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The Innovator

The Office of Research publishes The Innovator quarterly (winter, spring, summer, fall). Each issue highlights a few of our projects or researchers, and lists upcoming events. If you'd like to receive The Innovator each quarter, send an email request to

Current Issue: COVID-19 Special Edition, Fall 2020 

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innovator covid fall 2020 coverFeatured Stories:

  • Resilience and Innovation: Baystate Responds to COVID-19
  • Convalescent plasma for COVID-19 therapy
  • Partnering with industry to develop swabs
  • Breast cancer research adjusts to COVID-19
  • Harnessing technology to support telework and clinical care
  • COVACTA trial of tocilizumab, a treatment for COVID-19 related pneumonia
  • Creating a research registry of patients hospitalized with COVID-19
  • Sourcing PPE: face shield development with UMass Amherst
  • Novel Urine Marker May Reduce Dialysis-Requiring Kidney Injury in COVID-19
  • Scaling up lab testing and supply chain capacity
  • Outcomes Related to COVID-19 treated with Hydroxychloroquine among In-patients with symptomatic Disease (ORCHID) Trial
  • Rapid development and adoption of a respiratory protocol to decrease intubation in COVID-19