February 4, 2004 Table of Contents
HOTLINEmast.gif (13932 bytes)  February 4, 2005
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. remembered in special celebration
    Alvin F. Poussaint, MD, marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., in one of the most famous civil rights demonstrations of the 1960s — the Selma, Alabama march that ended violently and later became known as "Bloody Sunday." Poussaint shared memories and photographs of those turbulent times in American history at the sixth annual Partners celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.,held Jan. 28 in the O'Keeffe Auditorium.
  • MGH and NSMC receive Nesson Award for collaboration
    The MGH and North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) were jointly awarded a Nesson Award for Collaboration from Partners Community HealthCare, Inc. (PCHI), at the group's recent annual meeting. The Nesson Awards are presented in honor of H. Richard Nesson, MD, the "founding father" of PCHI, who conceived of the organization as a means to integrate and manage patient care.
  • MIND research study identifies molecule that may help treat Huntington's disease
    Using advanced approaches to screening for new drugs, a research team based at the
    MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND) has identified a new potential treatment for Huntington's disease (HD), the first such compound not based on an existing medication. The investigators — led by Aleksey Kazantsev, PhD, of MGH Neurology — reported their findings in the Jan. 18 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
  • Jetting away the winter blues
    While blood donations often are lower in the wintertime because of cold weather and donors being out sick, the MGH Blood Donor Center created a way to entice employees to donate this past December and January and keep the hospital's blood supply at a safe level.
  • MGH physicians join Patriots in quest for Super Bowl win
    Bertram Zarins, MD, of MGH Orthopædics and chief of the MGH Sports Medicine Service, and Thomas Gill, MD, also of MGH Orthopædics and the Sports Medicine Service, are on their way to Florida to join the New England Patriots as they challenge the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.
  • MGHers prepare to Be Fit
    While losing weight and eating healthier are popular New Year's resolutions, six groups from throughout the hospital are making a commitment to stick to these resolutions with the support of a new pilot program.
  • Hockey highlights: Team MGH vs. Bruins Black and Gold Legends
    The stands at Harvard University's Bright Arena were filled with MGH fans Jan. 21 as they cheered on Team MGH in the third annual celebrity hockey game against the Black and Gold Legends — a team of former Boston Bruins hockey players. The highly-anticipated event raised $20,000 for the MGH United Way Campaign.
  • In memoriam: Larry Cherkas
    A memorial services for longtime MGH employee Larry Cherkas will be held Feb. 10 at 10 am in the MGH Chapel on Ellison 1. A reception will be held in the Mallory Library on Warren 2 following the service.
  • Patriots fever continues
    Joan Kane, of Partners Information Systems, and Patricia Scott, RN, of MassGeneral Hospital for Children, both have Patriots fever. And the cure is a Tom Brady-autographed football jersey.

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