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    Philanthropic first-responders support COVID-19/Pandemic Research Fund

    Facing the biggest public health crisis of our time, the UMass Medical School philanthropic community responded rapidly, and significantly, to fund important research projects that are making a difference in the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Loyal alumni, friends and parents of medical students pave the way for future physicians

    At UMass Chan Medical School, more deserving medical students will get the support they need thanks to 11 new endowed scholarships established in fiscal year 2021.

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    Eagles Autism Foundation awards grant to support autism research

    The Eagles Autism Foundation awarded $400,000 to a research team led by David M. Cochran, MD, PhD, to study a biomarker-driven pharmacological treatment for autism spectrum disorder.

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    Reunion Class Gift Campaign 2021

    In keeping with a distinguished tradition of generosity, School of Medicine Classes of 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016 collectively donated more than $230,000 for financial aid and to support other needs throughout UMass Chan Medical School.

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    Dan and Diane Riccio Fund for Neuroscience award seed grants to research teams

    The Dan and Diane Riccio Fund for Neuroscience awarded four teams of researchers $50,000 seed grants for interdisciplinary collaborations leading to innovative discoveries that deepen understanding of normal brain function and what goes awry in neurological diseases.

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    Helmsley Charitable Trust grant to fund UMMS IBD diet research

    With the funding, Ana Maldonado-Contreras, PhD, will tailor a novel diet created at UMass Medical School to patients in Puerto Rico with different food availability and preferences.

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    Wagner Automotive Group helped drive COVID-19 vaccination effort

    Wagner Automotive Group of Shrewsbury donated the lease of a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van to assist UMass Medical School Vaccine Corps volunteers in delivering COVID-19 vaccines to special populations in Massachusetts.

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    Easing the pressure caused by the pandemic

    With a grant from DCU for Kids, the charitable arm of Digital Federal Credit Union, Jessica Griffin of the UMass Chan Medical School Child Trauma Training Center can develop video training tools for parents.

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    A decade of dedication and discovery

    The UMass ALS Cellucci Fund marked 10 years of steadfast and generous philanthropic support, as well as notable advances in ALS research. The Fund supports the boldest research ideas in the interdisciplinary labs under the direction of Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD.

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    In the face of the pandemic, Reliant Foundation stepped in to help

    Generous grant supports services provided by the Foster Child Evaluation Services (FaCES) program at UMass Chan Medical School to area families

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    UMass Medical School launched Vaccine Corps, backed by philanthropy, to support statewide vaccine rollout

    Philanthropic donations totaling $435,000 were raised to support the Vaccine Corps launched by UMass Medical School in early 2021.

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    Remillard Family Community Service Fund awarded eight grants to faculty and students

    Designed to amplify the impact of UMass Chan Medical School on the local community, the Remillard Family Community Service Fund provides support for community outreach programs.

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    UMass Cancer Walk and Run supporters continued tradition of generosity

    Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, was the 22nd annual—and first-ever virtual—UMass Cancer Walk and Run. Donors, fundraisers and sponsors maintained their steadfast support for cancer research and clinical trials at UMass Chan Medical School.

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