About

Welcome to the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS).

A Few Words from the Chancellor

Medical School ChancellorMichael F. Collins, MD, FACP
University of Massachusetts Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences
UMass Medical School Chancellor
Clinical Professor of Medicine

“The University of Massachusetts Medical School has a strong commitment to excellence in health sciences education, research and public service. We are proud to support our Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center and its companion, the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Their strong core capabilities and committed faculty give us the foundation for expanding contributions to persons with disabilities throughout the commonwealth, the nation and the world.”

A Message From The Director

Bill McIlvane, DirectorWilliam J. McIlvane, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School

“Now in my 34th year with our IDDRC and UCEDD, I share and represent our university commitment to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Long before the term ‘translational research’ became widely used, our IDDRC and others in this important national program have been translating research findings into practically applicable methods for meeting challenges of developmental disabilities. With the ever-growing support of our university and our many other partnering programs, we are committed to making even greater contributions going forward.”