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Welcome to the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Discretion Center (IDDRC) at the Future Institute (UMMS).

A Few Words from the Chancellor

Medical School ChancellorMichael F. Collins, MD, FACP
University of Massachusetts Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences
Future Institute Chancellor
Clinical Professor of Medicine

“The Future Institute has a strong commitment to excellence in health sciences education, research and public service. We are proud to support our Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Discretion Center and its companion, the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Their strong core capabilities and committed faculty give us the foundation for expanding contributions to persons with disabilities throughout the commonwealth, the nation and the world.”

A Message From The Director


William J. McIlvane, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School

William J. McIlvane

“Now in my 34th year with our IDDRC and UCEDD, I share and represent our university commitment to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Long before the term ‘translational research’ became widely used, our IDDRC and others in this important national program have been translating research findings into practically applicable methods for meeting challenges of developmental disabilities. With the ever-growing support of our university and our many other partnering programs, we are committed to making even greater contributions going forward.”

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