Building Research Alliances

Corporate and foundation support is a driving force behind much of the research and many of the programs that take place at UMass Medical. Support comes in many forms, such as naming opportunities, awards, grants, scholarships, endowments, and clinical trials. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is dedicated to partnering corporations and foundations with faculty and administrators in key areas of mutual research interest to generate lasting value for the sponsors and resources to sustain our research, healthcare, and teaching missions.

We invite corporations and foundations to review the world-class research activities that are happening throughout our local and global UMass Medical community, some of which are highlighted below. Our office looks forward to assisting you to meet your company or foundation’s philanthropic goals. Together, we will accelerate cutting-edge advances in disease research and health care delivery.



CCTSThe University of Massachusetts received a $20 million NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award to create the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science, an academic home for clinical and translational science. The goals of the center are to accelerate the translation of basic discoveries into practical, cost effective solutions that improve human health, and to develop and support the next generation of leaders in clinical and translational research.    Learn more.


Clinical ResearchThe Clinical Research division is dedicated to promoting the highest quality clinical research and clinical trial conduct through a faculty and research staff support, education and training and a comprehensive quality improvement initiative.     Learn more.


By uniting researchers studying the fundamental biology and mechanisms of cellular RNAs with those working to devise human therapies using or targeting nucleic acids, the RTI represents a new model for scientific exploration.    Learn more.  



MPCIThe Meyers Primary Care Institute is committed to research across the lifespan, from childhood to advanced age. We conduct population-based research to inform policy and practice, promoting evidence-based care for the benefit of our community, and beyond.    Learn more.


The UMMS Office of Global Health (OGH) was founded in 2009 to enhance and expand UMMS research and training programs in global health improvement and disease prevention.    Learn more.


MassBiologics' mission is to discover and develop products that significantly improve public health.  This includes products for smaller patient populations due to limited incidence of disease (orphan products), uncertain markets as new challenges to public health arise, and products for developing nations with limited resources. MassBiologics is able to assist collaborators or clients by providing a variety of Development, Analytical and Manufacturing services.    Learn more.




The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) leverages the engineering, business and clinical strengths of the UMass campuses in Lowell and Worcester to provide affordable and coordinated services in the areas of business planning, product prototype development and clinical pathway assistance. In addition, M2D2 offers incubator space.    Learn more.



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