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Become a Preceptor for the 2011 Summer Research Trainee Program!
MAO established the Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP) in 1992 to build a pipeline of underrepresented minority (URM) students interested in academic biomedical research careers. Through vigorous competition, 15 junior and senior college students, as well as 1-2nd year medical students, join SRTP for an eight-week research experience over the summer. These students conduct original research with MGH faculty preceptors in basic science laboratories, clinical research sites and/or health policy research settings. SRTP 2011 will start on June 13 and end on August 4th.
The role of the preceptor (and his/her lab or site) is to provide close, longitudinal supervision and mentorship for the full eight-week period. Because SRTP students are required to give an oral presentation about their research project at the end of their stay, preceptors are also responsible for designing a project (new or ongoing) that would enable the student to make such a presentation.
MAO matches students with preceptors who have similar research interests. MAO provides students with a stipend, holds a one day orientation and weekly didactic seminars, and handles all administrative hospital requirements (e.g, vaccination, HR paperwork, computer access, etc,)
If you are interested in getting involved in the training and education sessions that our office organizes, eg, abstract reviews, please let us know.
Please contact Elena Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in being an SRTP preceptor this summer.
The Biology of Social Justice and MGHfC's new IPACE Program Research Program of Elizabeth Goodman, MD
Elizabeth Goodman, MD
Director of the MGH Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, Associate Chief of Community-based Research at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Visiting Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. read more.
Research Programs of the Junior Faculty
Dr. Ann-Christine ("Tina") Duhaime, MD
Dr. Ann-Christine ("Tina") Duhaime, MD; Director of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital; Nicholas T. Zervas Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School. read more.
Elahna Paul, MD, PhD
Dr. Elahna Paul, MD, PhD, Pediatric Nephrologist, Herscott Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, Massachusetts General Hospital; Pediatric Nephrologist, MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Emerson Hospital; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. read more.
Jonathan M. Spector, MD, MPH
Dr. Jonathan M. Spector, MD, MPH; Assistant Pediatrician, Newborn Services, MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Research Associate, Harvard School of Public Health; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School.read more.
Travel Grant Awardees: MGHfC Research Day
Forty-five posters were submitted for presentation at the MGHfC Research Day which was held on March 29, 2011. Three posters were judged meritorious and given a special award, namely funds to attend a national meeting of choice. Here are the award winners:
Mauro Longoni, M.D. Diaphragmatic hernia: genetic dissection of a complex birth defect. Research Fellow in the laboratory of Patricia K. Donahoe, MD, Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories, MGHfC.
Jay Thiagarajah, M.D. Airway surfactant liquid depth imaged by surface laser reflectance microscopy. Resident, MGHfC. Laboratory of A.S. Verkman, MD, PhD.
Orane Visvikis, PhD. Involvement of HLH-30/MiT transcription factors in intestinal epithelial immunity. Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the laboratory of Javier E. Irazoqui, PhD, Program of Immunology, MGHfC.
Clinical Effectiveness Course Awardee
Rebecca C. Bell, MD, Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics, MGHfC Reactions of a past awardee: Emara Nabi: ‘I would like to thank you and the Committee once again for sponsoring me to the program in clinical effectiveness last year. That program has helped me in more than one way in the last one year and has given me very valuable research skills. Recently, my abstract on "Parents smoking in their cars" was accepted for the "AAP Presidential Plenary session" at the PAS conference in Denver this year. As this feeling has finally sunk in, I would like to thank the Committee wholeheartedly once again for having faith in me and giving me the opportunity to do the program. I am very grateful to you people and hope that I make you people proud.'
Funding Received by MGHfC Faculty and Fellows
(Updates since last newsletter)
Name of the Awardee: Tanuja Chitnis, MDSource of Funding: National Multiple Sclerosis Society Name of Funded Protocol: Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence AwardDuration of Funding: 2006-2012
Name of the Awardee: Catherine Chu-Shore, MDSource of Funding: Child Neurology Foundation Name of Funded Protocol: Infantile SpasmsDuration of Funding: 1/2011-12/2011
Name of the Awardee: Catherine Chu-Shore, MD Source of Funding: American Academy of Neurology Name of Funded Protocol: Altered Functional Networks and Cognitive Outcome in Infantile SpasmsDuration of Funding: 2011-2013
Name of the Awardee: Florian Eichler, MDSource of Funding: NIH, R01NS072446Name of Funded Protocol: The Role of Desoxysphingoid Bases in HSAN1Duration of Funding: 2011-2016
Name of the Awardee: Edward Charles Gilmore, MDSource of Funding: NINDSName of Funded Protocol: DNA Breaks and Repair during Neuronal DevelopmentDuration of Funding: 2007-2012
Name of the Awardee: Christopher J. Moran, MD Source of Funding: Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Name of Funded Protocol: Role of IL-10R Polymorphisms in Early-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease Duration of Funding: 2011-2014
Name of the Awardee: Name of Awardee: Kevin J. Staley, MDSource of Funding: NINDSName of Funded Protocol: Does Cerebral Fibrillation Initiate Focal Seizures Duration of Funding: 1995-2012
Name of the Awardee: Kevin J. Staley, MDSource of Funding: NINDSName of Funded Protocol: Impact of Neuronal Chloride Transport on Treatment of Seizures Duration of Funding: 2000-2015
Name of the Awardee: Kevin J. Staley, MDSource of Funding: NINDSName of Funded Protocol: Mapping the Escape from Inhibition Duration of Funding: 2011-2015
Name of the Awardee: Kevin J. Staley, MDSource of Funding: NINDSName of Funded Protocol: Moderate-Throughput Screening for Anti-Epileptogenic Drugs Duration of Funding: 2011-2012
Name of the Awardee: Kevin J. Staley, MDSource of Funding: NINDSName of Funded Protocol: Pediatric Neurology Physician Scientist Program Duration of Funding: 2011 - 2016
Name of the Awardee: Kevin J. Staley, MDSource of Funding: NINDSName of Funded Protocol: Optimizing Organotypic Slices to Study Epilepsy Duration of Funding: 2011-2015
Name of the Awardee: Jeanne Van Cleave, MD Source of Funding: NIMH, 5K23MH083885-02Name of Funded Protocol: Adoption of Innovations for Mental Health Care in Pediatric Primary Care Duration of Funding: 2009-2014
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