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Public Affairs & Publications


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Research engine

UMass Medical School receives $38.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for medical research  . . . Read full story >>


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Michael Blute, MD, appointed director of the Cancer Center of Excellence

A widely recognized figure in the treatment of urological cancers, Dr. Blute will be responsible for establishing clinical services across the system and advancing clinical and translational research strategies. . . . Read full story >>


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Healthy competition

Partnering with Special Olympics to improve health care access for individuals with intellectual disabilities . . . Read full story >>


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Nurturing ideas

The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center facilitates the development of medical devices from proof-of-concept to commercialization. . . . Read full story >>


Edward Keohane named Vice Chancellor for Communications . . .Read full story >

National search launched for director of health policy institute . . . Read full story >