Registration Now Open: Discover Brigham 2021

Join us virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., as we celebrate and promote the work of the Brigham research, discovery and innovation community at the 10th annual Discover Brigham. View the agenda here, and register here.

Now Accepting Nominations: Mentoring for Inclusion and Diversity Award in Nutrition, Obesity and/or Metabolism Research

The Mentoring for Inclusion and Diversity Award, given annually by the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard, will be awarded to a faculty member who has provided meaningful, sustained mentorship to researchers from underrepresented backgrounds in the fields of nutrition, obesity and/or metabolism. The mentor(s) should have an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health or another Harvard institution. Please click here to nominate your mentor for this award, and/or share this information with your networks. Nominations must be received by Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Please contact NORC with any questions.

Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology 2022 IGNITE Award Funding Opportunities

The Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is pleased to announce three new funding opportunities available within the IGNITE Awards Program. The goal of the Connors Center IGNITE Awards is to promote and support research projects aimed at advancing our understanding of the role of female-specific and sex-differentiating factors in the development and utilization of new drugs, devices, digital diagnostics and therapeutics. For additional information about Connors Center Funding Opportunities, please contact the Connors Center.

Innovation Discovery Grant Program Now Open to All Clinical Areas and Technologies

The Innovation Discovery Grant (IDG) program aims to enhance the commercial outcomes of the Mass General Brigham community and is designed to stimulate new inventive concepts, identify areas of commercially significant scientific strength and accelerate commercialization of Mass General Brigham intellectual assets. In 2022, the IDG funding opportunity is open to all clinical areas and technology types. The program will fund projects up to $100,000 total cost (inclusive of 15 percent indirect costs). Project plans must demonstrate tangible outcomes towards commercialization opportunities that improve patient health or health care delivery. The first deadline for 2022 submissions is Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Pillars of Excellence Awards: Nomination Period Now Open

Mass General Brigham has a long-standing history of recognizing and celebrating the outstanding contributions of our talented employees from across the system. Formerly called Partners in Excellence (PIE) Awards, the program was renamed to Pillars of Excellence Awards to reflect our four-part mission pillars of patient care, research, teaching and service to the community, both locally and globally. For all categories, individuals and teams are nominated by their co-workers — the people who know firsthand how they are making a difference in the care we provide to our patients and their families. Submit a nomination for an individual or team. The nomination deadline is Friday, Oct. 29.

Women and Weed: Do Sex and Gender Matter?

On Oct. 20, at noon, join the ROSA Center Career Enhancement Core for the next ROSA SCORE CEC Seminar which will feature Aimee McRae-Clark, Pharm.D., BCPP, a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. For more information and to register, follow this link.