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Letter of Intent with CNE

Partners HealthCare and Care New England have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) that begins a process to negotiate with CNE – which has a long-standing clinical affiliation with Brigham Health serving patients locally in Rhode Island – to become part of Partners. The LOI includes Kent Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital, VNA of Care New England, Butler Hospital and the Providence Center. Read more in President’s Perspective on BWH PikeNotes.

Research Coordinator Network (RCNet)

The RCNet provides research coordinators to work on a variety of protocols.  Coordinators are experienced in recruitment and implementation strategies.  They are knowledgeable in IRB and FDA regulations and can train other research staff.  For more information, go to the RCNet page or contact the Resource Facilitators at

Falmouth Road Race, Aug. 20

Run the Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, Aug. 20. Runners who register by Wednesday, May 24, will receive a guaranteed race entry bib and a reduced fundraising commitment of $750. This minimum will increase to $1,000 on Thursday, May 25. Runners are responsible for the Falmouth Road Race registration fee of $175 per runner. Members of the team run to raise funds for BWH, BWFH or The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation. Learn more.

Save the Date: Brigham and Women’s Physician Recognition Dinner

November 4, 2017, InterContinental Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts.

Annual Obesity Research Incubator Session Recap

Check out a recap of this event on the Brigham Research Institute web site.