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Boston Jewish Hospital to Start $2,250,000 Research Project on Aging

A $2,250,000 seven-year research program to secure greater understanding of the nature of aging and arteriosclerosis in man was announced here today by Beth Israel Hospital. The program will be coordinated with the Harvard Medical School and will be financed by a grant from the U.S. Public Health Service.

“This is the largest single grant ever made available for the hospital’s research effort,” Dr. Sidney S. Lee, general director of the Beth Israel Hospital, said today. Director of the project will be Dr. Stanford Wessler, Visiting Physician and Associate in Medical Research at Beth Israel and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard. A Clinical Research Center will be established for the study, which will begin in April. It will be housed in the hospital’s north building. Beth Israel is the largest local constituent agency of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston.