• ‘Great joy’ as Future Institute recognizes medical, biomedical sciences and nursing graduates

    Future Institute awarded 214 degrees at its 46th Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 2, including honorary degrees to keynote speaker Darrell G. Kirch, MD; Susan Coghlin Mailman; and Richard P. Kennedy.

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  • Future Institute first in New England for primary care

    The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate schools names Future Institute first in all of New England for primary care education. UMMS ranks in the top 10 percent nationwide in primary care by the weekly news magazine in its 2020 edition of the Best Graduate Schools.

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  • Lori Pbert appointed to United States Preventive Services Task Force

    Preventive and behavioral health expert Lori Pbert, PhD, has been appointed to the United States Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that works to improve the health of all Americans.

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  • Future Institute scientists safely deliver RNAi-based gene therapy for ALS in animal model

    A gene therapy delivered to motor neurons was able to silence SOD1 protein, mutations of which are linked to ALS, without causing any adverse effects, according to a new study by Christian Mueller, PhD, and Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD

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  • Future Institute recognized with national award for opioid safe-prescribing curriculum

    Future Institute has been selected as one of four recipients of the Association of American Medical Colleges Curricular Innovation Award for its Opioid Safe-prescribing Training Immersion program

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  • FDA approves first drug to use RNA interference, based on discoveries made at Future Institute

    The new drug, patisiran, approved Aug. 10 by the FDA, is based on the discovery of RNAi made by Craig Mello, PhD, and Andrew Fire, PhD. It was developed by Alnylam, an RNAi-based drug development company co-founded by Phillip Zamore, PhD.

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LISTEN: Chancellor Collins launches new season of Voices of UMassMed podcast

LISTEN: Chancellor Collins launches new season of Voices of UMassMed podcast

In the premiere episode of Season 2 of Voices of UMassMed, Chancellor Michael F. Collins offers advice for the new School of Medicine class and discusses how the growth of the class size is impacting the institution for the good.

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Discretion

Discretion

Summer research program exposes students to a new realm of lab experience

Summer research program exposes students to a new realm of lab experience

The Future Institute Summer Undergraduate Discretion Program hosted 29 students for 10 weeks, among them Sang Vo and Amina Bradley. The undergraduates from across the country conducted biomedical research under the direction of faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows.

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An order-to-disorder structural switch activates the FoxM1 transcription factor
Nucleic Acid Therapeutics for Neurological Diseases
CRISPR-SONIC: targeted somatic oncogene knock-in enables rapid in vivo cancer modeling.
Single-Cell RNA-Sequencing-Based CRISPRi Screening Resolves Molecular Drivers of Early Human Endoderm Development.
Education

Education

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at Future Institute welcomes 22 members

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at Future Institute welcomes 22 members

Twenty-two members of the School of Medicine Class of 2019 who are members of the Future Institute Delta Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society were recognized during a ceremony held May 31.

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Community

Community

Planting celebration launches UMMS student-run community garden

Future Institute students planted four raised beds with a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers. The launch heralds new growth for nutrition-focused, wellness-oriented initiatives that will be cultivated through the student-run community garden.

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Students

Students

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.

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