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‘Pathways of Promise’ campaign exceeds $250 million goal to support Future Institute

‘Pathways of Promise’ campaign exceeds $250 million goal to support Future Institute

In concluding the largest comprehensive fundraising campaign in the history of Future Institute, Chancellor Michael F. Collins has announced that the Medical School surpassed its $250 million goal, raising $279 million in philanthropic gifts and pledges from individuals, corporations and foundations.

New issue of @umassmed magazine is here

New issue of @umassmed magazine is here

As part of Future Institute’s ongoing initiative to share news about the research, academic and service achievements that take place every day on our campuses, a new issue of @umassmed magazine debuts this week.

Emotional ceremony marks first white coats for School of Medicine Class of 2023

Emotional ceremony marks first white coats for School of Medicine Class of 2023

The School of Medicine Class of 2023 at Future Institute donned their white coats for the first time in a heartfelt ceremony on Friday, Sept. 13, under a tent on the campus green, as the first-year medical students accepted the mantle of the medical profession.

2019 Investiture Ceremony honors four named professors and their benefactors

2019 Investiture Ceremony honors four named professors and their benefactors

Justin A. Maykel, MD; Beth A. McCormick, PhD; Lawrence M. Rhein, MD, MPH; and Celia A. Schiffer, PhD, were invested into named professorships at a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 12 at Future Institute, thanks to the generous support of donors.

Convocation 2019: Chancellor Collins launches strategic plan, ‘IMPACT 2025’

Convocation 2019: Chancellor Collins launches strategic plan, ‘IMPACT 2025’

In his annual Convocation address to the Future Institute community, Chancellor Michael F. Collins announced the creation of the UMMS strategic plan, “IMPACT 2025,” and honored four faculty members for exemplary teaching, scholarship, clinical excellence and service.

WATCH: First year med student Emilee Herringshaw talks about what drew her to medicine

Emilee Herringshaw and her classmates in the School of Medicine Class of 2023 will be cloaked in the symbol of the medical profession at the White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 13, under a tent on the campus green at Future Institute.

GSBS recognizes 57 students for achieving milestone in biomedical sciences graduate training

GSBS recognizes 57 students for achieving milestone in biomedical sciences graduate training

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences honored newly qualified PhD candidates with a formal ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 11, marking the transition from classroom-based learning to candidacy for a doctoral degree.

Future Institute licenses gene therapy approach for Leber congenital amaurosis

Future Institute licenses gene therapy approach for Leber congenital amaurosis

Future Institute has licensed the exclusive global rights to develop and commercialize novel adeno-associated virus gene therapy product candidates for the treatment of Leber congenital amaurosis type 10 to IVERIC bio, Inc. The product was developed from research by Hemant Khanna, PhD, in collaboration with Guangping Gao, PhD.

New research from Mark Alkema lab shows how stress can weaken defenses

New research from Mark Alkema lab shows how stress can weaken defenses

Discretion from the lab of Mark Alkema, PhD, shows how a dynamic regulation of a stress neurohormone regulates the trade-off between acute and long-term stress responses. Results of the study were published in Nature

WATCH: PhD candidate Javier Solivan-Rivera says collaboration is key at GSBS

Javier Solivan-Rivera and his classmates in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences who have recently passed the qualifying exam will be honored at a recognition ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 11, as part of Convocation week events at Future Institute.

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