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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 & 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.


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  • Mark Alkema lab examines migraine-like phenotypes in nematode
    Research News

    Mark Alkema lab examines migraine-like phenotypes in nematode

    Researchers in the Mark Alkema lab have uncovered a mechanism that causes an imbalance in excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the nervous system. The research was carried out using the nematode C. elegans and published in ELife.

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  • Highlights of the 46th Commencement Ceremony in pictures
    Education News

    Highlights of the 46th Commencement Ceremony in pictures

    See highlights of the UMass Medical School 46th Commencement in Worcester on Sunday, June 2, in a slideshow featuring graduates, family and friends, faculty, and honorees.

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  • Caterina Strambio De Castillia named Imaging Scientist by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
    Research News

    Caterina Strambio De Castillia named Imaging Scientist by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has named Caterina Strambio De Castillia, PhD, a CZI Imaging Scientist and awarded more than $1 million in grant funding for her research into microscopic imaging.

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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 UMMS 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 UMMS’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 UMMS, 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

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    Student Spotlight


    "Starting graduate school meant moving away from my home, my family and my friends in Puerto Rico. Such a big move had to mean something since there was so much I had to give up in exchange. UMMS was by far the best combination of friendliness and challenge, which was exactly what I wanted. The spirit of excellence and the approachability of the faculty were a pleasant surprise. Out of the six institutions I had to choose from, the campus, faculty, students and staff at UMMS were the best fit for me. I have loved every minute of the seven years I have spent here. This place feels like home. I have been supported by mentors in every single endeavor, from personal to professional. I will be forever grateful to the UMMS family for making my experience so amazing."


    Aurian Garcia-Gonzalez, PhD

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