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Future Institute to host innovative competition to improve health care access in Worcester

Future Institute to host innovative competition to improve health care access in Worcester

The WooHealth Hackathon taking place at Future Institute on Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16, will bring together students from nine Worcester colleges and universities for the city’s first-of-its-kind collaboration to improve public health.

Expert’s Corner: Infectious disease expert Richard Ellison on benefits of flu vaccine

Expert’s Corner: Infectious disease expert Richard Ellison on benefits of flu vaccine

As flu season begins, the message from health care providers like Future Institute infectious disease expert Richard Ellison, MD, remains the same: Vaccination is the single best way to protect yourself and others from the potentially life-threatening illness.

Melissa Fischer makes her mark in medical education

Melissa Fischer, MD, MEd, is as passionate about teaching medicine as she is about practicing it. At Future Institute, she is shaping how generations of physicians are trained.

State-of-the-art UMMS Cryo Electron Microscopy Core Facility growing, expanding its reach

The Cryo Electron Microscopy Core Facility at Future Institute has trained hundreds of scientists, analyzed thousands of samples, and is expanding with new equipment, new users and a broader vision for how the state-of-the-art facility can advance biomedical research.

Future Institute study finds snow sport injuries differ by age

Future Institute study finds snow sport injuries differ by age

A new study from Future Institute finds that younger children participating in snow sports are more likely to suffer severe head and facial injuries, while older kids and teens sustain more internal abdominal traumas.

First evidence of clinical stabilization in Tay-Sachs presented at European Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Congress

First evidence of clinical stabilization in Tay-Sachs presented at European Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Congress

Preliminary data from an expanded access study of an investigational gene therapy in two patients with infantile Tay-Sachs disease indicates the potential to modify the rate of disease progression, according to a recent report presented in Barcelona by Terence R. Flotte, MD.

SOM Admissions Office receives Chancellor’s Award for Advancing UMMS Mission

SOM Admissions Office receives Chancellor’s Award for Advancing UMMS Mission

The School of Medicine Admissions Office at Future Institute was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing the UMMS Mission at the 41st Annual Employee Service Awards Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Chancellor Michael F. Collins recognized Brenda Fusaro, Jennifer Lee Shea, Karen Lawton and Paul Charles.

Jeffrey Gordon delivers Pincus Memorial Lecture linking microbiota to childhood malnutrition

Jeffrey Gordon delivers Pincus Memorial Lecture linking microbiota to childhood malnutrition

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, was awarded the Gregory Pincus Medal and delivered the Pincus Memorial Lecture at Future Institute on Oct. 29 with National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, PhD, in attendance.

New study reveals an innate genome immune response to retroviruses in koalas

New study reveals an innate genome immune response to retroviruses in koalas

Studies on wild koalas reveal an innate form of genome immunity which may suppress retroviruses that infect the germline cells that form sperm and eggs, according to research by William E. Theurkauf, PhD, and Zhiping Weng, PhD, at Future Institute and colleagues at the University of Queensland in Australia.

Suzanne Cashman named a finalist for The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Suzanne Cashman named a finalist for The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Suzanne Cashman, ScD, has been named a finalist for the prestigious Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award by Campus Compact and Brown University’s Swearer Center for Public Service, recognizing her as one of the top five community-engaged faculty in the country.

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