September 19, 2008
  • Gary Ruvkun named co-recipient of Lasker Award
    MGH investigator Gary Ruvkun, PhD, is one of three co-recipients of the 2008 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research.

  • Marking a milestone in their young careers
    The MGH Center for Community Health Improvement, formerly known as the MGH Community Benefit Program, provides a rich 20-month internship at the MGH to select students from East Boston High School (EBHS) and – through a recent partnership spearheaded by Patient Care Services and the MGPO – students from Health Careers Academy. This year's interns marked their completion of the program at a special ceremony Aug. 21 in the Thier Conference Room.

  • Counseling services close to home
    Charlestown's close-knit community has faced a growing substance abuse and mental health crisis. During the past few years, residents there have been increasingly alarmed by spiking addiction and overdose rates, which are among the highest in the city. In response to this epidemic, six months ago the MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center unveiled the Monument Street Counseling Center to expand and broaden access to much-needed services in the community.

  • Running for a cause with MassGeneral Hospital for Children
    Individuals interested in running the 2009 Boston Marathon to support the MassGeneral Hospital for Children's (MGHfC) marathon team – "Fighting Kids' Cancer ... One Step at a Time" – which supports the MGHfC's Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Center, have the opportunity to experience one of the city's most celebrated traditions while supporting a worthy cause.

  • A mutually interesting visit to the MGH Tissue Engineering Labs
    Members of the alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols – vocalist Courtney Taylor-Taylor and drummer Brent DeBoer – took time out before their Sept. 16 show to visit the MGH Tissue Engineering Laboratory, where Surgery Research Fellows David Hoganson, MD, and Howard Pryor, MD, and the staff are developing vascular devices to replace liver and lung tissue.

  • Hearts of Gold walkers raise money for heart disease and stroke
    MGH Heart Center staff and patients laced up their walking shoes to support the fight against heart disease and stroke during the American Heart Association's (AHA) annual Heart Walk Sept. 13.

  • In General
    Employee awards and honors

  • What's Happening
    MGH calendar of events

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