UMass President awards $750,000 for Innovative Faculty Research

BOSTON - President Robert L. Caret today announced nearly $750,000 in grants to faculty members from the President's Science and Technology Initiatives Fund to support six promising research projects, which range from creating standards for testing robotic systems to detecting financial fraud in large-scale securities data to developing new skin cancer imaging technologies.

Resource Use in AIDS Treatment in Poor Nations may be Improved by Biostatistics Research

"The limited availability of laboratories and trained medical staff to conduct blood tests of immune system CD-4 T-cell levels that indicate when to start ART is one of the major problems that has slowed progress toward universal access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat AIDS in developing nations.