2013 BRIght Futures Prize


2013 BRIght Futures Prize

Join us and be part of this unique opportunity to help shape the future of research and patient care by watching each of the three 2013 finalists’ videos below and voting for your favorite project! The project with the most number of votes will be awarded $100,000 at BWH Research Day on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Anyone can vote, but you may only vote once, so remember to share the BRIght Futures Prize link with your friends, family and colleagues and encourage them to vote as well! Voting will end at 1PM EST on November 21, 2013.


Taking Control of Epilepsy

Designing a lab-on-a-chip

Utkan Demirci, PhD

Stuck On You

The next-generation adhesive

Jeff Karp, PhD & Bohdan Pomahac, MD

Power to the Patient

Streamlining clinical trials

Dan Solomon, MD, MPH & Joel Weissman, PhD

Voting for the BRIght Futures Prize has now closed. The winner will be announced later this afternoon, so check back to find out who won!

Robert Green, MDThe winner of the 2012 BRIght Futures Prize was Robert Green, MD, MPH. With the BRIght Futures Award, Dr. Green was able to conduct a pilot of his project ‘BabySeq.’ Based on data from his pilot project, Dr. Green was recently awarded a $6M grant from the National Institutes of Health to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.Expanding upon the pilot project, this new study will offer parents of some Boston-area newborns a rare opportunity to have their baby’s DNA completely analyzed as part of the first-ever randomized trial to explore the benefits and risks of genome sequencing (reading the entirety of a person’s DNA) in this age group. The study will be led equally by principal investigators Robert C. Green, MD, MPH at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Alan H. Beggs, Ph.D. at Boston Children’s Hospital, both faculty at Harvard Medical School. Read the full press release.