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GSN class speaker Joanne Lewis follows mother’s example in helping others

GSN class speaker Joanne Lewis follows mother’s example in helping others

Joanne Lewis, ACNP-BC, PhD candidate in the Graduate School of Nursing Class of 2020, will serve as class speaker at the GSN Commencement, which will be held virtually on Sunday, May 31, at 10 a.m.

Graduate Schools of Nursing, Biomedical Sciences holding virtual Commencement May 31

Graduate Schools of Nursing, Biomedical Sciences holding virtual Commencement May 31

With physical distancing guidelines and restrictions precluding a traditional event, virtual commencement ceremonies will be held for the Graduate School of Nursing and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on Sunday, May 31. The GSN ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. The GSBS ceremony starts at noon.

DNP candidates submit final projects; work on front lines amid pandemic

DNP candidates submit final projects; work on front lines amid pandemic

Thirty-nine Doctor of Nursing Practice candidates in the Graduate School of Nursing Class of 2020 recently presented their projects via Zoom. The projects are a key accomplishment for nurses, tackling real world problems based on their own clinical experience.

UMass Medical School offers free access to online courses in behavioral health in primary care

UMass Medical School offers free access to online courses in behavioral health in primary care

Online behavioral health in primary care courses from the Center for Integrated Primary Care are enabling Graduate School of Nursing students to fulfill their program requirements despite having their clinical hours suspended due to COVID-19.

GSN students present PhD dissertation research on Zoom as social distancing requirements continue

GSN students present PhD dissertation research on Zoom as social distancing requirements continue

Graduate School of Nursing PhD students Joanne Lewis, ACNP-BC, and Cassandra Godzik, APRN, PMHNP-BC, presented their dissertation research via Zoom.

UMMS students organize 'Zoomathon' fundraiser for DCU field hospital

UMMS students organize 'Zoomathon' fundraiser for DCU field hospital

A group of first and second-year students in the School of Medicine held a live 24-hour online community-building and fundraising event, May 1 to May 2, raising more than $15,000 to support the DCU field hospital.

Biomedical sciences training grant affirms commitment to advance diversity in workforce

Biomedical sciences training grant affirms commitment to advance diversity in workforce

UMass Medical School has been awarded a 5-year, $1.4 million renewal of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development training grant from the National Institutes of Health, continuing financial and academic support for biomedical sciences graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Getting to know UMMS: Prospective medical students take part in virtual Second Look Day

Getting to know UMMS: Prospective medical students take part in virtual Second Look Day

UMass Medical School held a virtual Second Look Day for prospective medical students on Friday, April 3. The annual event is intended to provide a “second look” at what the School of Medicine has to offer, the student body, the curriculum, work-life balance and a new city.

Virtual Match Day: UMMS faculty members send warm messages to students discovering their medical matches

Virtual Match Day: UMMS faculty members send warm messages to students discovering their medical matches

The School of Medicine used social media as a tool to give students the sense of community they would have had in person. Many faculty members and a few students sent warm wishes and congratulations via video messages.

Online pandemic curriculum brings diverse impacts of COVID-19 to medical students

Online pandemic curriculum brings diverse impacts of COVID-19 to medical students

Third-year medical students at UMass Medical School are getting real-time lessons in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic—a topic not covered in medical textbooks—through an innovative online pandemic curriculum.

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