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Brigham Health Access Center Rings in More Seamless Patient Transfers

Using a centralized approach, staff manage patient transfers with greater efficiency and visibility into bed availability

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Meet your 2017 Distinguished Clinicians

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

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The Magnet Journey: Reaffirming BWH’s Commitment to Excellence and Innovation

This spring, BWH will reach a milestone on its journey to Magnet designation by submitting evidence of high-quality patient care, clinical excellence, innovations in professional practice and interprofessional collaboration to the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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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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Investigating the Mysteries of a Rare Connective Tissue Disorder

During a trip to China in 2012, Paul Yu, MD, PhD, had the eye-opening experience of meeting patients with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) for the first time at a specialty clinic at Shanghai Tongji Hospital.

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The Next Generation: Stories That Heal

Narrative medicine is a growing field within medicine that allows physicians and trainees to tell the lesser-told stories, writes Ersilia M. DeFilippis, MD.

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BWH Establishes Division of Medical Toxicology

This year, the Brigham will bring its own medical toxicologists directly to the bedside to share their expertise and care for patients facing adverse effects from medications, drug overdoses and substance abuse issues.

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Medicaid ACO Pilot: Expanding and Improving Care for BWH’s High-Risk Patients

The MassHealth ACO pilot is a unique opportunity to redesign care around the unique needs of BWH's most vulnerable patients, says pilot Director Rose Kakoza, MD, MPH.

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Q&A: BWH Surgeon Reflects on Decision-Making in an Emergency

The NEJM article “Just a Cut” by Brandon Earp, MD, and her co-authors guides readers through an unusual case by alternating sections of clinical narrative and analysis from BWH clinicians.

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The Next Generation: A New Beginning for Interventional Radiology

This month’s "Next Generation" column is written by Liwei Jiang, MD, BWH’s first interventional radiology resident.

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Feeling Right at Home: Pilot Study Brings the Hospital Home

When patient William Terry, MD, was randomly selected to participate in a pilot study to receive care at home instead of being admitted to BWH, he didn’t think twice about signing up.

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Careers of the Future: Promising Professions in Research and Patient Care

BWHers share insights into what fields are growing and the trajectory of careers in biomedicine.

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BWH Researcher Devotes Life and Profession to Yoga

In addition to living in an ashram and practicing yoga several times per week, Sat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD, is a neuroscientist who studies yoga as an intervention for insomnia, anxiety and chronic stress.

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Three Chief Residents Share the Rewards and Challenges of Being Chief

Across the board, chief residents handle everything from managing care teams and teaching residents and medical students to coordinating residents’ schedules and serving as a liaison between faculty and trainees.

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Announces Plans to Join Partners HealthCare

Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Partners HealthCare recently announced that Mass. Eye and Ear will formally become a member of Partners HealthCare.

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CRN Bookshelf

"CRN Bookshelf" recaps "Human Trafficking is a Public Health Issue: A Paradigm Expansion in the United States," edited by BWH's Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH.

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New HHS, NIH Requirements on ClinicalTrials.gov Issued to Increase Transparency

Two important changes are going into effect on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in order to make information about clinical trials more transparent: the HHS final rule and the NIH policy.

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BRI Musculoskeletal Research Center Bridges Disciplines, Disorders

The Musculoskeletal Research Center connects researchers and clinicians pursuing research on bones, joints and muscles and the disorders that affect them.

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Careers of the Future: Promising Professions in Research and Patient Care

BWHers share insights into what fields are growing and the trajectory of careers in biomedicine.

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The Next Generation: Getting to the Core of Anesthesiology

Next Generation is a CRN column penned by students, residents, fellows and postdocs. This month’s column is written by M. Alice Vijjeswarapu, MD.

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BWH Bookshelf

BWH Bookshelf recaps "Emergency Radiology COFFEE Case Book: Case-Oriented Fast Focused Effective Education" and "Chordomas: Technologies, Techniques and Treatment Strategies."

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Shyn Narrows in on More Effective Approach to Tumor Diagnosis and Treatment

Paul Shyn, MD, is exploring better ways to both diagnose and destroy tumors.

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Knowing When to Ask for Help: Thoughts From a New Intern

Joshua Jolissaint, MD, a first-year resident in the BWH General Surgery Residency program, discusses the balancing act of graduated autonomy, patient safety and escalation of care that interns face.

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Center for Surgery and Public Health Team Competes at Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge

BWH team awarded Runner-Up, received more than $40,000 worth of supportive services for their innovative technology to screen and diagnose for peripheral artery disease

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Q&A: Addressing the Opioid Crisis Requires Education, Collaboration

Scott Weiner, MD, MPH, FAAEM, FACEP, an Emergency Medicine physician, discusses how BWH is tackling the opioid epidemic.

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Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery Offers Scalpel-Free Alternative to Standard Prostate Cancer Treatments

Clinicians at BWH are among the first to use Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) to successfully treat prostate cancer, continuing a BWH tradition of using cutting-edge ultrasound techniques to provide advanced patient care.

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BWH, BWPO Honor Medical Staff

This spring, BWH, BWPO and Brigham and Women’s Physician Council recognized medical staff for their service, leadership and innovation.

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Sex Differences Methods Workshop: Embracing a Sea of Change in Biomedical Research

Workshop offers advice, practical tips and historical context for new NIH requirements for female subjects in both basic and clinical research

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Remote Second-Opinion Consult Service Coming Soon to BWH Website

BWH website now offers U.S. and international patients direct access to BWH physicians for remote second opinion consult services.

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Next Generation: Thoughts on Wellness From a BWH Physician-Athlete

Claire Twark, MD, is a third-year psychiatry resident at BWH and is interested in general adult psychiatry, sports psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.

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BWH Pathologists Pioneer Use of ‘Liquid Biopsies’ in Clinical Labs

Pathologists at the Brigham are leading the effort to bring liquid biopsies out of research labs and into clinical settings. These blood tests might enable more than half of lung cancer patients with a specific genetic mutation that indicates relapse to forego traditional, invasive surgical biopsies.

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BWH Cancer Experts Push Boundaries, Share Optimism at 2016 World Medical Innovation Forum on Cancer

Speakers shared innovations in prevention, detection and treatment of cancer

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BWH Tests New Device that Offers Blood Draws Without Needle Sticks

A new FDA-approved device, currently in clinical testing at BWH, seeks to revolutionize blood draws by providing a pain- and needle-free experience for patients

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Infectious Disease Fellow Makes a Rapid Pivot From HIV to Zika

Thomas Rogers, MD, PhD, is searching for a better diagnostic and potential treatment for an emerging epidemic

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Bridging the Islands of Heart and Lung Medicine

Bradley Wertheim, MD, shares insights gained from working across the boundaries of two academic specialties

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What’s your eCare Adoption Story?

One year after Partners eCare’s launch, BWHers share their eCare experiences

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A Breath of Fresh Air for Asthma Research

Juan Carlos Cardet, MD, is working to better understand asthma and its potential treatments

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BWH Launches New Interventional Radiology Residency, Matches First Student

BWH’s new Interventional Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is one of the first of its kind in the country

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A Multi-Pronged Approach to Understand and Treat Pulmonary Hypertension and Chronic Lung Disease in Infants

Neonatologist Helen Christou, MD, is conducting basic, clinical and translational research to find novel approaches for the prevention and treatment of pulmonary hypertension and chronic lung disease in newborns

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Brigham Building for the Future: Pulmonary Researchers Ready for Move into New Space

The second in a series about the Brigham Building for the Future, this story explores what the new building will mean for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine research

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Brigham Building for the Future: A Bright Future for Orthopaedic Collaboration

First in a series about the Brigham Building for the Future, this story explores what the new building will mean for basic research, clinical care and outcomes research for orthopaedics.

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The Changing Health Care Landscape: Transitions of Care Initiatives

Two second-year pharmacy residents explore how pharmacists can contribute to the multidisciplinary efforts aimed at bridging the gap between ambulatory and inpatient care.

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BWH Honors Distinguished Clinicians

Distinguished Clinician title bestowed on 45 esteemed clinicians from across the hospital.

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MRCT Center Takes on Emerging Issues in Global Clinical Trials

The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of BWH and Harvard is identifying and developing solutions to help global trials flourish while protecting participants.

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Q&A with James Rathmell, MD

James Rathmell, MD, chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, discusses his first seven months at BWH, his goals for the department and how his diverse interests in medicine and photography have shaped his career path.

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Next Generation: How An Unconventional Mentorship Program Has Taught and Inspired Me

Third-year medical student Cathy Hao describes her experience participating in the BWH Nursing-Medical Student Mentorship Program.

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Imoigele Aisiku Focuses on Helping Patients Who Have Sustained Traumatic Brain Injuries

Emergency Department physician Imoigele Aisiku, MD, MBA, merges his research and clinical interests in traumatic brain injury and critical care at BWH.

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Joining Forces to Conquer MS

In a groundbreaking new research collaboration, BWH has partnered with Google Life Sciences and Biogen to decipher why multiple sclerosis progresses so differently among individuals, and translate that information into new therapies and improved care.

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Experts and Patients Develop Cultural Dexterity Curriculum for Surgeons

Center for Surgery and Public Health Leads Multi-Institutional Effort to Develop and Pilot Test Curriculum.