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  • 1962: Legislation establishes University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • 1970: First medical students begin classes in Shaw Building
  • 1974: First class graduates 16 MDs
  • 1979: PhD program begins
  • 1986: Graduate School of Nursing opens
  • 1986: PhD program becomes Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • 1994: Graduate School of Nursing initiates PhD program
  • 1997: MassBiologics Lab transferred from Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health to UMass Medical School
  • 1998: UMass Clinical System and Memorial Health Care merge to form UMass Memorial Health Care
  • 1999: Commonwealth Medicine, the Medical School's health care consulting division, is formally established
  • 2001: Lazare Research Building opens
  • 2002: Campus Modernization begins on the University Campus
  • 2004: Graduate Entry Pathway Program established at the Graduate School of Nursing
  • 2005: PhD Program in Clinical & Population Health Research established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • 2005: Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories opens new manufacturing and filling facility in Mattapan
  • 2006: Craig Mello, PhD, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, is awarded the Medical School's first Nobel Prize. Dr. Mello shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, for their discoveries related to RNA interference
  • 2007: Michael F. Collins, MD, is named chancellor and Terence R. Flotte, MD, is named dean of the School of Medicine
  • Fall 2009: Groundbreaking for the Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility
  • 2010: Ambulatory Care Center opens
  • 2010: MassBiologics opens Research and Administration Facility
  • 2013: Albert Sherman Center opens
  • 2014: MassBiologics acquires South Coast Facility

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