Alan Dittrich 
Massachusetts Society for Medical Research 
978 251 1556


October 18, 2012 -- From 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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The State House - The Grand Staircase 
24 Beacon Street at the intersection of Park Street
Boston, MA 02108

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Massachusetts Biomedical Research Day 2012 

Celebrated this year on October 18

On MassachusMass State Houseetts Biomedical Research Day we recognize the accomplishments and contributions of biomedical research here in Massachusetts and around the world.

Each day thousands of men and women across the Commonwealth dedicate themselves to greater and greater understanding of living systems and to improving the life and health of all living things. The research performed here touches hundreds of millions of lives around the globe every day, and contributes to the well-being of people, animals and the environment.

Biomedical Research Day is officially October 21. This year we are celebrating on October 18. Please plan to attend our ceremony.

Download and print out copies of the Biomedical Research Day Poster then post them at your facility.

October 21st was named Massachusetts Biomedical Research Day by the Legislature in 2006 and is celebrated annually on Alfred Nobel's birthday. Each year MSMR selects and recognizes several individuals who have made a special impact on biomedical research in Massachusetts ... a researcher, an educator, a business leader and a legislator. We honor them at a ceremony at the State House in Boston. NOTE: This year's Massachusetts celebration is on October 18.

The 2012 special Honorees are:

  • Dr. Floyd E. Bloom, founder, Alkermes, emeritus Scripps Research Institute
  • Dr. Robert A. Brown, President, Boston University
  • Dr. Terence R. Flotte, Dean, Professor and Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • James C. Foster, JD, Chairman, President and CEO, Charles River Laboratories
  • Dr. Rich Fox, Forensics Instructor, Charlestown High School
  • Representative George N. Peterson, Jr. , 9th Worcester District

We also hope that every organization that performs or depends upon biomedical research will take a part of the day to acknowledge those whose commitment means so much to everyone. And we trust that some day soon, each New England state will adopt Biomedical Research Day to acknowledge the significance and contribution of research across the region.

Our event will be held at the Grand Staircase on the second floor of the Massachusetts State House. Please join us there.

We will recognize our Honorees and will enjoy an informal box lunch.

Please register: Simply use the Register Now! button (to the left) to fill out the registration form. There is no charge for this event for MSMR members and guests.

This event is kindly and generously sponsored by:

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