October 31, 2008
  • The MGH honors two Gonzalez Award winners
    Two exemplary MGH employees – Debra Aponte, a Spanish interpreter for the MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center, and Alessandra Peccei, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist and attending physician for the Chelsea and Revere health care centers – were named the 2008 winners of the Ernesto González Award for Outstanding Service to the Latino Community at an Oct. 14 ceremony held in the Thier Conference Room.


  • Fun and games with Bruins
    On Oct. 17, members of the Boston Bruins paid a special visit to the MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit playroom on Ellison 18.


  • Making the case for Boston
    Despite the presence of many leading academic medical centers in the Boston area, many Harvard Medical School (HMS) students from ethnic and racial groups historically underrepresented in medicine (URM) choose to train in other cities. On Sept. 18, the MGH Multicultural Affairs Office (MAO) joined other HMS-affiliated hospitals for a special panel discussion aimed at encouraging URM students to remain in Boston for their training.


  • In memoriam: Raymond D. Adams, MD
    Raymond D. Adams, MD, chief of the MGH Department of Neurology from 1951 to 1977 and an internationally respected neurologist and neuropathologist, died Oct. 18 following a long illness. He was 97 years old.


  • EMAPPS: Evolving the role of the pharmacist
    A new MGH initiative currently underway is dramatically reshaping how pharmacists work with other clinicians to provide and administer medications. Known as the Electronic Medication Administration Process for Patient Safety (EMAPPS), the effort aims to decrease the number of medication-related adverse events at the hospital.


  • Popular Mechanics recognizes CTC-chip with award
    The Popular Mechanics fourth annual Breakthrough Awards recently were announced, with Mehmet Toner, PhD, director of the BioMEMS Resource Center, and the Circulating Tumor Cell-chip (CTC) cited in the Science and Technology Division.


  • Bill Gates visits PARC at MGH
    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates joined Peter L. Slavin, MD, president of the MGH, and Bruce Walker, MD, director of the Partners AIDS Research Center (PARC) at MGH, for an impromptu visit Oct. 13 to learn about the HIV Elite Controller Study – a collaborative effort between academia and the community to study HIV-infected individuals who have been able to maintain viral loads at or below the limits of detection.


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