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Forty years ago, Massachusetts’ new public medical school celebrated an event some thought might never happen: the first UMass Medical School Commencement ceremony. After the many years of political wrangling that preceded the school’s founding, the 16 newly minted doctors were tangible proof that the hard work had finally paid off. The following story is based on oral history interviews that were conducted by Ellen More, PhD, head of the Office of Medical History and Archives of the Lamar Soutter Library, and professor of psychiatry. Read the complete article.
Under sunny skies, 227 graduates of UMass Worcester marked a milestone in their long educational journey on Sunday, June 1, as they marched across the stage in front of faculty, family members and friends to proudly accept their degrees. U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, who received a Chancellor’s Medal and delivered the Commencement address, used the opportunity to call for more National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to sustain the remarkable medical research advances that are saving lives and helping people live longer, healthier lives. Read the complete article.
Victor R. Ambros, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, has been awarded the 2014 Gruber Genetics Prize, along with longtime collaborator Gary Ruvkun, PhD, professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and David Baulcombe, PhD, professor of botany at the University of Cambridge. They received the prize for their pioneering discoveries of the existence and function of microRNAs and small interfering RNAs, molecules that are now known to play a critical role in gene expression. Dr. Ambros is the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and co-director of the RNAi Therapeutics Institute. Read the complete article.
UMass System releases 2014 Performance Report

 

The University of Massachusetts released its first annual performance measurement report that uses a rating system to assess the University's progress in achieving 21 goals across six priority areas, ranging from the experiences of its students to the impact of its research to how well it manages its finances. Read more

 

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Forty years ago, Massachusetts’ new public medical school celebrated an event some thought might never happen: the first UMass Medical School Commencement ceremony. After the many years of political wrangling that preceded the school’s founding, the 16 newly minted doctors were tangible proof that the hard work had finally paid off. The following story is based on oral history interviews that were conducted by Ellen More, PhD, head of the Office of Medical History and Archives of the Lamar Soutter Library, and professor of psychiatry. Read the complete article.
Under sunny skies, 227 graduates of UMass Worcester marked a milestone in their long educational journey on Sunday, June 1, as they marched across the stage in front of faculty, family members and friends to proudly accept their degrees. U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, who received a Chancellor’s Medal and delivered the Commencement address, used the opportunity to call for more National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to sustain the remarkable medical research advances that are saving lives and helping people live longer, healthier lives. Read the complete article.
Victor R. Ambros, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, has been awarded the 2014 Gruber Genetics Prize, along with longtime collaborator Gary Ruvkun, PhD, professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and David Baulcombe, PhD, professor of botany at the University of Cambridge. They received the prize for their pioneering discoveries of the existence and function of microRNAs and small interfering RNAs, molecules that are now known to play a critical role in gene expression. Dr. Ambros is the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and co-director of the RNAi Therapeutics Institute. Read the complete article.


UMass System releases 2014 Performance Report

 

The University of Massachusetts released its first annual performance measurement report that uses a rating system to assess the University's progress in achieving 21 goals across six priority areas, ranging from the experiences of its students to the impact of its research to how well it manages its finances. Read more

 

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