November 21, 2008
What's Happening

Change in Hotline schedule
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, MGH Hotline will not be published Nov. 28. The regular printing schedule will resume Dec. 5.

Presentation on incidental research findings
The MGH Clinical Research Program is sponsoring “Incidental Findings in Clinical Research: Ethical and Regulatory Considerations” Dec. 10, from 3:30 to 5 pm in the Simches Research Center, Room 3110. Steven Joffe, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will present. o register, visit http://hub.partners.org. For more information, call Suzanne Guerette at (617) 724-2900.

Presentation on case law and the IRB
The MGH Clinical Research Program and the Human Research Committee are co-sponsoring “Who Tells the IRB What to Do? The Effects of Case Law on Research Regulations and Oversight” Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 pm in the Simches Research Center, Room 3110. Pearl O’Rourke, MD, and Deb Barnard, both of Partners Research Management, will present. To register, visit http://hub.partners.org. For more information, call Suzanne Guerette at (617) 724-2900.

Joint Commission intranet now available from Start button
Employees now can access the Excellence Every Day intranet site, a comprehensive internal Joint Commission preparation website, from the Start button on all MGH workstations. To launch this feature, users initially must log off and on under “New User.” After logging in, the link automatically will be found by selecting: Start > Partners Applications > Joint Commission Web Site – MGH. The site also is available at http://intranet.massgeneral.org/excellenceeveryday.

Global Health Grand Rounds
As part of the Global Health Grand Rounds, the MGH Division of Global Health and Human Rights and the MGH Department of Emergency Medicine will host “Re-evaluating the AIDS Industry’s Sacred Cows” Dec. 2, from 4:30 to 6 pm in the Ether Dome. Elizabeth Pisani, PhD, journalist, epidemiologist and author of “The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS,” will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Roy Ahn at rahn@partners.org.

Senior HealthWISE events
MGH Senior HealthWISE will host the following free events for seniors age 60 years or older: hypertension screenings Dec. 1, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at the Hill House, 127 Mt. Vernon St.; an interactive workshop, “On the Road to Better Managing Diabetes” Dec. 3, from 11 am to noon at the West End Senior Center, 150 Staniford St., Suite 9, with guest speaker Diane Connor, RN, MS, CDE, Senior HealthWISE wellness nurse; and a lecture, “Anxiety Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment” Dec. 4, from 11 am to noon in the Haber Conference Room with guest speaker Elizabeth Hodge, MD, of the MGH Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders. Registration is required for the diabetes workshop. For more information or event registration, call (617) 724-6756.

R. William Gange Lecture
The MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine will host the annual R. William Gange Lecture, “New England Journal of Medicine Clinical Pathological Conference,” Dec. 4, at 5:30 pm in the Simches Research Center, Room 3110. A reception will begin at 5 pm. Charles Taylor, MD, of the MGH Department of Dermatology, will present. For more information, contact Nicole DeVoe at ndevoe@partners.org.

Irvin Blank Lecture
The MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine will host the annual Irvin H. Blank Commemorative Lecture, “Current and Future Clinical Applications of Stem Cells for Tissue Repair and Regeneration” Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Simches Research Center, third floor. A reception will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm. Dennis Roop, PhD, of the University of Colorado Denver, will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Nicole DeVoe at ndevoe@partners.org.

MGH Research Symposium
The Third Annual MGH Research Symposium at Simches, “From Models and Molecules to Medicine: Research in Infectious Disease and Cancer," will take place Nov. 25, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Simches Research Center, third floor. The event, featuring talks by 13 MGH investigators and a poster session on the second floor, is designed to allow researchers from all disciplines and all areas of MGH learn about their colleagues’ work. For more information and a schedule of talks, contact Peter Bowler at (617) 726-3662 or bowler@partners.org.

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