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Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston

51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114

Boston, MA


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Research is an integral part of Shriners Hospitals for Children ― Boston. Our mission is to conduct research that will ultimately improve the timely and complete recovery of children with burns by enhancing and developing new therapeutic approaches for use during and following hospitalization.

Shriners Hospitals for Children ― Boston is a leading research facility in biotechnical engineering, as well as other fields, housing approximately 30,000 square feet of research space and employing some 100 researchers. One-quarter of our research staff is on faculty at Harvard Medical School and their investigations are made possible by combinations of funding from The National Institutes of Health, The National Science Foundation, The Department of Defense, and philanthropic and industrial sources, as well as by Shriners Hospitals for Children’s internal research funding.

Highly advanced research equipment, such as a positron emission tomography (PET) machine, provides researchers with enhanced capabilities to explore metabolic disorders, psychological disorders post-injury and significant advances in the targeting of drugs to specific sites.

Our researchers are renowned worldwide as leaders in their fields, including:

In 2014, the research team in Boston published more than 140 papers covering a wide range of specialties. In the past decade, our researchers have authored nearly 10 percent of the papers presented at the American Burn Association’s annual meeting.

Recently published research papers include: