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Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School are home to a variety of specialized centers and institutes, including:

Brigham Innovation Hub (iHub)

Launched in the fall of 2013, the iHub is a resource center for Brigham’s first-time and experienced innovators. They help turn breakthrough concepts, inventions and research by Brigham clinicians, scientists, and employees into products and services to benefit patients and improve care delivery.

Brigham Research Institute (BRI)

The BRI’s mission is to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery by fostering groundbreaking, interdepartmental, and interdisciplinary analysis within our BWH research community. The Institute also cultivates a foundation of integrative research within the hospital and with the rest of the world.

Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI)

The CCI offers educational programs designed to promote high quality clinical research at BWH. A range of programs is offered to help train clinical investigators and research staff on how to utilize current methods, best practices and resources.

The Center for Nursing Excellence

The mission of the Center for Nursing Excellence (CNE) is to advance the Professional Practice Model of the Department of Nursing and to support the strategic direction and goals of the Department of Nursing.


Center for Professionalism & Peer Support (CPPS)

The Center’s mission is to encourage and support physicians and other healthcare professionals in providing the highest quality compassionate care for patients. This kind of care occurs in a culture that values mutual respect.

Harvard Catalyst

In keeping with its core educational mission, Harvard Catalyst offers more than a dozen courses and training programs, ranging from short courses on translational and clinical research to multiyear advanced education and training programs.