In Loving Memory of Dr. Ronald G. Tompkins

It is with deep sorrow that we inform the public and the CEMS family that we have lost Dr. Ronald G. Tompkins, a founding director of the CEMS.

His service will be held on Saturday 1/22/2022 with details below:

About the CEMS

The CEMS is a place where scientific rigor and creativity are matched by a sense of sharing and community. The center draws strength from its diversity and collaborative spirit and from its affiliations with surrounding biomedical research institutions including Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Shriners Burns Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Recent news and upcoming events from the CEMS at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Our Team

Learn about the faculty, postdocs, technicians and other staff who make up our team.

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Research Thrusts

The CEMS focuses on several different research thrusts that combine the principles of engineering and medicine in order to find new solutions that push the envelope of health care technology.

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Education and Training

The CEMS provides education and training opportunities for postdoctoral and predoctoral students.

Major Initiatives and Resources

The CEMS collaborates on a variety of multinational initiatives and provides recourses to Mass General and outside entities.