Friday, May 24, 2013

What's Happening: May 24, 2013

'After the Marathon' program
The MGH Senior HealthWISE Program will host "After the Marathon: A Special Event for the MGH Community" with guest speaker Rev. Liz Walker from noon to 1 pm on June 11 in the O'Keeffe Auditorium. Walker is an ordained minister, entrepreneur, television journalist, documentary film producer and humanitarian, most recently working in the war-torn country of South Sudan. RSVP to 617-643-6302.

Senior HealthWISE programs
Senior HealthWISE will host the following programs:

  • "Facts & Myths about Alcohol Use; Health and Well Being in Older Adults" from 11 am to noon on June 6 in the Haber Conference Room. Speaker is Cornelia Cremens, MD, geriatric psychiatrist, Division of Medicine and Psychiatry. Learn current information about the short and long term effects of alcohol on the aging process, sleep, memory and dementia.
  • "Make No Bones About It" from 11 am to noon on June 27 in the Haber Conference Room. Speaker is Amanda Hernandez, MD, MGH Geriatric Fellow. Learn about how to keep your bones healthy and how observing the right diet and regular exercise can keep those aches and pains at bay.
  • Free blood pressure checks from 1:30 to 2:30 pm on June 24 at the West End Library.  

Master of Science in Health Professions Education program
Specifically designed for the expert clinician who already teaches, the Master of Science in Health Professions Education (MSHPEd) program provides a unique context to study educational best practices in an interprofessional setting. Participants attend two weekend-long intensive seminars each year and complete the remainder of their courses online, with both full- and part-time options available.

The MGH Institute of Health Professions offers this program in collaboration with the Harvard Macy Institute and the Center for Medical Simulation. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the next cohort starting this September. Visit the MSHPEd program page for additional details and to apply. Full-time Partners employees receive a tuition discount and should contact their Human Resources representative to see if additional vouchers are available.

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