HHS 32nd Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Albert Sherman Center
UMass Medical School
Worcester, Mass.

6 p.m. ~ Meeting will be followed by a cocktail reception


Neil Aronin, MD
Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine
Co-director, Neurotherapheutics Institute

Anastasia Khvorova, PhD
Professor of Molecular Medicine
RNA Therapeutics Institute

Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Horae Gene Therapy Center

Hudson Hoagland Society

  HHS 2015 meeting
  The 31st Hudson Hoagland Society Annual Meeting featured a panel discussion on the science of addiction moderated by Thoru Pederson, PhD (far right), and included (from right) Andrew Tapper, PhD, Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, and Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv, MS. Dean Terence Flotte (far left) gave an overview of institutional accomplishments for the past year. VIEW FULL SLIDESHOW.

The Hudson Hoagland Society (HHS) is the leadership giving group of individuals who support biomedical research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with cumulative gifts of $500 or more to our Annual Research Fund within a fiscal year (July to June). At the 31st Annual Meeting on May 24, 2016, members paid tribute to the group's distinguished research history and focused on scientific solutions to the thorny contemporary problem of addiction and substance misuse. Read more.

Hudson Hoagland Society Membership Levels:  

Founder $10,000 or more
Partner $5,000 to $9,999
Patron $2,500 to $4,999
Benefactor $1,000 to $2,499
Friend $500 to $999

Hudson Hoagland Society

The Hudson Hoagland Society was originally founded in 1985 to recognize major annual contributors to the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research. Named in honor of the Worcester Foundation's co-founder, the Society brings together individuals who share a commitment to advancing biomedical research. Founded in 1985 as an independent research institute by Drs. Hudson Hoagland and Gregory Pincus, the Worcester Foundation merged with the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1997. Since the time of the merger with the Worcester Foundation, and in affiliation with the Hudson Hoagland Society, more than $5 million in innovation grants of up to $40,000 have been awarded to nearly 170 researchers at the UMass Medical School.

Funds raised through the Hudson Hoagland Society are now used to support the most promising and innovative research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. These "seed" grants are awarded based on a competitive review process and allow a researcher to pursue new, innovative research for which he or she may not yet have funding. To learn more about grant recipients who have recently benefited from these funds, click here.

Philanthropy is as important to medical discovery as are the countless hours researchers spend in their labs. You can play a role in advancing toward a world free of disease.

Please consider annual enrollment to the Hudson Hoagland Society. You can make your gift conveniently through our secure online web page, you can mail your check, payable to UMMF, to the Office of Advancement or contact us at 508-856-1994.


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