May 9, 2008
What's Happening

The Scientist award celebration
In honor of the MGH's recent designation as the Best Place to Work in Academia by The Scientist magazine, all MGH employees are invited to attend the following celebrations: May 13, from 4 to 5:30 pm in the Simches Research Center, Plaza Café, third floor; and May 21, from 4 to 5:30 pm at CNY, Building 149, middle foyer. For more information, e-mail

MGH Buildings and Grounds call center is open 24/7
MGH staff and employees are encouraged to report any construction-related concerns such as noise, dust or vibrations at any time to the MGH Buildings and Grounds Call Center at (617) 726-2422.

Memorial services for John S. Barlow, MD
In honor of John S. Barlow, MD, a former member of the MGH Department of Neurology who died Feb. 15 at 87, the MGH will hold a memorial service May 14, from 1 to 2:30 pm in the MGH Chapel on Ellison 1. A memorial also will be held May 31 at 2 pm at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 2176 Main St., West Concord, Mass. For more information, call Sibylle Barlow at (978) 369-9299.

Center for Global Health seminar
The MGH Center for Global Health will sponsor "Climate Change and Global Health" May 15, from 5 to 6:30 pm in the O'Keeffe Auditorium. Bianca Jagger, goodwill ambassador for the Council of Europe and chair of both the World Future Council and the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation; and Paul R. Epstein, MD, MPH, associate director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, will be the guest speakers. For more information, contact Roy Ahn at

Wellman Center lecture
The MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine will host "Ultraintense Laser-Produced Radiation Sources for Biomedical Applications" May 13, from 2:15 to 3:15 pm. A coffee reception will begin at 2 pm. Sudeep Banerjee, PhD, of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska, will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Nicole DeVoe at

Bike injury prevention event
MGH Physical Therapy Services will host a bicycle injury prevention event May 13, from 7 to 9 am at the MGH bike cage and 10 am to 2 pm in the Main Corridor. Materials on bike fit, biking injury prevention and exercise will be available. For more information, contact Garth Savidge at (617) 643-0910 or

Acromegaly Patient Education Day
The MGH Neuroendocrine Unit will host an Acromegaly Patient Education Day May 30, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Holiday Inn, 5 Blossom St., Boston. The event will offer patients and families an opportunity to learn about acromegaly and advances in treatment. For more information or to register, call Crystal Huggins-Robinson at (617) 726-3870.

ED Nursing Career Expo
An Emergency Department (ED) Nursing Career Expo will be held May 14, from 1 to 4 pm in the Haber Conference Room for nurses with recent acute care, emergency room or intensive care unit experience. Interested applicants should apply to job ID #2175564 at prior to the event. For more information or to register for the expo, contact Michele Andrews at (617) 724-6052 or

Nicholas Zervas Lecture
The ninth annual Nicholas T. Zervas, MD, Lecture, "Growth Hormone Deficiency; the Scarlet Pimpernel of Hormone Deficiencies," will be held May 20 beginning at noon in the Ether Dome. Stephen M. Shalet, MD, BSc, FRCP, MBBS, professor of Endocrinolo

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