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Building, near completion, gets a new name

The newest facility on the University campus is scheduled to be completed in just five months. While there have been several working names over the course of construction, going forward the building will be known as the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC), a name that reflects the services that will be provided within. While the building will primarily house leading-edge clinical care services, it will also contain a unique blend of ambulatory care centers, research facilities and education space on every floor.

In addition to the UMMS Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (already in place on the seventh floor) and the Clinical Facility for Innovative Research and Education, the ACC will house UMass Memorial outpatient services for the heart and vascular, musculoskeletal, cancer and diabetes and endocrinology patient care Centers of Excellence; as well as diagnostic imaging and radiology services.

Look for updates on the building’s opening and related events in this and other communications.

UMMS Food drive

The Office of Community Affairs, in coordination with Worcester Local First, is conducting a food drive through Saturday, April 3, to benefit the Worcester County Food Bank. Donations of non-perishable food items can be placed in the bins located in the Medical School lobby, near the clinical elevators on the first floor of the Medical School, in the LRB lobby and in the South Street campus lobby.

The Meyers Primary Care Institute Small Grants Initiative

The Meyers Primary Care Institute invites submission of grant proposals for one-year research projects that address issues relevant to primary care medicine and health services research. Applications that focus on the health of older adults are encouraged. All UMass Medical School, Fallon Clinic and Fallon Community Health Plan clinical and professional staff are eligible to submit proposals. In addition, investigators affiliated with the Rosalie Wolf Interdisciplinary Geriatric Health Care Research Center are eligible to apply. Up to $30,000 will be available to fund two projects.

The submission deadline is Friday, June 4, at 5 p.m. Application packets are available from the Meyers Primary Care Institute, the UMMS Office of Research Funding and the Fallon Clinic Research Department. Application packets may also be downloaded from the Meyers Primary Care Institute Web site, www.umassmed.edu/meyers. An information session is scheduled for Monday, April 26, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Meyers Primary Care Institute, 425 North Lake Avenue, for anyone interested in preparing a proposal. For additional information, call 508-791-7392.