Study Finds Surge in Hydroxychloroquine/Chloroquine Prescriptions During COVID-19
In an exploratory analysis of data from GoodRx used to generate national estimates, Brigham investigators found prescriptions of the anti-malarial drug chloroquine and its analogue hydroxychloroquine dramatically surged during the week of March 15. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 28, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham and Women ’s Hospital Joins the Nation’s Top Medical Centers in #FitForTheFrontLine Challenge to Support Front Line Health Care Workers
Fitness challenge honors, supports health care heroes at the Brigham and across the country; Goldman Sachs& Co., Peloton, Discovery, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, dtx, and Pinterest Support First-Ever Collective Medical Center Campaign (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 27, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

No Improvement in Death Rate for COVID-19 Patients who Received Hydroxychloroquine
In an observational analysis of almost 100,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients of whom nearly 15,000 received hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, patients had worse outcomes and heightened risk of ventricular arrythmias (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 22, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Breslow Receives Stepping Strong Grant to Study Injury Prevention in Runners
Rebecca Breslow, MD, of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, received a $25,000 grant from The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation to study new injury prevention strategies for runners. This project, SAFER at the Boston Marath (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 4, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Widowhood Accelerates Cognitive Decline Among Those at Risk for Alzheimer ’s Disease
A new study finds that widowhood can have another profound effect: It may accelerate cognitive decline. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 26, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

CCHHE Receives U.S. DOJ Grant to Establish Trafficking Intervention Project
The Brigham ’s Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE), in collaboration with the Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), received a Field-Generated Innovations in Assistance to Victim (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 21, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Michel Honored with Department of Medicine Faculty Mentor Award
Thomas Michel, MD, PhD, senior physician in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, received the Department of Medicine ’s 2020 Faculty Mentor Award from the Brigham and Women’s Internal Medicine Residents. This annual award was presented at the Depa (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 21, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Discovery May Illuminate a Missing Link Between Atherosclerosis and Aging
Novel role for an RNA molecule found in the blood vessel wall may have implications for chronic vascular disease states and aging (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 19, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Manson Presents AHA Distinguished Scientist Lecture at Annual Scientific Sessions
JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH, chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women ’s Health at Harvard Medical School, was invited to deliver the American Heart Association’s Distinguished Scientist Lecture a (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 14, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Milligan Receives 2019 Barbara J. McNeil Faculty Award for Exceptional Institutional Service to HMS/HSDM
Tracey Milligan, MD, vice chair for Education in the Department of Neurology, was honored with the 2019 Barbara J. McNeil Faculty Award for Exceptional Institutional Service, which recognizes faculty who have made exemplary contributions in service o (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 14, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Most Quality Metrics for Kidney Disease Fall Short
A new study evaluated national kidney disease quality metrics and found that more than half were of middle or low quality. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 13, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Samuels Honored by Williams College, Johns Hopkins and University of Cincinnati
Martin A. Samuels, MD, FAAN, MACP, FRCP, DSci (hon.), founding chair emeritus of the Department of Neurology at the Brigham and Women ’s Hospital and the Miriam Sydney Joseph Distinguished Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, was honored (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 13, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Aikawa, Shin Win Department of Medicine 2020 Innovation Evergreen Fund Award
Elena Aikawa, MD, PhD, director of the Heart Valve Translational Research Program in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Su Ryon Shin, PhD, of the Division of Engineering in Medicine, received the Brigham Department of Medicine ’s 2020 Innova (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 7, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Alarmingly High Rate of Antibiotics Prescribed Without Evidence of Office Visit
An analysis of antibiotic prescriptions dispensed to Medicaid recipients finds that more than a quarter were not associated with a clinic visit. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 3, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Bad Brakes
Researchers identify faulty molecular brake that interferes with heart muscle ’s ability to contract and relax (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 28, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Quintana Awarded the 2019 Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research
Francisco J. Quintana, PhD, Professor of Neurology at the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, will receive the 2019 Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This award recognize (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 28, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Bhatt Named AHA Distinguished Scientist
Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, executive director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs, was awarded the designation of Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association (AHA) in honor of his extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 28, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham Investigators Honored at Society for Leukocyte Biology Annual Meeting
Several researchers from the Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury (CET&RI) in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine were honored at the Society for Leukocyte Biology ’s (SLB) 52nd Annual Meeting in Bo (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 27, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Carey Receives Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Essential Open Source Software for Science Award
Vincent Carey, PhD, of the Channing Division of Network Medicine, was awarded funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) through its Essential Open Source Software for Science program, which supports open source software projects that are esse (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 27, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Curhan Honored with Donald W. Seldin Award for Clinical Excellence from National Kidney Foundation
Gary Curhan, MD, ScD, of the Division of Renal Medicine and the Channing Division of Network Medicine, received the Donald W. Seldin Award for Clinical Excellence from the National Kidney Foundation in recognition of his exceptional contributions to (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 24, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Open communication about medical errors is linked to decreased emotional harm to patients and families
Open communication by health care providers is associated with significantly reduced feelings of sadness and depression on the part of patients and families. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Dias, Yule Awarded Grant from Space Health Institute, NASA Human Research Program
Roger Dias, MD, PhD, MBA, of the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Steven Yule, PhD, of the Department of Surgery, were among six research teams selected for funding by the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor Colle (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Braunwald Tower 14AB Earns Bronze-Level Beacon Award for Excellence
Braunwald Tower 14AB, a medical intermediate care unit, received the bronze-level Beacon Award for Excellence in recognition of its outstanding commitment to excellence in patient care. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 21, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New Technique Predicts Which Melanoma Patients Are at Risk for Cancer Recurrence and Spread
Investigators from Brigham and Women ’s Hospital present a new, quantitative technique that leverages DNA sequencing to make more sophisticated and accurate predictions about which primary melanomas are likely to recur and spread. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 20, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Study of Patients on Heart Pumps Debunks Myths About Categories and Outcomes
Next-generation heart pump provided superior treatment for patients, regardless of the initial intended goal of therapy (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 15, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Boston Magazine Names over 250 Brigham Health Physicians in & #39;Top Doctors & #39; List
Boston magazine honored more than 250 Brigham Health physicians in its 2020 list of “Top Doctors.” This year, the magazine highlighted 1,665 physicians in 66 different specialties as exemplary leaders in their respective fields. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 8, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Uppaluri Awarded $4.3M Cancer Moonshot Grant from NCI/NIDCR
Ravindra Uppaluri, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Otolaryngology in the Department of Surgery and chief of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women ’s Cancer Center, received a $4.3 million U01 Cancer Moonshot grant from (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 2, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Petrides, Suzuki Selected for McGraw Opioid Innovator Awards
Athena Petrides, PhD, MSc, medical director for Pathology Informatics in the Department of Pathology, and Joji Suzuki, MD, director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry, won the McGraw Opioid Innovator Awards during the Brigham Research Institute ’ (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 27, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Study Reveals Molecular Features of Anxiety in the Brain
Investigators from Brigham and Women ’s Hospital have taken a new approach to the search, developing a rational, computationally inspired method for the preclinical study of anxiety. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Healthy Diet Could Save $50B in Health Care Costs
A new study analyzed the impact of 10 dietary factors — including consumption of fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, processed meats and more — and estimated the annual CMD costs of suboptimal diet habits. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 17, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham Digital Innovation Hub Selected for Digital Health Sandbox Network
The Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub) was selected to join the Digital Health Sandbox Network, a grant program of Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at the MassTech Collaborative. The program connects Massachusetts-based technology startups t (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 12, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Insights into Psoriasis Suggest a New Treatment Target
Investigators from Brigham and Women ’s Hospital and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have uncovered a novel pathway that may explain why skin thickens in psoriasis and suggests new strategies for developing therapies for the condition. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 11, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Once-A-Month Oral Contraceptive Pill in Development
A team led by investigators from Brigham and Women ’s Hospital and MIT is designing a new method to help improve adherence and reduce the risk of pregnancy by offering an oral contraceptive that could be taken once a month. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 5, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Immediate Treatment with Antiretroviral Therapy Helps Infants with HIV
Investigators from the Brigham conducted immunological and virological testing, finding that initiating ART immediately, rather than waiting a few weeks, provided measurable benefits for infants born with HIV. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 3, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Czeisler Wins J.E. Wallace Sterling Lifetime Achievement Award in Medicine from Stanford, Farrell Prize in Sleep Medicine from Harvard
Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD, FRCP, FAPS, chief of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, received the Stanford Medical School Alumni Association ’s J.E. Wallace Sterling Lifetime Achievement Award in Medicine and was awarded Harvard Medical Scho (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 2, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham and Women ’s Hospital Launches Resnek Family Center for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Research
Brigham and Women ’s Hospital announces a $20.2 million gift from Frank and Barbara Resnek to support the launch of the Resnek Family Center for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Research, the first research center of its kind in the nation. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 26, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham Wins 2019 Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award
Brigham and Women ’s Hospital earned Press Ganey’s 2019 Pinnacle of Excellence Award in the category of Patient Experience in Inpatient Care for the second consecutive year. This award is given annually to top-performing health care organizations on (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 26, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

New Center for Innovating and Manufacturing Next-Generation Medicines Planned for Metro Boston
The new center for advanced biological innovation and manufacturing will explore and cultivate innovations in cell and gene therapy, advance biologic innovation and manufacturing and accelerate developments that carry promise of lasting health impact (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 25, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Among People with Bipolar Disorder, Inflammation Predicts Cognitive Deficits
Study of more than 200 patients with bipolar disorder identifies a subgroup who might benefit from treatments to reduce inflammation (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 19, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

7T MRI Offers New Insights into Multiple Sclerosis
Investigators from Brigham and Women ’s Hospital have completed a new study using 7 Tesla (7T) MRI — a far more powerful imaging technology — to further examine LME in MS patients. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 12, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Vitamin D and Omega 3 Supplements Do Not Reduce Risk of Systemic Inflammation
An analysis of the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) by investigators at Brigham and Women ’s Hospital indicates that neither vitamin D nor omega-3s were effective at reducing systemic inflammation. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 7, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham Health Earns Another ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Brigham Health was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, released today by The Leapfrog Group. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 7, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Investigators Build a Better Targeted Drug Therapy Using the Power of Computation
Investigators from Brigham and Women ’s Hospital set out to design more stable and predictable ADCs by using computer simulations to predict and plan out how the drug payload and antibody can stay linked to each other. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 4, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham Health Opens Expanded Center in Foxborough
Brigham Health | Health Care Center, an expansion of the current facility located at Patriot Place, opens its doors to the public today. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 4, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Inside Immune Amnesia
Study reveals how measles infection reduces protection against other diseases (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 31, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Chromosomal Abnormalities Uncovered in Many Couples Struggling with Recurrent Miscarriage
Anew study uses a special genetic sequencing technique known as low-pass genome sequencing (GS) to look for chromosomal abnormalities in couples with RM. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 31, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Brigham Surgeons Perform First Full Face Transplant for Black Patient
The surgery was the ninth face transplant procedure at the Brigham and the 15th nationwide (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Rose Honored with 2019 Golden Goose Award
Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD, of the Department of Pathology, won a 2019 Golden Goose Award for his unexpected discovery that became seminal to our understanding of autoimmunity. This award honors scientists whose federally funded work may have been conside (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Aikawa Elected President of North American Vascular Biology Organization
Masanori Aikawa, MD, PhD, the Yoshihiro Miwa Associate Chair and founding director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences (CICS) in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was elected as president of the North American Vascular (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news