Vol. 12 No. 1
New Web site to track the progress of the Albert Sherman Center
On September 17, groundbreaking takes place for the Albert “Albie” Sherman Center on the UMass Medical School campus. Soon construction equipment will rev up to fulfill the Medical School’s architectural vision of the future in clinical and translational research and educational inventiveness. When the Center opens in 2012, an educational and life sciences evolution in Central Massachusetts will be well under way.
The Albert Sherman Center will be transformative
for the growth of clinical and translational research at the Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center.
The Albert Sherman Center’s progress can be tracked through a new Web site launched this summer: www.umassmed.edu/shermancenter.
There, visitors can find the latest images, construction and traffic
updates and news about the research and educational initiatives that
will be housed in the Center.
Albert Sherman Center will be transformative for the growth of clinical
and translational research at the Medical School and UMass Memorial
Medical Center. The Center will house the Advanced Therapeutics
Cluster, which will harness RNA biology, stem cell biology and gene
therapy to create innovative therapies for debilitating diseases
affecting mankind,” said John L. Sullivan, MD, Vice Provost for
Research at UMMS.“This is an
exhilarating time for our educational programs, with the development of
the Albert Sherman Center perfectly aligned with our strategic plan for
education: to design the ideal learning environment and prepare the
health sciences workforce of the future,” said Senior Associate Dean
for Educational Affairs Michele P. Pugnaire, MD. “With our growth in
class size, redesign of our curriculum, and establishment of new
programs in our graduate schools of nursing and biomedical sciences,
our educational mission has clear and compelling guidelines for what
that learning environment must provide for our students and faculty. We
are looking ahead with excitement and commitment to realizing our
vision of world-class teaching and scholarship within the learning
communities of the Albert Sherman Center.”