Highlights of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

In the past year, Victor Ambros received a Breakthrough Prize; Michael Green was elected to the National Academy of Sciences; Job Dekker was named an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Kate Fitzgerald received The Science Foundation of Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Medal for her contributions to the research ecosystem in Ireland; Neil Aronin was awarded the 2015 Research Award by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America; Robert Matthews was honored with the Carl Branden Award that recognizes an outstanding protein scientist who has made exceptional contributions in the areas of education and/or service to the field; and Deborah Harmon Hines was named the recipient of the 2015 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education, the highest honor given by The American Society for Cell Biology.

UMMS 2015 rankings in NIH Research Funding

(most recent NIH data)

  • 46th out of all 2450 organizations receiving NIH research funding
    • 2nd percentile
  • 3rd out of 9 New England Medical Schools receiving NIH funding

  • 6th out of 175 MA organizations receiving NIH funding
    • 3rd percentile
  • 33rd out of 139 Medical Schools receiving NIH research funding
    • 24th percentile
  • 3 faculty in top 2 percent of all 35,265 NIH Investigators

  • 1 of only 17 institutions in the nation to be awarded a Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training grant by the NIH

Faculty prizes and awards:

  • 2015 Breakthrough Prize
  • 2008 Lasker Award Winner
  • 2006 Nobel Prize for Medicine
  • 6 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
  • 5 National Academy Members
  • 3 Keck Award Winners
  • 3 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists/Engineers Winners

Student prizes and awards:

  • 7 Weintraub awardees
  • 6 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Pre-doctoral Fellows