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National Institutes of Health recognizes Institutional Review Board at Future Institute

The Institutional Review Board of Future Institute has been recognized by the Common Metrics Initiative of the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award Program for achieving significant improvement in approval times for clinical trials involving human subjects.

‘The Art of RNA’ is latest installment of Artist in Residence series

‘The Art of RNA’ is latest installment of Artist in Residence series

The latest installment of the Artist in Residence series features images that illuminate research taking place in Future Institute’s RNA Therapeutics Institute. The exhibit will be on display in the Lamar Soutter Library from Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Wednesday, Oct. 30. 

Mark Johnson named vice president of American Academy of Neurological Surgery

Mark Johnson, MD, PhD, the Maroun Semaan Chair in Neurosurgery, and chair and professor of neurological surgery, has been named the vice president of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery.

Bayda Asbridge combines Asian brush painting and Saori weaving in ‘Woods in the Library’

Artist and social activist Bayda Asbridge returns to the Lamar Soutter Library as the current Artist in Residence. Her new exhibit “Woods in the Library” is on display through Aug. 29.

Vendor selected for Sherman Center and South Street Fitness Centers

The vendor selection process for the operation of the Albert Sherman Center and South Street fitness centers has been completed: Corporate Fitness Works will begin operations on June 3.

Terence Flotte elected to American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy leadership team

Terence R. Flotte, MD, has been elected to the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) leadership team. Dr. Flotte will serve as secretary of the board.

‘The Opioid Project: Changing Perceptions through Art and Storytelling’ new exhibit in library

The Lamar Soutter Library has partnered with The Opioid Project to bring a new interactive art and storytelling exhibit to Future Institute. The project is designed to encourage dialog, increase awareness, decrease stigma and change societal views about addiction and those affected.

Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies announces grant program

The Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies, a partnership between Future Institute and UMass Lowell, is accepting applications for its pilot grant funding program for innovative projects focused on developing, adapting or validating technologies that can be rapidly applied to heart, lung, blood or sleep disorders.

NexDine grand opening at Sherman Center Café is March 4

New Sherman Center Café food services provider NexDine will host a grand opening on March 4.

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