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
The Joseph N. Pew, Jr. Medical Library has more than 3,000 monographs
and about 130 subscription periodicals. The library also has easy access
to the collections of the Philadelphia
College of Physicians and the library of Thomas
Jefferson University. FAX services and computerized searches are
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
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.
The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education
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
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.
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