Breast & GYN Pathology Research

Fellows are expected to conduct a research project, under the guidance of one of the core faculty, and present their data at one of the national pathology meetings, such as, the USCAP, CAP and ASCP.

Departmental Support

To support you in achieving this goal, the pathology department provides:

  • Dedicated research coordinator who assists fellows and residents to coordinate their research projects, helps with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process, and coordinates with the appropriate laboratory to perform ancillary studies
  • Technical support from laboratory staff such as histology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular diagnosis
  • Up to 5 days of leave and $1500/year to cover travel, hotel, and meeting registration expenses if you are presenting at a meeting

Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute

PVLSI is a partnership between the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Baystate Medical Center with a mission to develop innovative approaches to diagnose, monitor, and treat disease.

You will have access to PVLSI laboratories for your research project. The Institute provides the physical space and resources for collaborative research through access to both the patients and human specimens needed for your research protocol.

Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research

Funding from The Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research funding and access to their breast tissue repository is an important resource for conducting translational research projects. The Center is supported by a $1.5M grant from the Rays of Hope, a Springfield-based charity representing western Massachusetts.


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