Meet the 2023 Commercialization and Inclusive Leadership Program Participants

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Congratulations to all the participants chosen to attend the 2023 Mass General Brigham Commercialization and Inclusive Leadership Program (CILP)! The program, held in partnership with Babson College, supports the Innovator Community Expansion Initiative (ICEI) goal of growing the innovator community and providing tools and resources to drive excellence in commercial outcomes. CILP received 90 strong…

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Innovation Employees Celebrate Years of Service Milestones

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More than 500 Mass General Brigham employees were honored in the recent 26th annual Enterprise Services Employee Service Recognition Celebration, including several members of the Innovation team. The ceremony recognizes employees who’ve reached milestones in their years of service, ranging from 5-50 years. Congratulations to the following individuals whose contributions have had a significant impact…

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Ignite Event Delivers Live Insights on Working with Industry

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Photo, left to right: Glenn Miller, Strategic Innovation Leader; Erin McKenna, Program Director, Brigham Ignite; and panelists Joseph Smith, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, BD; Christine Jost, PhD, Director, External Research, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research; and Julie DiPaolo, Senior Director, External Scientific Innovation, Immunology Lead, Johnson & Johnson   Innovators and innovators-to-be attended Brigham…

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Gene and Cell Therapy Institute (GCTI) Spark Grant program now accepting applications

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The Gene and Cell Therapy Institute (GCTI) Spark Grant program is now open and accepting applications. Pre-proposals will be accepted until May 10, 2023. Submission information can be found on the GCTI Spark website. The GCTI Spark grants will fund projects that can demonstrate tangible advancements towards clinical applications as well as commercialization outcomes including licensing,…

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Mass Eye and Ear Scientist Identifies Molecule Unlocking Glaucoma

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Potential Cure May Impact Other Neurodegenerative Disease Therapies   There is no cure (yet). Glaucoma often robs patients of sight as fluid in the eye builds up and increases pressure on the optic nerve. This group of diseases is so common that in the United States, more than 3 million people will receive the crushing…

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Innovation Grand Rounds: Finding the Innovation and Value in Digital Health: Selling Digital Solutions to Health Systems

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Innovation Grand Rounds is a monthly live series with talks by innovators and executives from across the Mass General Brigham system. Mike Freni, Vice President, Business Development at Mass General Brigham Innovation, recently spoke about how best to position your digital innovations for commercial success in an ever-changing health marketplace.   On October 26, 2022,…

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First Brigham Ignite Awards of the Year Announced

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The Two Projects Focus on Robotic AI-Guided Intubation and Gamma Delta T Cell Therapy for Solid Tumors   Two Brigham Ignite awards were announced today, one for novel therapies targeting solid tumors and the other for robotic AI- guided endotracheal intubation. The awards are given to Brigham and Women’s Hospital innovators for early-stage innovation acceleration…

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‘Barriers to Innovation’ Survey Shows Improvement in Underrepresented Faculty’s Perception as Innovators

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Findings inform educational programs like CILP, next slated for May 15   Progress is being made in boosting the number of underrepresented groups that consider themselves as innovators, based on the latest survey results from the Mass General Brigham Innovator Community Expansion Initiative. Conducted in September, the survey set out for a second time to…

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Join Dr. Anne Klibanski at the Wall Street Journal Health Forum this March

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The Wall Street Journal is pleased to announce that its annual Health Forum will reconvene in person for the first time since 2019–on March 6 at The Westin Copley Place, Boston. Now in its sixth year, the forum gathers an influential group of senior executives and practitioners from across the sector, including stakeholders from the…

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Announcing the Brigham Ignite Ignitable Ideas Series

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Brigham Ignite is pleased to announce the Ignitable Ideas Series, a virtual educational series for Mass General Brigham investigators to learn how your innovation can lead to commercialization that improves patient care. Experts in drugs, devices, diagnostics, and digital technologies will discuss the translational journey from concept-to-commercialization and address your questions on: Outlining the value…

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