It has been published the 2014-2015 Humanitas Scientific Report that through the voices of the real protagonists shows the principal areas of research of the hospital, with a vision for the years to come.
“The Scientific Report demonstrates the answer of Humanitas to the challenges of modern medicine. This answer, year after year, has evolved adapting to the innovations of Research and to the healthcare needs – explains prof. Alberto Mantovani, Scientific Director of the hospital and Humanitas University Professor-. We can represent our activity like a building resting on four main cornerstones, corresponding to as many answers which are, in other words, methods to manage those diseases that have a greater impact on people’s health and their life expectancy: cancer, pathologies of the cardiovascular system, central nervous system and osteoarticular diseases. They are very different and distant but they all share an involvement of the immune system, responsible to defend our organism. However, these pillars alone are not enough to build up the entire building of research: many other activities and areas of study are required and may also be different and distant from those that we have identified as primary, still they are essential to complete the construction and to maintain its stability. These elements summed up, are useful not only to the scientific community but to the whole society.”
In 2014, like in the previous years, Humanitas scientific production has continued to grow in quality reaching high levels as demonstrated by the bibliometric indexes: more than 3,000 IF points, in the top rankings among the IRCCS for the scientific production, with a particular mention for the immune system.
The evaluation of 2014 Humanitas Scientific Production performed by SCImago Research Group, that yearly analyses the publications of almost 5,000 research centers, ranks Humanitas among the best centers in the world: in the “excellence rank” index for scientific publications, Humanitas is within the top 10% worldwide and in West Europe, while in Italy is within the top 5%.
“SCImago – continues Prof. Mantovani – rewarded the quality of our publications, on journals of high level (from the New England Journal of Medicine to Lancet Oncology, from Immunity to Cell) and of our researches/studies that are marking important steps forward for treatments in the oncologic, gastroenterological, cardiologic and in the neuroscience fields”.
“Another important aspect of our research – continues Mantovani – is the close integration with medical education – especially thanks to the birth of Humanitas University – and bedside healthcare allowing us to deliver the best treatment possible to our patients. An integration that, thanks to the collaborations with the top-ranking hospitals worldwide, acquires an international perspective”.
More than 250 researchers coming from 16 countries, spanning over 4 continents, work at the Research and University Teaching Center – which is fully integrated with the hospital, utilising cutting-edge technology. The group operates in close collaboration with the 650 physicians of the hospital in order to facilitate the direct application of the most recent advances in healthcare through a systematic and ongoing process of innovation.
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