February 5, 1999 What's Happening

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February 5, 1999






















What's Happening

MGH pediatrician to be featured for Black History Month
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 training
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 Feb. 19.

Cancer support
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.

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