Massachusetts Biotechnology Council


Swing by to learn about MassBio and how you can take advantage of MassBio benefits! MassBio is a not-for-profit organization that represents and provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry. Founded in 1985, MassBio is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide. Representing over 620 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, research hospitals, and service organizations involved in life sciences and health care, MassBio works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and events, industry information, and services.

Faculty Headshot Photographs

Sign up to have your headshot taken for the Find a Researcher database on BWH Research Day. All researchers who are Instructors and above, are invited to sign up. The Biomedical Research Institute will be purchasing web quality headshots of everyone that qualifies and has their photo taken at Research Day. Photos will be taken from 9 AM-4 PM in the PBB 15 Francis Street Lobby. We ask that if you are interested, you sign up for a designated appointment through our online schedule system. Those who sign up ahead of time will be given preference over walk-ins on the day of.

Employee Flu Vaccines

Flu shots will be offered on Research Day in the 15 Francis Street, PBB Lobby for all BWH employees from 9 AM-3:30 PM. In addition, flu vaccines are available for employees at the OHS Neville Clinic, 10 Vining Street from 7a-4p. 

BWH Communications and Public Affairs: BRIght Ideas


Communication & Public Affairs wants to hear from you! Share your research news with the BWH community and the world. Contact us at bwhbrightideas@partners.org when you have a paper being published; are doing ground-breaking research that would be interesting to share; know a lab or researcher that would make for a great profile story; or have an interesting hobby, talent or personal story to tell.

Partners Research Management

The Partners Research Management team will be on hand to offer updates on some of the key projects and priorities in focus for FY14. Projects on display aim to support our researchers in a more efficient and effective manner while lessening the increasing administrative burden felt by the research community.


OurGenes_PBMD Interim

The OurGenes, OurHealth, OurCommunity/Partners Biorepository for Medical Discovery (OurGenes/PBMD) is a long-term research program designed to help researchers understand how people’s health is affected by their genes and other factors. This state-of-the-art Biobank will help researchers uncover the links between an individual’s genetics, family history, and environment in the development of disease.

Research IS & Computing (RISC)


Learn how RISC supports research through five departments, providing scientific tools & infrastructure services, a centralized clinical data registry, genomics IT, specimen banking, and administrative systems. These specialized resources support basic, biomedical and clinical research missions across BWH. Many of the services are shared across Partners HealthCare and available at no cost to researchers.  Send a tweet @phseris with #bwhresearchday to let us know you are coming, and stop by our booth to receive a small giveaway!

STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation


The Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation is dedicated to improving the quality and delivery of healthcare by training of BWH nurses, residents, attending physicians, physician assistants, and all other healthcare providers using high-fidelity mannequins and simulators.  The trainings focus on a variety of topics such as clinical decision-making, medical skills, and non-technical skills.  The purpose of simulation is to accurately replicate a real life clinical scenario and to provide participants hands-on experience without compromising the safety of an actual patient.   STRATUS also participates in research, assessment, industry collaboration, and international consulting. 

Nursing Research Committee

The Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice committee supports the scientific, evidence based foundation of nursing practice through the evaluation and generation of new knowledge and the dissemination of nursing research. We support nurse-led research and the application of new knowledge to advance nursing practice and patient outcomes. We provide guidance and mentorship for Brigham and Women’s Hospital nurses interested in conducting research. All Brigham and Women’s Hospital nurses are eligible to serve on the committee. For more information on our committee please contact committee co-chairs Lisa Preston MSN, RN, Yvonne Sheldon BSN, RN or committee advisor Priscilla Gazarian PhD, RN.