Tag: medical innovation

Mass General Researcher Receives Fellowship for Developing Color-Changing Bandage

Haley Marks, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Massachusetts General Hospital Wellman Center for Photomedicine, recently received the inaugural SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship in Problem-Driven Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics. We asked her about her research and how this fellowship will benefit her work: What problem(s) are you addressing with your research? My research is ...

Grant Program Encourages Innovation and Creativity Among Nurses and Staff

What does a device that helps to keep patients stable when using the bathroom have in common with a chart that tracks the days since the last infection in the intensive care unit? These projects were the first recipients of the Innovation Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) at Massachusetts General Hospital last year. The IDEA grant ...

Research Awards and Honors: June 2017

Massachusetts General Hospital’s talented and dedicated researchers are working to push the boundaries of science and medicine every day. In this series we highlight a few individuals who have recently received awards or honors for their achievements: Benjamin Pulli, MD, Department of Radiology resident, has been awarded a Research Resident Grant from the Radiological Society ...

To Mars and Beyond: Exploring Innovative Solutions to the Challenges of Space Travel

If you could only bring two shoeboxes worth of medical supplies—from first aid kits to surgical tools— with you on a three year space mission, what would you bring? What if these limitations were compounded by a much higher risk of health complications, including increased exposure to radiation, bone density loss and so much else ...

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The Accidental Innovator

Most breakthroughs in health and medicine are the products of academic research labs or biomedical corporations. But plenty of useful, inventive and therapeutic ideas come from outside those walls, from patients and their clinicians, often when they’re wrestling with a pressing lifestyle problem that has no other solution. See how researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital  and other institutions are exploring ...