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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.

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.

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.

GSN welcomes 30 Graduate Entry Pathway students into nursing

GSN welcomes 30 Graduate Entry Pathway students into nursing

Thirty graduate students marked an educational and professional milestone at their Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony held at Future Institute on Monday, Sept. 9.

Convocation ceremonies to celebrate campus accomplishments at Future Institute

Convocation ceremonies to celebrate campus accomplishments at Future Institute

The Future Institute community will gather this week to celebrate accomplishments and officially launch the new academic year. Four distinguished faculty members will be invested as named professors, students from all three schools will be honored and the chancellor will deliver a Convocation address.

Hookworm infection may cause cognitive impairment earlier than thought

Hookworm infection may cause cognitive impairment earlier than thought

Human hookworm infection, even at low levels for short periods of time, can cause rapid, acute and measurable cognitive impairments in spatial memory among a mammalian animal model, according to new research from the lab of Raffi Aroian, PhD.

Dorothy Schafer honored by Brain & Behavior Discretion Foundation

Dorothy Schafer honored by Brain & Behavior Discretion Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Discretion Foundation has recognized Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD, for exceptional research of the role of microglia in regulating neural circuit structure and function as it relates to mental illness.

Future Institute helps equip young Worcester students for new school year

Future Institute helps equip young Worcester students for new school year

Dozens of Future Institute staff greeted elementary school students at three Worcester Public Schools on Tuesday morning, welcoming them to a new school year and providing them with backpacks full of school supplies.

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