- In FY 2013, BWH received $630 million in research support. This represents about 25% of the total hospital budget.
- Of the $630 million, approximately 55% comes from the DHHS/NIH. The balance of research support comes from Industry (18%), other federal funds (1%) and other sources (25%).
- Between FY 2006 and FY 2013, BWH research support has averaged a 6.2% annual growth rate from $414 million in 2006 to $630 million presently.
- Of the funds dedicated to research, onsite research programs account for 63%, clinical trials 18%, training 6%, offsite research programs 11%, and all other science 2%.
- In FY 2013, BWH research represented 43% of all research dollars at Partners Healthcare System.
- For more than a decade, BWH continues to rank second for the most NIH funding for free-standing hospital grantees in the US.
- All departments at BWH have active basic, translational and clinical research programs that compliment the hospital’s excellent clinical care and outstanding educational and training programs.
- BWH investigators received a total of 240 awards through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
- BWH has over 3,600 researchers, including more than 1000 principal investigators and approximately 2,600 professional and technical staff
- Four MacArthur Fellows, nicknamed the Genius Award
- Public Health and Medicine
- 1993: Dr. Paul Farmer, medical anthropologist and physician
- 2003: Dr. Jim Kim, public health physician
- 2003: Dr. Nawal Nour, obstetrician and gynecologist
- 2006: Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon and author
- Three Nobel Laureates
- Physiology or Medicine
- 1926: Drs. William Murphy (Peter Bent Brigham Hospital), George Minot and George Whipple discover that liver extracts cure pernicious anemia. In 1934, they share the Nobel Prize for this work.
- 1954: The first successful human organ transplant, a kidney transplanted from one identical twin to another, is accomplished. Drs. Joseph Murray (Brigham and Women’s Hospital) and E. Donnall Thomas receive the Nobel Prize in 1990 for this work and the subsequent development of immunosuppressive drugs.
- 1985: The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, an organization co-founded by BWH cardiologist Dr. Bernard Lown.
- Physiology or Medicine
- Pew Scholars
- 1988: Charles N. Serhan, PhD; Research Field: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Inflammation, and Reperfusion
- 1990: Paul J. Anderson, MD, PhD; Research Field: Immunology
- 1991: Stephen J. Elledge, PhD; Research Field: Human Cell Cycle Regulation
- 1998: Matthew K. Waldor, MD, PhD; Research Field: Microbiology
- 1999: Stephen C. Blacklow, MD, PhD; Research Field: Biochemistry
- 2003: D. Branch Moody, MD; Research Field: Immunology, T cells
- 2005: Karin M. Hoffmeister, MD; Research Field: Platelet glycobiology
- 2006: Yujiang Shi, PhD; Research Field: Biochemistry and Chromatin Modification
- BWH research is conducted in approximately 775,000 square feet of space located in the Longwood Medical Area, on Landsdowne Street in Cambridge and in surrounding areas.
- BWH has 44 research locations, including buildings in Boston, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, and Wellesley.
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