Discover Brigham is an annual celebration of the groundbreaking research taking place across the institution.

Discover Brigham is an annual celebration of the groundbreaking research taking place across the institution.

Each year, Discover Brigham offers an exciting opportunity to learn about pioneering research, interact with cutting-edge innovation and meet the expert investigators who make it all possible. Hosted by the Brigham Research Institute on Thursday, Nov. 7, the half-day event is free and open to faculty, staff and the public.

Discover Brigham is a celebration of researchers’ relentless pursuit to transform ideas conceived at the bench into realities carried out at the bedside. This year’s event will bring together thought leaders from across the Brigham in the constantly evolving fields of engineering, pain, genomics and more.

Keynote speaker Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, vice president and chief health officer of IBM Corporation, will kick off the event with a talk on health equity and its interaction with technology at 10 a.m. in Bornstein Amphitheater.

In addition to a poster session and live demonstrations throughout the hospital, the day will feature a series of afternoon sessions and panel discussions exploring a wide range of research topics, including: How has the Brigham joined the fight against the opioid epidemic? Is it true that an existing plant species has more than seven times the hemoglobin levels found in humans? How is preventive genomics transforming medicine?

Meanwhile, “How to Handle a Medical Emergency on a Deep Space Mission” and “Meditation and Yoga: The Science, Research and Simple Practice” are just two of six demonstrations that will take place across the main campus.

During the live demos, visitors will also be able to engage with the All of Us Research Program, a national endeavor to gather data from 1 million or more people — including Brigham faculty and staff. Stop by to learn about how to participate, benefit from and share ideas for improving the research program.

Discover Brigham will culminate with an emphasis on more aspirational projects that have the potential to solve vexing medical problems. At 5 p.m., the eighth annual BRIght Futures Prize winner of $100,000 — determined by a public vote — will be announced during a closing awards ceremony.

For the full agenda and to register, visit