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The Impact of Philanthropy at UMass Medicine

These stories illustrate how giving affects the work being conducted by UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care to enhance the health and well-being of our local and global communities.

Faculty awarded endowed chairs, professorship at Investiture Investiture 2014

Chancellor Collins urged ‘leap of faith’ and awarded endowed chairs and professorship and medals of distinction to outstanding faculty at UMass Medical School’s 2014 Convocation and Investiture on Sept. 18, 2014. Read more


CANDO Clinic offers new hope to children with autism and their families

CANDO croppedIn June 2013, the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO) Clinic, a joint effort of UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care, was launched. The first-ever interdisciplinary autism disorder clinic in Metro West and Central Massachusetts, the CANDO Clinic is a single point of entry that provides timely, comprehensive evaluations and short-term treatment services. Philanthropic support for the clinic has come from several sources. Read more.


Donor-funded research promises to be "the epitome of personalized cancer treatment"

Maykel, Davids, HoughtonPersonalized cancer treatment—therapy tailored to the unique genetic makeup of an individual’s tumor—is arguably the holy grail of cancer research today. Thanks to the generosity of a donor couple, UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School are on the forefront of this quest with a project aimed at finding better treatments for colorectal cancers. Read more.


Spirited rubber duck fundraiser marks 10 years of support for Child Life Program

Bullfinchs duck race croppedThe annual Bullfinchs Rubber Duck Race, which raises funds for the Child Life Program at the UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center, marked its 10th anniversary in 2013—a decade of support that grew out of one family's gratitude for the care their child received. Read more.






UMass Medical School Sidekicks get support from charitable foundations 

Lawrence's Down syndrome research gets boost from Hood Foundation - December 2013 

2013 Winter Ball marks fifth-year milestone in Sherman Center - December 2013

Supporting translation of basic science breakthroughs into medicines to treat human disease 
Valley Foundation backs build-out of laboratory studying role of stem cell injury as a cause of complications of common diseases

A family gives back after beating cancer - October 2013

Fundraising for 15th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk exceeds $500,000 goal - September 2013

New McDonough chair will support research in rheumatology - August 2013



Region's Rotary clubs join forces to outfit NICU with webcams 

Dr. Eileen L. Berman and Stanley I. Berman Foundation Chair in Biomedical Research established - June 2013

Kimberly J. Vuona Memorial Golf Tournament marks 10-year milestone  - May 2013

Husband establishes scholarship as a legacy to his inspirational wife - March 2013

Honoring a life cut short by breast cancer - March 2013

A fantastic facial hair competition benefits UMass Memorial's Child Life Program - March 2013

Local college crusaders support breast cancer care and research - 2012/2013

Cutlers endow biomedical research chair - December 2012

Support for the UMass ALS Champion Fund continues - November 2012

Links to the Future Golf Tournament marks 10-year milestone - August 2012



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