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UMass Chan Medical School strives to catalyze our world-class basic research into scientific discoveries with high impact clinical applications and overcome the barriers in translating knowledge into clinical practice.

Established in 1970, UMass Chan has rapidly grown into a highly productive, highly collaborative research enterprise with outstanding scientific resources and facilities. UMass Chan receives more than $300 million per year in research funding. Our research community includes a Nobel laureate, a Lasker award recipient, seven National Academy members and four Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. Our research achievements have impacted the lives of children and adults in the U.S. and across the globe.

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  • Stroke survivors may be saddled with an invisible disability known as spatial neglect – but a simple treatment offers significant improvement

    Stroke survivors may be saddled with an invisible disability known as spatial neglect – but a simple treatment offers significant improvement

    Stroke survivors often experience spatial neglect, an underdiagnosed condition impairing their ability to navigate their surroundings. In a new article for The Conversation, A.M. Barrett, MD, chair and professor of neurology, and Kevin Houston, OD, MSc, associate professor of neurology, highlight prism adaptation therapy as a promising treatment. This simple, effective therapy significantly improves patients' spatial awareness and independence.

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  • PhD candidate Jacob Stillman receives Kirschstein award for multiple sclerosis research

    PhD candidate Jacob Stillman receives Kirschstein award for multiple sclerosis research

    PhD candidate Jacob Stillman has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to further his research on remyelination, targeting diseases such as multiple sclerosis that disrupt how the brain and body communicate.  

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  • UMass Chan neuroscientist receives $4.1 million Transformative Research Award to study Down syndrome

    UMass Chan neuroscientist receives $4.1 million Transformative Research Award to study Down syndrome

    Summer Thyme, PhD, is the recipient of a five-year, NIH-funded research award to study intellectual disability in neurodevelopmental disorders using zebra fish as a model organism.

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  • Lupus Center at UMass Chan investigating CAR T cell therapy for severe or nonresponsive lupus nephritis

    Lupus Center at UMass Chan investigating CAR T cell therapy for severe or nonresponsive lupus nephritis

    The Lupus Center at UMass Chan is participating in a clinical research study, exploring the use of CAR T cell treatment in lupus nephritis for severe or nonresponsive lupus.

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  • Dan and Diane Riccio Fund for Neuroscience announces two research awards at UMass Chan

    Dan and Diane Riccio Fund for Neuroscience announces two research awards at UMass Chan

    Awards of $50,000 were distributed to support ground-breaking and interdisciplinary research in the neurosciences.

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  • All of Us Research Program provides growing source for population health research

    All of Us Research Program provides growing source for population health research

    As the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, a large, diverse database, enters its second five years of funding at UMass Chan, investigators are pursuing more studies in population health with a focus on including groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research.  

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