Advanced Therapeutic Cluster
The mission of the ATC is to apply the knowledge flowing from the latest biomedical discoveries to develop new ways to treat disease and then drive those therapies into clinical trials.
Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD)
High quality translational research requires expertise in the design, analysis, and conduct of observational studies, randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental designs, and complex laboratory studies. A key element of the BERD component is the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, which fosters collaboration among existing clinical and basic science entities with the goal of shortening the time between laboratory breakthroughs and clinical applications.
Clinical Research Center
Our Clinical Research Center is dedicated to efficient, reliable, and high-quality study support for UMass clinical investigators.
As the health care consulting division of UMass Medical School, Commonwealth Medicine uses academic research to make evidence-based recommendations. With our help, government agencies, nonprofits, and managed care organizations are able to meet today's health care challenges - and are prepared for what's to come.
Conquering Diseases Program
Conquering Diseases is the name given to a research project that hopes to discover the keys to better health in our community. The Conquering Diseases Program is a partnership between community members, the patients being cared for by the health professionals of UMass Memorial and the research community.
The Conquering Diseases Program consists of three components: a Clinical Research Volunteer Registry, a Biorepository, and a Community Resource Center. These three components are available to researchers, patients and community members alike.
The ultimate goal of Conquering Diseases is to gain a better understanding of the diseases our patients suffer from, how to prevent, and better treat these afflictions. The Conquering Diseases programs are supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health
The UMCCTS Informatics Core is comprised of the Clinical Research Informatics Core and the Bioinformatics Core, both of which work closely with the Research Computing Division of UMass Medical School Information Services. Directed by faculty informatics leaders, the Cores innovate, develop new tools, provide consultations to invetigators, share resources with the national CTSA community, and teach in our educational programs. Research Computing integrates with the clinical system; supports data management and informatics tools; serves as the access hub for services, storage, and high-performance computing; and conducts training in information technology (IT) security and use of common tools.