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Using and understanding light and its effects to improve health and advance medical science. Wellman’s multi-disciplinary faculty focuses on investigating the effects of light on human biology and discovering new diagnostic and therapeutic uses of light.

Bill Gates Picks Guillermo Tearney, MD's "Gut Probe in a Pill" as One of the 10 Inventions of Breakthrough Technologies Featured in
MIT Technology Review.  MORE>>

Watch Bill Gates' Fox Business Interview "Top Breakthrough Technologies to Watch" – Includes Device Developed by MGH Investigator Gary Tearney.  MORE>>

The Women’s Dermatologic Society 7th Annual Legacy Celebration honored Lynn Drake, MD
The celebration was held on March 1, 2019 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.  MORE>>

Dr. Tayyaba Hasan elected to the National Academy of Inventors as a Fellow
Fellows Induction Ceremony will be held on April 11, 2019.  MORE>>

The HST-Wellman Summer Institute for Biomedical Optics Program: June 3 - August 8, 2019
This intensive 10-week program provides undergraduate student participants with research experience in the field of biomedical optics.  MORE>>

Register for the 14th Annual Harvard Medical School CME
Laser & Aesthetic Skin Therapy: What's the Truth?
October 4 - 5, 2019
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Boston, MA

Wellman’s multi-disciplinary faculty focuses on investigating the effects of light on human biology and discovering new diagnostic and therapeutic uses of light. The integration of biological, physical, and clinical scientists within a premier academic medical center accounts for the Center's success in translating research into real world medical solutions and in training the  next generation of scientists.

Research Studies at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Do you want to participate in a research study happening at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine? We are recruiting volunteers to be patients for research studies.  MORE>>

Delegation from Wellman traveled to Saigon, Vietnam in January

Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Vietnam Vascular Anomalies Center (VAC), a delegation of staff from the Wellman Center, including Dr. Rox Anderson, Vietnam VAC co-founder Dr. Thanh-Nga Tran, Clinical Research Coordinator Liz Morehouse, and Laurie Watson, RN traveled to Saigon, Vietnam in January 2019 to continue an international effort to provide state of the art care to children in Vietnam with disfiguring birthmarks. Joining members of the Wellman Center were over 20 physicians, students and volunteers from throughout the US, Switzerland, China and Pakistan.

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Wellman Center Humanitarian Mission to Armenia in May

Dr. Lilit Garibyan and Dr. Rox Anderson from the Wellman Center for Photomedicine will be traveling to Yerevan, Armenia again in May of 2019. This trip will continue the humanitarian mission started in 2013 to treat patients for non-invasive, laser-based treatment of scars, vascular anomalies and pigmented lesions, as well as train Armenian physicans with laser use. We are grateful for the lasers donated by Candela and Quanta.

One of five Thematic Research Centers at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching laboratory for the Harvard Medical School and an educational and training affiliate of the Health Sciences and Technology program at MIT.

To learn how you can support the important work done at Wellman, please contact:

Kate Gutierrez
Senior Director of Development for Research
MGH Development Office