Skip to contents
In This Issue:
BWH has named Barbara E. Bierer, MD, a former clinical fellow at BWH and current Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, as its new senior vice president for Research. Bierer will assume responsibility for managing the hospital’s research function on July 15. “Research is an incredibly important component of BWH’s mission and I am delighted to welcome someone with Dr. Bierer’s outstanding credentials to the hospital's management team,” said Gary L. Gottlieb, MD, MBA, president, BWH. “She brings with her a wealth of experience as a senior researcher as well as a strong strategic skill set.” BWH currently ranks second nationally among independent teaching hospitals in research grants received by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Bierer comes to BWH after serving as the vice president for Patient Safety at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Prior to that, Bierer served as a member of the senior staff at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH. Her research laboratory has focused on basic mechanisms of immunity and its application to stem cell transplantation. She served as the director of Pediatric Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation at DFCI and the Children’s Hospital from 1994-1997.
She is an editor of Current Protocols in Immunology and a deputy editor of the Journal of Immunology, among other professional responsibilites. Bierer earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and graduated magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Biology from Yale University. Bierer’s clinical fellowship in Medicine at BWH was followed by an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at MGH. “I look forward to the opportunity to bring basic, clinical and translational research forward to advance the research and patient care missions of the hospital,” said Bierer, a resident of West Newton, Massachusetts.