As home to the largest hospital-based biomedical research program in the United States, Massachusetts General Hospital attracts many of the world’s top researchers. But as funding from sources such as the National Institutes of Health becomes more limited, investigations into promising new areas of research have been jeopardized.
As home to the largest hospital-based biomedical research program in the United States, Massachusetts General Hospital attracts many of the world’s top researchers.
Our Research Scholars Program was created in response to that crisis. Through it, Mass General identifies and supports the work of outstanding scientists who may hold the key to challenging medical mysteries. Thanks to contributions from visionary philanthropists and organizations, the program provides researchers with $100,000 in funding per year for five years.
A Hub of Revolutionary Research
Our research scholars are investigating technologies like optical coherence tomography, which uses beams of light to obtain high-resolution images of body tissue. The unprecedented detail of these visualizations offers the potential to detect cancer and coronary disease in their earliest stages.
Another project is exploring neuroprotective strategies to prevent or treat central nervous system diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke. A third researcher is working to understand gene mutations that may reveal the rules cancer cells break when forming tumors.
Vital Support Brings Further Opportunities
Your organization’s commitment to the Research Scholars Program will allow scientists to conduct studies that might otherwise go unfunded, enabling them to obtain the data they need to secure traditional funding down the road. Your investment is the initial, essential building block for our most promising researchers’ future successes.
Contact us to learn more about supporting funding innovations at Mass General.