Category: Nexus Series

Revolutionizing Diagnostics: The IRIS Technology

By Allison Marn The diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries are in need of accurate, highly-sensitive, high-throughput methods for measuring and analyzing molecular binding. Better understanding this molecular binding allows for the discovery and development of new molecular interactions, and therefore, new diagnostics and therapeutics. For this, the IRIS (Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Sensor) technology developed by Professor […]

The Opioid Epidemic: Addressing Low-Value Addiction Care

An IHSIP Special Guest Lecture with Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein Objectives This lecture addressed low-value addiction care’s impact on the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, discussing how: There is very good evidence about what works to help people avoid overdose and recover from opioid addiction. Yet treatment systems are dominated in many areas by programs that do […]

A Health IT System for Use as Adjunct to Clinical Care and as a Population Health Tool

Evidence from Two Clinical Trials Overview This Nexus Series Round Table presented 10 years of development and testing of the patient facing Health IT system called Gabby.  The presentation was followed by a panel discussion among medical, computer science and health communication leaders from across the University to discuss how BU Schools and Departments can collaborate […]

Health Systems Innovation: Making it Happen

Nexus Series Round Table – Moderated by Prof. Jayakanth Srinivasan Overview This round table brought together leaders from key segments of the health systems value chain to discuss how innovations are identified, validated and disseminated. The speakers brought deep experience in academic hospitals, public integrated delivery systems, non-for profit health systems, and the insurance sector. […]

The Path to Zero is One: Power of Precision in Accelerating Discovery and Innovation for Brain Health.

January 2019’s Nexus Series Seminar with Dr. Rhoda Au Rather than treating brain disease when symptoms appear, how can we predict and treat people before they even get sick? Dr. Rhoda Au’s Nexus seminar pivoted on this paradigm shift, and the flexible healthcare technology providers need to facilitate it. Dr. Au’s Precision Brain Health Initiative […]

October 2018: The Inaugural Nexus

We held our first Nexus seminar on October 17th, 2018. The presentation, “A Tale of Two (or more) Databases: Multiparty Computing Platform for Cloud Based Research,” was given by Anand Devaiah, Gerald Denis, Andrei Lapets, and Mayank Varia. This work was sponsored through the partnership between the IHSIP and the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for […]

Nexus December: From the Lab to the People

Dr. Ünlü on the Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Sensor (IRIS) The December Nexus session focused on the challenge of taking innovative technologies from the research lab to mass distribution for patient care. Dr. Selim Ünlü’s Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Sensor (IRIS) allows screening for micro and nano entities with significantly higher sensitivity and lower magnification than other […]