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Making Blood Treatments Better

BRIght Futures Prize finalist William Savage, MD, PhD, is seeking to make apheresis—the process in which the part of blood that is causing disease is selectively removed before healthy blood is returned to the body—easier for both patients and clinicians.

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Tiny Drones to Target Cancer

BRIght Futures Prize finalist Wilfred Ngwa, PhD, is developing a powerful new technology designed to kill cancer cells that have spread to other parts of the body.

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AIMSpire: Outsmarting Asthma

BRIght Futures Prize finalist Christopher Fanta, MD, is developing a smartphone app that will help people with asthma detect the worsening of their breathing and guide them to early interventions.

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From Battlefield to Bedside: A Portable Device for Rescuing Limbs

Stepping Strong Innovator Awards finalist Bohdan Pomahac, MD, has developed a portable machine that may be able to keep detached extremities alive for much longer than is currently possible.

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Healing Muscle Trauma Using 3-D Bioprinting

Stepping Strong Innovator Awards finalist Su-Ryon Shin, PhD, is using bioprinting to create 3-D muscle tissue that contains blood vessels and mimics living cells.

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Healing Bones with Nanodrones: Next Frontier in Orthopedic Surgery

Stepping Strong Innovator Awards finalist Omid Farokhzad, MD, is developing nanomedicines that deliver antibiotics and other drugs to promote bone growth and wound healing more efficiently.

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Tulsky Appointed Director of Palliative Care

James Tulsky, MD, has been appointed director of Palliative Care at BWHC and inaugural chief of the Division of Palliative Care in the Department of Medicine at BWH, effective Sept. 1.

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Responding to a Public Health Epidemic, Opioid Addiction in Mass.

Hospitals throughout the Partners system, including Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, have developed a variety of responses to this escalating crisis.

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Spreading Warmth in the NICU

On July 25, the Wolk family visited BWH’s NICU with 60 beautiful homemade blankets in tow.

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Safety & Security Corner

Incorporating input gathered from a diverse group of caregivers in 2014, BWH introduced a S.A.F.E. Response program and an e-learning seminar in collaboration with the Crisis Prevention Institute.

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Bulletin Bullets

News about upcoming hospital events, campaigns and other timely information for employees