The Hartwell Foundation


2008 Top Ten Centers of Biomedical Research

  • Duke University
  • The Johns Hopkins University
  • The University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • The University of Michigan
  • University of California San Diego
  • Cornell University
  • University of Virginia

The Hartwell Foundation invites each of its Top Ten Centers to participate in nominating four individuals for a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. All Top Ten research institutions in 2008 were repeat selections from 2007.

This year, Boston University and the University of California at Davis were selected at-large for limited participation in the nomination process. Both institutions will compete uniquely for Individual Biomedical Research Awards by nominating two individuals to compete in the same process as those nominees derived from the Hartwell Top Ten. Boston University also participated at-large in 2007.

In selecting each research center of excellence, The Hartwell Foundation takes into account the shared values the institution has with the Foundation relating to children's health, the presence of an associated medical school and biomedical engineering program, and the quality and scope of ongoing biomedical research. The Foundation also considers the institutional commitment to provide technical support to the investigator, especially as related to translational approaches that could promote rapid clinical application of research results, including technology transfer.

2008 Hartwell Investigator Michael Taylor, Ph.D. (L) and coworkers, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Top Ten Centers