Local Information

Location

UMass Chan Medical School is a public medical school in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is part of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) system.[2] It is home to three schools: the T.H. Chan School of Medicine, the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing, as well as a biomedical research enterprise and a range of public-service initiatives throughout the state.

A state-supported public medical school for Massachusetts was established by the commonwealth in July of 1962; the founding dean, Lamar Soutter, was appointed in December of 1963 and began the execution of a vision for an extraordinary medical school. Research funding grew for a time at a rate faster than any other academic health sciences center in the country, fueled by recruitment of basic science faculty drawn to the institution’s prominence in several fields, including gene function and expression, gene development, biochemistry, and molecular medicine. In 2006, UMass Chan professor Craig C. Mello, PhD, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine, shared with Stanford researcher Andrew Fire, PhD, for their discovery of the mechanism of gene silencing by double-stranded RNA, which they termed ‘RNA interference. In 2021 a transformational gift from The Morningside Foundation, UMass Medical School was renamed UMass Chan Medical School

Things to do in Amherst include: The Emily Dickinson Museum and Amherst College Museum of Natural History. Boston is 1 hour 45 minutes travel (75 miles)

Address:
UMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655.

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Lodging

We have a block of rooms for delegates reserved at the Beechwood Hotel. When booking your reservation, indicate that you are with UMASS Anthelmintics V.  The special rate is $152/night plus tax. The hotel is within easy walking distance from the conference. The block of rooms is available until 4/9.

Additional local options include:

Parking

https://www.umassmed.edu/parking/maps-and-directions/#maps