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$1.5 Billion

in NIH Funding in the last decade


Top 25 percent

of medical schools in NIH funding



Average federal research support per faculty



Average number of publications per student by graduation

Diversity and Inclusion

Our diversity efforts strengthen our capacity for vital advancements, for research discoveries that change the world, and for carrying out our shared mission of educating tomorrow’s science leaders.


The multiculturalism of our diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and the diverse communities we are part of, create unique opportunities for leveraging our differences as fundamental to our institution’s excellence.  Our work is a global effort enhanced by the great diversity of the local and regional communities in which we live and serve.


Please engage with the following videos to see our leadership's commitment to the work, and diverse students in action.


Perspectives on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A conversation with UMass Chan Students

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Perspectives on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: UMass Chan Leadership

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  • Influenza expected to make a comeback; vaccinations urged
    Community News

    Influenza expected to make a comeback; vaccinations urged

    The worldwide spread of influenza came to a screeching halt in March 2020, when schools, businesses and daily life shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But it is expected to come back strongly this fall and winter, making flu vaccination more essential than ever.

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month a time to celebrate and take inclusive steps
    Community News

    Hispanic Heritage Month a time to celebrate and take inclusive steps

    On Oct. 14, the UMass Chan Medical School community will join the nation in celebration of “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.” Quinsigamond Community College President Luis Pedraja, PhD, will deliver the keynote.

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  • PhD candidate studies red blood cells; strives to increase diversity in STEM
    Education News, Media

    PhD candidate studies red blood cells; strives to increase diversity in STEM

    As president of UMass Chan Medical School’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, PhD candidate Daniel Hidalgo provides cultural training and advocates for diversity in STEM fields.

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    Student Spotlight


    “I was born in Veracruz Mexico, but spent the majority of my early years in Guatemala City. When visiting Massachusetts for the first time, I was impressed by the diversity and the way people made me feel welcome, which led me to pursue my education here. Dr. Merav Socolovsky offered me the opportunity to join the UMass Chan Medical School family, by joining her lab as a research associate, an experience which changed my outlook on my future. I enjoyed working with Merav so much that I decided to commit to her lab as a PhD student. My decision was largely influenced by the strength of UMass Chan’s research community. There are strong scientists here, many of them leaders in their specific field of research, yet they are down-to-earth and highly approachable.


    The connections I have made during my time as a student go beyond my research colleagues; I have had the chance to meet people in many student body organizations some of whom have become good friends. Despite its size, the institution ensures my voice is heard and taken into consideration, which makes me feel comfortable. The collaborative spirit at UMass Chan, combined with the expertise of the professionals here, means that you can find many ways to accelerate your research interests while also beneficially impacting the work of others. The proximity of the hospital is another resource that makes it easy to translate your research to modern medicine, which impacts the lives of many.”


    Daniel Hidalgo
    PhD Candidate
    Socolovsky Laboratory
    Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology