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Centers for Excellence

To advance health- and life-sciences education, scholarship, and practice, we have launched five strategic Centers for Excellence at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. We created these centers, each distinct in its mission and focus, to

  • promote innovation and collaboration across disciplines
  • enhance diversity, equity, access, and inclusion
  • strengthen global engagement
  • promote new scientific and humanistic insights in the health and life sciences

The centers organize initiatives and events to bring together students, faculty, scholars, and thought leaders, who share their experiences, challenge one another’s perspectives, and pursue innovation together.

Center for Health Humanities

Integrating the liberal arts and professional healthcare studies brings a humanistic perspective to the understanding of healthcare. At the MCPHS Center for Health Humanities (CHH), we support interdisciplinary scholarship, research, and outreach with seminars, poster sessions, research retreats, visiting speakers, and other special events.

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Center for International Studies

Our international collaborations with worldwide healthcare providers, educational institutions, and multinational companies provide experiential learning opportunities that give MCPHS students a competitive edge in the healthcare universe. At the Center for International Studies (CIS), we sponsor study abroad, service-learning programs, academic exchanges, and faculty-led student travel to global medical sites around the world.

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Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

When healthcare practitioners from different professional backgrounds collaborate—physical therapists, pharmacists, nurses, acupuncturists—they share their unique skill sets and learn to consider and value the insights of other health professionals. As a result, patients receive comprehensive treatment plans and the highest quality care possible. At the Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (CIPE) at MCPHS, we immerse our students in this team-based delivery model, which advances the future of healthcare.

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Center for Life Sciences

The Center for Life Sciences creates opportunities for our students, faculty, staff, and alumni as biotech, biopharma, and biomanufacturing companies in the region expand at an unprecedented pace. MCPHS is strategically engaging with industry leaders to collaboratively envision and build a workforce of the future. Our Center coordinates and elevates life sciences initiatives underway across the University.

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Center for Research and Discovery

Recent data indicates that students who gain early exposure to mentorship and research increase their positive educational outcomes. Here at the Center for Research and Discovery (CRD) at MCPHS, we provide all students with access to opportunities for hands-on research. In addition to enriching their academic experience, these opportunities increase their competitiveness when applying to advanced degree programs or job opportunities and prepare them for careers as researchers and entrepreneurs.

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