Collins explains new pact with Worcester in Telegram

City council praises UMMS support for education

By Lisa M. Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

March 27, 2013

UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins is quoted in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette today on a new economic and educational support agreement UMMS has reached with the city of Worcester. UMMS will contribute nearly $1.58 million over five years to support programs in Worcester that create a skilled and technologically literate workforce, including contributions to the Worcester Public Library and the biotech and bioscience programs at Worcester Technical High School.

"Our interest is to help the city and help the residents of the city,” Dr. Collins said in the article. “We believe as a big and important institution in the city that when it's possible for us to assist the city to advance, we need to take a leadership role.”

Read the full storyUMass Med will pay Worcester $1.58M

Related links on UMassMedNow: Full text of statement on UMMS-Worcester educational support agreement