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Children's Hospital, Boston
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (CHILDREN'S) is a pédiatrie hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the teaching hospital for pédiatrie care under Harvard Medical School. The vision of the hospital is concise: to “be the worldwide leader in improving children's health.” To achieve this goal, Children's has outlined eight chief strategic objectives. One such objective is Frontiers of Knowledge, whereby interdisciplinary research is carried out in the basic and clinical sciences. Research topics aim to better understand preventions, treatments, and cures of pédiatrie afflictions; stem cell research falls within the Frontiers of Knowledge objective. The history of science and research at Children's is rich with breakthroughs in stem cell understanding and use. The hospital first opened in 1869 in the South End neighborhood of Boston with only 20 beds. In 1985 Children's received a $17 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to develop a molecular genetics research program. Out of ...