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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.
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.
In 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.
Personalized 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.
The 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.
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
Honoring a life cut short by breast cancer - March 2013
Cutlers endow biomedical research chair - December 2012
Support for the UMass ALS Champion Fund continues - November 2012