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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

Lynch Represented in Women on Walls Campaign
Lydia Lynch, PhD, of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, has been included in the Women on Walls campaign in Ireland. A partnership between the Royal Irish Academy and Accenture, the campaign seeks to improve the visibility of f (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 17, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Are you ready to explore your baby ’s genome?
Clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the pros and cons of genome sequencing for newborn health. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 17, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Melinda Upton, MS, joins BWH as Vice President of Network Development
Melinda Upton, MS, has been named vice president of Network Development at Brigham and Women ’s Health Care starting Jan. 23. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 10, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Kang Receives Inaugural Thornhill Family Professorship at HMS
James Kang, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was recently named the recipient of the inaugural Thornhill Family Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School (HMS). (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 9, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Nabel Listed on ‘130 Women Hospital and Health Systems Leaders to Know’
BWHC President Betsy Nabel, MD, has been recognized as “130 Women Hospital and Health Systems Leaders to Know” in 2016 by Becker’s Hospital Review. The list highlights female executives at hospitals and health systems across the United States who hav (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 9, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

BWHers Honored With Safety Matters Award
During Patient Safety Week, several BWHers were recognized with Safety Matters Awards from the Department of Quality and Safety in recognition of outstanding dedication to and innovation in patient safety at BWH. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 6, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Bertagnolli Elected President of ASCO
Monica Bertagnolli, MD, chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women ’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), has been elected president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Her term as president-elect begins on June 5, 2017 (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 22, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Nabel, Gawande Chosen for Governor & #39;s Digital Healthcare Council
BWHC President Betsy Nabel, MD, and Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, executive director of Ariadne Labs, have been asked to join the Digital Healthcare Council, a comprehensive partnership created to advise Gov. Charlie Baker and his administration on the futu (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 21, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Cibas Serves as President of the American Society of Cytopathology
Edmund S. Cibas, MD, director of Cytopathology in the Department of Pathology, was elected president of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), beginning his term on Nov. 6. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 16, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Bates Receives Medical Informatics Award
David W. Bates, MD, MSc, chief of General Internal Medicine and director of the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, was recently honored with the Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence by the American Medical Informatics Association. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 16, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

NIH Chooses BWH for Precision Medicine Cohort
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that BWH is one of four institutions that will implement the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 16, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Hirji Earns Resident Scholarship, Grant Award
Sameer Hirji, MD, a resident in the Department of Surgery, was recently awarded the 2016 Southern Thoracic Surgical Society (STSA) resident scholarship, as well as a 2016 American Society of Transplantation (AST) Fellows Symposium grant award. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 15, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Longer Use of Pain Relievers Associated With Hearing Loss in Women
Women who used ibuprofen or acetaminophen for six years or more were at higher risk of hearing loss than those who used these medications for a year or less. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 15, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Zafonte Chosen as 2016 ACRM Fellow
Ross Zafonte, DO, chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, was recently honored as a 2016 fellow by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM). (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 14, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Studies Probe Value and Impact of Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing
A series of scientific reports from the Personal Genomics (PGen) Study reveal insights into patient perceptions and experiences with direct-to-consumer genetic testing (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 13, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Longer Use of Pain Relievers Associated With Hearing Loss in Women
Women who used ibuprofen or acetaminophen for six years or more were at higher risk of hearing loss than those who used these medications for a year or less (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 9, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Panjabi Wins $1 Million TED Prize
Raj Panjabi, MD, MPH, of the Division of Global Health Equity, has won the TED Prize, a $1 million reward awarded to an innovative leader with a powerful idea that has the potential to spark global change. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 9, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Aiello, Dana Receive International Society for Eye Research Awards
Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, of Ophthalmology, and Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, director of Cornea, recently received awards at the International Society for Eye Research (ISER) meeting in Tokyo. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 9, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Smink Named Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Surgical Education
Douglas Smink, MD, MPH, program director of BWH's General Surgery Residency and director of internal programs for the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, was recently named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Education. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 9, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Elledge Wins 2017 Breakthrough Prize
Stephen J. Elledge, PhD, of BWH ’s Division of Genetics, has been named a 2017 recipient of the Breakthrough Prize, which recognizes paradigm-shifting discoveries in the life sciences, physics and mathematics. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 9, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

O & #39;Malley Selected for Harvard Catalyst Investigator Training
John O'Malley, MD, PhD, of the Department of Dermatology, has been selected for KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training (CMeRIT), a program that provides advanced training in clinical and translational research to senior fellows and junio (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 9, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Stephen J. Elledge, PhD, Wins Breakthrough Prize 2017
Award recognizes scientist ’s trail-blazing work on how cells sense DNA damage and initiate self-repair (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 5, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Braverman, Palm, Reyes Nieva Receive Inaugural LGBT Leadership Awards
BWFH President Michael Gustafson, MD, MBA, who serves as executive co-sponsor of the BWHC LGBT& Allies Employee Resource Group (ERG), presented the inaugural LGBT Leadership Awards to Carrie Braverman, MSW, LICSW, HIV clinical social worker; Kerstin (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 30, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Tower 10BA ITU Receives Silver Beacon Award for Excellence
The Tower 10BA Integrated Medical Teaching Unit (ITU) recently earned a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 30, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Kang Earns Distinguished Alumni Award
James Kang, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was recently named the recipient of the 2016 William S. McEllroy Distinguished Resident Alumnus Award by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Alumni Association. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 30, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

iHub Included on 50 Hospitals With Innovation Programs List
Brigham Innovation Hub (iHub) has been recognized on Becker's Hospital Review's 50 Hospitals with Innovation Programs 2016 list. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 21, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news