A Word from the Director/Members of the Steering Committee

Deararc-logo-blue-198x100 All,

Boston University has a wealth of talent and knowledge in different fields, and Boston University School of Medicine and the Medical Campus have had a long tradition of encouraging collaborative research. Therefore, I am delighted to take part in continuing and enhancing this mission by leading the Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (Evans Center), launched in the spring of 2009.

The goal of the Evans Center is to promote basic research discovery pertinent to disease states by formalizing an interdisciplinary approach, and providing researchers, who are based at different departments, an additional organizational structure, support and motivation to collaborate in newly envisioned and ongoing fields. Although based in the Department of Medicine, the center aims at enhancing interdisciplinary research and training across the Department of Medicine, and among all departments and schools on the Medical and Charles River Campuses. Basic science discovery promoted by the center will also be available to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute or other centers for collaborative development of translational applications.

I invite you to join us in this exciting mission and opportunity.image

Sincerely yours,

Katya Ravid
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry



Members of the Steering Committee:

Rotating Members

Lindsay Farrer (DOM, SPH)
Professor, Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Genetics & Genomics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics; Chief, Biomedical Genetics

Susan K. Fried (DOM)
Professor, Medicine; Director, Boston Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (BNORC)

Victoria Bolotina (DOM)
Professor, Medicine; Director, Ion Channel and Calcium Signaling Unit

Richard Cohen (Evans Scholar)
Professor, Medicine, Physiology, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics; Director, Vascular Biology Unit; Evans Scholar

Kathleen Morgan (CRC)
Dean Ad Interim, Health Sciences Department

Mark Grinstaff (CRC)
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Medicine; Director, Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology

Karl Karlson (DOM)
Professor, Medicine; Chief, Thoracic Surgery

Neil Ruderman (DOM)
Professor, Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition, Physiology & Biophysics

Konstantin Kandror (Basic Science)
Professor, Biochemistry

David Sherr (DOM, School of Public Health)
Professor, Environmental Health, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Director, Superfund Research Program

Constant Members

David Coleman (Representing DOM)
John Wade Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center

Barbara Corkey (Representing DOM)
Professor, Molecular Medicine/Obesity; DOM Vice Chair for Research; Director, Obesity Research Center

David Center (Representing CTSI)
Endowed Chair Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine; Section Chief, Medicine; Associate Provost of Translational Research and Director, CTSI


Guest Members

Bennett Goldberg (Representing BU Main Campus)
Professor, Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering; Director, STEM Education Initiatives

Maria Kukuruzina (Representing BU Dental School)
Associate Dean for Research

October 22, 2015
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine