Highlights from Discover Brigham 2020

Highlights from Discover Brigham 2020

November 12, 11:00 – 11:45am

Although Discover Brigham was held virtually this year, the research, innovation and science at BWH was still brought to life by those who presented their captivating sessions, demos, and posters. 
Advancing science has never been more critical, time-sensitive, or inspirational as it is right now in our current worldwide climate. Our researchers and scientists work day in and day out to change and uplift these global conditions that have impacted all of our lives. In this year’s Discover Brigham, we strived to catalyze an event that resounded with the many strong voices we heard around the word that are calling for change, progress and knowledge. 
On November 12, 2020, the Brigham Research Institute (BRI) hosted six fascinating sessions, nine live demonstrations, and featured almost 100 posters! Want to catch a glimpse of one of our most popular sessions this year? Watch this clip of Dr. Ann Wooley as she highlights the Brigham’s role in the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Check out the event overview in Clinical & Research News (CRN) as their team of writers attended and live blogged throughout the course of  day. 
Awards and Prize Winners:
The Research Excellence Award winners included 10 outstanding posters that can be viewed here. 
One of the sessions we held was the Postdoc Fast Pitch during which four brave postdoctoral fellows pitched their projects to an audience who then acted as the judges and voted for who should receive the $1,000 prize. Congratulations to Jessica Williams, BS, MSc, PhD, a research fellow in Surgery and Cardiac Surgery who won with her project, “Effect of Artery Shape on Patient Risk.”
Discover Brigham in the Media:
This year, we were very excited to see registrants that included representatives of the Boston Herald, TIME, STAT, the Boston Globe, WBUR and USA Today. The Boston Herald published an article after the event took place and there was also a feature on Channel 7 News!
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Support Research at the Brigham. The BRI supports investigators across the Brigham as they work to answer provocative questions or solve grand problems. This Fund, which is supported philanthropically, and the work it sponsors advances the mission of the BRI by catalyzing the kind of innovative translational research that is only possible at an academic medical center, where basic researchers and clinicians work side by side



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