Supporting UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Priorities

Pioneering advances in research, health care delivery and education is the central passion and mission of UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care. Recognized as one of the fastest growing research institutions in the United States, the UMass Medical community is a driving force in innovative research with real-world applications. The institutions’ visionary culture is a powerful magnet for those seeking to support a next-generation approach to research, patient care and scholarship.

 

Research

Our physicians, scientists, nurses and health care leaders embrace the unity between medical research achievements and advancement of health care and quality of life. As a catalyst towards new medicines and treatments, our scientists’ take a whole-body approach.  From investigating disease in basic science research laboratories through applying critical discoveries to clinical research, our investigators are able to advance disease-modifying treatments and provide gold-standard care.

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Patient Care

We are dedicated to bringing the highest quality care to those in need. UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest health care network and only academic health care system in Central Massachusetts. Our world-class care is practiced throughout the UMass Memorial network, which includes a three-campus medical center, four community hospitals, eight affiliated community hospitals, outreach services, Lifeflight, USA's busiest single air ambulance, and an Ambulatory Care Center.

 

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Education

We consider excellence in scholarship essential to equip tomorrow’s health care professionals. UMMS includes the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report a leading medical school for primary care education, we’re also a research powerhouse, with federal and private research grants and contracts exceeding $240 million in fiscal year 2013.

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Public Service

  UMMS Graduate School of Nursing Dominican Republic Trip 2012  

We define health in the same broad context as the World Health Organization: “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease.”  As one of the cornerstones of our mission, we serve the community by filling the gaps in care and helping to provide a healthy environment for all our citizens. Our Community Benefits Program supports community health initiatives that address unmet health needs in a proactive manner through partnerships with many local human service organizations, including:

  • Medical interpreter services and cultural competency
  • mobile medical and dental services
  • healthy communities, literacy, youth development and violence prevention
  • children's wellness and protection
  • senior services
  • health services in low-income neighborhoods
  • mental health services for youth
  • programs for the uninsured, underinsured, indigent and homeless
  • Disaster Management Assistance Team, deployed to world crisis spots, such as Haiti and Chile
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