Brigham Ignite Holds Special Event Honoring First Award Recipients

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Seated:  Vesela Kovacheva, MD, PhD; Natalie Artzi, PhD; Choi-Fong Cho, PhD and Bradley Maron, MD
Standing: Robert S.D. Higgins, MD; Steven Mentzer, MD; Reza Abdi, MD; John Hanna, MD, PhD; Paul Anderson, MD, PhD; Walid Ibn Essayed, MD; Fran Quintana, PhD; Chris Coburn; Jeff Duryea, PhD and Erin McKenna
Absent from photo: Jamil Azzi, MD


Brigham Ignite celebrated its first 11 award recipients at a special event at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on October 20, 2022. Brigham Ignite is the special funding and advisory opportunity exclusively for Brigham and Women’s Hospital innovators. The early-stage innovation acceleration program advances discoveries with clinical and commercial potential by guiding researchers through the development process. Presenting certificates to the awardees were Brigham and Women’s Hospital President Robert Higgins, MD; Paul Anderson, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President of Research and Education and Chief Academic Officer; Chris Coburn, Chief Innovation Officer, Mass General Brigham; and Erin McKenna, Program Director for Brigham Ignite. The event also served as a special networking opportunity for innovators and those who aspire to be.

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