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Grant from UMass President’s Office to Fund Paper-Based Tests for Emerging Diseases

Colleen Locke | August 13, 2018

Thanks to a $25,000 grant from UMass President Marty Meehan’s office and the Technology Development Fund, Associate Professor of Engineering Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli will be working on paper-based tests to diagnose emerging diseases.

$500K Cross-College Grant to Pay Undergraduate Students to Research Child and Family Health

Colleen Locke | July 25, 2018

Starting in the summer of 2019, and continuing through 2023, UMass Boston students will have the opportunity to apply for a paid summer research experience, exploring maternal, child, and family health alongside faculty mentors.

Professors to Use $1.4M Grant to Help Teachers Improve Classroom Experience for Students with Autism

Colleen Locke | July 13, 2018

UMass Boston professors Abbey Eisenhower, Alice Carter, and Melissa Collier-Meek and their collaborators have received a four-year, $1.4M Institute of Education Sciences grant to help improve outcomes for elementary children with autism spectrum disorder in general classrooms.

$1M Pension Action Center Grant Ensures Free Pension Counseling to Continue in NE for Next 5 Years

Gerontology Institute | July 10, 2018

A new $1 million grant from the Administration for Community Living will make it possible for UMass Boston's Pension Action Center to continue providing free pension legal counseling to people across New England for the next five years.

Students Recommend Changes to City’s Website to Reflect Boston’s Neighborhoods

Colleen Locke | June 25, 2018

Undergraduate students in UMass Boston’s Latino Leadership Opportunity Program (LLOP) met with representatives from multiple city departments at Boston City Hall last month with their recommendations on how to better represent the city’s residents through the city website, Boston.gov.

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.