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What’s New in Research April 2017

Studies on Alzheimer disease, eQTLs, T cells, babesiosis, premature aging and embryonic development

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BWH Clinical Ethics Case Review

While BWH Clinical Ethics Case Review reviews a case each month, this edition is devoted to coverage of the Wiese Lecture.

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Approaching Truth: Clinical Trials Test What We Think We Know

Clinical trials measure how living, human bodies – particularly sick and injured ones – respond to interventions. BWH has 1,500 PIs leading research teams and trials in virtually every area of medicine.

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Children at Risk: A Health Economist Measures the Prevalence and Economic Impact of Poverty or Stunting

For Chunling Lu, PhD, joining the Lancet Series on Early Child Development was a natural extension to her previous research activities, and she tells CRN that it has been one of the most inspiring experiences in her research career.

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The Next Generation: Getting Real About Health Care Costs

Health care costs are in the national news. Ravi Parikh, MD, shares what he’s seen happening at a much more local level, as patients struggle when prescribed high-cost medications and as his mentors at BWH strive to keep costs and spending low.

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What’s in Store for the 2017 World Medical Innovation Forum?

At the World Medical Innovation Forum on May 1, early career faculty will deliver rapid-fire presentations highlighting compelling new discoveries and insights that will be the cardiovascular care innovations of the future.

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Meet your 2017 Distinguished Clinicians

The 35 physicians selected were recognized for their exceptional clinical contributions.

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Transitions

Comings, Goings and Promotions

Kevin T. Hart, MBA; Dipanjan Chowdhury, PhD

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As Seen in CRN

Bite-sized news for busy clinicians and researchers. This new section of BWH Clinical & Research News will offer brief updates and news relevant to researchers and clinicians in our community.

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From Inspiration to Reality: How a Smartphone Test for Male Infertility Took Shape

Investigators have developed a male infertility test that users can perform with a smartphone. Find out how the Brigham Innovation Hub (iHub) in collaboration with Partners Innovation and clinical and entrepreneurial experts helped kindle a spark of innovation into a flame.

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BWH Bookshelf

Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Cases (Cases in Radiology) 1st Edition; Playing the Ponies and Other Medical Mysteries Solved