In Case You Missed It: March 2020
COVID-19: Updates on PikeNotes
We continue to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 outbreak. For the most up-to-date information, visit PikeNotes.
Know the Line
Know the Line is a campaign to address and prevent workplace harassment. Developed as a direct result of employee feedback from the Brigham Experience: Culture Assessment Survey, Know the Line is an essential step in our journey to create a culture of respect, civility, and inclusion. Learn more and watch the video on PikeNotes.
911 Dialing Changes
The Brigham has updated its telecommunication systems so that callers no longer must dial 9 before dialing 911. Callers can dial 911 directly to reach emergency assistance. At the Brigham, dialing 9-911 will continue to work as well. Because of this, it is possible to dial 911 accidentally on a phone or fax machine. Please be vigilant and pay special attention when dialing outside phone or fax lines. For questions, contact the IS Service desk at 617-732-5927.
Now Open: Office of Mediation, Coaching, Ombuds and Support Services
The mission of the Office of Mediation, Coaching, Ombuds and Support Services (OMCOSS) is to enhance interpersonal relationships and improve wellbeing among Brigham Health staff, faculty and trainees. OMCOSS provides services to address conflict and other workplace concerns and foster wellbeing. These services are available for all employees, in all jobs, at all levels of the organization. For more information, visit PikeNotes.
Research Roundtables, Dialogues and Discussions
Fill out the Brigham Research Institute’s short survey! All members of the research community are encouraged to participate in the Research Roundtables, Dialogues and Discussions (R2D2) series. Please complete this survey to indicate the research topics in which you have an interest in. Please join the BRI at R2D2 events to share ideas, discuss needs, identify emerging trends and brainstorm ways to respond to them.
Discover Brigham 2020: Call for Sessions and Demos
The Brigham Research Institute (BRI) is launching a call for proposals in order to have Discover Brigham represent the topics and issues most relevant to the Brigham community. Researchers, clinicians and staff are invited to submit ideas focused on research and/or clinical innovation for sessions and/or demos at this annual event. The BRI will provide all of the logistical support necessary to execute your vision for a session or demo at Discover Brigham on November 12, 2020. Click here to apply.
2020 Lasker Foundation Annual Student Essay Contest
The Lasker Foundation invites submissions to its global student essay contest – open to all aspiring bioscience and health communicators (med students, biomedical and public health students, graduate students and postdocs). The winner will receive $10,000 and an all-expense paid trip to NYC to attend the 2002 Lasker Awards. Read more here.