Friday, December 16, 2011

Lieutenant governor receives updates on MGH research, Home Base

RESEARCH UPDATE: Weissleder, at left, speaks with Murray.

On Dec. 5, Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray spent time a few blocks away from the State House to learn about the latest in MGH research and the work being done through the Red Sox Foundation and MGH Home Base Program. MGH President Peter L. Slavin, MD, greeted Murray, who first met with John Parrish, MD, and other senior leaders from the Home Base Program to discuss medical issues facing returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD, then escorted Murray to his lab in the Center for Systems Biology, where he showed him the latest advances in cancer imaging. Accompanied by Robert Kingston, PhD, chief of Molecular Biology, and Katherine Kulig, of the Department of Surgery, Murray also made a stop at the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication, where he learned about cutting-edge work in tissue engineering.

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