Highlights from the BRI Director (2008-2010)
The Brigham Research Institute conducted strategic planning exercises with the Research Oversight Committee, leading to the development of strategic themes and priorities for the BRI that included:
- Shared Mechanisms of Disease
- Personalized Medicine
- Targeted Therapeutical
- Health Disparities
- Comparative Effectiveness
As part of the goal of increasing attendance at the BRI’s monthly forum, it was rebranded as part of the successful Research Connection E-Mail Series, which is distributed weekly to the research community. The BRI collaborated with the Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI), Office for Research Careers and Research Operations to thoroughly promote these monthly lunches, which attract standing-room only crowds.
Brigham Research Institute staff worked closely with the CCI and Harvard Catalyst to communicate significant grants and resources available to investigators, particularly junior investigators, when Catalyst launched and throughout the academic year.
A town hall meeting was organized to deliver up-to-the-minute information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).