Think. Explore. Learn!
Who are we? A not-for-profit organization whose prime mission is to increase levels of civic science literacy. Research Scientists across Massachusetts are selected by a governing board as MAS Fellows and a MAS President, based on outstanding accomplishments and willingness to contribute to the mission of MAS.
Mission Statement in Brief: Communicate the value of science to young and mature communities; Contribute to awareness of the promise of science and science policy across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Provide opportunity for networking and partnerships across universities and industry, thereby promoting the value of interdisciplinary research and education.
Strategy in Brief: MAS will periodically define themes to focus on and will disseminate information and awareness to the public through workshops and other educational forums led by MAS members, including in public schools, or through university and industry platforms, as well as through on line communication.
Interrelated Research and Education Themes for 2018-2020:
Research: We identify areas of research that cross disciplines, and partner with universities and industry to organize workshops and symposia that connect research and investigators across these entities towards a greater understanding of research, demographic (including of underserved communities) and therapeutic implications.
Education: We aim at increasing awareness of health-focused research on topics, such as obesity and diabetes, particularly to young audiences, and neurodegenerative disease. Education spans from communicative articles written by MAS fellows, to in-person presentations at grade and high schools, to MAS mentoring programs through a STEM Ambassadors Program.
Upcoming and Past Events of Interest
- Upcoming MassBio events: massbio.org/events
- MassBio: Bench to Boardroom Seminar Series – Networking for Academics on July 19th
11:30am – 1:00pm (see: website)
- Baxter Day with MassBio – September 4th, 3:00 – 7:00pm (click here for RSVP required) | Note: You will need to create a one-time profile on the MassBio website in order to register (members and non-members). If you have any issues with registration, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jeremiah Treanor: Jeremiah dot Treanor at massbio dot org
Baxter will provide an overview of its research & development organization, corporate development strategy, therapeutic areas of interest, and partnering approaches. There will be an opportunity to request 1v1 meetings with Baxter in specific interest areas: Critical Care, Surgery, Renal Care, Clinical Monitoring & Diagnostics. If you wish to request a 1v1 meeting, please send a non-confidential one-pager or slide deck describing your program of interest to Jeremiah Treanor
- MassBio: Digital Health Impact 2019 – September 9th, 10:00am – 5:00pm (see: website)