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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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  • UMass Chan study finds food insecurity reported by many pregnant patients with hypertensive disorders

    UMass Chan study finds food insecurity reported by many pregnant patients with hypertensive disorders

    A study presented by UMass Chan researchers found that roughly one-third of pregnant patients with or at risk for hypertensive disorders reported food insecurity. The authors say the findings support other research suggesting more food support could lead to improved maternal and fetal health.

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  • Eye exercises to improve sight—is there any science behind them?

    Eye exercises to improve sight—is there any science behind them?

    Benjamin Botsford, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology & visual sciences, in an article written for The Conversation, explains that despite popular claims, there is no strong scientific evidence that eye exercises can eliminate the need for glasses.

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  • UMass Chan receives $2.2 million to fund gene therapy for Cockayne syndrome

    UMass Chan receives $2.2 million to fund gene therapy for Cockayne syndrome

    UMass Chan Medical School has received $2.2 million from a nonprofit patient-advocacy organization to contract with Andelyn Biosciences to manufacture clinical grade AAV9-CSA vector to treat Cockayne syndrome.  

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  • Science for Living: Gut microbiome offers clues to chronic disease

    Science for Living: Gut microbiome offers clues to chronic disease

    Researchers in UMass Chan Medical School’s Center for Microbiome Research are exploring the causal mechanisms by which bacteria in the gut influence chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Crohn’s disease and in autoimmune disorders and other conditions.

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  • Celia A. Schiffer elected to National Academy of Sciences

    Celia A. Schiffer elected to National Academy of Sciences

    Celia Schiffer, PhD, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences for her distinguished and continuing achievements in original biomedical research.

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  • UMass Chan Medical School visit fosters collaboration with Dubai Health

    UMass Chan Medical School visit fosters collaboration with Dubai Health

    UMass Chan Medical School and Dubai Health signed a memorandum of understanding to establish mutually beneficial research projects to improve patient care, create an exchange framework for learners between the institutions, and drive transformative advancements for public health locally and globally.  

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