Investigational Drug Service
The investigational pharmacists in the Investigational Drug Service (IDS) play a key role in facilitating subject safety for clinical trials being conducted at UMass Medical School (UMMS) and UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC). The IDS provides the following services:
- Consultation with investigators pre-study and throughout conduct of trial, including assessment of appropriate charges for investigational services;
- Preparation of IDDF (drug data form);
- Aiding in procurement of investigational drugs;
- Receipt, storage, accountability, dispensing and return/destruction of all investigational drugs;
- Monitoring of all ongoing investigational drug activity by clinical researchers in the UMMS or on the campuses of UMMMC;
- Control and accountability of investigational drugs according to state and federal regulatory requirements, sponsor specifications and hospital pharmacy practice.
MassBiologics of UMMS
MassBiologics of UMMS' mission is to discover and develop products that will significantly improve public health. This includes products for smaller patient populations due to limited incidence of disease (orphan products), uncertain markets as new challenges to public health arise, or products for developing nations with limited resources and unique needs.
Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)
The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) is a lifeline for the State's smaller medical device companies, offering inventors and executives easy, affordable, and coordinated access to world-class researchers and resources at the UMass Lowell and Worcester campuses.
Meyers Primary Care Institute
The Meyers Primary Care Institute is committed to research across the lifespan, from childhood to advanced age. We conduct population-based research to inform policy and practice, promoting evidence-based care for the benefit of our community, and beyond.
Office of Global Health
The UMMS Office of Global Health (OGH) was founded in 2009 to enhance and expand UMMS research and training programs in global health improvement and disease prevention.
Research Cores and Facilities
The availability of robust, affordable core services accelerates the pace of research across the entire translational spectrum.
Small Molecule Screening Facility
The Small Molecule Screening Facility assists researchers in developing high-throughput (HT) screening assays, performs HT screens of chemical libraries to identify new small molecules that can be used to probe biological processes of interest.
Special Population Resource Center
The Special Population Resource Center seeks to engage special populations in clinical and translational research with strategies that reach out to investigators and community members using tailored, culturally responsive methods. Our mission is complementary to, but distinct from that of the UMCCTS Community Engagement and Research component, which seeks to develop scalable models of institutional infrastructure for community-responsive clinical and translational research.