The Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is asking the public to decide which one of three compelling projects will win the second annual $100,000 BRIght Futures Prize. Each idea is innovative and compelling, and seeks to solve a vexing medical problem.
Please visit bwhresearchday.partners.org/bff to watch the three finalists’ videos and cast your vote by 1 p.m. EST on November 21, 2013. The winner will be announced that afternoon during Research Day, an event designed to share cutting-edge research with hospital staff and the greater community.
The finalists, all BWH researchers and clinicians, were selected through a rigorous two-step peer review process. Will the winning prize be the Lab on a Chip, which gives epilepsy patients the ability to monitor their anti-seizure drugs with the prick of a finger? Will it be B-HOPE, a new online community that will bring researchers and patients together to find treatments and cures to debilitating diseases and conditions? Or will it be the super sticking power of a new adhesive that can seal wounds and heal patients faster than ever?
By awarding this prize, the Biomedical Research Institute hopes to bring attention to just a few of the cutting-edge ideas developed by more than 3,500 researchers at BWH, an international powerhouse for biomedical innovations.