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What's Happening: Dec. 7, 2012

What's Happening: Dec. 7, 2012

07/Dec/2012

Nominations for the Nathaniel Bowditch Prize
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Nathaniel Bowditch Prize. The $5,000 award will be presented to an MGH employee – clinician or nonclinician – who has made a significant contribution to improving the quality of care at the hospital while reducing its cost. Contact Gretchen Shubrooks at 617-726-8477 or gshubrooks@partners.org for nomination forms. Nominations are due by Dec. 23 and should be submitted to Andrew Warshaw, MD, chairman of the Bowditch Prize Selection Committee, at Bulfinch 360.

Partners eCare website
Earlier this year, Partners announced its plan to implement an enterprise-wide, integrated health information system – Partners eCare – over the next five years. To keep staff informed throughout this clinical and administrative system implementation, the brand new Partners eCare website has been launched. To enter the site, simply enter your Partners username and password.

Senior HealthWISE events

  • A lecture series, “Eating Well into the New Year," 11 am to noon Dec. 6 in the Haber Conference Room. Speaker is Emily Gelsomin, clinical nutrition specialist. Treat yourself this holiday season without overdoing it, depriving yourself or tipping the scales. Learn guidelines, tips, and recipes and enjoy samples of healthy snacks. Light refreshments will be provided.
  • “A Talk with Councilor Michael Ross,” 11 am to noon Dec. 20 in the Haber Conference Room .Speaker is City Councilor Michael Ross who will discuss current events around Boston and in your
    neighborhood. Be sure to bring your questions and concerns to discuss.
  • Hypertension screenings from 1:30 to 2:30 pm Dec. 17 at the West End Library. Free blood pressure checks with Wellness Nurse, Diane Connor, MS, RN, CDE, who will answer questions and provide information on healthy blood pressure.
  • YMCA Achievers Award nominations
    Nominations are now being accepted for the 38th annual YMCA Achievers Awards. This annual award recognizes multicultural employees for their professional and community-based achievements and links them to the city’s youth as role models. We encourage managers to nominate a deserving MGH employee for the 2013 Award. Nomination forms are due by Thursday, Dec. 13. Contact Dianne Austin at 617 726-5741 for more information.

    MGH Clinical Research Programs
    The MGH Clinical Research Program will host the following seminars:

    • "Introduction to Survey Design" on Tuesdays, Jan. 8- 22 and Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 2:30 to 4 pm in the Simches Building, Room 3.120. This four session course is designed to provide investigators and study staff with an overview of survey design and methodology. Upon completion of this course, participants will have an understanding of survey questionnaire design, data collection and analysis, participant recruitment, selection, consent and assent, and advantages and disadvantages of different databases.Register at http://hub.partners.org.
    • "ClinicalTrials.gov: An Introduction to Results Reporting" Jan. 9 from noon to 1:30 pm in the Simches Building, Room 3.110. The FDA Amendment Act of 2007 (FDAAA) requires aggregate results and adverse event reporting of any Phase 2 – 4 FDA regulated study using an approved or cleared (for any use) drug, biologic, or device. This presentation will provide an introduction to results and adverse event reporting in the ClinicalTrials.gov database. Register at http://hub.partners.org.
    • "Basic Biostatistics for Clinical Research" on Thursdays, Jan. 10-31 from 2 to 3:30 pm in the Simches Building, Room 3.110. This program will provide clinical researchers with a solid foundation in biostatistical concepts. Intended for those with minimal statistical experience, these four lectures will serve as an introduction to biostatistical issues in clinical investigation and will prepare students for more advanced courses on clinical trial design and biostatistics offered through the CRP’s Education Unit. Register at http://hub.partners.org.

     

     

     

     

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