Partners Against Gun Violence
BWHers take to the streets to join the nationwide, student-led March for Our Lives protests against gun violence. Charles Morris, MD, MPH, associate chief medical officer at BWH, organized the hospital’s participation alongside 50,000 other demonstrators who attended the march in Boston, underscoring the caregiving community's resolve to prevent gun-related deaths and injuries and make the U.S. a safer, healthier place for all.
Jennifer Benjamin, MD, receives her check-up from toddler Lulu Karalius in the new Child Development Center. The center provides outpatient care to infants and children after they have been discharged from the NICU to follow their long-term health and development milestones.
(Photo by Len Rubenstein)
Climb of a Lifetime
Aaron Waxman, MD (right), reaches the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, with tour guide Sunday Kapange. Waxman served as the expedition doctor for a group tour designed for hikers aged 65 and older. For the 11-day climb, he says, “we made accommodations for our hikers and did everything we could to help them get through the difficult points of the hike. It was inspiring to see each hiker accomplish his or her goals and help each other along the way.”
(Photo by Aaron Waxman, MD)
Rock for Relief
Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH, rocks out with his band, the Big 6, at a concert to benefit humanitarian efforts in communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. VanRooyen says the concert was an opportunity to encourage more people to contribute to relief efforts. “People who are affected by crises like these are their own best resource,” VanRooyen said. “They do the hard work. All we’re doing is lending a helping hand.”
(Photo courtesy of Michael VanRooyen, MD)
Peering into the Future
Brigham Health President Betsy Nabel, MD, speaks at the 2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, sharing her thoughts on the future of healthcare delivery and on preventing cancer and heart and lung disease.
(Photo by World Economic Forum/Walter Duerst)
Joseph Rhatigan, MD, leads a boot camp training of residents in the Division of Global Health Equity. The intensive course allows residents to live and work in remote villages and learn from community health workers who are delivering care with fragile or limited healthcare resources.
(Photo courtesy of Partners in Health/Mary Schaad)
A Gift of Friendship
Kerrie Ike, whose brother Kevin Sullivan was an organ donor, places an LED candle in front of an Irish limestone sculpture recently installed in front of Stoneman Centennial Park. The sculpture was donated by Boston’s sister city of Belfast, Ireland. Because of its legacy of leadership and innovation in organ transplantation, BWH was selected as one of five sites around the world to receive the sculpture as a monument to organ donors and their families.
(Photo by Lightchaser Photography)
BWH continued its monthly Access Brigham Health series with a session about the gut and its complex environment of microbes that contribute to health. Here, attendees take their best guess on whether it’s true all probiotics are the same. (answer: they’re not!)
(Photo by Tatiana Blanco)