Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (Evans Center)


The goal of the Evans Center is to promote growth and discovery in emerging interdisciplinary biomedical research and educational areas by providing faculty affiliated with the Department of Medicine and with various schools, departments and centers at Boston University a dynamic, interdisciplinary organizational structure, which allows investigators with different areas of expertise to collectively address mechanisms of disease, and to facilitate new training opportunities.

Mission Statement

Faculty affiliated with the Evans Center hold academic appointments with different departments. The Center provides opportunities for collaborations within Affinity Research Collaboratives (ARCs) organized around foci of common research interests. The extraordinary strength in biomedical and physical sciences at Boston University, and the support and development of the ARCs create opportunities for new interdisciplinary approaches to both research and training in biomedical research. Basic science discovery promoted by ARCs are also available to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and to other centers for collaborative translational applications.

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Thomas Jefferson’s vision of the spread of knowledge, freedom and democracy inspired Eero Saarinen’s masterpiece of modern design of the Gateway Arch
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Links to publications on the Evans Center as New Paradigm for pursuing Research and Education

K. Ravid et al, J. Academic Medicine: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23269301

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Coleman, Spira and Ravid, Trans Am Clin ClimatolAssoc.: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23874035

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Upcoming Event

2015 Evans Center Research Retreat

When and where?
Monday, March 9, 2015 – 12:30-5:00 pm
Hiebert Lounge, BU School of Medicine

ARC Directors/Trainees- ARC Highlights of Discoveries

See a full program of speakers at:

David T. Scadden, Jr., MD, Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Co-Director, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Lakshmi Amaravadi, Ph.D., Sr. Director, Translational Medicine, BiogenIdec, Cambridge, MA-USA

Round Table Discussions; Festive Reception with/for Faculty & Trainees


2015 ARC Directors Luncheon Meetings

NEW TIME   11:30-12:45 pm, W-502

Monday, January 19

Thursday, April 2

Monday, July 13

Thursday, November 5


Monthly ARC meeting times and locations should be verified with ARC Directors listed @


February 16, 2015
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine