TEEING OFF: From left, Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president; David F. Torchiana, MD, chairman and CEO of MGPO; Carl Martignetti, chair of the MGH President’s Council; and Jay Loeffler, MD, chief of Radiation Oncology.
On the greens of Oyster Harbors Golf Course in Osterville, Mass., golfers recently teed off to support the Thomas S. Durant, MD Fellowship for Refugee Medicine, which raised $57,000. The fellowship, sponsored by the MGH Center for Global Health, is named to honor the late Durant who dedicated his time to helping refugees of natural disasters, famines and victims of war across the globe. Fellows are picked based not only on medical skills but also on a passion for humanitarianism. Following the tournament, Fellowship Director Laurence Ronan, MD, introduced 2005 recipient Grace Deveney, RN, MPH, who spoke about her work with Syrian refugees in Jordan.
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