Six Harvard Medical School scientists and clinicians have been elected by their peers as 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They are among this year’s 489 members awarded this honor by virtue of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The honor comes with an expectation that recipients maintain the highest standards of…
Read More
Six MIT faculty members have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The new fellows are among a group of 489 AAAS members elected by their peers in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science. A virtual induction ceremony for the new fellows will be held on Feb. 13, 2021. Nazli…
Read More
Web of Science Group has announced its Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list, which identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™…
Read More

57 Mass General Investigators Named Highly Cited Researchers of 2020

Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science Group recently released their annual list of Highly Cited Researchers, and we are pleased to announce that 57 investigators from the Mass General Research Institute made the list. According to Web of Science Group, the Highly Cited Researchers list identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple papers, highly cited by…
Read More

Kim Lab Receives American Lung Association Research Award

Amid Pandemic, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Stem Cell Program Researcher Receives American Lung Association Research Award To Investigate Using “Organoid” Model of Lung Cancer to Test Treatment. Carla Kim, PhD received one of Lung Association’s 98 research investments to advance the understanding of Using “Organoid” Model of Lung Cancer to Test Treatment. BOSTON (November 16, 2020) – The Stem Cell Program announced…
Read More
STAT set out to celebrate the unheralded heroes of science and medicine, poring over hundreds of nominations from across North America in search for the next generation of scientific superstars. We were on the hunt for the most impressive doctors and researchers on the cusp of launching their careers, but not yet fully independent. This year, as in past years,…
Read More
JoAnn Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health and chief of preventative medicine at Brigham and Women’s, was named to receive the American Heart Association 2020 Research Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding lifetime contributions to cardiovascular research and/or teaching. Manson’s research focuses on women’s cardiovascular health, with primary her interests including randomized clinical prevention trials of vitamin D,…
Read More

Neuro-Immune Interactions Award for Xiqun Chen, MD

Xiqun Chen, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, has received a $6M Neuro-immune Interactions award from the ASAP Collaborative Research Network, a program of the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative being implemented through The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Chen and her team received the award for their study, “From Cancer Associations to Altered Immunity in the Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease.” The findings…
Read More
Researchers worldwide are working together to create a common reference map of all human cells that will allow us to better understand and treat disease: the Human Cell Atlas (HCA). The HCA is already making an impact. For example, researchers used initial cell atlas data from the nose and airway to identify cells that may be entry points for SARS-CoV-2. Scientists have also…
Read More
Five research projects with exceptional promise to deliver new life-changing and health-altering therapies have received the inaugural Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards (BTCA) at Harvard Medical School. The projects, which target a diverse range of conditions—type 1 diabetes, asthma, frontotemporal dementia, deadly cancer-associated blood clots and a rare congenital immune disease—will each receive $1 million over two years to advance their…
Read More