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UMass Boston Receives $1.3M NIH Grant to Increase Diversity in Biomedical Research Workforce

Office of Communications | June 13, 2018

The National Institutes of Health has awarded biology professors Rachel Skvirsky and Adán Colón-Carmona an additional five-year $1.3 million grant to continue their work preparing undergraduate students at UMass Boston for PhD programs and careers in the biomedical research industry.

Record Number of UMass Boston Students Earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Colleen Locke | June 05, 2018

Chemistry PhD students Sederra Ross and Jessica Karch and psychology PhD student Kirsten Christensen made UMass Boston history this spring when they received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.

UMass Boston Report: Boston Harbor Barrier Costs Would Outweigh Benefits

Sustainable Solutions Lab | May 29, 2018

As the City of Boston advances solutions to protect neighborhoods from climate change-induced flooding, a new independent report released today by the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston advises against pursuing a harbor barrier in coming decades as part of larger resilience efforts.

Professor Collaborates on Project That Lets Labs Construct Diagnostic Tests ‘Like Legos’

Office of Communications | May 16, 2018

UMass Boston Professor Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli has collaborated with researchers at MIT’s Little Devices Lab to develop a set of modular blocks that can test blood glucose levels in diabetic patients or detect viral infection, among other things.

UMass Boston Receives $181K NEH Grant to Make Pilgrim Artifacts More Accessible

Colleen Locke | April 23, 2018

Christa Beranek, a project archaeologist for the Fiske Center for Archaeological Research, has received a three-year, $181,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to create a digital catalog of Plimoth Plantation’s archaeological collection, including artifacts excavated from Pilgrim homes.

UMass Boston to Use $100K NEH Grant to Create Courses Focused on Boston Harbor & Coastal Communities

Colleen Locke | April 19, 2018

The National Endowment for the Humanities has given UMass Boston and its community partners a $99,774 grant to create a three-course sequence focused on Boston Harbor, the Boston Harbor Islands, and the diverse coastal communities surrounding the harbor that many UMass Boston students call home.

UMass Boston Professor Part of National Carbon Tracking Team

Office of Communications | April 17, 2018

Bob Chen, a professor of organic geochemistry and marine organic chemistry in UMass Boston’s School for the Environment, was part of a 30-member team that created the first known carbon budget of the eastern coast of North America. Given sea level rise, their findings could be cause for concern.

UMass Boston Biologist Discovers Frogs Impacted by Deadly Disease in Panama Are Making a Comeback

Office of Communications | April 03, 2018

The search for answers to protect Central American frogs from extinction is giving scientists like UMass Boston Assistant Professor of Biology Douglas Woodhams clues on how to predict and respond to emerging diseases and epidemics in humans, other wildlife, and plants.

UMass Research Portfolio Soars to Record-high $670 Million; UMass Boston Expenditures up 10 Percent

University of Massachusetts | March 28, 2018

Research expenditures at the University of Massachusetts rose to a record-high $670 million in Fiscal Year 2017, up $37 million over the previous year and $270 million since 2007. UMass Boston grew its research expenditures by nearly 10 percent, up $6 million from the prior year, to $69.7 million.

Faculty Receive $1.1 Million NSF Grant to Study Effectiveness of STEM Assessment Practices

Colleen Locke | March 01, 2018

Professor of Chemistry Hannah Sevian and Chair and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Lisa Gonsalves are the recipients of a five-year, $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant that begins today.