Senior HealthWISE events
MGH Senior HealthWISE will host the following free events for seniors age 60 years or older: "Experience the Difference: Complimentary Health Fair" Nov. 5, from 1:30 to 4 pm in the Thier Conference Room with the keynote address, "Calming Your Body, Quieting Your Mind," by Rana Chudnofsky of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH from 1:30 to 2:15 pm; and a "Benefits of Music" presentation Nov. 6, from 11 am to noon in the Haber Conference Room with guest speaker Sherry Nykiel, MD, of MGH Psychiatry. Registration is required for the health fair, which is co-sponsored by MGH Senior Health and Beacon Hill Village. For more information
or event registration, call (617) 724-6756.
Patient shuttle bus upgrade
Beginning Nov. 3, the MGH patient shuttle – known as the loop bus – will be available to ambulatory patients through a call service. Through this new program, called Patient Shuttle On Call, information desk staff in Cox, Gray and Yawkey lobbies will call for the patient shuttle bus to drive patients directly from those lobbies to the requested MGH building. For return trips, staff in MGH practices will call for the patient shuttle bus to bring patients to the appropriate lobby. Common locations that will be supported are: 50 Staniford St., 101 and 151 Merrimac St., 25 New Chardon St., 1 Bowdoin Sq., and 165 and 175 Cambridge St. The loop bus will be phased out. To request patient shuttle bus service, call (617) 726-2250. For more information, contact Mike Stone, manager of MGH Information Desk Associates, at (617) 724-6596 or John Donovan, manager of Outside Transportation, at (617) 726-9228.
Call for applications
The Massachusetts Alzhiemer's Disease Research Center, based at the MGH, and the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center are now accepting applications for their 2009 neurodegenerative disease pilot study grant program for projects aimed at understanding and developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Grants are worth up to $35,000 and will be awarded for one year. The application deadline is Dec. 8, and recipients will be announced in February 2009. For more information or to apply, visit www.neurodiscovery.harvard.edu/resources/clinical_trials.html.
Save the date for Partners Physicians Day
The 10th annual Partners Physicians Day will be held Feb. 7, from 8 am to 5 pm at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. All Partners physicians are invited to attend. The keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Drazen, MD, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, who will discuss "ncertainty in Medical Outcomes: The Ezetimibe Story."Registration materials will be mailed to physicians in December. For more information, visit clinicalaffairs.partners.org and click "Events and Education."