Coinciding with Boston’s first-ever HUBweek—a week celebrating art, science and technology in Boston—the Brigham Research Institute (BRI) and Brigham Innovation Hub (Brigham iHub) will host Discover Brigham on Wednesday, Oct. 7. This all-day event will bring together the BWH community and greater Boston health care ecosystem to educate, inspire and foster collaborations around innovative science, technology and medicine.
Discover Brigham will celebrate the contributions of BWH’s 1,300 physician-investigators and renowned biomedical scientists and 1,700 physicians. Sessions will highlight cutting-edge work spanning research and clinical disciplines with the potential to change health care, including sleep medicine, trauma, mental health, newborn medicine, allergy and wearables. The day will feature a poster session, panel discussions and awards ceremony.
Discover Brigham combines Clinical Innovation Day, held for the past two years in the summer, and Research Day, held for the past three years in November, into one energizing and exciting day.
“Discover Brigham gives our community the opportunity to showcase the progress and discoveries being made across BWH,” said Jacqueline Slavik, PhD, BRI executive director. “We are deeply proud of BWH’s role as an international leader in basic, clinical and translational research, and this event gives us the ability to share that research with our community, our collaborators and the general public.”
The event will also feature notable guest speakers and moderators, including Maria Konnikova, author and contributing writer at The New Yorker; Mallika Marshall, MD, medical reporter for WBZ TV; Brian Gormley, writer for The Wall Street Journal; and many more.
“We’re thrilled that Discover Brigham will bring everyone together around big ideas that have the potential to transform medicine,” said Lesley Solomon, executive director of Brigham iHub.
The day will conclude with a ceremony where more than $1.2 million will be awarded through the BRI Director’s Transformative Awards, the fourth annual BRIght Futures Prize, the Stepping Strong Innovator Awards and the Research Excellence Awards, followed by a reception celebrating the BRI’s 10th anniversary.