2015 BRIGHT FUTURES PRIZE

Wilfred Ngwa, PhD
Tiny Drones to Target Cancer

BRI DIRECTOR’S $500,000 TRANSFORMATIVE AWARDS

Elazer Edelman, MD, PhD – Controlled Artificial Perfusion of Tissues using Organ Function Markers

 

Richard Lee, MD – Human Rare and Undiagnosed Disease Modeling and Therapeutics

 

Richard Maas, MD, PhD – An Integrated Institution Wide Genomics Pipeline for Disease Gene Discovery

BWH INNOVATION HUB START-UP SHARK TANK

Memora Health:
Personalized SMS reminders, advice, and surveys for chronic illness management, population health data, and clinical trial automation.

HEALTH TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION AWARDS

Jeff Karp, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Project Title: Towards childproof biocompatible batteries

 

Louis Ngyuen, MD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery & Ann DeBord Smith, MD, MPH, General Surgery Resident, Project Title: VISION Collaborative: using a handheld video device to diagnose circulation problems in minutes

 

Richard Sherwood, PhD, Instructor, Dept. of Medicine, Project Title: Simplified high-throughput cellular reprogramming screening

2015 STEPPING STRONG INNOVATOR AWARD

Bohdan Pomahac, MD
From Battlefield to Bedside:
A Portable Device for Rescuing Limbs

 

Omid Farokhzad, MD
Healing Bones with Nanodrones:
The Next Frontier in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

 

Su-Ryon Shin, PhD
Using 3-D Bioprinting to Heal Muscle Trauma

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Carrie Blout, MS The MedSeq Project: Exploring the Integration of Whole Genome Sequencing into the Practice of Medicine

 

Pamela Ghosh, PhD Blood Levels of Glycated CD59 (GCD59) as a Novel Biomarker for Screening and Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

 

Tiber Krisko, MD Regulation of Energy Expenditure by the Gut Microbiome

 

Ryuji Morizane, MD, PhD Multi-segmented nephron organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells model kidney development and injury

 

Katie Ryan, PhD The CD33 Alzheimer’s disease locus: correcting the functional consequences of the risk allele using small molecules

 

Maria Speranza, PhD A novel approach for brain tumor therapy: hitting multiple glioblastoma hallmarks with a single drug

 

Freeman Suber, MD, MA Are Kids Stronger Than Adults? Modeling childhood resistance to disease susceptibility: insight from a mouse model of flu