UMass Medical School Receives Grant for Heart Disease Research

New England Council member the UMass Medical School received a $836K grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fund research on heart and vascular diseases.

The funds will support the ongoing Worcester Heart Attack Study, which has been collecting data on heart attacks in the Greater Worcester area for over 40 years. The study tracks cases of heart attacks, the type of care received, and the post-hospitalization outcomes. The study has found that while heart attack patients are becoming older, patients are faring better post-hospitalization due to advancement in care.

Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) said, “This new federal funding for UMass Medical School will help them continue their cutting-edge medical research that will help save lives while supporting economic growth right here in Massachusetts.”

The New England Council congratulates UMass Medical school on the grant and for its successful ongoing study of heart diseases. Read more in the Worcester Business Journal.

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