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2016 Ragon Institute Retreat

Oct 06

2016 Ragon Institute Retreat

This fall, Ragon Institute faculty and students gathered in Brewster, MA for an intensive three days of scientific discussion, poster sessions, and team building exercises. Click images to view larger.

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Workshop Encourages Rethinking of Global Health

Jul 12

Workshop Encourages Rethinking of Global Health

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On May 9th 2016, the first Rethinking Global Health workshop was held at the MIT Media Lab. This event, organized by the newly formed student organization MIT Cost-effective Healthcare Initiative, was attended by a diverse group of over 180 students, faculty members, physicians, NGO representatives and industry representatives.   The goal of the workshop was […]

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Ragon Welcomes a New Partner in Excellence

May 16

Ragon Welcomes a New Partner in Excellence

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Last Month, the Ragon Instiute welcomed Dr. Facundo Batista—an internationally renowned expert in the fields of B cell activation, high-resolution imaging and in vivo microscopy—with a symposium entitled “B Cells In Immunity and Cancer.” The symposium, held in the Ragon Institute auditorium, featured Dr. Batista as well as a distinguished panel of guest speakers from […]

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Walker Presents Bernard Fields Lecture

Mar 15

Walker Presents Bernard Fields Lecture

On February 22, Ragon Institute Director Dr. Bruce Walker presented the Bernard Fields Lecture at the 23rd annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).   Dr. Walker’s lecture, entitled T Cell Control of HIV: Implications for Vaccines and Cure, was given during the opening session of the CROI conference.   The prestigious Bernard Fields […]

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World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act is Now

Dec 01

World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act is Now

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December 1 marks World AIDS Day.  It is an opportunity for people worldwide to reflect upon the tremendous progress which has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS and to be re-energized for the fight ahead.   That is why it is appropriate that this year’s theme is: The Time to Act is Now   […]

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Ragon Science Day 2015

Jun 10

Ragon Science Day 2015

On June 5, 2015, the Ragon Institute held its second annual Ragon Science Day.   The event featured 34 poster presentations, a thought-provoking panel discussion on “HIV Prevention: Past, Present, and Future” with six experts in the field, and a social hour. Over 150 Ragon members participated in the event.   Click images to enlarge. […]

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Ragon Supports 30th Annual AIDS Walk

Jun 08

Ragon Supports 30th Annual AIDS Walk

Sunday, June 7 marked the 30th annual AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run, one of the oldest walks of its kind in the country.  About 10,000 people from across New England attended the event which returned to its roots on the Boston Common.   Participants walk for different reasons, but walk together for one common […]

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Ragon Celebrates Six Years

May 14

Ragon Celebrates Six Years

Six years of innovation has not dampened the zeal of the researchers and staff of the Ragon Institute.  Just as at the inception of the Institute in 2009, faculty and staff continue to work tirelessly toward the common goal of  developing a vaccine for HIV and have, in the process, established Ragon as a leading […]

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Ragon Participates in 4th Annual Global Health Expo

May 13

Ragon Participates in 4th Annual Global Health Expo

For the fourth year in a row, the Ragon Institute International Program participated in the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health Expo, sponsored by the Mass General Center for Global Health.   The event was held Wednesday, May 6 at the MGH main campus and over 40 organizations, representing multiple departments and specialties, were on hand […]

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Celebration of Life 2014

Dec 04

Celebration of Life 2014

Every November, the Boston Living Center a non-profit community and resource center,  gathers people living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner to celebrate the joy of life. On Tuesday, November 25, the tradition of the Celebration of Life continued at the Hynes Convention Center with more than 700 guests and […]

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