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.

“Thomas Jefferson’s vision of the spread of knowledge, freedom and democracy inspired Eero Saarinen’s masterpiece of modern design of the Gateway Arch”

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 Events

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February 16, 2017
BU Microbiome Day mini-symposium

9am – 2:30pm

Life Science and Engineering Building (LSEB), 24 Cummington Mall, room 103
Hosted By: The BU Microbiome Initiative and the BU IBRO Evans Center ARC on the Systems Biology Approaches to Microbiome Research

This symposium is to highlight and unify researchers at BU working in fields related to the microbiome. Please join us as we welcome Dr. Michael Travisano from the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Wenying Shou from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, as our Keynote Speakers.

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March 20, 2017
BU Clinical and Translational Science Institute, 6th Annual David Seldin Memorial Symposium, Clinical Methods

8am – 3pm
Information Regarding Abstract Submissions & Registration to Follow

755 Commonwealth Ave, Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union

Morning Speaker: Barry S. Coller, MD, The Rockefeller University
Afternoon Speaker: Hal Sox, MD, The Dartmouth Institute

We look forward to welcoming you!


Members of the Cross-Campus Seminar Committee will meet periodically to review and organize possible topics and speakers for seminars and symposia.

Thank you for your participation!

Please see our Past Events under Seminars/Mini-Symposia/Research Retreats



2017 ARC Directors Luncheon Meetings

NEW TIME   12:00-1:30 pm, W-502

Wednesday, January 18

Wednesday, April 5

Wednesday, September 6


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


February 2, 2017
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