Conquering Diseases is the name given to a research project that hopes to discover the keys to better health in our community. The Conquering Diseases Program is a partnership between community members, the patients being cared for by the health professionals of UMass Memorial and the research community.

The Conquering Diseases Program consists of three components: a Clinical Research Volunteer Registry, a Biorepository,  and a Community Resource Center. These three components are available to researchers,  patients and community members alike.

The ultimate goal of Conquering Diseases is to gain a better understanding of the diseases our patients suffer from, how to prevent, and better treat these afflictions. The Conquering Diseases programs are supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

For Patients and Volunteers

Research progress depends on volunteers. Everyone can participate in the search for better treatments and cures for health conditions and diseases. Learn about clinical research and how you can get involved!

For Researchers

The Conquering Diseases program supports clinical and translational science, helping reseachers obtain high quality biological samples and recruit volunteers who are interested in participating in studies.