Each month, we ask people from across the Brigham to answer a question for our “Look Who’s Talking” feature. This issue, we’re asking for those who attended Discover Brigham to share their favorite experiences and highlights from the event. If you would like to add your voice to the conversation, please submit a comment at the bottom of the page.

“Discover Brigham has allowed me to discover other people’s passions, identities and research through their work. It has allowed me to understand how much there is to see in the world. Having the opportunity to present and learn from others will allow me to be the best health care professional I can be.” – Sciaska Ulysse, research assistant, Lupus Center, Division of Rheumatology, Inflammation and Immunity


“Until today, I hadn’t realized how widespread and large-scale the research that happens here is. It’s inspiring. I’ve learned so much from the people I work with on a daily basis and I’ve learned from the event today.” – Emily Parker, research assistant, Orthopaedics Department




 “It’s amazing to see the diversity of research — from socioeconomic risk factors for patient-reported outcome measures to mouse models to systematic reviews of clinical trials for frailty among older individuals. It’s research across the whole spectrum. As a clinician, I know in theory about the breadth of research at the Brigham, but this event truly showcases it.” – Ariela Orkaby, MD, MPH, geriatrician, Division of Aging



 “I was just over at a poster learning about a novel approach to address one of the ways that tumor cells can evade immunotherapy — it was very interesting. It struck me how well-rounded cancer research is — from basic research through to evaluating patient care and outcomes.” – Evert Sugarbaker, research assistant, Thoracic Surgery Department



“One of the best parts of Discover Brigham has been getting to tell research stories to ears that are eager to listen and brilliant minds willing to connect.” – Millicent Ekwudo, MS, technical research assistant, Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases



“People have been friendly and open to questions. Whenever I went to a poster that I didn’t have much prior knowledge about, they were kind and patient enough to walk me through their whole study. I found it fascinating and I was able to ask follow-up questions.” – Jorge Sulca Flores, research assistant, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology