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MindHandHeart Community Innovation Fund supports 77 projects during pandemic

Fund supported by the Office of the Chancellor is advancing mental health, well-being, and racial justice projects at MIT. The past year has been challenging — for MIT and the world. Scattered across states, countries, and continents, MIT community members have shown remarkable resiliency and creativity in finding new ways…

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The physicist and the hospital

Associate Professor Thomas Heldt finds inspiration where fundamental physical principles intersect with human health. It’s hard to say that Thomas Heldt has had just one career. He’s assisted with open heart surgery. He’s studied the physiology of human space travel. Most recently, he’s designed medical devices to help patients with…

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Future Founders Initiative aims to increase female entrepreneurship in biotech

MIT faculty, including an IMES faculty member, collaborate with members of the Boston-area biotech community to commercialize women’s discoveries and promote female entrepreneurship. The gender disparity in biotech really got Sangeeta Bhatia’s attention while she was on sabbatical. Bhatia had taken a year to focus on her startup biotech company,…

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