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Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson ’s disease
New tool may improve clinical trial design and aid in treatment development (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - June 20, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Preiswerk Wins ISMRM Young Investigator Cum Laude Award
Frank Preiswerk, PhD, of the Department of Radiology, was awarded a 2017 Young Investigator Cum Laude Award by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) for his project entitled “Hybrid MRI-Ultrasound Acquisitions, and Scan (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - June 6, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

U.S. women with triple-negative breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant therapy are far more likely to choose mastectomies than women overseas
findings were released online ahead of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago, June 2-6, 2017 (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - June 2, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Study Offers Hard Data on Food Allergies
Investigators have found that 3.6 percent of people had a documented food allergy, with highest rates among females and Asians. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 31, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New Study Examines Child Death Rates in Motor Vehicle Crashes by State
Researchers estimate that 1,100 pediatric deaths could be averted over five years with an absolute 10 percent improvement in child restraint use (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 23, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New 7 Tesla (7.0T) Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner Arrives
State-of-the-art MRI scanner lowered and moved into imaging suite in the Building for Transformative Medicine at BWH (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 20, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Antibody for Fighting Cancer Emerges
Antibody originally developed for studying multiple sclerosis decreases tumor growth in preclinical models. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 19, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Opioid Use before Knee Replacement Surgery Results in Worse Pain Outcomes for Patients
According to a new study, patients who took opioids before knee surgery experienced about 9 percent less pain reduction at six months following surgery compared to patients who did not (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 18, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Proof-of Principle Study Finds Imatinib Improves Symptoms for Patients with Severe Asthma
In a new, proof-of-principle study, researchers found that targeting the mast cells with imatinib, a drug used to effectively treat certain forms of cancer, improved airway hyper responsiveness, and decreased the number of mast cells present. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 17, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Kroll Named 2017 Nesson Fellow
David Kroll, MD, of the Department of Psychiatry, was selected to be BWH ’s 2017 H. Richard Nesson Fellow for his project entitled "Overcoming the Problem of No-Shows in Psychiatry." The fellowship begins July 1. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 16, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Haider Wins Ellis Island Medal of Honor, COTA Grant
Adil Haider, MD, MPH, FACS, Kessler Director of the Center for Surgery and Public Health, was recently recognized with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations' Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his medical achievements and inspired service. He h (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 15, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

BWH, BWFH Earn Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award
BWH and BWFH received 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Awards from Healthgrades, a leading independent health care ratings company. The award recognizes hospitals that provide an overall outstanding patient experience. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 15, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc, Named Executive Director of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women ’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Joffe will also be appointed as the Paula A. Johnson Professor in Women ’s Health at (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 12, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Compound Corrects Iron-Delivery Defects
Evidence in preclinical models highlights hinokitiol as molecule of interest to correct anemias caused by genetic deficiencies. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 12, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Libby Awarded North American Vascular Biology Organization & #39;s Highest Honor
Peter Libby, MD, of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, received the 2017 Earl P. Benditt Award from the North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO) in recognition of his many significant contributions to elucidating the pathogenesis of (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 9, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Yang Selected for Alzheimer & #39;s Association Clinical Fellowship
Hyun-Sik Yang, MD, a Behavioral Neurology fellow in the Department of Neurology, recently received a research training grant from the Alzheimer's Association in recognition of his proposal to better understand Alzheimer's disease. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 5, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Seifter, Simon Receive Excellence in Mentoring Awards
Julian Seifter, MD, of the Renal Division, and Steven Simon, MD, MPH, of General Medicine and Primary Care, have been awarded 2017 Excellence in Mentoring Awards from Harvard Medical School (HMS). They will be recognized at a ceremony in June. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 5, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Srivastava Elected President of Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society
Amitabh Srivastava, MD, associate director of Surgical Pathology and director of the Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program, was elected president of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 3, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Becker & #39;s Hospital Review Recognizes BWH in “100 Great Hospitals in America”
BWH has been named one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America" by Becker's Hospital Review. BWH has been included on this list every year since the recognition began in 2012. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 2, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Wireless Power Can Drive Tiny Electronic Devices in the GI Tract
Using mid-field wireless powering, investigators can transfer power from outside the body to electronics in the gastrointestinal tract. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 27, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New Blood Test May Better Predict Gestational Diabetes
A single measurement of plasma glycated CD59, a novel biomarker for diabetes, at weeks 24-28 of pregnancy identifies women at risk of gestational diabetes (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 24, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Study Shows LGB and Straight Patients Are More Willing To Disclose Sexual Orientation Information Than Providers Expect
New research shows 78 percent of providers expect that patients would refuse to provide sexual orientation information if asked in the emergency setting, but only 10 percent of patients report that they would refuse (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 24, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham and Women ’s Hospital Announces New Chief Nursing Officer
Madelyn Pearson, MSN, MA, RN, NEA-BC, will join BWH on June 12, 2017 as chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Patient Care Services (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 11, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Nadelson Receives University of Rochester ’s Hutchinson Medal
Carol Nadelson, MD, senior advisor of the Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, has been awarded the Charles Force Hutchinson and Marjorie Smith Hutchinson Medal from the University of Rochester. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 7, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Paid Medical Malpractice Claims Decrease
Researchers report that the overall rate of claims paid on behalf of all physicians dropped by 55.7 percent. Pediatricians had the largest decline, at 75.8 percent, and cardiologists had the smallest, at 13.5 percent. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 27, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

BWH Honors Physicians as 2017 Distinguished Clinicians
Thirty-five BWH physicians were named 2017 Distinguished Clinicians during a ceremony on Jan. 31 in Bornstein Amphitheater. The event, now in its second year, recognizes the most valued clinicians within Brigham Health. The honorific title is reserv (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 23, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Using a Smartphone to Screen for Male Infertility
Easy-to-use smartphone app and accessory analyzes sperm concentration and motility with ~98 percent accuracy. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 22, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

PCSK9 Inhibitor Evolocumab Significantly Reduces Adverse Cardiovascular Events When Added to Statin Therapy With No Major Safety Concerns
In patients with cardiovascular disease, evolocumab reduced LDL cholesterol by 59 percent and reduced the risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes with greater benefit the longer the duration of therapy. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 17, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

58 Million Americans are Exposed to Loud, Frequent Noises, Including Firearms, at Work and Home
Study finds substantial noise exposures, with potentially serious long-term hearing health consequences, frequently occur in occupational and recreational settings (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 16, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

58 Million Americans are Exposed to Loud, Frequent Noises,
Study finds substantial noise exposures, with potentially serious long-term hearing health consequences, (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 16, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Study details risks of death following ischemic or bleeding events more than one year after coronary stenting
A study by a multi-institutional research team has tracked the long-term incidence of death following ischemic and bleeding events occurring in patients more than one year after placement of a coronary stent. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 15, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

A Breath of Fresh Air for Severe Asthma Research
In-depth study of severe asthma yields new insights into the immunology of the disease with important clinical implications. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 13, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Skin testing, computerized support tool can improve antibiotic use in hospital inpatients
Confirming whether or not a recorded penicillin allergy is real could reduce negative effects of alternate antibiotics (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 6, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Weintraub Wins International Case Centre Award
Rebecca Weintraub, MD, of the Division of Global Health Equity, recently received the Case Centre's highest international honor: Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 2, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Huybrechts Earns DOM Early Career Mentoring Award
Krista Huybrechts, PhD, MS, epidemiologist in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology& Pharmacoeconomics, received the 2016 Department of Medicine (DOM) Early Career Mentoring Award, which honors commitment and excellence in mentoring and promoting the (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 27, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Scientists Unlock Ability to Generate New Sensory Hair Cells
Scientists describe a technique to grow large quantities of inner ear progenitor cells that convert into hair cells. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 21, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Kupper Receives 2017 Kligman/Frost Leadership Award
Thomas Kupper, MD, chair of the Department of Dermatology, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Albert M Kligman/Phillip Frost Leadership Award from the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID). (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 17, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

McCready Appointed to Special Commission on Local and Regional Public Health
David O. McCready, senior vice president of Surgical and Procedural Services, has been appointed by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker as a member of the Special Commission on Local and Regional Public Health. The commission is tasked with assessing th (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 8, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New Genetic Markers for COPD Discovered
Research consortium led by Brigham and Women ’s Hospital identifies 13 new genetic regions associated with COPD and shared risk factors for pulmonary fibrosis (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 6, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Novel Tool Informs Women About Elective Egg Freezing
Personalized predictive model offers data-driven guidance for women deciding how many eggs to freeze (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 6, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Stomach Acid Provides Long-Term Power For Ingestible Devices
Researchers develop ingestible prototypes that draw energy from gastric acid, provide power that lasts nearly a week (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 6, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Preterm Delivery Linked to Greater Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Later in Life
Compared to full-term births, women who delivered prematurely were at a significantly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 2, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Discovery of New T-Cell Subtype Opens Window on Rheumatoid Arthritis
Finding flows from researchers ’ use of high-tech tools to deeply and efficiently characterize patient cells (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 1, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Blauwet Joins U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors
Cheri Blauwet, MD, of the departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and of Orthopaedics, was recently chosen to be an independent member of U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) board of directors. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 1, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Stachler Receives Prevent Cancer Foundation Grant
Matthew Stachler, MD, PhD, of the Department of Pathology, was recently awarded a two-year, $100,000 grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to support his research on Barrett ’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 1, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Matalon Chosen for ACR ’s Valerie P. Jackson Education Fellowship
Shanna Matalon, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Department of Radiology, was recently selected for the American College of Radiology (ACR) Valerie P. Jackson Education Fellowship. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 27, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Abellard, Simpson Selected for YMCA Achiever Award
Farah Abellard, MSN, RN, a clinical nurse on Tower 10AB, and Shamoore Simpson, a data analyst and project coordinator at Partners Community Health, were recognized by the Greater Boston YMCA Achievers Program with a 2017 YMCA Achievers Award for thei (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 27, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Cade Selected for ATS Foundation Award
Brian Cade, PhD, of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, has been awarded a $40,000 unrestricted grant in Sleep Medicine from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation ’s Research Program for his project, “Resolving Heterogeneity and Id (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 23, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Cox, Young-Pearse Receive Women ’s Alzheimer’s Movement Award
Laura Cox, PhD, and Tracy Young-Pearse, PhD, both of BWH ’s Department of Neurology and the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, have been awarded a grant by The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, an organization founded by activist and author Maria (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 19, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Rahaghi Wins ATS Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Award
Farbod Rahaghi, MD, PhD, of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $40,000 annual grant from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation ’s Research Program and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association for (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 17, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news