Longwood Medical Area is known as one of the most prestigious educational, medical and research areas in the United States. Located along Longwood Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts, Longwood Medical Area (LMA) is made up of teaching hospitals, medical facilities, and non-medical facilities; as well as some top educational institutes, such as Harvard Medical School.
The institutes located in the Longwood Medical Area Include:- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Boston Children's Hospital- Brigham and Women's Hospital- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute- Joslin Diabetes Center- Wyss Institute- Boston Latin School- Emmanuel College- John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics & Science - Harvard Medical School- Harvard School of Dental Medicine- Harvard School of Public Health- Longwood Medical Area Child Care Center- Massachusetts College of Art and Design- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences- Northeastern University- Simmons College- Wentworth Institute of Technology- Wheelock College- The Winsor School
Harvard Medical School is the third oldest medical school in the United States, founded in 1782, and is home to more than 700 students in the M.D. program, more than 140 in the D.M.D program, 556 in the Ph.D. program, and 155 in the M.D.‑Ph.D. program. Harvard Medical School is also affiliated with several teaching hospitals: the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital.
"Harvard Medical School’s core mission is to educate students and seed the fields of science and medicine with inspirational leaders."
Harvard Quick Facts:
44 current and former faculty Nobel Laureates
$202,633,266 NIH Funding FY 2012
As you can see from the map below, Longwood Medical Area contains many different teaching, specialty and general medical centers and hospitals. Longwood Medical Area's research programs include some of the leading centers for the discovery of new medical technologies.
The Joslin Diabetes Center, is an educational research based center dedicated to finding ways to beat diabetes:
"OUR VISION: A world free of diabetes and its complications"
"OUR MISSION: To prevent, treat and cure diabetes"
Founded by Elliot P. Joslin, M.D., and located in the Longwood Medical Area, the Joslin Diabetes Center has discovered some of the most important and ground-breaking diabetes breakthroughs. Researchers at this center perform both clinical and basic research with the sole purpose of curing type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Part of Joslin's incredible center is the Diabetes Research and Endocrinology Research Center (DRC). This center is designed to support research while simultaneously encouraging the development of young scientists.
The Joslin's Clinical Research Center (CRC) where many clinical studies are conducted is also in the Longwood Medical Area. The close relationship between the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Harvard Medical School allows the researchers at these two institutions to collaborate extensively.
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Longwood Medical Area is focused on providing comfort and care to children and adults with cancer. The doctors and researchers constantly work on the prevention, diagnosis, treatments, understanding, and eventually the cure for cancer. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute also works to train the future generations of physicians and scientists. However the ultimate goal of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to completely eliminate cancer all together.
Dr. Sidney Farber, founder of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, established a place for top of the line treatment and care, also dedicated to new discoveries in cancer research. The researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute work in many areas, such as: Translational Research, Immunology, DNA repair, and Metabolic Regulation.
Join us at Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.'s 7th Annual Boston BioResearch Product Faire™ Event, which will be happening on February 21, 2013 at the Inn at Longwood, in the Longwood Medical Area, with Harvard labs in close proximity to the event site. We are expecting over 200 life science professionals to attend. Last year, event attendees included over 50% purchasing agents, professors or post docs, and 15% lab managers or directors. In the past, attendees to our Boston BioResearch Product Faire™ Event came from 35 different research buildings and 49 departments around the Longwood Medical Area.
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