Now in its seventh year, the BRIght Futures Prize competition invites BWHers and the public to determine which of three Brigham investigators will be awarded $100,000 to support a groundbreaking research project designed to translate scientific discovery into clinical therapies.

Sponsored annually by the Brigham Research Institute (BRI), the BRIght Futures Prize supports BWH investigators as they work to answer provocative questions or solve vexing problems in medicine. The program exemplifies the Brigham’s strategic focus on advancing scalable innovation – research discoveries that can rapidly translate into clinical therapies for patients here and around the world.

“The BRIght Futures Prize has been absolutely instrumental in helping me bring my research forward to help real patients in real time,” said Ellen Bubrick, MD, of the Division of Epilepsy, who won last year’s competition. “It has allowed me to trial a very new and novel approach to refractory epilepsy, and thus paved the way to securing future funding for this technique. I am forever grateful to the BRI for this amazing opportunity.”

This year’s BRIght Futures Prize will be presented at Discover Brigham on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Learn more about the finalists in this issue of BWH Bulletin:

“Making the Invisible Visible: Bringing Intimate Partner Violence into Focus” 
  Bharti Khurana, MD, Department of Radiology

“The Open Anatomy Project” 
  Michael Hale, PhD, Department of Radiology

“Time to Heal Chronic Wounds” 
  Morteza Mahmoudi, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine