The Centers for Excellence at MCPHS

Advancing health science education, scholarship, and practice grounded in collaboration and inclusion.

MCPHS Puts its Vision into Action with Five Centers for Excellence

To advance health- and life-sciences education, scholarship, and practice, we have launched five strategic Centers for Excellence at 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 and promote new scientific and humanistic insights in the health and life sciences.

Discover MCPHS Centers For Excellence


Center for Health Humanities

Integrating the liberal arts and professional healthcare studies brings a humanistic perspective to the understanding of healthcare.

Weamm Arman

Center for International Studies

MCPHS students and faculty engage in international collaborations and research partnerships with global healthcare providers, educational institutions, and multinational companies.

Students participating in an Interprofessional Education event.

Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

When healthcare practitioners from different professional backgrounds collaborate, they share their unique skill sets and learn to value the insights of other health professionals.


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.

two students in lab coats working in a lab.

Center for Research and Discovery

We provide all students with access to opportunities for hands-on research to enrich their academic experience, increase their competitiveness, and prepare them for challenging careers.

"MCPHS Centers For Excellence have a shared purpose to promote collaboration across disciplines that will lead to 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."

Caroline Zeind | Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost