Biomedical Graduate Training Programs at BUMC

Research Training at Boston University Medical Center

Biomedical research and the training of future leaders in research is an important mission of Boston University Medical Center. To promote research excellence, new faculty have been recruited, existing research programs have been enhanced, new programs have been started, and modern research facilities have been built to support our scientists. The growth of research on the Boston University Medical Campus has put us in the top twenty U.S. medical schools in total federal funding for research. In 2002 the total of sponsored research funding at our institution topped $140 million.

BUSM has the following Research Centers:

The Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute: The Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) on Ischemic Heart Disease in Blacks addresses an important urban medical problem. The SCOR program on hypertension is the longest funded hypertension SCOR in the country – 27 years of continuous funding – and has contributed greatly to the development of therapies for hypertension, atherosclerosis and heart failure.

The Framingham Heart Study
The Cancer Research Center
The Pulmonary Center
The Arthritis Center
The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
The Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
The National Mass Spectrometry Center
The Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Neuroscience Programs on Aging, Autism, Malnutrition and Substance Abuse

In addition to these centers there are numerous other opportunities for training in other specialized areas, which can be accessed through the links below. Boston University Medical Center is dedicated to providing research opportunities and training for young scientists who come from diverse backgrounds and those interested in addressing health and medical disparities afflicting minorities and the disadvantaged. You are invited to explore this site and communicate directly with the schools and institutes listed. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.