BIDMC ranks among the top three in National Institutes of Health research funding among independent U.S. teaching hospitals. We are distinctive in our integrated multidisciplinary approach that joins scientists and clinicians in areas such as vascular research, transplantation research, signal transduction in cancer and molecular imaging.
Our researchers lead more than 850 active sponsored projects and 500 clinical trials, and regularly publish results in leading scientific journals on subjects such as metabolic diseases/obesity, neurobiology, AIDS/inflammation/immunity/infectious disease, cardiology/cardiac surgery, imaging, genomics and genetics, regenerative medicine, cellular/organismic aging and more.
BIDMC is the anchor tenant of the Center for Life Science, a state-of-the-art biomedical research facility which opened its doors in 2008. The 350,000-square-foot building, located on Blackfan Circle, is the largest research facility in the Longwood medical area, and will eventually house two-thirds of BIDMC's scientific investigators and research staffs on seven floors - approximately half of the building. The building's innovative design was specially created to foster collaboration and interdisciplinary work among investigators, with laboratory facilities based around common themes of cancer, neuroscience, metabolic diseases, transplantation, cardiology and viral pathogenesis, providing scientists with an optimal environment in which to share resources, ideas and discoveries.