February 5, 1999
MGH pediatrician to be featured for Black
Anne Beal, MD, MPH, MGH pediatrician and author of The Black Parenting Book: Caring
for Our Children in the First Five Years, will be the guest speaker at the
Association of Multicultural Members of Partners (AMMP) Black History Month event. Beal
will speak about "Black Parenting: A Model for Child Health in the New
Millennium," and copies of her book will be raffled. The event takes place Feb. 10,
noon to 1:30 pm, at the Learning and Diversity Office, 185 Cambridge St., Charles River
Plaza. Lunch will be served. For more information, call 4-0928.
IHP hosts Black History Month events
In celebration of Black History Month, the MGH Institute of Health Professions (IHP) will
host a three-week film series entitled "Story for a People," which will be shown
Tuesdays from noon to 1 pm, in the following segments: "Interracial
Relationships" Feb. 9, room 502G; "The Black Family" Feb. 16, room 336; and
"The Roots of Racism" Feb. 23, room 338.
Special guest Valerie Stephens, actor, storyteller and vocalist,
will share African folklore Feb. 25, 1 to 2 pm, room 330. A reception will follow from 2
to 3 pm in the IHP student cafe. All events will take place at 101 Merrimac St. To
register for the storytelling event, call 4-3103 by Feb. 22.
PeopleSoft online requisition classes are being offered through March 30, Tuesdays, 8:30
am to noon, in Founders room 643. All participants should have a working knowledge of
Windows software. To sign up for training, call 4-1388.
Ethics in clinical research
The Clinical Research Program (CRP) will host a seminar series entitled "Ethics in
Clinical Research" for those interested in ethical issues related to the protection
of human subjects. The first lecture, "Impact on Clinical Practice Clinical Care
vs. Protocol Adherence," will be presented by Greg Koski, PhD, director of MGH Human
Research Affairs, and will take place Feb. 25, noon to 1 pm, in the Wellman Conference
Room. The lecture qualifies for 1.2 CEUs for RNs. To register, call the CRP at 6-1669 by
The MGH Cancer Center Patient and Family Support Program will make the following
presentations, noon to 1 pm: "What is Cancer Anyway?" Feb. 9, in the Cancer
Resource Room, Cox 1; and "Untangling the Web: Finding the Best Cancer Information on
the Internet," Feb. 10, Treadwell Library. For information, call 4-1822.
North End youth programs
The North End Community Health Center will offer a series of programs to promote physical,
intellectual and emotional well-being for youth. These "Youth Talks" will
address social, cultural and health-related issues pertinent to today's young people. The
following programs will take place 6 to 7 pm, at the Nazzarro Center, 30 North Beacon St.:
Exercise, Feb. 10; Stress and Hypnosis, Feb. 17; and Conflict Resolution, Feb. 24. For
more information, call 742-9570, ext. 217.