• UMass Medical School announces The Li Weibo (李伟波) Institute for Rare Diseases Research

    A new institute for rare diseases research at UMass Medical School will build on the school’s already substantial accomplishments in the fields of gene therapy, RNA biology and RNAi technology to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics for a host of disorders.

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  • Convocation 2017: Chancellor recognizes ‘smart minds, great science and genuine collegiality’ at UMMS

    In his Convocation address, Chancellor Michael F. Collins praised the campus community for its collaborative environment and awarded Chancellor’s Medals to four distinguished faculty for their exemplary teaching, scholarship, clinical excellence and service.

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  • U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, left, listens as Chancellor Michael F. Collins speaks at the forum on NIH funding at UMMS.

    U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Worcester leaders support critical NIH funding for UMass Medical School

    President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut 22 percent from the FY18 National Institutes of Health budget would cost UMass Medical School from $45 million to $74 million a year, Chancellor Michael F. Collins said at an Aug. 16 panel discussion on NIH funding at UMMS.

  • Worcester Public Schools and UMass Medical School unveil family support services initiative

    UMass Medical School is stocking a school food pantry, distributing 700 backpacks filled with supplies to students and installing washers and dryers in the Worcester Public Schools, thanks to support from the Remillard Family Community Service Fund.

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  • UMass Medical School announces $250 million comprehensive campaign

    The Pathways of Promise capital campaign, the largest fundraising effort since the school was founded, was launched to support the school’s ongoing pursuit of excellence and to shape advances in biomedical research and education well into the 21st century.

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Three UMMS researchers receive Rainin Foundation Innovator Awards

Three UMMS researchers receive Rainin Foundation Innovator Awards

Three UMass Medical School faculty have received 2017 Innovator Awards from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, joining inaugural UMMS Rainin awardee Kate Fitzgerald, PhD, for their novel research to advance the goal of predicting and preventing inflammatory bowel disease.

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