May 2, 2008
What's Happening

InfoBytes computer courses
Partners Information Systems Training is offering the following one-hour InfoBytes training courses in Microsoft Office 2003: "Working with Charts in PowerPoint 2003" May 19, from 8:30 to 10 am; and "Word 2003: Using Reference Tools" May 19, from 10:30 am to noon. Both classes will be held at 165 Cambridge St., Suite 200. An optional half-hour of training will be available at the end of class for related exercises and one-on-one consultation. To register, visit ibridge.partners.org and select: HRMS Production > Self Service > Employee > Tasks > Request Training Enrollment > Search by Course Code. Then enter "ISM" and search available courses. For more information, e-mail istraining@partners.org.

Call for applications for Durant Fellowship
Applications now are being accepted for the 2009 Thomas S. Durant, MD, Fellowship in Refugee Medicine, which is open to MGH health care professionals and staff who wish to serve refugee populations and victims of humanitarian disasters. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation (one must be from a current supervisor) and a one-page essay detailing how the fellowship fits with the applicant's career goals to Laurence Ronan, MD, at White 1003. The application deadline is June 6. For more information, contact Danica Mari at (617) 724-3874 or dmari@partners.org.

Police and Security safety seminars
MGH Police and Security will offer seminars covering travel and child safety and ID theft and scams on the following days: May 8, from 10 to 11 am; May 14, from 1 to 2 pm; and May 22, from 4 to 5 pm. All seminars will be held in the Yawkey Center, Room 10660. For more information, contact Matt Thomas at (617) 724-3838.

Support Service Employee Grant applications available
The MGH Training and Workforce Development Office now is accepting applications for the Support Service Employee Grants. The grant is open to eligible nonexempt employees working in clinical, technical, service and clerical positions. For a list of eligibility criteria or to download an application, visit is.partners.org/hr/New_Web/mgh/mgh_training.htm.

Youth summer jobs programs
Part-time summer employment is available for MGH departments through two youth job programs: Jobs for Youth and SummerWorks. Through these programs, students from James P. Timilty Middle School, East Boston High School and Health Careers Academy spend 25 hours per week at their job placement site, Monday through Friday, from June 30 to August 15. These programs are funded by MGH Human Resources and are available at no cost to departments. For more information about Jobs for Youth, contact Galia Wise at (617) 724-8326 or gwise@partners.org. For more information about SummerWorks, contact Dan Correia at (617) 724-6424 or dcorreia@partners.org.

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