Brigham Launches COVID Recovery Center for Patients with Persisting Health Complications
Center will coordinate care across specialties and advance research for those with persistent symptoms after COVID-19 infection (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 6, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham Earns Another & #39;A & #39; for Patient Safety in Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
The Brigham has been awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, released today by The Leapfrog Group. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 29, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Researchers Find COVID-19 Mother-to-Newborn Infection Rates are Low, but Indirect Risks Exist
First-of-its-Kind Study Found Infants of Socially Vulnerable Mothers were at Highest Risk of COVID-19 Infection (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 23, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

One in Five American Adults Experience Chronic Pain
In an article published in Pain, researchers from Brigham and Women ’s Hospital and Mass Eye and Ear report that 50.2 million (20.5 percent) U.S. adults experience chronic pain based on analysis of the new NHIS data. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 20, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Lorch Wins MGB United Against Racism Grant
Alice Lorch, MD, MPH, of the Department of Ophthalmology, received a grant from Mass General Brigham ’s (MGB) United Against Racism program, with additional support from the Mass General Executive Committee on Community Health, Digital Federal Credit (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 5, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Anderson Appointed HMS Albert H. Coons Associate Professor of Neurology
Ana Carrizosa Anderson, PhD, of the Department of Neurology, was named the Albert H. Coons Associate Professor of Neurology in the Field of Immunologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and is the first incumbent of the newly established profe (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 5, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

A Visit to ‘Dr. Google’ Makes Patients Better at Diagnosis
Participants across the board demonstrated modest improvements in reaching an accurate diagnosis after looking up symptoms on the Internet. Participants additionally showed no difference in reported anxiety nor in triage abilities (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 29, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Sobrin Receives Research to Prevent Blindness Physician-Scientist Award
Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH, of the Division of Ophthalmology, won the Physician-Scientist Award from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) for her work in identifying genes that influence the risk of developing ocular hypertension after corticosteroid use. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 29, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Khurana Wins AAPI Most Distinguished Physician Award
Bharti Khurana, MD, of the Department of Radiology, was honored with the Most Distinguished Physician Award from the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) for her unparalleled service and outstanding work in the field of medicine (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 26, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Study underscores need for multidisciplinary care for COVID-19 long-haulers
Long COVID can affect multiple organ systems and the most common symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 22, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Residents Win Rappaport Award in Clinical Innovation, Soloman Primary Care Scholarship Award
he Internal Medicine Residency Program presented the Rappaport Award in Clinical Innovation in Honor of Marshall A. Wolf and the Martin P. Soloman Primary Care Scholarship Award to five residents whose innovative research projects have the potential (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 11, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Sheu Awarded $3.3M NIDDK Grant to Study Diabetes Therapy
Eric Sheu, MD, PhD, of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, received a $3.3 million National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) R01 grant to study an intestinal metabolite that may explain how bariatric s (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 8, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Emergency Medicine Faculty, Staff Awarded Office of IDEaS Spark Grants
Several individuals and teams in the Department of Emergency Medicine were selected for the department ’s Office of Inclusion Diversity Equity and Social Justice (IDEaS) Spark Grants, which support research projects that aim to increase diversity at t (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 4, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Foer, Mason Receive Research Awards at 2020 Respiratory Disease Young Investigators Forum
Dinah Foer, MD, of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and Stefanie Mason, MD, of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, were honored for their research at the National Jewish Health 2020 Respiratory Disease Young Investig (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 25, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Hayden Named American Board of Medical Specialties 2020-2021 Visiting Scholar
Robert Hayden, MD, of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, was selected for the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) 2020 –21 Visting Scholars Program for his research project "Racial Bias in Educational Simulations of Virtual Patients wit (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 22, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

College Students Displaced from Campus Due to COVID-19 Show Worse Psychological Outcomes
Students forced to relocate during the spring were more likely to report COVID-19-related grief, loneliness and generalized anxiety symptoms than students who did not relocate. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 22, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Salda & #241;a, Stone Earn Harvard Medical School ’s 2021 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award
Fidencio Salda ña, MD, MPH, of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Valerie Stone, MD, MPH, of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, are recipients of the 2021 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award from Harvard Medical Schoo (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 18, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Berro, Channaoui Selected for NSGC Audrey Heimler Special Project Award
Tala Berro, MS, CGC, of the Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine, and Nadine Channaoui, MS, CGC, of the Heart and Vascular Genetics Program, received the Audrey Heimler Special Project Award from the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 12, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Ganguli Receives New England Regional Award for Excellence as a Clinician-Investigator
Ishani Ganguli, MD, MPH, of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, was honored with the New England Regional Award for Excellence as a Clinician-Investigator in General Internal Medicine for displaying innovation and excellence i (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 4, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Allegretti Wins Sherman Emerging Leader Prize
Jessica Allegretti, MD, MPH, director of the Fecal Transplant Program for the Division of Gastroenterology and director of Clinical Trials for the Crohn's and Colitis Center, won the $25,000 Sherman Emerging Leader Prize for her commitment to pushing (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 1, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Thakuria Receives Healthnetwork Foundation Service Excellence Award
Manisha Thakuria, MD, of the Department of Dermatology, was honored with a Service Excellence Award by the Healthnetwork Foundation. This prestigious award recognizes physicians and medical researchers for their ongoing dedication to providing excell (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 29, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Randomized, Controlled Trial Demonstrates the Power of Open-Label Placebos
Patients in the open-label placebo group consumed approximately 30 percent less opioid pain medication than their counterparts who received treatment as usual, while still reporting slightly lower daily pain scores. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 25, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mass General Brigham Names Sunil Eappen, MD, MBA, Interim President of Brigham and Women ’s Hospital
Dr. Sunil Eappen will take over the role of Interim President of Brigham and Women's Hospital, effective March 1 (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 21, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Centers of Expertise for Residents and Fellows Honored for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring
The Centers of Expertise for Residents and Fellows, a joint program of Brigham and Women ’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, won the 2020 Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring in recognition of its outstanding work to mentor (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 19, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Study shows sharp decline in cancer screenings and diagnoses during the first COVID-19 surge
Screening and diagnoses rebounded in the months following the first surge of the pandemic (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 14, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Higher Live Birth Rates Found After Transferring Fresh Rather than Frozen Embryos in Cycles Using Freshly Retrieved Donor Eggs
Live birth rates remained higher for fresh embryos even when compared to frozen embryos known to contain the normal number of chromosomes (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 12, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Lu, von Keudell Win 2020 Stepping Strong Innovator Awards
Yi Lu, MD, PhD, director of Neurological Trauma in the Department of Neosurgery, and Arvind von Keudell, MD, director of Orthopaedic Geriatric Trauma Surgery and Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, were among this year ’s winners of The (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 6, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Betsy Nabel, MD, to Step Down as President of Brigham Health
Effective March 1, Dr. Betsy Nabel will step down as President of Brigham Health to focus her energies on biotech innovation; a succession plan will be initiated (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 5, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Published Data from Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Show 94.1 Percent Efficacy
Results from the primary analysis of the ongoing phase 3 clinical vaccine trial demonstrate efficacy in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections and severe illness (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 30, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Modeling Study Suggests That Mitigation Efforts Can Prevent Most COVID-19 Cases on College Campuses
The study found that combining a mandatory mask-wearing policy with extensive social distancing would prevent 87 percent of infections among students and faculty. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 21, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Taylor Receives BBRF Young Investigator Grant to Develop Tool for Psychiatric Genetic Research
Jacob Taylor, MD, MPH, of the Department of Psychiatry, received a Brain& Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) Young Investigator Grant for his project to make it easier for scientists conducting large-scale genetic studies to analyze data from patie (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 4, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

COVID-19 May Deepen Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women
More than one in three respondents reported clinically significant levels of depression, exceeding rates seen before 2020 (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 1, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Tied to 30 Percent Risk Reduction for Diabetes in Women ’s Health Study
Investigators reported changes in biomarkers of insulin resistance, body mass index, lipoprotein metabolism and inflammation — mechanisms that may explain lower rates of type 2 diabetes (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 19, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements May Reduce Risk of Developing Advanced Cancer
Secondary analysis of the VITAL Randomized Clinical Trial found an overall 17 percent risk reduction for metastatic or fatal cancer and a 38 percent reduction among those with normal BMI (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 18, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Remotely Delivered Program Improves Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Control in 5,000 Patients
Disease management program helped Mass General Brigham patients with uncontrolled cholesterol or blood pressure achieve therapeutic goals (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 17, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Toolkit to Engage Patients and Families Significantly Reduced Falls and Injuries
Investigators found that a program they developed, which focused on tools that engage patients and families in the fall prevention process, was associated with significantly reduced falls and fall-related injuries at three different hospitals (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 17, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

SCORED and SOLOIST Trials Add to Evidence for Treating Diabetes with SGLT2 Inhibitors
• SCORED trial of patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease is first trial of an SGLT2 inhibitor to show benefit across the full range of albuminuria • SOLOIST is the first trial to show an SGLT2 inhibitor is safe to start in patients hospit (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 16, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Clark Awarded $2M NCI Grant to Improve Diagnostics for Rare Cancer
Rachael Clark, MD, PhD, of the Department of Dermatology, was awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) her project entitled “Optimizing Pre-Analytic Sample Handling for High Throughput TCR Sequencing in Cutaneous (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 16, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Bluman Named President of Orthopaedic Foot & amp; Ankle Foundation
Eric M. Bluman, MD, PhD, vice chair of Safety and Quality for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was named president of the Orthopaedic Foot& Ankle Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Orthopaedic Foot& Ankle Society (AOFAS). (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 16, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Toolkit to Engage Patients and Families Significantly Reduced Falls and Injuries
Brigham investigators found that their program, which focused on tools that engage patients and families in the fall prevention process, was associated with significantly reduced falls and fall-related injuries at three different hospitals (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 13, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham Researchers Find Evidence Supporting Relationship Between Finasteride and Suicidality
Study leveraging data from the World Health Organization ’s pharmacovigilance database finds an association between the popular hair loss medication and suicidality, but the reason for the link remains to be determined (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 11, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham Ranks No. 6 on Commonwealth Institute & #39;s Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts
Brigham Health was named one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts in 2020 by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), earning sixth place, up from ninth last year, under the leadership of Brigham Health President Betsy Nabel, MD. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 11, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham Faculty Celebrated with BWPO Pillar Awards
Fourteen Brigham faculty members were honored with the Brigham and Women ’s Physicians Organization’s (BWPO) annual Pillar Awards, which recognize achievements in the five pillars of academic medicine: Mentorship, Education, Research, Community Servic (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 11, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Desai, Levie and Therrien Receive DxQI Seed Grant from Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
Sonali Desai, MD, MPH, of the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Alexandra Levie, MPH, of the Department of Quality and Safety, and Stephanie Therrien, of the Center for Clinical Investigation, were awarded a DxQI Seed Grant from the S (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 10, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Study Uncovers Subset of COVID-19 Patients Who Recover Quickly and Sustain Antibodies
Brigham investigators have identified patients who cleared the disease faster and had a persistent antibody response, with important implications for immunity (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 3, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Monteiro Honored Among ‘40 Under 40’ in Boston Business Journal
Carla B. Monteiro, MSW, LCSW, a clinical transition specialist in the Brigham Health Bridge Clinic and co-chairs the Brigham Social Work Racial Justice Committee. Carla was recognized by the Boston Business Journal in its “40 Under 40” list for her o (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 29, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Dorosario Wins 2020 YMCA Achievers Award
Hortencia Dorosario, a career advisor for Organizational Development& Learning in Human Resources, received the 2020 YMCA Achievers Award for her outstanding service. This award honors a Brigham employee who has made an outstanding contribution to t (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Langer Honored by American Society of Hematology
Arielle Langer, MD, MPH, of the Division of Hematology, received two honors from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to quality care improvement. She was named a 2020 Choosing Wisely Champion and se (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Study Reveals the Influence of Race Correction in Kidney Disease Care
Removing ‘race multiplier’ factor would reclassify 1-in-3 Black patients to a more severe chronic kidney disease stage (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 15, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Matson Honored by American Organization for Nursing Leadership
Megan Matson, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CEN, nursing professional development manager for Critical Care, was named a 2021 Young Professional Voices honoree by the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. The program recognizes nurse leaders who e (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 13, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news