The Plaza Café at the Richard B. Simches Research Center overflowed with MGHers on May 13 for the Best Place to Work in Academia celebration. The event was one of two receptions celebrating the distinguished honor bestowed upon the MGH by The Scientist, a magazine for life science professionals. A second reception was held at CNY, Building 149 on May 21.
The Scientist has conducted the Best Places to Work in Academia reader survey for the past five years. More than 2,000 readers responded to the 2007 survey to develop the list of the top 40 U.S. institutions and top 15 international institutions. Of those 40 U.S. institutions, the MGH was ranked first.
IN PRAISE OF WORK: From left, Rosenbaum and Bringhurst
Richard Bringhurst, MD, senior vice president for MGH Research, and Jerrold Rosenbaum, MD, chair of the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) and chief of Psychiatry, gave remarks at both receptions, praising the outstanding dedication and many contributions of the MGH research community that made The Scientist recognition possible.
"I personally am very proud of this honor from The Scientist magazine," said Bringhurst at the event. "Since joining the hospital in 1974, it has been a privilege to be a part of the MGH research community. Our investigators are the reason why the MGH continues to be a national leader in conducting cutting-edge medical research."
Rosenbaum noted that the MGH scored particularly high in the area of effective and supportive management. "Placing such high value on our administration structure validates the role ECOR plays in ensuring our scientists have the resources and support needed to keep the MGH at the forefront of pioneering research," he said. "We are committed as an employer to continue to offer this support and find even more ways to improve our programs that help our research staff continue to make a difference in the scientific community at large."