Boston Childrens Named to The Scientists 2010 Best Places to Work in Academia

Ranks #7 among U.S. Institutions in Annual Survey

June 29, 2010

Boston, MA -- Children's Hospital Boston has been named among the Best Places to Work in Academia by The Scientist magazine. Results of the 2010 annual survey announced today rank Children's #7 among U.S. institutions.

The 8th annual survey was posted on the web from September 9, 2009 - March 8, 2010 and was open to life scientists employed in academic, hospital, government, or research organizations. More than 2,300 responses were received. Institutions were ranked based on employee feedback about their working environment, according to criteria in eight categories: job satisfaction; peers; infrastructure and environment; research resources; pay; management and policies; teaching and mentoring; and tenure and promotion.

Strengths of Children's, as reported by employees in this year's survey, include peers and management and policies.

"Our researchers and scientists are a vital part of the Children's team, working tirelessly in our labs to push science from the bench to the bedside and drive breakthroughs in pediatric care," said Gary Fleisher, MD, chief scientific officer and physician-in-chief at Children's. "Their commitment and drive to solve the seemingly unsolvable is tangible and commendable. We are humbled that they have recognized Children's as a workplace of choice and are proud to support them and their work to improve children's health."

Complete survey results and methodology are published in the July 2010 issue ofThe Scientist and available on The Scientist web site at:

Keri Stedman

Children's Hospital Boston is home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. More than 1,100 scientists, including nine members of the National Academy of Sciences, 12 members of the Institute of Medicine and 13 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Children's research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Children's Hospital Boston today is a 396-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care grounded in the values of excellence in patient care and sensitivity to the complex needs and diversity of children and families. Children's also is the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. For more information about the hospital and its research visit: