BWHers Share Their One Shining Moments
BWH Bulletin’s year-end issue is a time to highlight BWHers’ proudest moments from the past year. We asked you to share one BWH-related memory from 2015 that was meaningful to you, and you offered touching stories about colleagues, patients, families, events and milestones that inspired you. We hope you enjoy these remarkable moments.

Mark MacMillanIn research administration, it’s impossible to think of one singular Shining Moment because discovery is a process—an exciting, fascinating, life-giving (in many ways) process. I remember working on a proposal late one night (roughly 1 a.m.) and was startled to hear screaming coming from the lab. I ran out of the office to see what was going on, only to find a post-doc whose gene knockout experiment had worked. She’d have to repeat the experiment (and it worked again), but that first moment of discovery was such a thrill. And yet there is discovery even in a failed experiment. So, maybe we’re in the midst of one long, ongoing Shining Moment.

Mark MacMillan
Grants Administrator, Center for Excellence in Vascular Biology

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