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Date:11/19/2012

ewborns would be perceived as useful to them and why. If the expected enthusiasm of the new parents is confirmed, the research team will then conduct a pilot project to obtain sequencing in a small number of newborn babies, and integrate genomic information into their medical care.

In addition to Dr. Green's project the other finalists included a project jointly led by Drs. Phil DeJager and Elizabeth Karlson, whose proposal focused on using genetics and electronic health records to treat multiple sclerosis and a project led by Dr. Robert Plenge, whose proposal focused on the use of technology to unravel the mysteries of the immune system.

The award was announced at the inaugural Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Research Day on November 15. The day-long celebration featured a discussion on the importance of research; presentations open to the public on today's hottest health topics such as obesity, healthy aging and personalized medicine by world-renowned experts; more than 150 posters illustrating some of the most promising work coming out of BWH's leading labs. A keynote address was provided by Dr. Atul Gawande, award-winning writer and BWH surgeon, entitled "The Century of the System."


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