PCMM | History


The Immune Disease Institute (IDI) becomes the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital with Frederick W. Alt, Ph.D., as its Director.



Frederick W. Alt, Ph.D., is named President of the Institute upon Theodore M. Cronin's retirement.



Theodore M. Cronin named President of the Immune Disease Institute.

The Immune Disease Institute and Boston Children's Hospital signed an affiliation agreement. Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine is added to the Institute's title. 


IDI occupies new space in Center for Life Sciences Boston at 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston     

Glaxo-Smith-Kline and IDI form a research partnership

Theodore M. Cronin named acting President and CEO of the Institute 

The CBR Institute for Biomedical Research (CBRI) becomes the Immune Disease Institute (IDI)  



John C. Baldwin, M.D. becomes President and CEO of the Institute 


Frederick W. Alt, Ph.D. becomes Scientific Director of the Institute   


CBRI passes the $30 million mark in annual NIH funding

Strategic plan adopted, focusing the Institute's research on immune defense and inflammation and providing the planning and fiscal framework for the next decade of breakthrough discoveries by CBRI scientists

CBR becomes The CBR Institute for Biomedical Research (CBRI)


The Harry Keefe Scholars Program endowed by Trustee Harry Keefe, Jr. to support summer internships by Boston Latin School students

CBR moves administrative offices into 350 Longwood Avenue, Boston


The Jeffrey Modell National Diagnostics Center at CBR for immunodeficiency established by the Jeffrey Modell Foundation


CBR expands into the Warren Alpert Building on the campus of Harvard Medical School 



Fred S. Rosen, M.D., becomes president of CBR 


The Center becomes an academic affiliate of Harvard Medical School

Merger of the Protein foundation with the Blood Grouping Laboratory of Children's Hospital Boston, founded by Dr. Louis Diamond, to form the Center for Blood Research (CBR).

CBR moves laboratories and offices into 800 Huntington Avenue in Boston

Establishment of the Protein Foundation as an independent institution to continue basic research begun in the Harvard Medical School laboratories of Professor Edwin Cohn