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$1.5 Billion

in NIH Funding in the last decade

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Top 25 percent

of medical schools in NIH funding

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$132,673

Average federal research support per faculty

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3.9

Average number of publications per student by graduation

Diversity and Inclusion

Our diversity efforts strengthen our capacity for vital advancements, for research discoveries that change the world, and for carrying out our shared mission of educating tomorrow’s science leaders.

 

The multiculturalism of our diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and the diverse communities we are part of, create unique opportunities for leveraging our differences as fundamental to our institution’s excellence.  Our work is a global effort enhanced by the great diversity of the local and regional communities in which we live and serve.

 

Please engage with the following videos to see our leadership's commitment to the work, and diverse students in action.

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  • New studies to test performance of home COVID-19 tests for omicron
    Media, Research News

    New studies to test performance of home COVID-19 tests for omicron

    UMass Chan Medical School researchers and their partners in the National Institutes of Health Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics initiative are starting new studies to determine if the performance of at-home COVID-19 antigen tests currently on the market in the U.S. is affected by the omicron variant.

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  • UMass Chan develops model to help clinicians discuss COVID-19 vaccines with pregnant women
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    UMass Chan develops model to help clinicians discuss COVID-19 vaccines with pregnant women

    A new training initiative funded by the CDC and developed at UMass Chan Medical School aims to help health care providers counsel patients who are hesitant about taking the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant.

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  • Phase I clinical trial of Moderna mRNA vaccine for Epstein-Barr virus starting at UMass Chan
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    Phase I clinical trial of Moderna mRNA vaccine for Epstein-Barr virus starting at UMass Chan

    UMass Chan Medical School researchers are embarking on a clinical trial of an mRNA vaccine by Moderna against the Epstein-Barr virus, a common cause of infectious mononucleosis. Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, is principal investigator for the study at UMass Chan.

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    Student Spotlight

     

    “I was born in Veracruz Mexico, but spent the majority of my early years in Guatemala City. When visiting Massachusetts for the first time, I was impressed by the diversity and the way people made me feel welcome, which led me to pursue my education here. Dr. Merav Socolovsky offered me the opportunity to join the UMass Chan Medical School family, by joining her lab as a research associate, an experience which changed my outlook on my future. I enjoyed working with Merav so much that I decided to commit to her lab as a PhD student. My decision was largely influenced by the strength of UMass Chan’s research community. There are strong scientists here, many of them leaders in their specific field of research, yet they are down-to-earth and highly approachable.

     

    The connections I have made during my time as a student go beyond my research colleagues; I have had the chance to meet people in many student body organizations some of whom have become good friends. Despite its size, the institution ensures my voice is heard and taken into consideration, which makes me feel comfortable. The collaborative spirit at UMass Chan, combined with the expertise of the professionals here, means that you can find many ways to accelerate your research interests while also beneficially impacting the work of others. The proximity of the hospital is another resource that makes it easy to translate your research to modern medicine, which impacts the lives of many.”

     

    Daniel Hidalgo
    PhD Candidate
    Socolovsky Laboratory
    Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology