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The UMass Medicine Development Office is committed to engaging in and building lasting relationships between UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Health Care and those who support or wish to support our joint enterprise with their gifts, wisdom and time.
Together, we are working to advance the health and well-being of the people in the commonwealth and the world through pioneering advances in education, research and health care delivery.
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, was an evening of record for the Winter Ball, the gala fundraising event that supports the academic medical center consisting of UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. The sixth annual event, co-chaired by Paula and Eric Dunphy, Elizabeth and David Klein, and Kimberly Malloy-Salmon and Matthew Salmon, raised more than $750,000 overall through sponsorships, live and silent auctions, and ticket sales. Read more (includes slideshow and video).
Victor R. Ambros, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, has been awarded a 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his co-discovery of a new world of genetic regulation by microRNAs, a class of tiny RNA molecules that inhibit translation or destabilize complementary mRNA targets. Honored with his longtime collaborator Gary Ruvkun, PhD, professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ambros, the Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences and co-director of the RNA Therapeutics Institute, was one of six biomedical researchers honored, each of whom received a $3 million prize. In total, the Breakthrough Prizes awarded more than $36 million this year. Read more.
The 17th annual Educational Recognition Awards ceremony to be held on Thursday, May 7, will honor faculty and feature a ‘Last Lecture’ by David M. Clive, MD.Read more