Research Council Announcements: Education

Announcements of educational opportunities from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Council.

Educational Opportunities

Center for Faculty Development, Office for Research Career Development, MGH Women’s Careers, ECOR

Making the most of your MGH/MGPO benefits

November 11th, 2014, 12-1 p.m.

Location provided upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Mon, Nov 3.


Mastering your media message

November 20th, 2014, 12-1 p.m.

Location provided upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Wed, Nov 12.


The power of presentation

December 1st, 2014, 4-5:30 p.m.

Location provided upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Fri, Nov 21.






Core of the Week: MGH Histopathology Research Core

MGH Histopathology Research Core

Director: Robert B. Colvin M.D.

Location: MGH Thier Building Rm. 827, Main Campus


The Histopathology Research Core provides standard and customized research specific histology services including routine formalin fixation and paraffin embedding, and sectioning and preparation of frozen sections. The Core offers routine and special histological stains, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, as well as digitized whole slide imaging using the Aperio Scanscope. The laboratory has experience with a wide variety of tissues and stain techniques from mice, rats, non-human primates, pigs and humans and in the development of protocols for new antibodies. Pathology consultation and interpretation is available as needed.


To learn more about the MGH Histopathology Research Core, please click here.






Boston Single Cell Network Meetings

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Massachusetts General Hospital, Darwin Room, 5th floor, 185 Cambridge St., Boston, MA

Guest speakers Dennis Sgroi (Professor of Pathology, HMS) and Biju Parekkadan (Assistant Professor of Surgery, MGH) will discuss "Microprinted models to probe the human tumor microenvironment."

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dana 1620 (Smith Family Room), 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA

Guest speaker Aviv Regev (Core Member, Broad Institute) will discuss "Harnessing variation between single cells to decipher intra and intercellular circuits in immune cells" and Itay Tirosh (Postdoctoral Fellow, Regev and Golub Labs) will discuss how "Single-cell RNA-seq highlights intratumoral heterogeneity in primary glioblastoma."

Animal Researchers - notice of the AAALAC Site Visit November 3rd

MGH will host a site visit team from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) starting Monday, November 3 and ending Wednesday, November 5 for a triennial assessment of our entire laboratory animal care and use program.

There will be 4 members on the site visit team led by Cecile Baccanale, DVM. We expect them to visit the Boston and Charlestown campuses, Shriner's Hospital, and our Grafton, Southbridge, and Cambridge sites.

In addition to the CCM-managed facilities, we anticipate that the site visit team will be particularly interested in inspecting satellite housing spaces and laboratory areas where research procedures using animals are performed. AAALAC's assessment will follow specifications in the Guide including regulatory compliance, personnel training and education, occupational health and safety, hazard identification and risk assessment, drug storage and control, veterinary care, animal transportation, record keeping, plus security and access control.

Please check your email for a notice from the IACUC on how to best prepare your animal use areas for this inspection.

Questions? Contact any CCM veterinarian or the IACUC office (; if you have any questions.






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