History

2012

The Immune Disease Institute officially closed and joined Boston Children's Hospital as the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine on Oct. 1, 2012 with Frederick W. Alt, Ph.D., as Director

2010

Frederick W. Alt, Ph.D., is named President of the Institute upon Theodore M. Cronin's retirement.  Steven Simmons is named Executive Director of the Institute.

2009

The Immune Disease Institute and Children's Hospital Boston sign an affiliation agreement. Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine is added to the Institute's title.

2009

Theodore M. Cronin named President of the Institute

2008

IDI occupies new space in Center for Life Sciences Boston, 3 Blackfan Circle

2008

Glaxo-Smith-Kline and IDI form a research partnership.

2007

Theodore M. Cronin named acting President and CEO of the Institute

2007

The CBR Institute for Biomedical Research (CBRI) becomes the Immune Disease Institute (IDI).

2005

John C. Baldwin, M.D. becomes President and CEO of the Institute

2005

Frederick W. Alt, Ph.D. becomes Scientific Director of the Institute

2004

CBRI passes the $30 million mark in annual NIH funding

Strategic plan adopted, focusing the Institute's research on immune defense and inflammation and providing the planning and fiscal framework for the next decade of breakthrough discoveries by CBRI scientists

2003

CBR becomes The CBR Institute for Biomedical Research (CBRI)

2001

The Harry Keefe Scholars Program endowed at CBR by Trustee Harry Keefe, Jr. to support summer internships by Boston Latin School students

CBR moves administrative offices into 350 Longwood Avenue, Boston

1994

The Jeffrey Modell National Diagnostics Center at CBR for immunodeficiency established by the Jeffrey Modell Foundation

1992

CBR expands into the Warren Alpert Building on the campus of Harvard Medical School

1987

Fred S. Rosen, M.D., becomes president of CBR

1986

The Center becomes an academic affiliate of Harvard Medical School

1972

Merger of the Protein Foundation with the Blood Grouping Laboratory of Children's Hospital Boston, founded by Dr. Louis Diamond, to form the Center for Blood Research (CBR)

CBR moves laboratories and offices into 800 Huntington Avenue in Boston

1953

Establishment of the Protein Foundation as an independent institution to continue basic research begun in the Harvard Medical School laboratories of Professor Edwin Cohn