Is UMass Medical School the Area's 'Best-Kept Secret'?

There’s no shortage of colleges and universities in Boston, but UMass has been overlooked in terms of medical advancements, it seems. Craig Ceol, a cancer researcher from the medical school, has been working with his team to study skin cancer using zebra fish. UMass’s medical school is the area’s “best kept secret,” overshadowed by MIT and Harvard’s medical schools known for their medical research. Luckily, “research funding has exploded from a scant $2.5 million in 1980 to more than $300 million last year” for UMass’s programs, allowing a new range of talent and the credit they deserve. [Globe]