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A Transformative Experience

Dr. Martin Samuels, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, writes about the organic and rich exchange of ideas that happens when clinicians and researchers come together under the same roof, as is happening in the Building for Transformative Medicine every day.

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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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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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Look Who’s Talking

How has the new Building for Transformative Medicine helped you to advance care for patients?

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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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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: 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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What’s New in Research

"What's New in Research" sheds light on new work by Aditi Hazra, PhD, MPH, Katarzyna Karwacz, PhD, and Francisco Marty, MD.

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Transitions

Comings, Goings & Promotions

This issue of "Transitions" includes George Player, CPE, FMA, Steve Dempsey, MBA, Sarah Gardent, MBA, Keith Murphy, MHA, and Philip Roberts, MBA.