The Longwood Medical and Academic Area

The LMA is a workforce powerhouse for the city and state.

57,000 workers

29,000 students

2.3 million patients annually

$184 million in state payroll tax revenues annually


  • October 2019


    Dana-Farber Researcher Awarded Nobel Prize

    William G. Kaelin, Jr., MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday, October 7. The Nobel Assembly honored Kaelin and his co-winners' discovery of the mechanism by which cells adapt to changing oxygen levels. His findings enable new treatment methods for kidney cancer and anemia, among many other conditions.

    Kaelin shares the award with Sir Peter Ratcliffe of the University of Oxford and Dr. Gregg Semenza of Johns Hopkins University. Previously, the three were jointly awarded the Albert Lasker Award.

    In addition to directing the Kaelin Laboratory at Dana-Farber, Kaelin is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.

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  • october 2019


    Outside Program Wraps for the Season

    After a successful inaugural season, MASCO's Outside program has packed it in for the winter.

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  • oct


    WIT Inaugurates New President

    Wentworth Institute of Technology will inaugurate Mark A. Thompson, PhD., as its President on Friday, October 18. Thompson succeeds Zorica Pantic, PhD., as Wentworth’s fifth President.

    Thompson was previously a Professor of Economics at Marshall University and directed its Center for Business and Economic Research. Most recently, Thompson served as Executive Vice President and Provost at Quinnipiac University.

    As President of Wentworth, Thompson seeks to build on the institution’s recent growth by reaffirming the institution’s commitment to diversity through action.

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  • oct


    Simchat Torah

    The High Holy Days culminate on the Day of Awe, with the Torah scrolls unfurling at the Erev Simchat Torah Service, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The Service will be followed at 6:00 p.m. by dancing on Nessel Way.

    If you’d like to join Temple Israel for the High Holy Days tickets are available at or you can call 617-566-3960 for more information.

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