September 12, 2008
  • Briggs leads Project HOPE team in post-earthquake China
    On May 12, an earthquake measuring 7.9 in magnitude claimed the lives of more than 80,000 individuals, including approximately 15,000 children, in China's Sichuan Province. Hundreds of thousands more were injured and left needing rehabilitation services. To help assess the situation, Susan M. Briggs, MD, MGH trauma surgeon, director of the MGH International Trauma and Disaster Institute and founder of the International Medical Surgical Response Team (IMSuRT), led an international


  • Warren Triennial Prize honors discoverers of microRNAs
    Two investigators who helped to uncover a previously unsuspected world of tiny RNA molecules will be recognized next month with the MGH's highest award for research. Victor Ambros, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Gary Ruvkun, PhD, of the MGH Department of Molecular Biology, will receive the 2008 Warren Triennial Prize in honor of their discovery that microRNAs play a crucial role in controlling the activity of important genes.


  • Exploring the Institute for Patient Care
    The MGH Institute for Patient Care, housed within MGH Patient Care Services (PCS), is a first-of-its-kind model for advancing multidisciplinary health care. Led by Executive Director Gaurdia Banister, RN, PhD, the institute comprises four separate centers which encompass several key tenets of the PCS commitment to delivering the highest quality health care: professional development, research, innovation and patient education.


  • Back-to-school tips for sleepy children
    With back-to-school season here, parents may experience difficulties transitioning their children to an earlier sleep schedule. Kenneth C. Sassower, MD, of MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Pediatric Neurology and the Division of Sleep Medicine, offers the following suggestions for parents to help their child adjust.


  • Tee time at the MGHfC
    Young golf enthusiasts at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) learned the importance of following their dreams during a special visit Aug. 28 in the Ellison 17 playroom from two inspirational athletes, Anthony Netto and DJ Gregory.


  • The MGH stands up to cancer
    The fight against cancer took an historic turn Sept. 5 as millions of viewers nationwide tuned in to "Stand Up 2 Cancer" (SU2C), a nationally televised fundraiser designed to generate awareness and help advance the goal of finding a cure for the disease.


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