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Detecting Early Neurological Decline to Prevent Paralysis

Jay Zampini, MD, and collaborators plan to develop a device that automatically detects changes in neurologic function, alerting clinicians to start life- or function-saving treatment.

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21st Century Tools to Measure the Progress of Bone Healing

Michael J. Weaver's, MD, roject involves combining our understanding of bone healing with advances in CT scan technology that will allow clinicians to measure microscopic changes in bone.

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Ultrasound Device for Ulcerative Colitis

Giovanni Traverso, MD, PhD, has developed a device that uses ultrasound to deliver therapies directly to the site of ulcerative colitis with a brief enema, stopping inflammation without the need for an injection or overnight enema.

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Stimulating Muscles to Accelerate Rehabilitation

Giorgio Giatsidis, MD, aims to develop novel therapies to initiate muscle recovery immediately following the trauma, prevent the onset of further inactivity-induced damage and accelerate the rehabilitation path toward a normal life.

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Predicting Alzheimer’s

Tracy Young-Pearse, PhD, plans to take blood cells from individual people, turn these into brain cells in a dish and use measurements from these cells to predict Alzheimer’s.

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The Home Hospital

David Levine, MD, MA, notes that some procedures will always need to be done in a hospital setting, but in certain cases, home may be the best place for a patient to receive care, monitoring and treatment.

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Bulletin Bullets

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

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Lean Program Fosters Process Improvement at BWH

The Lean Practitioner Program teaches leaders how to engage staff in process improvement within a department, practice or unit. More than 300 BWHers have participated in Lean since 2008.

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How Sweet It Is: BWHers Welcome New Building at Ice Cream Events

Approximately 2,500 BWH staffers celebrated the upcoming opening of the new building at 60 Fenwood Road with sweet treats and giveaways at an afternoon ice cream social and evening table event on Sept. 8.

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BWH Care Team Helps Organize Patient’s Bedside Graduation

Several members of Tara Chagnon's Brigham care team helped organize a bedside graduation ceremony when it became clear she wouldn't live to attend commencement.