Radiation Treatment Increases Cardiac Risk for Lung Cancer Patients
Study finds high risk of a major cardiovascular event within two years of exposure to thoracic radiotherapy and cardiac radiation dose (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - June 10, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham and Women & #39;s Hospital Ranked No. 7 on Newsweek & #39;s Best U.S. Hospitals
Brigham and Women's Hospital earned the No. 7 spot in Newsweek's 2019 list of Best Hospitals in the United States, and it was honored in the magazine's unranked list of the 100 World's Best Hospitals. Institutions highlighted on these lists, develope (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 31, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Katz, Kikinis and Partridge Receive HMS Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Awards
Ingrid Katz, MD, MHS, of the Department of Medicine, Ron Kikinis, MD, of the Department of Radiology, and Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women ’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), were selected for 2019 Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentori (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 29, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Black men less likely than nonblack patients to adopt active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer
Overall active surveillance rates are up for low-risk prostate cancer, though the increase is significantly smaller for black patients (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Distracted Driving More Frequent Among Millennial Than Older Parents
Low proportion of parents said their pediatrician had spoken to them about distracted driving (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 13, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Vaduganathan Earns First Place in ACC ’s Young Investigator Award Competition
Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD, MPH, a fellow in Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was awarded first place in the Young Investigator Award competition in the category of in Clinical Investigations at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scien (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 6, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Researchers identify molecules that rein in CRISPR systems
New tool identifies compounds that inhibit CRISPR-Cas enzymes, enabling more precise and efficient CRISPR technologies (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 2, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Bryant Elected Director of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
Diane Bryant, MS, RN, CWOCN, of the Department of Nursing, was named director of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society. She will be sworn into her positions at the organization ’s WOCNext 2019 conference, held in Nashville this June. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 1, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Study Links Epigenetic Age with Childhood Allergy, Asthma
Ticking of DNA methylation clocks tied to higher odds of asthma and atopy in children (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 30, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?
• A randomized placebo-controlled trial in humans indicates that a popular food ingredient called propionate may raise the risk of diabetes and obesity (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Singhal Receives Department of Defense and U.S. Army ’s Exploration — Hypothesis Development Award
Tarun Singhal, MD, of the Department of Neurology, earned the Exploration — Hypothesis Development Award from the Department of Defense and U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs for his p (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Ramsey Awarded ACS, NCI Research Grants for Skin Cancer Studies
Matthew Ramsey, PhD, of the Department of Dermatology, was selected for a 2019 Research Scholar Grant by the American Cancer Society (ACS) in support of his work on Basonuclin 1 in Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC).Ramsey also received a two-year, $403,0 (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

“Step Up for Stepping Strong” in Support of Trauma Survivors
Brigham Health Teams with Cigna to Challenge the Greater Boston Community to Take 300 Million Steps (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 19, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Tao Selected for METAvivor Early Career Investigator Award
Wei Tao, PhD, of the Center for Nanomedicine and the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, received the METAvivor Early Career Investigator Award from the METAvivor Foundation for his research project entitled “Multi-Staged D (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 11, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Dimitroff Awarded $2.5M NIH/NCI Grant for Cancer Glycobiology Study
Charles Dimitroff, PhD, of the Department of Dermatology, along with collaborators at Imperial College London, received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support their (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 11, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Karp Selected as Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow
Jeff Karp, PhD, of the Department of Medicine and the Division of Engineering in Medicine, was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. This designation, a senior category of membership, recognizes individuals who hold positions of influence (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 8, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Hepatitis C-Infected Hearts and Lungs Safely Transplanted
Team prevents transmission of virus, reports good outcomes at 6 months for 35-of-35 thoracic organ recipients (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 3, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Icosapent Ethyl Drug Reduces Risk of Recurrent Cardiovascular Events
Further insights from the REDUCE-IT trial show that high-dose, pure and stable EPA omega 3 drug not only reduces the burden of first cardiovascular events but also subsequent and total heart attacks, strokes, and other measures (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Yang Awarded Robert W. Katzman, MD Clinical Research Training Scholarship
Hyun-Sik Yang, MD, of the Department of Neurology, was selected for the 2019 Robert W. Katzman, MD Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Alzheimer ’s and Dementia Research to support his project, “Immunogenetic Alzheimer’s Disease Risk and the Pro (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Shea Selected for Heart Rhythm Society ’s Distinguished Allied Professional Award
Julie Shea, MS, RNCS, FHRS, CCDS, a nurse practitioner in the Cardiac Arrythmia Service, will receive the Distinguished Allied Professional Award from the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) during its 40th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco this May. Thi (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 14, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Cywes-Bentley Awarded Alzheimer ’s Research Grant by IDSA Foundation
Colette Cywes-Bentley, PhD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases, received the Alzheimer ’s Research Grant from the IDSA Foundation for her project, “The Role for Pathogen-Expressed PNAG in Alzheimer’s Disease.” (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 13, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Inactive Ingredients in Pills and Capsules May Cause Allergic, Adverse Reactions
Majority of oral medications available to consumers contain ingredients that can affect sensitive individuals (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 12, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Quintana Wins AAI-BD Biosciences Investigator Award
Francisco Quintana, PhD, of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases in the Department of Neurology, received the AAI-BD Biosciences Investigator Award from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) for noteworthy, early-career achievement (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 11, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Peng Wins Awesome Games Done Quick Award
Cheng Peng, ScD, of the Channing Division of Network Medicine, received the Awesome Games Done Quick Award from the Prevent Cancer Foundation for her project, “Dietary Prevention of Breast Cancer Among High-Risk Individuals.” (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 6, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New center addresses alarming increase in colorectal cancer rates among young adults
The Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center is among the first centers in the country dedicated to treating colon and rectal cancer patients under age 50 (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 5, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Researchers invent a needle that knows where to go
Resistance-sensing injector allows researchers to more safely and effectively deliver drugs to the body (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 26, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Woo Receives Bristol-Myers Squibb Research Award
Sook-Bin Woo, DMD, MMSc, of the Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry received a Research Award from Bristol-Myers Squibb for her collaborative work on the clinical study “Safety and Efficacy of Nivolumab in Treating Oral Proliferative Verrucous Le (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 25, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham Investigators Awarded Health Equity Innovation Grants
Seven Brigham investigators were named the inaugural recipients of the Department of Medicine ’s Health Equity Innovation Grant Program (HIEP), which supports work that advances health justice for diverse groups of patient populations and offers a dee (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 22, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Smoking Cessation May Reduce Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Analysis demonstrates for first time that behavior change can delay or prevent most severe form of rheumatoid arthritis (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 21, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Dimitroff Awarded Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience Research Grant
Charles Dimitroff, PhD, of the Department of Dermatology, received a one-year, ¥7 million grant (approximately $58,000 USD) from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience for his project, “Functional Analysis of Human Endothelial Cell Galectin-9 on Hu (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 15, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Milli-Needle Pill Developed to Deliver Insulin
Tested in preclinical models, device the size of a pea delivers a microinjection from within the stomach (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 8, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Walt Honored by National Inventors Hall of Fame, Good Ventures
David Walt, PhD, of the Department of Pathology, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for revolutionizing the field of genetic analysis through his creation of microwell arrays, which can analyze thousands of genes simultaneously (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 4, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

South Shore Health System, Brigham Health/Partners HealthCare and FoxRock Properties announce intent to bring community-based healthcare to Quincy
(Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 31, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mathew Honored with Indian Medical Association of New England ’s President’s Award
Paul G. Mathew, MD, DNBPAS, FAAN, FAHS, of the Department of Neurology, received the Indian Medical Association of New England ’s President’s Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the organization, including serving as the course di (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 31, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Investigators Study Effect of Switching Insulin Medications
Switching from higher cost analogue insulin to lower cost human insulin resulted in small increases in blood sugar levels not likely to be clinically meaningful (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 29, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Serhan Earns British Pharmacological Society ’s Gaddum International Prize Lecture Award
Charles Serhan, PhD, DSc, director of the Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, received the Gaddum International Prize Lecture Award from the British Pharmac (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 28, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Scheer Wins Sleep Research Society ’s 2019 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD, director of the Medical Chronobiology Program in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, received the 2019 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award from the Sleep Research Society. This award honors individuals whose (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 28, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Farokhzad Elected as National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Omid Farokhzad, MD, a physician-scientist in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and founding director of the Center for Nanomedicine, was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) in recognition of his p (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 25, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Tobias Receives American Diabetes Association Junior Faculty Development Award
Deirdre Tobias, ScD, an associate epidemiologist in the Division of Preventive Medicine, earned a Junior Faculty Development Award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to investigate the effects of a postpartum lifestyle intervention and weig (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 25, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New Drug Targets for BRCA-Driven Cancer Uncovered
Preclinical study yields previously unreported, potent and generalizable hits representing potential drug targets for hereditary breast, ovarian cancer (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Elledge Wins Cancer Research UK ’s Grand Challenge & #163;20M Prize
Stephen Elledge, PhD, of the Division of Genetics, was named a winner of Cancer Research UK ’s Grand Challenge competition, which awards five-year, £20 million (approximately $25 million) prizes to international, multidisciplinary research teams seeki (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Jagadeesan Wins NIDDK R01 Award
Jayender Jagadeesan, PhD, of the Department of Radiology, was awarded a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) R01 grant for his project, “Image-registered, Hand-held, Concentric Tube Robot for Percutaneous Treatment (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Investigators Close In on Best Treatment Guidelines for Critical Limb Ischemia with 1,572 Patients Enrolled in Ongoing Trial
A new report in the Journal of Vascular Surgery chronicles a multi-site randomized controlled trial that seeks to compare treatment efficacy, functional outcomes, cost effectiveness, and quality of life for 2,100 patients suffering from the condition (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 22, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Investigation Evaluates Effects of Environmental Exposures on Neurologic Disorders
New systematic approach keys in on environmental mechanisms that contribute to central nervous system inflammation, identifies herbicide linuron as inflammation activator (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Fichorova Wins NIH Small Business Innovation Research Award
Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of Sage Gel, a biome-friendly vaginal moisturizer to (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center Honored with MHQP Patient Experience Award
The pediatrics practice at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center was among the winners of the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners ’ (MHQP) inaugural Patient Experience Awards, with distinction in the category of “Assessment of Child Development.” (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Home-Based Hypertension Program Produces ‘Striking’ Results
Pilot study by Brigham investigators finds that an innovative care-delivery program helped 81 percent of participants achieve blood pressure control in seven weeks (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Long-Term Trauma Outcomes Heavily Impacted by Gender and Education Level
Researchers find sociodemographic factors more predictive of worse outcomes than injury severity (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 3, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Sexual and Gender Minority Patients Prefer Written Self-Report for Identity Information Collection
Researchers report greater satisfaction for patients when compared to verbal collection during emergency department visits (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 28, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Artzi, Lehoczky and Lu Receive 2018 Stepping Strong Innovator Awards
The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation at the Brigham announced the winners of the 2018 Stepping Strong Innovator Awards. Each award winner receives $100,000 to pursue groundbreaking research projects with a goal of transformin (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 21, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news