Introducing Lead the Change, a New Monthly Forum: Debuting March 30

Lead the Change is a new, virtual monthly forum, moderated by Bernie Jones, EdM, vice president of Public Policy, dedicated to exploring ideas and views on issues related to public policy, advocacy, social justice and health care innovation. Join the conversation and get inspired to lead the change toward a healthier, more compassionate and more engaged world. Learn more here.

New Anesthesia Consent Form, Effective April 5  

The standard anesthesia consent form used at the Brigham has been revised to be consistent across Mass General Brigham and to meet new regulations from the Board of Registration in Medicine. Effective April 5, all old anesthesia consent forms should be discarded, and only the new forms should be used. Old forms are identifiable by the form identification numbers “0515214” for the Brigham and “65080” and “65080S” for Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. The new forms are available in English and Spanish. Ordering information and additional details are available here.

Check Out the Open Innovation Studio

Working on your digital innovation idea and need some guidance? Brigham innovators with an early-stage digital health or innovation idea can sign up to meet virtually with staff from the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub. Our innovation consults will help you to understand how best to move forward with your innovative solution. They will provide support, guidance and strategies for your early-stage ideas and concepts. Interested individuals should email to schedule a meeting. Learn more about services available to the Brigham community here.

The Connors Center IGNITE Award on Sex- and Gender-Differences in Cardiac and Vascular Diseases

Applications are due April 1 for the $50,000 Connors Center IGNITE Award on Sex- and Gender-Differences in Cardiac and Vascular Diseases. The broad goal of the IGNITE program is to ensure that medical advances are optimized for the health of women through scientific investigation. With specific relevance to cardiac and vascular diseases, the goals of this special IGNITE award are: 1) to promote the investigation of sex-specific and sex-differentiating factors that may affect the efficacy, tolerability, safety, acceptability, and uptake of novel therapeutics; 2) to identify sex-specific and sex-differentiating factors which may represent novel therapeutic targets; 3) to examine innovative and effective approaches to include women in early-phase development of drugs, devices, and digital diagnostics and therapeutics. For additional information about this funding opportunity, please contact Winnie Ng, Project Manager at

World Medical Innovation Forum

Mark your calendar for this year’s virtual World Medical Innovation Forum, May 19 – 21. It features more than 150 groundbreaking speakers who are shaping the future of gene and cell therapy, including CEOs, senior investors, top executives, government leaders, and Mass General Brigham’s Harvard Medical faculty. For more information and to register, please click here. 

Center for Clinical Investigation Resources: RCNet

The Research Coordinator Network (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