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UMass to rename nursing school after getting $21.5M gift

Sep. 16, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $21.5 million gift from the foundation named for an alumna who was also the author of several influential nursing textbooks, school officials announced Thursday. In honor of the gift from the...

UND med school exec named Roosevelt library foundation COO

Sep. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota native and former executive at the University of North Dakota medical school was named Tuesday as chief operating officer of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation. Laura Block, a native of Grand Forks, recently served...

Nicaragua gov't squeezes doctors, talk of 'health terrorism'

Sep. 13, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Other countries have lured doctors out of retirement, pushed medical students to the front lines and buoyed medical personnel exhausted by COVID-19 cases, but in Nicaragua doctors have been harassed, threatened and sometimes forced into exile for questioning official...

UMass Medical School gets $175M donation, new name

Sep. 07, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is getting a $175 million donation that will more than double its endowment, officials said Tuesday. The gift is from Morningside Foundation established by the family of T.H. Chan, the late Hong Kong real estate developer,...

Miami teen's football game honors dad who died from COVID

Sep. 05, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The night before Alan Arellano died of COVID-19, his wife recorded a short audio message with their two youngest sons. Miami doctors had placed the 49-year-old man in a coma after he suffered a heart attack while being treated for the virus. ...

Former Yale administrator charged in computer thefts

Sep. 04, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former Yale University administrator faces federal fraud and money laundering charges related to the theft of millions of dollars in computer equipment from the university's medical school. The 41-year-old woman served in various positions at...

High jumper Sam Grewe wins gold, heads to medical school

Aug. 31, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sam Grewe made a choice when he was 13 to have his right leg amputated after he was diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer. He could have chosen to keep the leg, but he said it would have been a frail limb once surgeons carved out the “fist-size...

US won't seek death penalty in California synagogue shooting

Aug. 30, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors said they will not seek the death penalty for a 22-year-old former nursing student charged in a deadly shooting at a Southern California synagogue on the last day of Passover. The decision was disclosed Monday in a one-sentence court...

Montana State University receives $101M donation for nursing

Aug. 30, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University said Monday that the founders of an insurance company are donating $101 million to its nursing school. School officials said the donation is the largest gift to a university nursing program in U.S. history and will help the state deal with a...

New president named at Massachusetts General Hospital

Aug. 30, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The chair of Massachusetts General Hospital's emergency medicine department has been named president, the hospital announced Monday. Dr. David F. M. Brown will take over from longtime MGH President Dr. Peter Slavin on Sept. 18, parent company Mass General...