Rethinking the Brain
On Thursday, April 4, the BIDMC Board of Overseers presented Rethinking the Brain: Applying new concepts in neuroscience to prevent disease and improve health. This exciting hands-on event focused on a relatively new concept in neuroscience that turns the long-held belief that the adult human brain is hard-wired and unchangeable on its head. Through interactive exhibits and informative discussions, attendees learned about our leading-edge advances that do not simply mask the symptoms of neurological disease, injury, or aging, but actually change the brain and alter its long-term function. For photos from the event, take a look at our photo gallery. Photography by Theresa Johnson Herlihy.
BIDMC’s annual celebration, which took place on January 31 at The Breakers, showcased leading physicians and researchers from its Cancer Center and several patients who have benefited from their lifesaving efforts. The evening led off with the announcement that Leon V. and Marilyn L. Rosenberg Family Foundation has pledged $10.5 million to create the Leon V. and Marilyn L. Rosenberg Clinical Cancer Center at BIDMC and enable the medical center to make substantive investments to co-locate cancer services, enhance patient and family programs, and advance its cancer vaccine research initiative. The program culminated in a heartwarming tribute to Thelma Linsey, a longstanding supporter of BIDMC’s breast cancer program, who chaired the event. For photos from the event, take a look at our photo gallery. Photography by Lucien Capehart Photography, Inc.
Annual Meeting of the Boards
On September 27, more than 220 BIDMC board members, faculty, and staff convened at the Four Seasons Hotel for the Annual Meeting of the Boards. Featured speakers included Chair of the Board of Directors Stephen B. Kay, who highlighted the medical center’s milestones over the past year, and President and CEO Kevin Tabb, M.D., who gave a keynote address on impressions from his first year at BIDMC and his goals and vision for the year to come. In a moving presentation, Marsha Maurer, R.N., interim chief operating officer, received the 11th annual Melzer Leadership Award for Leading Constructive, Lasting, and All-Embracing Change. For photos from the event, take a look at our photo gallery. Photography by Theresa Johnson Herlihy.
BreastCare Center Fundraiser
Glee star Mike O'Malley emceed a fundraiser for BIDMC's BreastCare Center at the home of Rachel and Andy Spellman. Rachel's father, Michael Wertheimer, M.D., is the Center's director. For photos from the event, take a look at our photo gallery. Photography by Theresa Johnson Herlihy.
Celebration of Life
Celebration of Life is a full day of celebration, education, and kinship for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) cancer community to raise awareness about the battle against cancer. This poignant event also welcomes men and women who receive their care from other hospitals in and around Boston-and beyond.