Vol. 12 No. 1 - August, 2009

New Web site to track the progress of the Albert Sherman Center

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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.

“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 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.”

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