September 11, 2020

Westfield State biology professor lands breakthrough women’s health research grant

Coverage from MassLive:

There’s a new player in the local university research game.

“For a liberal arts school like Westfield State University to get a grant of this magnitude is almost unheard-of,” biology professor Kristen Porter said after learning she’d been awarded a $750,000 state grant to research to paths to personalized medicine in women’s health.

Funding from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Women’s Health Program will allow Porter to study the creation of “bioprofiles” for women in the field of reproductive healing. She’ll research possible demographic or genetic similarities that, once established, would better allow women to obtain individualized treatment that address specific needs.