Highlights from Discover Brigham 2020


Thursday, November 12, 2019 11:00am – 4pm, Virtual Event

Discover Brigham was held virtually this year, the research, innovation and science at the Brigham was brought to life digitally by those who presented their captivating sessions, demos and posters.

Advancing science has never been more critical or time-sensitive as it is right now, given the global pandemic, but it has also never been so inspiring. Our researchers and scientists work every day to change and uplift the global conditions that have impacted our lives. In this year’s Discover Brigham, we came together to create an event that echoed the many strong voices heard around the world calling for change and progress.

On November 12th, the Brigham Research Institute hosted six exciting sessions, nine live demonstrations and featured close to 100 scientific posters at the poster session.

Agenda: Posters, Sessions & Demos

  • Poster Session & Demos
  • Rock the Mic: Postdoc Fast Pitch
  • What We Know About COVID-19
  • Hey Briggie: The use of Artificial Intelligence to Improve Patient Safety and Experience
  • Committing to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Clinical Research: The Time is Now
  • Getting Ahead: Advances in Food and Drug Allergy
  • What’s Sex Got To Do With It? Risk and Management of Autoimmune Disease
Ann Wooley, MD highlights the Brigham’s role in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Awards and Prize Winners

One of the sessions held at Discover Brigham was the exciting Postdoc Fast Pitch, during which four brave postdoctoral fellows pitched their projects to an audience. The $1,000 prize was decided by audience vote and the recipient of this prize was Jessica Williams, BS, MSc, PhD, a research fellow in Surgery and Cardiac Surgery who won with her project, “The Effect of Artery Shape on Patient Risk.”

Discover Brigham in the Media

This year, we were thrilled to see attendees from The Boston Globe, WBUR, Boston Herald, STAT News, and USA Today. The Boston Herald published an article highlighting the event, which was also featured on Channel 7 News.

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