Booster Shots: Who Is Eligible and Where to Get Them

On Nov. 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots to include all adults. Read the CDC’s full announcement.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster shot. Visit the CDC website for full details regarding their recommendation on the use of heterologous (or “mix and match”) booster shots.

Connors Center Annual Research Showcase: Sex, Gender, and Race: Intentional Inclusion of Representative Populations in Medical Research

The Brigham’s Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology is partnering with the Brigham’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion this year for the annual research showcase on Monday, Dec. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. The topic this year is Sex, Gender, and Race: Intentional Inclusion of Representative Populations in Medical Research. The event will feature a keynote address by Karen Costenbader, MD, MPH, of the Brigham’s Division of Rheumatology, Inflammation and Immunity, titled, “Lupus disproportionately affects women and marginalized racial and ethnic groups in the US: Why, and what can we do about it?” All are welcome to attend. Click here to register.

Fast Pitch for Funding with Brigham Ignite

Are you working on research you believe will have a huge impact, but are asking yourself what now? Don’t miss this virtual event on Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (deadline to register: Friday, Dec. 10)! Fast Pitch for Funding is an event hosted by Brigham Ignite that provides you the opportunity to pitch a team of commercialization experts on your research. You will receive immediate feedback with the opportunity for assistance in applying for our grant programs which can provide up to $200,000 per project, business coaching and project management. You will have ten minutes to pitch your ideas. There will then be ten minutes of questions and discussion with our experts. You must be a researcher or clinician, of any level, at BWH. Learn more at Register here.

McLean’s Guide to Managing Mental Health Around the Holidays

There are a variety of reasons why your days may not be merry and bright around the holiday season. It can be the jam-packed social calendar, deadlines at work, the loss of a loved one, sunless winter days or all the above. According to the American Psychological Association, 38 percent of people surveyed said their stress increased during the holiday season, which can lead to physical illness, depression, anxiety and substance misuse. McLean has identified six common issues that come up this time of year, as well as suggestions from our mental health experts for ways to address them. Find the guide here.