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Research at Massachusetts General Hospital began over 200 years ago. Today, Mass General operates the largest hospital-based research program in the United States.
Research at Massachusetts General Hospital integrates the full spectrum of "bench to bedside" discovery. Laboratory scientists work collaboratively with clinicians to make discoveries and turn them into treatments, diagnostics and devices that improve our quality of life.
Bringing the discovery full circle from "bedside back to bench," Mass General clinicians identify shortcomings in our medical arsenal and work with laboratory scientists to inform opportunities to address them.
Research scientists working in the lab make new discoveries that increase our base knowledge of life processes and disease.LEARN MORE
Basic researchers team up with clinicians to determine the ways in which their discoveries could be applied in a clinical setting to lead to new treatments, diagnostics and/or devices. LEARN MORE
Clinical researchers test promising candidate treatments, diagnostics and devices, and work with clinicians to enroll subjects in human trials to gauge their safety and effectiveness. LEARN MORE
Patients and their families receive the most innovative treatments and highest standard of care. By consenting to have their lab samples used in research and participating in clinical trials, they actively contribute to the advancement of medicine. LEARN MORE
The partnership between basic and clinical research results in new treatments, diagnostics and devices that are integrated into the practice of medicine and become the new standard of care. LEARN MORE
The Mass General Research institute was founded to promote, support, and guide our diverse research enterprise, and to act as a "front door" for new research partnerships.
Our Research Scholars program was founded to provide crucial financial support to investigators who take unconventional paths to scientific discovery.
Every day our researchers are working to solve the mystery of how the human body works, and searching for innovative new ways to treat patients.
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