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  • New Method Could Offer More Precise Treatment for Corneal Disease - 5/4/2016, Research

    Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have developed a new light-based technique that selectively stiffens tissue in the cornea and might one day offer improved treatment for eye problems caused by weakened corneal tissue.

  • Sparing Livers - 5/3/2016, Research

    Recently developed treatments that cure hepatitis C virus will create new opportunities for people with other liver diseases to receive transplanted livers.

  • What our gut tells us about the 'hygiene hypothesis' - 4/27/2016, Research

    A study led by MGH investigator Ramnik Xavier, MD, PhD, has found evidence that supports the hypothesis that early-life exposure to pathogens is beneficial to the development of the immune system and identifies interactions between bacterial species that may explain the increase in autoimmune and related disorders seen in western societies.

  • Metastasis-promoting circulating tumor cell clusters can pass through capillary-sized vessels - 4/18/2016, Research

    Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have found that circulating tumor cell (CTC) clusters – which are more efficient in spreading cancer throughout the body than are single CTCs – can pass through capillary-sized blood vessels. Their findings suggest potential strategies to reduce clusters’ metastatic potential

  • Allergen immunotherapy found to pose no risk of infection - 4/15/2016, Research

    A team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has found no evidence that allergen immunotherapy carries a risk of infection. Although the sterility of these “allergy shots” has not been a concern, the organization that sets standards for the quality and safety of medications has proposed new guidelines that place them in the same category as preparations intended for intravenous or spinal administration.

  • Study estimates number of births and terminations with Down syndrome in Massachusetts - 4/14/2016, Research

    A multi-institutional research team has estimated for the first time the number of children born with Down syndrome each year in Massachusetts over the past century, along with the numbers of pregnancies of a child with Down syndrome lost to either termination or miscarriage.

  • Gene variant explains racial disparities in risk of severe adverse reaction to urate-lowering drug - 4/13/2016, Research

    A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital investigator finds significant racial disparities in the risk that patients being treated with the most commonly prescribed medication for gout will develop a serious, sometimes life-threatening adverse reaction, a risk that closely correlates with the frequency of a gene variant previously associated with that reaction.

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  • Save the Date: Primary Care Pediatrics

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    During some sessions, the course breaks into small seminars to explore areas of particular interest. The practice of general pediatrics requires a large knowledge base covering many areas of practice. Keeping up to date is a challenge. Using the yearly course evaluations, we determine the topic areas most needed by pediatricians. These generally include disciplines that are not well-taught during training. We aim to present state of-the-art information that pediatricians can incorporate into their daily practices.
  • Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    This course focuses on developing competencies in these key leadership skill sets: Mission & Vision; Leadership Style & Skill; Strategic Planning; Negotiations & Advocacy; Fiscal Responsibility; Performance & Outcomes; Leading People; and Communication. The course also covers diversity strategies for organizations to decrease the gap for women in healthcare leadership.
  • Dual Energy CT 2016: Focused Review of an Emerging Technology with Novel Clinical Applications

    Friday, November 04, 2016

    Dual energy CT (DECT) is an emerging technology that has shown tremendous potential to enhance diagnosis & tissue characterization, resulting in improved patient care. The educational objective of this intensive, 1.5 day course is to provide a comprehensive, focused review of the major basic & advanced principles of DECT scanning in the evaluation, treatment, and management of acutely & chronically ill patients.
  • Save the Date: Common Pediatric Hurdles: Advice and Updates from the Experts

    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    This three quarter day live course will focus on the needs of the office-based practitioner. Subject matter presented will increase awareness of evolving and commonly encountered issues in daily practice with the goal of improving diagnostic skills and patient care. Experts will update attendees with new approaches to diagnosis and treatment of common issues seen in the primary care setting. Topics include will be listed at a later date
  • Primary Care Internal Medicine

    Monday, October 17, 2016

    Among HMS's highest-rated CME courses, this program covers a wide range of best practices and innovations in primary care. It focuses on the most clinically relevant components of and advances in internal medicine to enable better primary care decision making. Customize your learning experience with over 40 knowledge- and skills-building workshops.
  • Chest Imaging: 2016

    Monday, October 17, 2016

  • Status Update and Emerging Trends in Abdominal Imaging

    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive and practical review of current and emerging applications of cross-sectional imaging modalities in the diagnosis and treatment of clinical gastrointestinal, genitourinary and gyneoclogical conditions. It will use a hybrid delivery model incorporating short, to-the-point didactic lectures followed by case-based educational material.
  • Neurological Emergencies

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Designed for clinicians in the fields of emergency medicine, inpatient and outpatient neurology, urgent care, primary care, critical care and hospital medicine, this program provides state-of-the-art approaches and tools to quickly and effectively diagnose a neurological emergency. Coverage includes the most current algorithms to evaluate neurological complaints. See the course website for more information.
  • Overcoming Obesity 2016

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

  • Neuroradiology Post Graduate Course: 2016

    Monday, September 19, 2016

    The educational objective of this intensive five-day course is to provide a comprehensive review of basic and advanced principles in the management, acquisition and interpretation of structural and functional imaging studies of the brain, spine, and extra-cranial head and neck. A renowned guest faculty joins faculty from Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Interactive learning formats such as Q&A sessions and group case discussions will be incorporated into the course to enable the participants to develop new strategies they can use in their practice setting.

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Stories in the 04/29/2016 Issue of Hotline

Each week, MGH Hotline reports important news within the Massachusetts General Hospital community featuring employees and initiatives that focus on bettering the future of clinical care, research and training.

  • A new way to report phishing

    • A new "report phishing" button now appears in Microsoft Outlook on Partners private build desktops and mobile build laptops. The button will make it easier to report suspicious emails to the Partners Information Security team.
  • A hands-on hospital experience

    Fifty-three students from East Boston High School and the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers participated in the MGH’s annual Job Shadow Day.

  • Achieving goals with the help of MGH programs

    Mina Chaibat started working at the MGH in January 2005 as a housekeeper in Environmental Services. Chaibat knew she would need to improve her English and a suggestion from her supervisor made her aware of the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program.

  • Amazing administrative support staff honored

    • Karen Manning patient services coordinator in the Infectious Diseases Division, was honored with the Pamela J. Ellis Memorial Secretarial Award at a ceremony in the Bulfinch Tents April 20, as part of the annual Administrative Support Staff Day luncheon.
  • Celebrating success

    • This year, 1,463 MGHers were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the hospital and Partners HealthCare at the annual Partners in Excellence Awards Celebration April 21 in the Bulfinch Tents.
  • Partners eCare: one month since go-live

    • It has been nearly one month since the final implementation of the hospital’s new electronic health record, Partners eCare. All MGH staff are now documenting patient care in the Epic system.
  • Simulation session

    • Young visitors to the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation got the chance to simulate arthroscopic knee surgery under the guidance of MGH orthopædic surgeon Dinesh Patel, MD.


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Visitors can explore exhibits in the main gallery of the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation tells the rich story of Mass General through interactive media displays, artifacts and photographs. You can learn about the hospital's important contributions to the medical field and see how these discoveries and advancements have shaped the present – and how the hospital can continue to shape the future of medicine.

The Russell Museum is dedicated to drawing connections between innovations spanning a period of more than 200 years – from the hospital’s charter in 1811 to present day. We encourage you to visit us for an experience that will inform, inspire and engage.

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