We are planning on holding our Research Connection LIVE series hybrid via Zoom & Carrie Hall. This event is open to the Mass General Brigham (MGB) community.
Topic: New Ways to Accelerate Your Research & Innovation: ARPA-H and OMVI
Speakers: Erin McKenna, MBA, Operating Partner, Head of Medical Devices, Amplify and Program Director, Brigham Ignite; Trey Toombs, PhD, Program Director, Brigham Research Institute and Head of Operations, Wyss Diagnostics Accelerator
Join us to learn more about these exciting research and innovation-driven programs: the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) and the MGB Office for Military & Veterans Initiatives (OMVI).
The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) is a research funding agency to help accelerate better health outcomes for everyone by supporting the development of high-impact solutions to society’s most challenging health problems. ARPA-H focuses on funding high-potential, high-impact biomedical and health research that cannot be readily accomplished through traditional research or commercial activity.
MGB proposes establishing the Office for Military and Veterans Initiatives (OMVI) under the MGB Chief Academic Officer to foster strategic collaborations with the Military Health System and the US Department of Defense to accelerate the development, validation, and scaling of research-driven innovations to address areas of unmet, critical needs. OMVI will enable bidirectional translation between civilian and military medicine by: 1) facilitating Academic, Industry and Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored research collaborations; 2) supporting MGB Investigators with resources to find, apply and manage DoD awards; and 3) developing relationships with key stakeholders, such as the recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement between the Uniformed Services University (USU) and MGB.
Directions to Carrie Hall (15 Francis Street, Peter Bent Building, Boston, MA 0211):
Via 15 Francis Street
• Upon entering the Hospital and the vestibule area, you will notice a Guard Desk and a hallway on your left and right. Go right, down the hallway until you come to a conference room which is Carrie Hall
The BRI is going bottled-water free! As it has been stated “more than 17 million barrels of oil are required to produce enough plastic water bottles to meet America’s annual demand for bottled water” and every year, 11 million metric tons of plastics enter our ocean. We hope as an institution and department to become more environmentally friendly. We encourage other departments to do the same! Please don’t forget to bring your filled reusable water bottles to all of our BRI events.