April 25, 2008
What's Happening

Wellman Center lecture
The MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine will offer "Photoacoustic Computed Tomography: Algorithm, Resolution and System" April 29, from 2:15 to 3:15 pm in the Thier Conference Room. A coffee reception will begin at 2 pm. Minghua Xu, PhD, of the Abramson Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will be the guest speaker. For more information, e-mail Nicole DeVoe at ndevoe@partners.org.

Senior HealthWISE events
MGH Senior HealthWISE will host the following free events for seniors age 60 years or older: hypertension screenings May 5, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at the Hill House, 127 Mt. Vernon St.; a "Spring into Fitness" exercise session May 8, from 11 am to noon at the Clubs at Charles River Park, with lunch served from noon to 1 pm; and a book club discussion of "Three Cups of Tea" May 8, from 3 to 4 pm at the West End Library. Registration is required for the exercise session. For more information or event registration, call (617) 724-6756.

Changes to PeopleSoft login
Beginning April 30, there will be several changes to the Partners PeopleSoft login process. Employees' PeopleSoft usernames and passwords now will be the same as their Partners network usernames and passwords, eliminating the need to remember additional passwords. Once these passwords are synchronized, they will be subject to the Partners 180-day expiration policy and will need to be reset accordingly. Additionally, the login page will have a new look.

DSC/MAO film series
As part of its film series, the MGH Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) and the Multicultural Affairs Office (MAO) will co-host a screening of "La Ciudad" May 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Thier Conference Room. Two selections from the movie will be shown: "Bricks"and "Puppeteers." James O'Connell, MD, of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, and Elizabeth Barnett, MD, co-editor of "Immigrant Medicine," will comment on the issues presented in the film. To register, e-mail disparitiessolutions@partners.org.

Fruit Street closure
Due to construction activity, Fruit Street will be closed May 2 beginning at 9 pm through May 4 at 6 pm. No vehicle or pedestrian traffic will be allowed during this time, and emergency vehicles will be rerouted. Yawkey Way also will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians must use the covered Yawkey Path along North Grove Street to travel between the main hospital and the Yawkey and Burr Proton Therapy Centers. The Fruit Street Garage will remain open, but all exiting traffic must turn right toward Parkman Street — no vehicles will be allowed to exit left to Yawkey Way or Charles Street. Throughout the weekend, MGH parking staff will be monitoring parking space availability, and drivers at times may be directed to park in a specific garage. For more information about the closure, call Jim Guiry of Planning and Construction at (617) 726-2442.

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