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President Jack M. Wilson: Five campus collaboration the key to a strong CTSA application

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Statement from Jack M. Wilson, president of the University of Massachusetts

UMass President Jack M. Wilson UMass President Jack M. Wilson

This is a landmark moment for the  University of Massachusetts Medical School and for the UMass system as a whole. This $20-million award from the National Institutes for Health recognizes the pioneering quality of the research being conducted at UMass Medical School and the acute need to convert it into therapies that will improve and save lives.

It is because UMass Medical School’s research is so remarkable that the need to bring its fruits to the bedside is so compelling. I want to commend Chancellor Michael F. Collins, Dean Terence R. Flotte and Vice Provost for Research John L. Sullivan for leading the team that has garnered this NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award.

I am very proud to note that this effort will include scientists and researchers from all five UMass campuses, working in collaboration. It is clear that our grant application was strengthened by the fact that skills and expertise from all five campuses are being harnessed in this effort. This is a very proud moment for the UMass and further testament to the enormous growth and maturation we are seeing at the Medical School and throughout the UMass system.

For additional information, visit the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science