Broad Institute President Eric Lander, Eli and Edythe Broad of the Broad Foundations, Broad Institute Board of Directors Vice-Chair Diana Walsh, Harvard University President Drew Faust, MIT President Rafael Reif, and Caltech President emeritus David Baltimore celebrating the Broad Family’s latest 100 million dollar donation.
At the forefront of biomedical research and carrying the momentum onward from the Human Genome Project is the Broad Institute. It’s been a true honor working here for my final co-op alongside over two thousand brilliant researchers. We are all relentlessly searching for the truths and cures to the world’s most devastating diseases and biological problems. Today, following another incredibly generous gift from Eli and Edythe Broad, the Institute cements itself for another decade of discovery.
Read more about Eli and Edythe Broad’s gift here: http://www.broadinstitute.org/news/5346
I was lucky to join a distinguished team of physicians, nurses, engineers, behavioral scientists, and businesswomen
Last weekend I participated in the first ever Brigham and Women’s Hospital/MIT H@cking Medicine Hackathon. Alongside an incredible team, most of whom I had just met, I helped design a mobile application that one day could allow hospital patients to submit safety concerns to hopsital staff in real-time. Supported by powerful back-end analytics and a well-thought-out deployment plan, this tool could improve in-patient safety and help hospitals prevent future problems from reoccurring. The hospital system has always been lacking a tool that gives patients a voice and we believe that our solution could fill that gap. We presented our ideas to an esteemed panel of venture capitalists, physicians, business CEOs, and hospital administrators and our team was given the Best Teamwork award. I look forward to participating in future hackathons like these where so many people put all their energy into designing solutions to critical problems.