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Pooniwala, Gupta Win First Place at MIT Media Lab Hackathon
Rohan Pooniwala and Raghav Gupta, research trainees in the Shafiee Lab in the Division of Engineering in Medicine, earned first place with their team in the category of Healthcare and Medicine at the 2017 “Reality, Virtually, Hackathon” competition h (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 23, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women & #39;s researchers laud FDA approval of CAR T-cell therapy for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's one of the only centers certified to offer new approach (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 19, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Streed Wins WPATH 2017 Outstanding Student Contribution Award
Carl Streed Jr., MD, a fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, received a 2017 Outstanding Student Contribution Award from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 16, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Al-Mefty Bestowed World Federation of Neurosurgical Sciences Medal of Honor
Ossama Al-Mefty, MD, FACS, director of Skull Base Surgery in the Department of Neurosurgery, was awarded the Medal of Honor from the World Federation of Neurosurgical Sciences (WFNS) in honor of his outstanding neurosurgical achievements and educatio (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 16, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Choudhary Awarded Funds by DARPA ’s Safe Genes Program
Amit Choudhary, PhD, of the divisions of Renal Medicine and Engineering in Medicine, earned funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead a research team at The Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 13, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Dana Wins AAO Senior Achievement Award
Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, director of the Cornea Service in Department of Ophthalmology and the Claes H. Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), received the 2017 Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophtha (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 11, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Meeting an Unmet Need: Surgical Implant that Grows with a Child
A novel growth-accommodating implant could revolutionize cardiac repair (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 10, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New Congenital Heart Disease Genes Uncovered
Discoveries from “Bench to Bassinet” investigators may help answer parents’ questions about the genetic causes of heart conditions and long-term effects. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 9, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Zhou, Reyes Nieva Awarded Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program Grant
Li Zhou, MD, PhD, and Harry Reyes Nieva, of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary, received pilot funding from the Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program for their investigation in identifying health disparities within t (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 4, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Neuro-Immune Crosstalk in Allergic Asthma
Study reveals a way in which the nervous system communicates with the immune system and allergic inflammation gets amplified. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 28, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham and Women ’s Hospital Researchers Share Findings at ASTROs Annual Meeting
Researchers from Brigham and Women ’s Hospital presented new findings at ASTROs 59th Annual Meeting: The Healing Art and Science of Radiation Oncology 2017, organized by the American Society for Radiation Oncology. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 27, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Rare Genetic Cause of Peritoneal Mesothelioma Points to Targeted Therapy
Genetic rearrangement in the ALK gene found in young women with mesothelioma may be targetable with FDA-approved drugs. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 14, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Bueno Earns NCI and DoD Grants for Mesothelioma Research
Raphael Bueno, MD, chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and the Fredric Levin Distinguished Chair in Thoracic Surgery and Lung Cancer Research, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.5 million renewal RO1 grant from the National Cancer Institute ( (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 5, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Endometriosis Diagnosis
Women in the Nurses ’ Health Study II who breastfed were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 28, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Inflammatory Hypothesis Confirmed: Reducing Inflammation Without Lowering Cholesterol Cuts Risk of Cardiovascular Events
Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 27, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Anti-Inflammatory Therapy Cuts Risk of Lung Cancer
Cardiovascular study gives researchers a unique opportunity to explore and disrupt cancer ’s progression. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 27, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Park Receives IU School of Medicine ’s 2017 Early Career Achievement Award
Paul Park, MD, MSc, of the Division of Global Health Equity, earned the 2017 Early Career Achievement Award from Indiana University ’s School of Medicine. The award recognizes a recent alumnus who brings honor to the school through outstanding profess (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 24, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Wang Joins the Journal of Pineal Research Editorial Board
Xin Wang, PhD, director of the Neuroapoptosis Drug Discovery Laboratory in the Department of Neurosurgery, was selected to join the editorial board of the Journal of Pineal Research. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 22, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

D ’Ambrosio Honored by American College of Chest Physicians
Carolyn D'Ambrosio, MD, MS, FCCP, director of the Harvard-Brigham and Women's Hospital Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, was selected by the American College of Chest Physicians ’ a (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 18, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Goldstein, Sweeney and Yu Receive Boston Biomedical Innovation Center Grants
Jill Goldstein, PhD, of the Division of Women ’s Health, Michael Sweeney, MD, and Paul Yu, PhD, MD, both of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, were awarded DRIVE and PILOT grants from the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC). (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 16, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Braunwald Receives Honorary Doctorate from Oxford
Eugene Braunwald, MD, chair emeritus of the Department of Medicine and founding chair of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group, was conferred an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Oxford. He was cited for (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 11, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

BWH Security Staff Recognized for Excellence
Each month since January 2017, a member of BWH Security& Parking has received the Security Officer of the Month award for demonstrating their commitment to providing extraordinary service to patients, visitors and staff. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 11, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Online Team-based Game Helps Patients with Diabetes Lower Blood Glucose
Randomized, controlled clinical trial of Veterans with type 2 diabetes finds sustained improvements in glucose control. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 8, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Solomon Awarded FNIH Grant to Study Rheumatoid Arthritis Biomarkers
Daniel Solomon, MD, MPH, of the Division of Rheumatology, received a four-year, $850,000 grant from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) to support his research that contributes to the FNIH TARGET Biomarker study. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 2, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Talbot Awarded $1M DoD Grant for Multidisciplinary Study
Simon Talbot, MD, director of Upper Extremity Transplant Program in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs ’ (CDMR (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 2, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Lewis-O ’Connor Named Distinguished Fellow by International Association of Forensic Nurses
Nurse-scientist Annie Lewis-O ’Connor, PhD, BC-NP, FAAN, founder and director of BWH’s Coordinated Approach to Recovery and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Clinic, was chosen for the International Association of Forensic Nurses’ 2017 Distinguished Fellow Award (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 1, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham and Women ’s Hospital Welcomes Leader in Orthopaedic Surgery
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women ’s Hospital welcomed Richard Wilk, MD, as the chief of the Hip Preservation Service. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 27, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Banks Receives American Gastroenterological Association ’s Mentoring Award
Peter Banks, MD, of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, was honored with the 2017 Research Mentor Award from the Pancreatic Disorders Section of the American Gastroenterological Association at their annual meeting in May in Ch (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 25, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Schoenfeld Awarded NIH Grant to Study Interventions in Spinal Metastases
Andrew Schoenfeld, MD, MSc, of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was selected for a K-23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his project entitled “Optimizing Surgical Inter (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 25, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Benefits of Continued Statin Use After Adverse Reactions
Patients who continued receiving statin prescriptions had lower rates of death and cardiovascular events. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 24, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Duryea, Yoo Receive Distinguished Investigator Awards
Jeffrey Duryea, PhD, and Seung-Schik Yoo, PhD, MBA, of the Department of Radiology, were selected for the 2017 Distinguished Investigator Award by The Academy for Radiology& Biomedical Imaging Research. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 20, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Yin, Mead and Levy Recognized in Cell Stem Cell ’s & #39;Best of 2016 & #39;
Bioengineers Xiaolei Yin, PhD, Benjamin Mead and Oren Levy, PhD, MBA, all of Jeff Karp ’s Laboratory for Accelerated Medical Innovation in the Division of Engineering in Medicine, were included in Cell Stem Cell’s “Best of 2016” issue for their paper, (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 20, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham Names New Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Paula Squires, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, will start Oct. 14. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 18, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Improving ICU Care and Communication through Technology Use
Researchers tested a structured& technology-centered program that was focused on team communication& patient engagement (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 17, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Giess Receives 2017 RSNA Honored Educator Award
Catherine Giess, MD, chief of the Division of Breast Imaging and network director of Breast Imaging, was selected for the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Honored Educator Award in recognition of her dedication to furthering the prof (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 14, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Machlus Awarded AHA & #39;s Kenneth M. Brinkhous Young Investigator Prize in Thrombosis
Kellie Machlus, PhD, of the Division of Hematology, was honored with the American Heart Association ’s (AHA) Kenneth M. Brinkhous Young Investigator Prize in Thrombosis for her project entitled “Centrosome Destabilization Through the Ubiquitin-Proteas (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 11, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Kim Earns Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award
Dae Hyun Kim, MD, MPH, ScD, of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, received the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). The award recognizes an outstanding junior investig (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 11, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New Approach Shows Promising Results for Stem Cell Based Therapy for Skin-to-Brain Cancer in Preclinical Models
Stem cells loaded with oncolytic viruses target skin cancer metastases in the brain (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 10, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Hall, Mossalam Win Peer Mentor Awards
Jessica Hall, PhD, of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, and Mohanad Mossalam, PhD, of the Department of Neurology, were honored with the BWH Office for Research Careers ’ 2017 Peer Mentor Awards, which recognize Postdoctoral Le (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 7, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Davids, Lohr Honored with ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Awards
Matthew Davids, MD, MMSc, and Jens Lohr, MD, PhD, both of Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women ’s Cancer Center, were named recipients of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Young Physician-Scientist Award. The two hematology-oncology res (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 5, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New Insights into Why the Immune System Fails to See Cancer
Study explores relationship between how the immune system sees peripheral tissues and cancers. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - June 29, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Sequencing Healthy Patients Reveals That Many Carry Rare Genetic Disease Risks
First-ever randomized trial examines the impact of whole genome sequencing in healthy primary care patients (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - June 26, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Hashemi Earns American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Innovation Grant
Nikroo Hashemi, MD, MPH, of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, was awarded a grant from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases ’ (AASLD) Innovation Fund for her project, “Effect of Smartphone Remote Monitor (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - June 26, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

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

Katz Named President of OARSI, Awarded NIH/NIAMS Grant for Multicenter Trial
Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MSc, of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, was selected as the incoming president of the Osteoarthritis Research Society, International (OARSI). In addition, Katz recent (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - June 12, 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