BCRISP Accepting Applications: Proposals Due Sept. 18

While COVID-19 has caused unprecedented challenges, it has also presented opportunities for innovation, reflection and building a strong sense of community. BCRISP wants to invest in your innovative ideas to redesign and reimagine care, to advance diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and develop clinician wellbeing programs at Brigham Health through small, staged investments. BCRISP finalists receive funding as well as strategic guidance and implementation support to test a 9-12-month pilot of their idea. Pilots will present results to senior Brigham Health leadership.  Click here to apply. Proposals are due Sept. 18. Email BCRISP@partners.org  or contact Elizabeth Cullen or Lisa Rotenstein with any further questions.

Registration Open for Discover Brigham 2020

Discover Brigham is an annual event that provides the community with a firsthand look at the incredible action going on behind-the-scenes at the Brigham. This year, join us virtually on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 11a.m. to 3:45 p.m. for six must-see sessions presented by Brigham researchers, a postdoc competition with a $1,000 prize, several interactive demos, and an extensive poster session.

Click here to register today!

Connors Center Funding Opportunities

The Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology has announced three new funding opportunities. Research priorities of the Connors Center include expanding sex-specific and sex-differentiating knowledge about novel therapeutic interventions, conducting systems-based investigations, and establishing interdisciplinary collaborations for disease-based conditions that are exclusive, predominate, or differential in women. The new opportunities include: 1) The Brigham/Harvard SCORE Scholar Award 2) The Connors Center IGNITE Award 3)  The MLSC First Look Awards. For additional information about Connors Center funding opportunities, contact ConnorsCenter@bwh.harvard.edu.

Annual Innovator Service Survey: Due Sept. 30

Take the 2020 Innovator Service Survey to help identify opportunities to enhance translation and commercial support for innovators across Mass General Brigham. The survey is anonymous and will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. The 2019 survey led to improvements aimed at providing day-to-day and long-term value to researchers. Please click here to take the survey.

 Trauma Innovation in a Time of Uncertainty: Stepping Strong Symposium Nov. 19

The third annual Stepping Strong Symposium will be held virtually on Nov. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. The event will feature Lenworth Jacobs, MD, director of the American College of Surgeons’ Stop the Build program, as its keynote speaker. Jacobs will share his work building national standards for mass casualty events following the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting.  Also featured are Stepping Strong Center research updates, a look at how the center is giving back during the pandemic, and an announcement of the 2020-21 Innovator Award recipients.  Participants include Natalie Artzi, PhD, Matthew Carty, MD, Eric Goralnick, MD, Mitchel Harris, MD, Jeff Karp, PhD, Bharti Khurana, MD, Molly Jarman, PhD, MPH, Audrey Epstein Reny, Ali Salim, MD, and others. Email steppingstrong@bwh.harvard.edu to learn more.