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About HST

The Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST) brings together the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard Medical School (HMS), Harvard University, and Boston area teaching hospitals in a unique collaboration that integrates science, medicine and engineering to solve problems in human health. At MIT, the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) provides a robust home for HST.

Over 300 graduate students of science, medicine, and engineering take their training side by side at HST. And HST's faculty members, drawn from a wide range of departments at MIT and Harvard, guide these students into vibrant careers as medical pioneers.

Our interdisciplinary approach to biomedicine leads to stunning innovations, such as the drug regimen that transformed HIV/AIDS into a treatable disease and the first noninvasive technology for observing the brain in action. These accomplishments are but a few of the many examples of how HST's unique culture drives progress from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside.