knee or hip replacement surgery reported virtually the same pain relief and improved function as normal-weight joint replacement patients six months after surgery. 

Alexandra Byrne studies axon regeneration in response to nervous system injury

Alexandra Byrne studies axon regeneration in response to nervous system injury

Alexandra Byrne, PhD, is working to identify which genes control how the nervous system responds to injury. She talks about her work in this Women in Science video

Trailblazing women of UMass Medical School honored at Women’s History Month celebration

Trailblazing women of UMass Medical School honored at Women’s History Month celebration

Marianne Felice, MD, delivered the keynote speech at the Women’s History Month celebration that honored trailblazing women at UMass Medical School.

Expert’s Corner: Javier Irazoqui researches communication between the gut and the nervous system

Expert’s Corner: Javier Irazoqui researches communication between the gut and the nervous system

Javier Elbio Irazoqui, PhD, associate professor of microbiology & physiological systems, is interested in fundamental mechanisms of innate immunity and inflammation.

UMass Medical School celebrates largest match ever with 127 residencies for the Class of 2017

UMass Medical School celebrates largest match ever with 127 residencies for the Class of 2017

UMass Medical School celebrated its largest match on Friday, March 17, when the School of Medicine Class of 2017 opened their envelopes in unison at noon sharp.

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