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Brigham and Women's Hospital Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH)
With a foundation of excellent clinical care, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) continues to have great success in biomedical research. For more than a decade, BWH ranks second in NIH funding for independent hospitals. Success at BWH is measured by the size and scope of the research portfolio and the dedication of faculty and staff. The BWH research community includes physicians, scientists, nurses, and others who ask questions and find answers to some of medicine's most challenging problems. Their dedication makes BWH a unique place for improving health through research.


Harvard Vanguard Harvard Vanguard
Promoting research is a key part of Harvard Vanguard’s strategic mission. To advance this mission, Harvard Vanguard accepts support from government agencies, foundations, and other external sponsors to conduct research; ultimately focused on improving the health and the quality of health care for our patients and the community at large. Harvard Vanguard collaborates with universities, hospitals and other organizations locally and nationally to improve clinical practices and outcomes, evaluate the effectiveness of drug treatments and protocols, and increase patient involvement in their care.


Dr. Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic Dr. Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, MD, is the lead co-investigator of the BOLD Project at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Nedeljkovic is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School where he maintains active clinical and research interests in acute neuralgia, low back pain, epidural analgesia, pain disorders, and postoperative pain management. Dr. Nedeljkovic will lead patient recruitment efforts in the LESS Trial at BWH as well as help oversee the recruitment of patients into the BOLD Registry at Harvard Vanguard.


Dr. Steven Simon Dr. Steven Simon, MD, MPH, is Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine, VA Boston Healthcare System, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He is a practicing general internist (primary care physician), medical educator, and health services researcher. His research focuses on the evaluation of health information technology to improve patient safety and the quality of health care. Dr. Simon has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous studies, included federally funded projects, to evaluate interventions to improve quality of care. Together with Dr. Srdjan Nedeljkovic, Dr. Simon is a lead co-investigator for the BOLD Project.


The BOLD Project is supported by grant number 1R01HS019222-01 from the
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)