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We are proud to continue our BEI “One Minute Teaching Tips” initiative! This week we feature Margie Hamilton Sipe, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL and Marinos Sotiropoulos, MD who remind us to make personal connections with learners and put team dynamics to good use! Check it out here:
BEI Events
BEI Global Med Ed Café- Leading Change During Difficult Circumstances
Grab a cup of coffee and Zoom with us to discuss an active Med Ed topic with international perspectives.
  • Led by Professor Judy McKimm, MBA, MA (Ed) Professor of Medical Education and Director of Strategic Educational Development at Swansea University Medical School, Wales, UK.
  • Moderated by: Subha Ramani, MBBS, PhD and Erik K. Alexander, MD
  • October 21, 2020 | 11:30pm – 12:30pm | Zoom
New BEI Webinar Series: Embracing Our Own Continuous Professional Development (CPD)...Beyond ‘Doing,’ ...To ‘Doing It Well'
Through this learning series physicians and other healthcare professionals will address ways to improve clinical decision making, enhance patient management strategies, interpret new clinically relevant findings, and analyze health policy.
  • Connecting the NEJM Learning Platform to Your Continuing Education
  • Led by Ole-Petter R. Hamnvik, MBBCH, BOA, MM
  • October 29, 2020 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm | Zoom
  • Effective CPD: Learning From the Mocha Minute and the ABA
  • Led by Deborah J. Culley, MD
  • November 11, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Zoom
BEI & PRISE Present Medical Education Research Series
The BEI & Department of Medicine PRISE (Department of Medicine Program for Research, Innovations and Scholarship in Education) invite all Brigham Educators & Trainees to attend 7 seminars focused on Medical Education Research. These seminars aim to train and support individuals with a career interest in medical education research and create a dynamic community of educational researchers.
BEI Book Club
Join Brigham BEI Medical Librarian, Susan Warthman for a book discussion Participants must obtain an electronic or hard copy of the book for themselves and read before the discussion. BEI cannot provide copies. Email for more information.
BEI Medical Library Courses
BEI Wellness Events

Halloween Virtual Pet Therapy:
Come join the Brigham Buddies therapy dogs for a Halloween-Themed Virtual Pet Therapy Session! Get to know them and see them LIVE via Zoom!
  • October 30, 2020 | 12:30pm to 1:00pm | Zoom
Virtual Fitness:
Each day, the BEI offers multiple virtual fitness classes including including Pilates, Karate, Bootcamp, Meditation, Yoga, and more!
BEI Offers Workspace Reservations
Workroom full? Need someplace quiet to work? Socially distanced work spaces are available for trainees, faculty and staff in the following places: 
  • BEI Knowledge Center- Thorn 127D
  • Monday - Friday 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Zinner Board Room on Shapiro 1
  • Monday - Friday 8:30am -10am & 12pm - 3:00pm
  • Bornstein Amphitheater off the main Pike

Reserve a spot by visiting the corresponding websites.
Resources, Classes, & Opportunities Across MGB & HMS:
Discover Brigham
November 12, 2020 | Live Stream
Discover Brigham is an annual event that provides the community with a firsthand look at the incredible action going on behind-the-scenes at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This unique event showcases current projects and accomplishments of investigators who are paving the way for further discovery and innovation. This year, we are reimagining Discover Brigham in light of COVID-19 and will be hosting it virtually. We are truly excited for this extraordinary opportunity to reach an even broader population of global citizens, clinicians, budding scientists and family members
AAMC Learn Serve Lead 2020: The Virtual Experience
November 16-18, 2020 | Virtual
The 2020 AAMC annual meeting will be different than previous years’ meetings. This reimagined agenda will deliver high-quality, inspiring content focused on the life-changing events of 2020. We’re thrilled that this shift to virtual will allow more people than ever to experience Learn Serve Lead’s highly rated programming, since a virtual meeting minimizes typical attendance barriers such as time and hotel and travel expenses. In addition to having access to session recordings after the event, additional content will be rolled out in the months following the conference. These additions will be available only to Learn Serve Lead 2020 registrants.
Funding & Awards
Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology: September 2020 Funding Opportunities 
The Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is pleased to announce three new funding opportunities. Research priorities of the Connors Center include expanding sex-specific and sex-differentiating knowledge about novel therapeutic interventions, conducting systems-based investigations, and establishing interdisciplinary collaborations for disease-based conditions that are exclusive, predominate, or differential in women. For additional information about Connors Center Funding Opportunities, please contact us at
  • The Brigham/Harvard SCORE Scholar Award
  • Award: $75,000/yr salary & fringe and $20,000 in research project-related costs
  • Letter of Intent Deadline: September 28, 2020
  • Application Deadline: October 12, 2020

  • The Connors Center IGNITE Award
  • Award: $50,000
  • Letter of Intent Deadline: October 14, 2020
  • Application Deadline (by invitation only): December 4, 2020

  • The MLSC First Look Awards
  • Award:  $50,000
  • Deadline: December 4, 2020
AMWA Awards:
The American Medical Women's Association membership is comprised of physicians, residents, medical students, pre-medical students, health care professionals, and supporters. AMWA is the oldest multi-specialty organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s health.

  • Medical Education Scholarships-AMWA awards 4 (four) $500 scholarships to women currently enrolled in medical school. Awardees will be chosen based on the embodiment of the goals of AMWA. 
  • Award: up to $500
  • Deadline: October 31, 2020

  • Linda Brodsky MD Essay Award-The Linda Brodsky MD Essay Award, honors the women who have mentored, inspired, and encouraged young students to become physicians.
  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: October 31, 2020

  • The Haffizulla Family Scholarship Fund-This scholarship is meant to perpetuate the involvement of young leaders in disease prevention and national health and wellness. A maximum of two scholarship awardees.
  • Award: $1,000 
  • Deadline: October 31, 2020
Mass Medical Society: Information Technology Award
Each year the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on Information Technology recognizes both a medical student and a member of the hospital house staff or training program for the creation of information technology solutions for medicine.
  • Award: up to $5,000
  • Deadline: November 22, 2020
How The BEI Staff Can Assist You
Need information resources? Our Medical Librarian Susan Warthman, MLIS, can offer guidance. 
Challenged with finding an education solution during this period of COVID-19 adjustment? Our Assistant Director for Education and Science Initiatives Kristina Dzara, PhD, MMSc, can brainstorm opportunities. 
Working on an educational research project? Our Education Research Consultant Ed Krupat, PhD, can offer research design and methodological support. 
Struggling with how to enhance learning and collaboration while working remotely? Our Technology, Education and Clinical Health Informatics Lead Narath Carlile, MD, MPH, Dipl Clinical Informatics can help you employ lessons from clinical informatics.
Education Resources
Things to know
Have news to share?
Have news you would like to share with the BWH education community, contact Caitlyn DePaula for more information.