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Previously published stories of philanthropy at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care.

Winter Ball 2016   

Eighth annual Winter Ball raises record amount

The Winter Ball hit a major milestone on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Bolstered by a record amount in sponsorship dollars, the black-tie event raised more than $1 million. Read more.

Pathways of Promise

UMass Medical School announces $250 million comprehensive campaign

Support will shape future of research, teaching and learning, community and global health. Visit campaign website.

David Nicholson at HHS annual meeting 2016  

2016 HHS annual meeting focuses on the science of addiction

At the 31st Annual Meeting of the Hudson Hoagland Society on May 24, members paid tribute to the group’s distinguished research history and focused on scientific solutions to the thorny contemporary problem of addiction and substance misuse. Read more.

Grateful patient endows rheumatology chair   

Gift from grateful patient funds new endowed chair in rheumatology

Timothy and Elaine Peterson promote awareness, research of inflammatory arthritis; Jonathan Kay, MD, appointed inaugural recipient. Read more.

Winter Ball 2015  

Seventh annual Winter Ball draws substantial philanthropic support fo academic medical center

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Richter, Fitzgerald   

Arthur F. Koskinas Chair in Neuroscience, third Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research chair approved by board

Richter, Fitzgerald named to newly endowed chairs. Read more.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels 2015  

Hyundai Hope on Wheels campaign continues support of pediatric cancer research at UMass Medical School

Cancer biologist pursuing targeted treatments for childhood leukemia receives $250,000 grant. Read more.

Aaron Lazare  

Sustaining the legacy of late chancellor emeritus Aaron Lazare

Creation of psychiatry award and student education fund in his honor announced. Read more

Horae Oriental  

Horae Oriental endows Gene Therapy Center at UMass Medical School with $2M gift

Horae (红瑞) Gene Therapy Center at UMMS named for Chinese benefactor. Read more.

2nd annual Celluci Road Race  

Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race brings hundreds out to support ALS research at UMass Medical School

The 2nd annual race through Hudson’s historic downtown benefited the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund. Read more

term chairs  

UMass Medical School establishes term chairs to support junior faculty

Gifts from George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation, Glass Charitable Foundation provide five-year funding to three diabetes researchers. Read more.

Golenbock Lee  

Golenbock, Lee appointed to endowed chairs

Pillar Chair in Biomedical Research, Stoddard Chair in Pediatrics approved by board. Read more.

Cellucci Fund Boston Marathon team 2015  

Cellucci Fund 2015 Boston Marathon team raises money, awareness for ALS research

In addition to the personal sense of accomplishment, the runners brought the Cellucci Fund to within $1,000 of its goal to raise $45,000 to fund breakthrough research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Read more.

Winter Ball 2014  

Winter Ball 2014 hits record highs for fundraising

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. Read more.

Luzuriaga Szabl  

Luzuriaga, Szabo appointed to newly endowed chairs at UMMS

Two newly endowed chairs at UMass Medical School were approved today by the university’s Board of Trustees. Read more.

Ambros Breakthrough Prize 2015  

Victor Ambros awarded 2015 $3M Breakthrough Prize for co-discovery of microRNAs

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. Read more.

Ebola relief effort  

UMMS Ebola Relief effort launched with $7.5M Paul G. Allen Family Foundation grant

Academic medical centers partnering to provide health care, training and infrastructure in Liberia. Read more.

 Hyundai Hope on Wheels  

Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant to advance glioblastoma research at UMMS

Jack L. Leonard, PhD, professor of microbiology & physiological systems, received a $250,000 grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels and Worcester-area Hyundai dealers. Read more.




Faculty awarded endowed chairs, professorship at Investiture 

Chancellor Collins urged ‘leap of faith’ and awarded endowed chairs and professorship and medals of distinction to outstanding faculty at UMass Medical School’s 2014 Convocation and Investiture on Sept. 18, 2014. Read more

Inaugural Celluci Tribute Road Race  

Inaugural Cellucci tribute race draws huge crowd, supports ALS research at UMMS

More than 1,000 runners and walkers participated in the inaugural Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race in Hudson in honor of the late Paul Cellucci’s commitment to fund ALS research at UMMS and his lifelong dedication to public service. Read more.

Maykel, Davids, Houghton  

Donor-funded research promises to be "the epitome of personalized cancer treatment"

Thanks to the generosity of a donor couple, UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School are on the forefront of this quest with a project aimed at finding better treatments for colorectal cancers. Read more.


UMass Medical School Sidekicks get support from charitable foundations

The UMass Medical School (UMMS) Sidekicks program, which helps medical students to build relationships with pediatric patients that prepare them to become more empathic physicians, got a boost from two notable charity foundations. Read more.



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