The Department of Nursing has an exciting, new addition to its Nurse Recognition line-up this May: the inaugural Karsh Nursing Scholars Day.

All staff are invited to attend and participate in this celebration of nurses’ contributions to science and innovations that improve patient care and the health of people around the world.

“I am grateful to Mrs. Estrellita Karsh for her partnership, vision and support in helping us to showcase the incredible work nurses are doing,” said Maddy Pearson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Clinical Services. “I encourage nurses at every stage of the research process to submit their abstracts and participate in some of the invigorating sessions. And if you haven’t participated in research before, this event is a wonderful opportunity to learn more.”

Karsh Nursing Scholars Day events include:

Research Skill-building Drop-in Session
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

If you have an idea for a research project, need guidance on a project that is underway or would like feedback on a paper prior to submitting it for publication, drop in during this session to meet with nurse scientists.

Poster Presentation
Noon – 1 p.m.

Share your project and learn more about the exciting work your colleagues are doing via a display of electronic posters. If you have submitted an abstract to a conference or would like to present a project, fill out a poster submission form available on

Innovations in Nursing Practice
2 – 4 p.m.

Nurses who have come up with a novel approach to improve care or solve a problem are invited to share their idea, article, presentation or demonstration with the Brigham community.

Pitch Fest
4 – 5 p.m.

If you have a research project in need of funding, now is your chance! Visit to review the criteria and instructions for the pitch session. If your abstract is chosen for the Pitch Fest, you will be paired with a nurse scientist to prepare a short presentation on the project. Winners will receive $2,500 in funding through the Lily Kravitz Nursing Studies Award.



For more information, visit BWHPikeNotes. Abstracts must be submitted by April 19.