University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Office of Health Equity

UMass Chan Medical School (UMass Chan) is the Massachusetts commonwealth’s first and only public academic health sciences center, and is consistently ranked in the top 10 leading medical schools in the nation for primary care education by the U.S. News & World Report. In recognition of our medical and scientific excellence, The Morningside Foundation provided a $175M unrestricted donation in September of 2021. This transformative and unrestricted gift will allow the Medical School to conduct more breakthrough biomedical research, offer financial support to highly qualified and diverse students; and be ever more expansive in fulfilling our public service mission.

Our research programs -- which include pivotal advancements in HIV, cancer, diabetes, infectious disease, and understanding the molecular basis of disease -- are central to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative, with major funding from the $1B Massachusetts Life Sciences Bill signed into law in 2008. Additionally, our research enterprise received approximately $421M in federal and private research grants and contracts in fiscal year 2021.

Our mission is to advance the health and wellness of our diverse communities throughout Massachusetts and across the world by leading and innovating in education, research, health care delivery and public service. The institution is committed to enhancing health and science education, ensuring community health, building a diverse workforce and enriching lives through extensive community outreach.

UMass Chan houses three graduate schools:

The T.H. Chan School of Medicine: committed to training in the full range of medical disciplines, with an emphasis on practice in the primary care specialties, in the public sector and in underserved areas of Massachusetts.

The Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences: provides a broad background in the basic medical sciences and trains students in their selected specialty area in preparation for research with direct relevance to human disease.

The Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing: provides high quality education to prepare registered professional and advanced practice nurses within nurse practitioner and nurse educator specialties and for faculty, research and other nursing leadership positions.

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