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Congratulations to the Summer 2022 Pilot Project Program (PPP) Award Winners! 

The UMass Center for Clinical & Translational Science (UMCCTS) is pleased to announce the 2022 Pilot Projects Program (PPP) awardees.  The goal of the PPP program is to accelerate the translation of basic discoveries into practical, cost-effective solutions that improve human health.  This competitive award grants PPP project teams up to $50,000 for 1 year to accelerate the translation of innovative discoveries. 


Interested in Developing a Career in Translational Science?

Consider Applying for a
NCATS Diversity or Re-Entry Supplement

Expressions of Interest
Due to UMCCTS by August 31st


Might you or someone you know qualify for a Diversity or Re-Entry Supplement?


The University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) aims to develop and support the next generation of leaders in clinical and translational science with special emphasis on supporting diverse candidates and trained scientists looking to re-enter the field. 

Therefore, we are requesting expressions of interest from individuals wishing to apply for a NCATS/NIH Diversity or Re-Entry Supplement.  Top applicants who expressed interest will be invited to submit full proposals, which will be forwarded to NCATS/NIH for a decision on the award.  Applicants from all UMass campuses and our CCTS partner institutions are welcome to apply.

Please contact Dr. Jan Nissly with questions at Jan.Nissly@umassmed.edu.

Successful Diversity & Re-Entry Supplement awardee stories can be found on the NIH website.
         
Purpose: Diversity supplements aim to enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce by providing support for mentored research experiences for candidates from underrepresented groups.

Purpose: Re-entry supplements provide support for a mentored research experience for high-potential individuals seeking to re-enter active research careers after an interruption for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances. 

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The University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) aims to develop and support the next generation of leaders in clinical and translational research.  The TL1 program provides post- doctoral trainees with an overview of clinical and translational research.  The trainees benefit from the training programs, equipment, databases, mentors, administrative support, and pilot funding opportunities available here at UMass.

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We cordially invite you to attend the UMass Chan 27th Annual Research Retreat, November 3-4, 2022.  The retreat is tentatively scheduled for the UMass Amherst Conference Center and will feature talks from new UMass Chan faculty as well as a poster session.  More details regarding the agenda will follow shortly.

Registration for the UMass Chan 27th Annual Research Retreat and Poster Session will be posted as we get closer to the event.