The UMass Cranberry Health Research Center (CHRC) is a collaborative established through a 2011 Science and Technology Initiative grant from the UMass President's Office. The Center Directors are established cranberry health researchers Dr. Catherine Neto and Dr. Maolin Guo of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UMass Dartmouth.
The Cranberry Health Research Center encompasses researchers from the UMass campuses, other academic institutions, hospitals and private laboratories throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Center's collaborations combine the strengths of academia, medical institutions and industry to provide solid scientific evidence for cranberry's role in health and nutrition.
Projects at the Cranberry Health Research Center since 2017 include the Colon Health Initiative, supported by a grant from the Leo and Anne Albert Charitable Trust and additional funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. UMass CHRC projects have also received support from industry partners including Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. and Bruker-BioSpin.