Research Day Date

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, when BWH will host its second annual Research Day. BWH faculty, staff and the public are invited to attend the day-long event to learn about the cutting-edge research happening at BWH. The event not only gives the public a peek into the amazing discoveries of BWH researchers, but it also fosters connections with collaborators and industry, and serves as a platform to recognize the achievements of the many outstanding members of the research community. In fact, BWH was 17th in The Scientist’s Best Places to Work-Academia 2013 and 10th in Best Places to work for Post-Docs 2013.

Everyone can attend various lay-friendly presentations to be held throughout the hospital on BWH Research Day. Topics include nursing research, personalized medicine, patient-centered outcomes research, microbiome, stem cell research and more.

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BRIght Futures Prize

The 2013 BRIght Futures Prize winner will also be announced at BWH Research Day. The $100,000 philanthropic prize will be awarded to one of three finalists to support a promising research project consistent with the Research Day themes. The finalists were determined by a rigorous two-step, peer-review process. The process included a review of submitted proposals by a scientific review committee comprised of subject matter experts, followed by a review by the BWH Biomedical Research Institute’s research oversight committee, which selected three finalists to compete for the 2013 BRIght Futures Prize.

The winner will be determined by a voting process open to the public. BWH faculty, staff and the public are encouraged to vote for their favorite research project. Read about each project and view videos by clicking on the links below.

Taking Control of Epilepsy
Utkan Demirci, PhD, Division of Biomedical Engineering

Power to the Patient
Daniel Solomon, MD, MPH, Division of Rheumatology
Joel Weissman, PhD, Center for Surgery and Public Health

Stuck on You
Bohdan Pomahac, MD, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Jeffrey M. Karp, PhD, Division of Biomedical Engineering

Cast your vote here. Polls open Sept. 23 and will remain open until Nov. 21. To vote, consider using the following browsers: Firefox, Safari, Chrome or use a mobile device (if problems arise with using Internet Explorer).  The winner will be announced during closing ceremonies at BWH Research Day. Learn more about BWH Research Day here.