In keeping with our mission of educational excellence, Main Line Health provides our residents and fellows extensive educational resources and references including medical libraries, state-of-the-art conference centers, multimedia and communications equipment, databases, electronic records and publications, Web access, research facilities and more.
The Joseph N. Pew, Jr. Medical Library at Bryn Mawr Hospital
Residents are encouraged to engage in clinical research. The John S. Sharpe Research Foundation, founded in 1944 "to conduct science research in the medical sciences and related fields," is a resource outlet for residents interested in research.
The Lankenau Medical Center Medical Library
The Lankenau Medical Center Medical Library is a large, modern and well-equipped facility, which has 4,500 monographs and 200 journals. There are currently 15 computer terminals in the library that are capable of doing advanced literature searches and provide an electronic database for the library system. The library is part of the larger Main Line Health Library System that includes the Pew Library at Bryn Mawr hospital and Paoli Library. In addition, we have membership in a reciprocal consortia of libraries that further expands the titles available to our staff.
The mission of the library system is to provide quality library and information services to support and enhance the research, reference, teaching, scholarship, and creative work of the hospital. The librarians work to anticipate information needs, build research collections of distinction, deliver information in a timely fashion and promote critical inquiry.
The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) is the only free-standing, hospital-based research center in the Delaware Valley, combining the clinical perspective of the Hospital's physicians with the talents of scientists investigating on a molecular and cellular level.
Research has been an important part of Lankenau's mission since 1927, when Dr. Stanley Reimann founded the Lankenau Medical Center Research Institute. Lankenau scientists became the first in the country to relate cancer to abnormal cell growth. Since then, the Institute has helped establish Lankenau Medical Center as a leading center for state-of-the-art medical care in the region.
The Institute occupies a 16-lab facility on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center. With an internationally-known expert in aging as its president, research at the Institute focuses on aging and the diseases of aging, including cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease. Our scientists compete successfully with scientists across the nation for funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society.
Physicians, residents, and fellows at the Hospital take advantage of the research-rich environment at Lankenau to conduct a wide range of projects. In recent years these have included testing new drugs for the treatment of anemia in kidney disease and prevention of strokes in high-risk patients, implanting new cardiac pacing devices, and developing a revolutionary new hearing aid. Physicians and scientists at both the Hospital and the Research Center currently conduct more than 200 basic and clinical research projects. More About LIMR
The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education
The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education at Lankenau Medical Center is a state-of-the-art meeting facility that hosts educational events and presentations for physicians, physicians-in-training and other healthcare professionals.
As a teaching hospital, Lankenau Medical Center has distinctive characteristics that set it apart from other community-based hospitals. Medical education has been central to Lankenau Medical Center's mission for more than 100 years. Today, medical education at Lankenau consists of two components:
Graduate Medical Education (GME) Programs: Focusing on teaching physicians-in-training (medical students, residents and fellows) to become skilled clinicians and lifelong students of medicine.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programs: Enhancing the knowledge and skills of practicing physicians in order to maintain high quality patient care.
Lankenau Medical Center is committed to its tradition of advancing the practice of medicine through medical education. The Annenberg Foundation has invested in this mission of medical education at Lankenau. Through a generous $10 million grant, The Annenberg Foundation has helped to build and endow a dedicated facility with the technology, programs and staff needed to propel physician medical education into the 21st century. More About The Annenberg Center
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