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May 2014

Innovation is Standard at McLean

May 1, 2014

The unique history of innovation that sets McLean Hospital apart from most freestanding psychiatric hospitals. Freestanding psychiatric hospitals sometimes find their reputations entwined in a history of tried-and-true traditional intervention, with cutting-edge research taking a backseat. But at McLean Hospital a history of innovation sets the institution apart. “McLean is one of the first institutions…

Investigator Profile: Warren Zapol, MD and Nitric Oxide

May 1, 2014

A profile of Warren Zapol, MD, the Emeritus Anesthetist-in-Chief and Reginald Jenney Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School In the 25 years since discovering a life-saving therapy consisting of breathing low levels of the gas nitric oxide—which is still the only selective inhaled pulmonary vasodilator—Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) anesthesiologist Warren M. Zapol, MD, and…

Putting Innovation to Work – Surgery at Partners HealthCare

May 1, 2014

A behind the scenes look at surgical innovations across Partners HealthCare. From image-guided operating rooms to whole organ regeneration, the departments of surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) are blazing new trails in surgical innovation. “The stereotypical surgeon is in the operating room, focusing on the best of…

Top 20 Technologies: From more than 300 applications – Profiles for three of Partners HealthCare's most promising commercial opportunities

May 1, 2014

Low Field Magnetic Stimulation, Early Urine Biomarkers of Kidney Inflammation, and Portable Magnetic Resonance Lung Density Monitor (MR-LDM) for ICU. Focus on Innovation Development Grant Awards Low Field Magnetic Stimulation Michael Rohan, PhD McLean Hospital, Imaging Center Low Field Magnetic Stimulation is a potential new treatment for depression, and has been observed to produce immediate…