Elazer Edelman, director of IMES, has been chosen as a 2018 Biomedical Research Day Honoree by the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research.

Founded in 1953, the organization recognizes select individuals annually in honor of National Biomedical Research Day. Each October, researchers, teachers, and biotechnology developers throughout New England are acknowledged for their considerable contributions to the field.

Declared a day in which biomedical research would be celebrated as being central to improving human health and longevity by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Oct. 21 was set aside as a time when “we acknowledge the promise this wide-ranging endeavor holds for securing the future physical and mental well-being of people around the world.”

Professor Edelman and other honorees will be formally honored at MSMR’s 12th annual awards luncheon held at The Union Club in downtown Boston on Friday, Oct. 26.

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