National Wear Red Day, Feb. 5
Join staff and departments across BWH to raise awareness of women’s heart health. Send a photo of you and your colleagues wearing red on Friday, Feb. 5, National “Wear Red” Day, to BWHBulletin@partners.org. Photos will be featured on the TV screens and BWHPikeNotes.org throughout the day.
Innovation Discovery Grants Program
The 2016 Partners HealthCare $1 million Innovative Discovery Grants Program (IDG), managed by Partners Innovation, has launched. The program seeks to accelerate the commercialization of Partners innovations, improve patient health and identify new innovators by providing 10 competitive grants of up to $100,000 to advance the commercial application of high-potential research and innovative concepts. Only faculty and employees of Partners and its institutions are eligible to apply. Learn more and access the grant application at idg.partners.org. Preliminary proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19.
Patient Safety Awards
Have you or a colleague gone above and beyond in an effort to promote patient safety or implement new and innovative ideas in your department? Do you have a patient safety story to tell? Nominate yourself or a colleague for the Safety Matters: Patient Safety Award. This year’s theme is “United in Safety.” Winners will receive a Fitbit. Nominations are due by Friday, March 4. Visit BWHPikeNotes.org to submit a nomination.
McCourt Foundation Educational Forums
The McCourt Foundation is hosting a free educational update on Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS) research on Saturday, March 12, at the Newton Marriott Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton. Speakers include BWH’s Dennis Selkoe, MD, co-director of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases; Dorene Rentz, PsyD, of Neurology; Howard Weiner, MD, co-director of the Ann Romney Center, and others. Visit BWHPikeNotes.org to reserve your seat, or call 781-444-2544.