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Medical students named inaugural Mick Huppert Community Health Scholars

Medical students named inaugural Mick Huppert Community Health Scholars

Medical students Divya Bhatia, Emily Nuss and Vanessa Villamarin are conducting local public health projects as the first recipients of the Mick Huppert Community Health Scholar Award, established to honor the memory of the late faculty member Michael Huppert, MPH, and his commitment to improving community health.

Avina Joshi awarded Fulbright-Fogarty Global Health Student Fellowship

Avina Joshi awarded Fulbright-Fogarty Global Health Student Fellowship

School of Medicine student Avina Joshi will research knowledge and attitudes about preeclampsia in Ghana, funded by a Fulbright-Fogarty Award in Public Health.

UMass Medical School launches ophthalmology residency program

UMass Medical School launches ophthalmology residency program

The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at UMass Medical School has announced the launch of an ophthalmology residency program, recently approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Medical student Meme Tran honored as one of ‘29 Who Shine’

Medical student Meme Tran honored as one of ‘29 Who Shine’

Fourth-year medical student Meme Tran has been named one of the “29 Who Shine” in the commonwealth’s public higher education system. Gov. Charlie Baker will honor Tran and her peers at the State House on Friday, May 3.

Ashley Matthew receives HOPE scholarship from Biomedical Science Careers Program

Ashley Matthew receives HOPE scholarship from Biomedical Science Careers Program

MD/PhD candidate Ashley Matthew was awarded a HOPE Scholarship from the Biomedical Science Careers Program. She accepted the two-year, $7,500 award at the “Evening of Hope” celebration held at Harvard Medical School on April 25.

Educational Recognition Awards honor teachers at UMass Medical School

Educational Recognition Awards honor teachers at UMass Medical School

The UMass Medical School community celebrated the 21st Educational Recognition Awards on Thursday, April 25, honoring Peter Metz, MD, with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring and lauding 19 faculty and postdocs for high achievements. The ceremony was followed by the Last Lecture from Janet Hale, PhD, RN, FNP.  

Medical student helps bring interactive art exhibit about opioid crisis to UMass Medical School

Third-year medical student Hillary Mullan worked with the Lamar Soutter Library to bring an interactive art exhibit about the opioid crisis to UMass Medical School. The exhibit, “The Opioid Project,” is on display in the Lamar Soutter Library through May 7. 

M. Diane McKee named chair of Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

M. Diane McKee named chair of Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

M. Diane McKee, MD, MS, will join UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center in June as the chair of the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health. Dr. McKee comes to UMMS from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

School of Medicine students create peer mentoring program

School of Medicine students create peer mentoring program

A new mentoring program launched by School of Medicine students pairs third- and fourth-year students with their less experienced first- and second-year counterparts to help navigate the rigorous path to becoming a doctor.

Chancellor Collins, colleagues propose reforms to medical residency matching program

Chancellor Collins, colleagues propose reforms to medical residency matching program

Reforms are needed to ensure the integrity of the medical residency program selection process, according to commentary in the journal Academic Medicine by Chancellor Michael F. Collins and colleagues at UMass Medical School.

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