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Brigham Athletic Trainers Develop Nationwide Infection Control Policy for Athletic Facilities

During the pandemic, Michael Belanger and Jim Zachazewski's role as liaisons between student athletes and their health care providers has taken on added importance and, like many other health care professionals, expanded in scope to meet their community’s rapidly evolving needs.

March 18, 2021
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Unlikely Connection Inspires Brigham Researcher to Unravel One of COVID-19’s Most Mysterious Symptoms

Anosmia is now regarded as one of COVID-19’s most common — and puzzling — symptoms, with scientists still struggling to understand its causes, why it only affects some people with COVID-19 and why some regain their senses quickly while others never recover them.

March 11, 2021
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In Memoriam: Carl J. Shapiro

The Brigham community mourns the loss of Carl J. Shapiro, a distinguished philanthropist and longtime supporter of the Brigham, who died on March 7. He was 108 years old.

March 16, 2021
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In Push to Dismantle Inequitable Systems, Brigham COVID-19 Equity Response Team Becomes a Force for Change

Nearly one year after its formation, the Equity Response Team continues to meet and mobilize to address health equity issues at the Brigham and beyond. Most recently, the group has focused its efforts on equitable vaccine distribution, virtual care access and the dramatic rise of food and housing insecurity.

March 9, 2021
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In Memoriam: Jennifer ‘Jay’ Martell, BSN, RN, Float Pool

The Brigham and Women’s community mourns the loss of Jennifer “Jay” Martell, BSN, RN, of the Intermediate Care Float Pool, who died Jan. 17 of stomach cancer. She was 54.

March 10, 2021
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‘The Best Feeling in the World’: Staff Reflect on Launching COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Patients

The program’s success has been made possible by the efforts of a large multidisciplinary team who worked tirelessly behind the scenes — and in close collaboration with colleagues across Mass General Brigham — to provide a seamless, safe experience for patients and clinic staff alike.

March 2, 2021
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In Administering Thousands of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Colleagues, Hale Clinic Staff Witness ‘a Glimpse of Hope’

In December, the second-floor atrium of the Hale Building for Transformative Medicine transformed from a quiet lunch spot to the bustling hub of activity for employee COVID-19 vaccination at the Brigham.

February 23, 2021
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Rejecting Fear, Embracing Life: After Second Face Transplant, Brigham Patient Welcomes ‘New Life, New Adventures’

Last July, Carmen Blandin Tarleton became the first person in the U.S. and second in the world to receive a second face transplant. The 20-hour surgery, involving a multidisciplinary team of over 45 clinicians, was the 10th face transplant performed at the Brigham since 2011 and the 16th nationwide.

February 23, 2021
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Family Cherishes the Sweetest Valentine’s Day Gift

Everyone knows love is in the air on Valentine’s Day, but one for family, the holiday was cause for an extra-special celebration this year.

February 16, 2021
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In Memoriam: Bernard Lown, MD

The Brigham community mourns the loss of Bernard Lown, MD, a retired Brigham cardiologist, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, pioneering innovator and a luminary in his field. Dr. Lown died Feb. 16 of complications related to congestive heart failure. He was 99.

February 18, 2021
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New Clinic Supports Employees with COVID-19 Vaccine Allergy Concerns

Launched in late December, the clinic offers skin and allergy testing for employees across Mass General Brigham (MGB) who are at risk of an allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine.

February 10, 2021
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Super Bowl Surprise ‘a Dream Come True’ for Brigham Staff

When James Mizaine, team leader for Phlebotomy, began to read the email informing him that he was one of four Brigham employees invited to attend Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Fla., his hands started shaking with excitement.

February 9, 2021
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Behind the Scenes at the Brigham: Physician Assistant Clinical Educator (PACE) Service

Staffed by teams of physician assistants and attending hospitalists, the PACE Service is one of four branches of the Brigham’s Hospitalist Service, which delivers inpatient care for the wide range of conditions that general medicine covers.

January 28, 2021
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In Memoriam: Lynn Detwiler, BSN, RN, Care Continuum Management

The Brigham community mourns the loss of Lynn Detwiler, BSN, RN, an oncology case manager in Care Continuum Management, who died Jan. 16 of breast cancer. She was 55.

February 8, 2021
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In Memoriam: Angel Colon, Environmental Services

The Brigham community mourns the loss of Angel Colon, who passed away on Dec. 22 following an illness. He was 56.

January 27, 2021
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‘Finally Some Way to Fight Back’: Employee COVID-19 Vaccinations Gain Momentum

Since the Brigham’s COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Program launched on Dec. 17, more than 11,400 members of the Brigham community have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 2,300-plus have obtained their second dose.

January 14, 2021
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In Memoriam: Coleen Dozier, BSN, RN, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

The Brigham community mourns the loss of Coleen Dozier, BSN, RN, of the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), who died on Jan. 10 of cancer. She was 46.

January 21, 2021
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Skin of Color Dermatology Program Sees, and Embraces, Unique Needs of Diverse Patients

To help address the historic disparities, frustrations and indignities that patients of color have experienced in trying to obtain care for skin and hair disorders, a group of Brigham dermatologists came together in 2011 to create the Skin of Color Dermatology Program.

January 12, 2021
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Happy New Year! Brigham Baby Marks a Precious Start to 2021

Baby Charlotte, weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces, was one of the first babies born on New Year’s Day at the Brigham. Parents Sarah Welch, a senior physical therapist in Rehabilitation Services, and Benjamin Welch, welcomed their daughter into the world at 3:50 a.m.

January 4, 2021
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In Shift to Online Offerings, STRATUS Center Finds Global Audience

When the COVID-19 pandemic halted in-person educational experiences earlier this year, the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation didn’t view the loss of on-site interaction as a roadblock. Instead, the center’s leadership team saw it as an opportunity to expand STRATUS’ reach across the globe — adapting its faculty development and instructor trainings for a virtual setting and broader audience.

December 23, 2020