BWH Cafeteria Closing for Renovations

At the end of the day on Friday, March 11, the BWH Cafeteria will close temporarily for renovations, with a plan to reopen in fall 2016. During this time, the hospital will offer a number of alternate dining options, including new “pop-up” locations and food truck visits. When the Cafeteria reopens, it will feature an expanded menu and an updated dining room with more natural light and a variety of seating options. Visit to view a list of alternate dining options available during Cafeteria construction.

BRI Research Funding Available

BWH investigators are invited to apply for funding through three Brigham Research Institute (BRI) award programs: the $100,000 Bright Futures Prize, the $500,000 BRI Director’s Transformative Award (BDTA) and the Fund to Sustain Research Excellence (FSRE), a $50,000 award. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis. The deadline for FSRE applications is Monday, April 4, and for Bright Futures Prize applications is Monday, April 25. The deadline for a letter of intent for the BDTA is Tuesday, May 24. Learn more at

March is National Nutrition Month
During the month of March, BWH employees will have a chance to learn more about nutrition and nutrition research and compete against colleagues in fun recipe and fitness contests. Each week in March will focus on a different nutrition theme and offer a chance to win prizes. To learn more, visit

McCourt Foundation Educational Forums

The McCourt Foundation is hosting a free educational update on Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis research on Saturday, March 12, at the Newton Marriott Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., in 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 to reserve your seat, or call 781-444-2544.