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The Advanced Therapeutics Cluster (ATC) represents a long-term vision at the UMass Medical School that encourages novel research aimed to develop new biological therapies for diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases. Under the umbrella of the ATC, UMass Medical School has formed:
❚ The Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine focusing on the application of using stem cells for regenerative medicine
❚ The RNA Therapeutics Institute featuring novel strategies for regulating gene expression at the level of RNA, and
❚ The Gene Therapy Center established around the promise of using adeno-associated virus (AAV) and other delivery methods to develop treatments for genetic diseases by replacing missing genes or changing harmful gene expression.
The newly formed QHS will play an integral role in the five-campus, university-wide Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) at the University of Massachusetts. In addition to developing its own population health-oriented research programs, QHS will promote collaborative research programs across quantitative, clinical and basic science disciplines, with the goal of shortening the time between laboratory breakthroughs and clinical applications.
CELS is an exciting initiative at UMass Medical School that will create an ideal learning environment for training tomorrow’s medical professionals to practice safe, effective and compassionate clinical care.
The Center will incorporate innovative hands-on applications, such as learning communities, simulation technology (including virtual reality trainers and simulation mannequins), and standardized patients. Through the creation of the CELS, UMMS will ensure that its educational offerings and interprofessional curricula remain at the forefront of health sciences education.
The BIB program addresses one of the most dynamic and central areas in biomedical research - the ever-increasing quantity of molecular information available to scientists. Combining resources and faculty expertise in mathematics, computer science, statistics, and engineering, this program aims to explore and understand biological systems through the application and development of computational tools.
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