COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Return to On-Site Work After Household Exposures
As COVID-19 rates continue to rise – especially among children and young adults – we are updating our policies on post-exposure testing and return to work requirements. The updated policy is available here along with employee and manager FAQs.

Antibody Testing: Enroll before Dec. 15

Over the past few months, the Brigham has been launching a research study of COVID serological testing for the Brigham work force. The purpose of this research study is to better understand the extent to which employees at the Brigham have developed antibodies to COVID-19 and assess infection risk to the entire Brigham workforce. The deadline to enroll in the study is Dec. 15. To learn more, please click here to view the study consent form.

Did You Attend or Participate in Discover Brigham? Take a Brief Survey

The Brigham Research Institute would like your feedback on Discover Brigham. Your input will help the team adjust and begin to plan for next year’s event. The survey only takes about 5 minutes to complete. Take the survey here.

COVID-19 Funding Sources

Please visit the new MGB web page for COVID funding opportunities that provides a central database for researchers to view open and competitive funding announcements.  If you would like to receive the BRI’s Friday Funding Opportunities e-newsletter that includes all types of funding and goes out every Friday, please subscribe using this link.

Learn How Mass General Brigham Is Preparing for a COVID-19 Vaccine

MGB has started planning its COVID-19 vaccination efforts to ensure once a vaccine is approved, MGB hospitals will be ready to administer it in a safe, equitable and efficient manner. Learn more here.

Blood and Platelet Donors Needed at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center

All donations benefit patients at the Brigham and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To schedule a donation appointment, call 617-632-3206 or email Read more here.

Apply for the MLSC First Look Awards by Dec. 4

The First Look Awards are a collaboration between the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) and the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology to support translational research at Massachusetts research institutions. Up to $50,000 is available to support research at a Massachusetts non-for-profit research institution working to address a pressing life science question that furthers our understanding of sex and gender differences for diseases that affect women exclusively, predominately, or differentially. The First Look Awards align with the Connors Center’s First.In.Women Precision Medicine Platform, which promotes translational investigation to ensure that novel therapeutics are developed to optimize health for both women and men.  Read more here.