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Advances in Medical Care

Research is a critical component to present day patient care and future advances in medical care. At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, medical advances are continuously being developed, thanks to our collective vision, collaboration with national and local organizations, and the enterprising efforts of our clinical staff and researchers. Our hospital currently participates in hundreds of studies across virtually all medical specialties.

At any given time we have studies open in diverse areas, including:

  • Cancer treatments
  • Experimental drug therapies
  • Advanced and innovative surgical techniques
  • Medical device trials
  • Outcomes studies
  • Tissue and data registries

Our staff receive support from a number of sources including government agencies, state organizations, industry, and generous donations from patients and other benefactors. In addition, many of our studies are supported internally by institutional funds because there impact on patient care is important to the community we serve.

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Learn More About Medical Research

Comparative Effectiveness Research Institute

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center launched the Comparative Effectiveness Research Institute (CERI) to better assess quality and effectiveness of medical care interventions.

CERI has been charged with identifying differences in effectiveness for a wide range of medical conditions through the targeted assessment of outcome, disease cure, quantity and quality of life, patient satisfaction, and healthcare value.

  • CERI is divided into several areas of focus:
  • CERI Administration
  • Device Safety & Quality
  • Stuart Spine Center
  • CERI Research Incubator

For more information on CERI at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, contact one of the CERI Co-Directors, Zoher Ghogawala, MD or Frederic Resnic, MD.

Certificate Program in Medical Research

At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, we are proud to support and inspire the next generation of medical researchers. Our certificate program in Medical Research helps students better understand research methods, objectivities, ethics and regulations while providing real-world experience in an academic medical setting.

Lahey’s certificate program in Medical Research is open to students in high school, undergraduate college and university programs, and medical school. Students in gap years between high school and undergraduate school, and between undergraduate school and medical school are also invited to apply.

  • History of Research
  • Research Methods
  • FDA New Drug and Device Regulatory Approval Processes
  • Human Subjects Protections
  • Animal Welfare
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Simulation
  • Funding Research
  • Research Career Development Pathways
Program Details

Program runs June 24, 2024 – August 9, 2024

Application Requirements
  • A personal statement and resume
  • Parental Consent (for students under the age of 18)
  • Letter/letters of recommendation (optional)

Application deadline: March 1, 2024

Download the Application

Participants are expected to commit to approximately 20-30 hours each week.

Program requirements:

  • Completion of online courses
  • Attendance at least five (5) lectures
  • Attendance at least five (5) weekly Journal Club meetings
  • Completion of practicum
  • Final presentation summarizing program experience

For questions, please contact Research Administration at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center: by phone at 781-744-8011 or email.

Research Results & Publications

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center supports and participates in various original research efforts. These efforts include investigator-initiated drug or device trials, observational studies, questionnaire studies, outcome studies, case reports and retrospective reviews. The results of these original projects are often published in peer reviewed journals or as book chapters.

Scholarly Articles & Research Publications

Complete articles or abstracts may be available at the National Library of Medicine.

Poster Presentations

Lahey physicians also regularly present preliminary or final results of their original research in the format of poster presentations at peer reviewed meetings often hosted by international professional associations or organizations.

Clinical Trial Results

Clinical drug and device trials sponsored by pharamceutical and biotechnology companies are regularly conducted at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Once the results of these trials are finalized they are published in peer reviewed journals, and results may also be found on the website.

Research & Education

Learn about medical research at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, where clinical trials are leading to innovative treatments.