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Former KL2 awardee receives $21 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)


Nancy Byatt, DO, MS’15, MBA and Christopher Sheldrick, PhD

 A research team led by Dr. Byatt, pictured here with Christopher Sheldrick, PhD, has secured a $21 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct a perinatal mental health equity study. She is currently the UMCCTS KL2 Program mentor, and former KL2 and Pilot Program Project awardee.

Read the full story HERE.

TL1 Trainee and lead author Katarina Ferrucci's paper published in Journal of Eating Disorders

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Katarina Ferrucci, PhD, MS, PN1-NC

Dr. Ferrucci's paper titled, "Provider perceptions of barriers and facilitators to care in eating disorder treatment for transgender and gender diverse patients: a qualitative study", reports that the prevalence of eating disorders is higher in transgender and non-binary compared to cisgender people. Additionally, access to effective care is lacking compared to cisgender people.               

Read the full article in the Journal of Eating Disorders here. Check out the story written by Susan E.W. Spencer, Senior Writer and Editor, UMass Chan Medical School, Department of Communications.

Pilot Project Grant Supports Substance Use Treatment Research Program


Ekaterina Pivovarova, PhD

Dr. Pivovarova is team leader for a pilot project taking place at the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction studying substance use treatment program outcomes. The $50,000 grant from the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science for the pilot program will allow researchers to complete the study. 

 Kate’s project marks the first formal relationship between UMass Chan and the jail. This community partnership exemplifies our vision to work in collaboration with our community and a broad array of partners to improve health and health care delivery. Read full story here.

Additonal media coverage from the Worcester Business Journal can be found here and  the Spectrum News video segment can be viewed here. 

A Facilitation and Analysis Solution for Large Amounts of Data Sets


Alper Kucukural, PhD, and Manuel Garber, PhD

UMass Chan Medical School has licensed its bioinformatics data processing and analysis technology to Via Scientific Inc.
for commercial development. This software platform was developed by the director of Bioinformatics Core (a resource core of the CCTS),
Manuel Garber, PhD, Bioinformatics Core co-director, Alper Kucukural, PhD, and colleagues. Read full story here.