May 23, 2008
What's Happening

Ernest M. Haddad Lecture
The MGH Institute of Health Policy will host the annual Ernest M. Haddad Lecture in Law and Ethics May 29, from 8 to 9 am in the O'Keeffe Auditorium. Guest speaker Robert Blendon, ScD, professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis at Harvard School of Public Health and professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis at Harvard Kennedy School, will present, "Health Care in the 2008 Election." For more information, contact Anne Belmonte at (617) 724-7482 or

Lecture on infection control
The MGH Clinical Research Program is sponsoring "Infection Control Principles and Practice in Clinical Research" June 5, from 9 to 10 am in the Simches Research Center, Room 3120. Paula Wright, RN, director of the MGH Infection Control Unit, will discuss standard precautions and infection control practices when handling specimens or performing phlebotomy. This lecture qualifies for the mandatory infection control initial training or annual retraining for clinical research nurses, coordinators and study staff who handle human specimens. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:45 am. To register, visit For more information, contact Lauren Michaels at (617) 726-5010 or

Industrial clinical trials seminar series
The MGH Clinical Research Program and the Department of Radiology are offering a seminar series, "The What Is/How To's of Industrial Clinical Trials" June 3, 10 and 17, from 2:30 to 4 pm in the Simches Research Center, Room 3120. The series will help participants successfully navigate the industrial clinical trials landscape and manage site visits. To register, visit For more information, contact Lauren Michaels at (617) 726-5010 or

Collins Lecture Series
As part of the Collins Lecture Series, the MGH Department of Radiation Oncology will host "Potential Clinical Gains by Proton and Carbon Ion Beam Therapy" May 23, from 5 to 6 pm in the Haber Conference Room. Herman D. Suit, MD, DPhil, of Radiation Oncology, will present. For more information, call Julie Finn at (617) 724-1155.

Clinical pastoral education fellowships available
The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center and the MGH Department of Nursing are accepting applications for the 2009 MGH Clinical Pastoral Education Program for Healthcare Providers. The fellowships are open to clinicians from any discipline who work directly with patients and families or staff who wish to integrate spiritual caregiving into their professional practice. The program is part-time and runs from Jan. 12 through May 21, Mondays from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Additional hours are negotiated for a clinical component. The application deadline is Sept. 2. For more information, call Rev. Angelika Zollfrank at (617) 724-3227.

Children's safety seminar
The Partners Employee Assistance Program will offer a "Keeping Your Kids Safe" seminar May 28, from noon to 1 pm in the Thier Conference Room. John Driscoll of MGH Police and Security will discuss strategies to maintain a safe environment for children. For more information, call (617) 726-6976 or visit

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