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    The Medical Research Tour begins adjacent to Boston Children's Hospital at the corner of Longwood Ave and Binney St. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

     

    Boston Children's Hospital is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States, and a major teaching facility of Harvard Medical School. Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, it is now a comprehensive medical center for pediatric and adolescent health care, dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. The  hospital has performed  many 'firsts' including the world's first successful surgical procedure to correct a congenital cardiovascular defect (1938). Boston Children's has 404 beds, is the #1 pediatric hospital in the country, and is home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric hospital. The country's first laboratory for developing safe, bacteria-free milk got its start in 1891 at a small, 60-bed hospital on Huntington.

     

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    Address:

    300 Longwood Avenue,
    Boston,
    MA 02115

    42.338157288397845, -71.10603683565137
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    The Harvard Institutes of Medicine (HIM) houses over 500 researchers from Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in a 300,000 square foot, 10-story building. The building originates from a MASCO-led re-use study which identified this former Boston English High School site’s suitability for member institutions’ needs to expand.

    Address:

    77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

    42.33846171859804, -71.10428443897854
    69
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    The Center for Life Sciences Building (CLSB) was built in 2008 and is certified LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). This was the area’s first privately developed, for-lease, biomedical research center, designed by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates and developed by Lyme Properties. The 700,000 square foot lab building is leased to various LMA institutions including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard’s Wyss Institute. Through collaboration, these institutions develop biologically inspired materials and devices that help solve critical medical and environmental problems and  translate these transformative technologies into products that have an impact on society and the world. 

    Address:

    3 Blackfan Circle

     

    42.33902137724484, -71.10380124040603
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    This facility opened in 2004 in the heart of Boston's world renowned Longwood Medical and Academic Area and employs close to 400 scientists who are conducting research in asthma, cancer, hepatitis and Alzheimer's disease. Merck Research Laboratories Boston was founded on the premise that the Boston-Cambridge life-sciences cluster, with over 50,000 life-sciences employees, presents a unique environment for drug-discovery research.  The distinctive aqua-tinted  building includes about 300,000 square foot research and development space. 

    Address:

    33 Avenue Louis Pasteur

    42.339565, -71.10319600000003
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    The avenue is named for the French doctor, famous for his discovery of germs and the process of pasteurization. Prior to pasteurization in the 1920s, young children were disproportionally harmed by raw milk: its widespread pasteurization was a great public health breakthrough and was pioneered at nearby Boston Children's Hospital.  This quarter mile long formal boulevard connects the Harvard Medical Quad to the Emerald Necklace.  Educational institutions and research buildings line the avenue on all sides including Emmanuel College, Simmons College, Boston Latin School,  Brigham and Women's, and Harvard research spaces. 

    42.339273399993466, -71.10168911408618
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    Harvard Medical School (HMS) was a catalyst for the future development of the LMA when it moved to its current location on Longwood Avenue in 1906.  With the purchase of 36 acres of land, its vision was for affiliated teaching hospitals to co-locate to improve the teaching of medical students by providing on-site clinical experiences.  Founded in 1782, it is the third oldest medical school in the U.S.  Harvard’s School of Dental Medicine and T.H. Chan School of Public Health, along with many of the major teaching hospitals of HMS, are all located in the LMA. HMS has more than 11,000 faculty working in 10 academic departments located at the School’s Boston campus  in hospital-based clinical departments at 15 Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes. These include  LMA institutions Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center, Judge Baker Children’s Center, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute.

    Address:

    25 Shattuck Street

    42.33716516648316, -71.10360024785041
    33
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    Joslin Diabetes Center, founded in 1898, is the global leader in diabetes research, care and education as well as the world's largest diabetes research center. Joslin scientists are at the forefront of  discovery aimed at preventing and curing diabetes and its complications. Joslin Clinic provides medical care, diabetes education, and nutrition and exercise counseling. Specialties include pediatrics, ophthalmology, mental health, nephrology and adult diabetes services. The institution attracted $11 million in NIH research in 2017, employs over 600 scientists, physicians, nurses and other personnel, and cares for over 23,000 distinct adult and pediatric patients annually.  Joslin scientists have discovered that the  trillions of bacteria in your digestive system play a major role in your metabolism and are linked to your risks of type 2 diabetes, obesity and the related conditions of the global health epidemic metabolic syndrome.

    Address:

    1 Joslin Place

    42.338391331501114, -71.10788052149582
    34
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    Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is a 793-bed nonprofit teaching institution and founding member of Partners HealthCare System.  As a leading recipient of research grants from the NIH (#11 in the country for 2017 with $277 million), BWH leads international clinical, basic and epidemiological studies.  It has nearly 46,000 inpatient admissions annually and 784,000 outpatient visits. BWH is also one of the nation's leading transplant centers, performing heart, lung, kidney, face, and heart-lung transplant surgery, as well as bone marrow transplantation.  BWH is nationally recognized for clinical and research excellence in cardiovascular medicine, neurosciences, arthritis and rheumatic disorders, orthopedics and cancer care through the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. The hospital has performed  many 'firsts' including the world's first quadruple transplant in 2000 and it was the second hospital in the US to undertake a full facial transplant.

    Address:

    75 Francis Street

    42.33588029134118, -71.10760220122336
    35
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    The Building for Transformative Medicine (BTM) at 60 Fenwood Road is a hub for state-of-the-art outpatient clinical care, advanced imaging facilities and research. It is home to researchers and clinicians from across many disciplines who share a vision for collaboration and for the acceleration and translation of laboratory discoveries into rapid and novel treatments for patients. It also is a new home for the Neurosciences Center and the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center of Excellence. The NBBJ-designed building opened in 2015 and is connected by a bridge to the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center; tucked along the west side of the building is a public garden. 

    Address:

    60 Fenwood Road

    42.335641417015296, -71.10850831282806
    36
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    As a center of excellence in academic psychiatry and a Mass Department of Mental Health community mental health center, Mass Mental Health Center (MMHC) combines public service with clinical and research programs. MMHC has a reputation for leadership and clinical care of patients; training of psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental health clinicians of all disciplines; and groundbreaking research in mental health disciplines and neuroscience. MMHC provides outpatient treatment to patients with long-term, serious mental illness and is a partnership between the Commonwealth's Department of Mental Health and nearby Harvard Medical School. The streetfront on Francis Street includes a museum-like display detailing the history and accomplishments of the Center.

    Address:

    75 Fenwood Rd

    42.336227, -71.10835800000001
    37
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    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund have long been connected with baseball.  Featuring founder Sidney Farber, MD (regarded as the father of modern chemotherapy), and 12-year-old Einar Gustafson ("Jimmy"), one of his early patients, this sculpture reflects this historic relationship. The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community fundraising events.

    Address:

    Binney St and Jimmy Fund Way

    42.33728501492132, -71.10725230325352
    121
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    The Yawkey Center for Cancer Care opened in January 2011. Created with guidance from many patients and families, it was built to advance clinical care, optimize patient safety, enhance the patient experience and provide a welcome and nurturing environment. The building includes 275,000 square feet of clinical and support space with 100 exam rooms, more than 150 infusion spaces, and 20 consultation rooms in the largest comprehensive cancer care center in the world. The building, designed by ZGF Architects LLP, achieved a LEED silver standard for its therapeutic benefits to patients, which include a healing garden and five green roofs.

    Address:

    450 Brookline Avenue

    42.337689394074786, -71.10801856085203
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    The Longwood Center (2014) includes research lab and office and clinical uses on its nine floors. Tenants include Dana-Farber and Boston Children's Hospital. The  building has  ground floor retail/restaurant space and is  LEED certified. The building is owned by Alexandria,  a prominent developer in life sciences real estate in the US.

    Address:

    360 Longwood 

    42.33876704333406, -71.10730997074734
    123
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    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. BIDMC is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center, is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. In 1996, Beth Israel Hospital and New England Deaconess Hospital merged to form BIDMC.  The hospital has 651 licensed beds, including 473 medical/surgical beds, 77 critical care beds and 60 OB/GYN beds.  BIDMC received $132 million in NIH funding in 2016. 

    Address:

    330 Brookline Avenue

    42.33915302433042, -71.10685142778624
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Medical Research

distance: More than a mile
points: 14
type: Scientific/Medical

Loop around the glassy architecture of the LMA's research facilities and dynamic medical institutions including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Mass Mental Health Center, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (1.5 miles). 

 

The Medical Research Tour begins adjacent to Boston Children's Hospital at the corner of Longwood Ave and Binney St. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org

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Loop around the glassy architecture of the LMA's research facilities and dynamic medical institutions including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Mass Mental Health Center, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (1.5 miles). 

 

The Medical Research Tour begins adjacent to Boston Children's Hospital at the corner of Longwood Ave and Binney St. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org