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Fall 2017

Center for Clinical Data Science Lays Groundwork for Success in Healthcare AI

September 20, 2017

Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning are the hottest categories in healthcare right now, but the truth is these concepts have been around for a while, says Trung Do, Vice President of Business Development for Partners Innovation. “The fundamental goal is in extracting meaningful insights from massive amounts of data and making them…

First CAR-T Approval Begins New Era in Modern Medicine

September 20, 2017

Specialists in the field of immunotherapy were strongly encouraged by the FDA’s approval of the first CAR-T therapy for cancer patients last month. “This is an exciting time for patients, for the scientific fields of gene and cell therapies, and for cancer in general,” says Marcela Maus, MD, PhD, Director of Cellular Immunotherapy at the…

IDG Supports Healthcare AI Applications

September 20, 2017

If you have an idea for improving healthcare in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), data science, cognitive computation, or machine learning that has the potential to turn into a commercial project, the organizers of the Innovation Discovery Grants Program (IDG) want to hear from you. Now in its third year, the IDG awards will…

Navigating the Innovation Lifecycle: Bringing New Ideas to Healthcare

September 20, 2017

The Innovation Symposium Series is a complimentary five-part speaker series focused on navigating the commercial innovation lifecycle. The Symposium Series is open to any PHS-affiliated investigator, clinician and administrator working on, or considering, research that has the potential to be a commercial product. Non-PHS guests are welcome based on available capacity. Each symposium will conclude…

New Stroke Rehab Unit Opens in Malta through Hard Work of PHS Experts

September 20, 2017

It’s difficult enough to coordinate patient care across departments or hospitals, but what happens when the care process takes place on two different islands? That was just one of the challenges tackled by an interdisciplinary team from Spaulding Rehabilitation Network (SRN) and Partners HealthCare International (PHI) that recently traveled to the VGH Karin Grech Hospital…

Technological Advances Powering New Insights into the Human Microbiome

September 20, 2017

This is the first article in a series about research related to the human microbiome at Partners’ academic institutions. We talk to Lynn Bry, MD, PhD, from the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. If you think about it, the scientific quest to understand the human microbiome is not unlike trying to follow…